This Shrove Tuesday 28th February we will be running a special pancake menu along side our usual menu. So if you need you fix of pancakes, you know where to come! See the one day only menu below-
Pancake Day Menu @ Thyme after time Café
Breakfast pancake with bacon, sausage, fried egg, fried tomato, black pudding - £6.95
Spicy pancake with Local goat merguez sausages, chilli black pudding, tomato and fried egg- £6.95
Pancakes with avocado, smoked salmon and poached eggs - £8.95
Pancakes with crispy bacon, poached egg and maple syrup- £6.85
Somerset Cheddar and our homemade baked beans filled pancake - £6.00
Brie, hot chilli and apple jelly filled pancake (with bacon option) £6.00
Creamy Dorset blue Vinny mushrooms and bacon- £6.25
Dorset Black cow vodka soaked cherries with rich chocolate sauce
and cubes of our chocolate brownie - £4.95
Salted caramel ice cream, banana and cream & toffee sauce- £4.50
Chocolate burst pancake with double decker, Cadburys flake,
vanilla icecream, chocolate sauce and cream- £4.85
Pancakes filled with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries cream and strawberry sauce- £4.85
-Traditional pancake with fresh lemon and sugar £3.85
Rachel Stirling, who lives in Stalbridge, has recently started "Stirling Delights",
offering Delicious Home Made Food "Delivered Right To Your Door".
Featured in the photo above is Home made Cheese, Onion, Ham and Tomato quiche,
which is available for £3.50 each
You can contact Rachel by clicking on the button below.
The Space Zone of the 'soon to be opened' Atom Club Dorset Science and Technology Centre in North Dorset will be dominated by an 8m planetarium, offering highly immersive 360degree shows. Surrounding the planetarium will be our collection of meteorites, space models and space-flown artefacts. The clever design will allow us to completely clear the clear the centre sections of both zones within 30 minutes, allowing us to hold various community events. Our own events will include science fairs, games/movie nights and small exhibitions. The venue will be available for hire for birthday parties (with our team providing entertainment), corporate events and community fundraisers.
Friday 10th March, 7pm
Our next evening event comes inspired from the amazing country of Italy!
It will be a feast of Italy in every way and you can rest assured it won't be
anything other than tasty!
To start we thought we would set you up on your arrival with a Quattro stagioni (four seasons) pizza. You can tuck in and share your pizza together, proper hands on food. We will be using the amazing Wessex Mill Pizza flour that is as near as you can get to authentic pizza flour with that amazing thin crispy base!
Main course Buffet
Chicken cacciatorre- chicken slow cooked with white wine, garlic, rosemary and tomato
Lemon, prawn and pea risotto
Italian salad of cos lettuce, olives, red peppers, red onions, shaved parmesan, tomatoes and croutons with a pesto dressing
Tomato and artichoke dressed salad with fresh basil
Homemade rosemary, garlic and rock salt foccacia
Tiramasu made with Blackmore Vale mascarpone
Chocolate profiteroles filled with fresh cream
Italian classis Affogato- vanilla icecream served with hot espresso
Homemade meringue filled with
Warm orange and polenta cake with cream
You are welcome to bring your own alcohol on the night, we will simply charge you £1 per person to cover glass washing and bottle disposal. Soft drinks strictly purchased from our Cafe please, we have a lovely selection to choose from.
Best of Italian Evening- Friday 10th March, 7pm
Price £27.50 per head. Tickets can be purchased on our web site or call in or phone!
Thyme after time | Catering & Café | Dorset Born, Dorset Fed
Telephone: 01963 362202 | Mail: Mrs Margot A Dimmer, Thyme after time, Spire Hill Farm, Thornhill, Stalbridge, DT10 2SG
Vacancies at Dike & Son Superstore, deli & Cafe,
Ring Street, Stalbridge – www.dikes-direct.co.uk
We have 3 vacancies at the moment:
1. Chef/Restaurant Manager, full time, to lead the team in our busy cafe. Experience essential. Role includes cooking locally sourced breakfasts and lunches, managing menus and budgets, and providing a warm welcome for our customers.
2. Shop. We are also looking for somebody to cover sickness and holidays, so it could be any times and any department, agreed a month in advance. Guaranteed minimum of 25 hours a week (could be up to 40).
3. Shop. Saturday job available, hours 10–4pm. (Must be over 18 due to sale of tobacco, lottery, alcohol, etc)
Download an application form here and return it to email@example.com
Come and make 2 beautiful pendants made from polymer clay. Each pendant is double sided and on an adjustable leather thong. Ideal mother's day gift or bring mum along to the workshop. £18 per person to include tea and yummy cakes.
Saturday 18th March, starting at 10.00am and finishing at 12.30pm - Grays of Stalbridge, High Street, Stalbridge DT10 2LJ. Telephone: 01963 365800
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“Making a killing! Thrillers for teens and adults”
That is the title of our next author talk at The Hub on Saturday 18th February at 10.00 am.
Our author can really claim to be a “local”. Sarah Naughton, daughter of one of our volunteer
librarians, grew up in Henstridge and was schooled locally before going to Bruton School for girls. She went on to University College London, where she obtained a degree in English. She continued on to Watford College, where she gained a diploma in copywriting and film direction. After starting a family, Sarah concentrated on her passion, writing, and produced her first novel “The Hanged Man Rises”, a teen history horror story. She followed this with another teen story, “The Blood List” and she is currently working on an adult psychological thriller “Tattletale” due out on 23rd March. Tickets will be priced at £2.00 with free entry to Friends and Volunteers and to include light refreshments.
Tickets will be available from the library from early February.
After the success of their 60's and 70's Music Night, The Stalbridge Arms are moving back to the future with their MUCH REQUESTED 80'S NIGHT! Free bubbly for best dressed man and woman. Landlord Adam Budd says "This will be our best yet. Please support your local. We put so much effort into these events Adam X" So get your shoulder pads out of mothballs in time for Saturday 4th March, starting at 7pm in the Stalbridge Arms, Ring Street, Stalbridge. 01963 365885
Stalbridge Fish and Chips is having a break! Aaargh! They are going to be closed from Tuesday 7th Feb to Thurs 23rd Feb. That's sixteen whole days without the best fish and chips on the planet! Get your fix in soon...this week. Steve and family will be back, serving the ten mile long queue that will be waiting when they re-open on FryDay 24th Feb, by which time the fish and chips withdrawal symptoms will have kicked in bigtime! But they're going to taste so great when you finally get your hands on some...
An introduction to Reflexology with Sharon
at Gray's of Stalbridge
Friday 24th February 2pm - 4pm
"Come along and experience a taster session and learn how it can benefit you"
£15 per session - to include refreshments
Pop in to Gray's for more info or to book.
(Please pay a deposit to secure a place)
Gray's of Stalbridge
Beautiful Gifts, Homewares and Craft Workshops
Open Tuesday to Saturday in Stalbridge High Street
Here is some useful advice from The Forestry Commission for choosing the right type of wood for your wood burner...(and some interesting facts)
When choosing wood for burning there are two significant factors which have an effect on the
calorific value (CV) or the amount of available heat per unit (volume) of fuel:
1. Moisture content
2. Wood density
1. Moisture content
The moisture content of wood has by far the greatest effect on CV. Any water in the timber has to
boil away before the wood will burn, and this will reduce the net energy released as useful heat
(as opposed to steam up the chimney). If you can get them to light at all, logs that aren’t dry will
result in a fire that smoulders and creates lots of tars and smoke. These tars can be corrosive,
potentially damaging the lining of the flue and increasing the danger of a chimney fire. Wet logs
will tend to blacken glass in stoves even if the stove is designed to keep the glass clean. Well
seasoned logs can have approximately twice the CV of green logs.
You should always take care to burn only dried (seasoned) wood, either by buying it dry, or by
buying green logs and drying them yourself. Radial cracks and bark that comes off easily
suggests well-seasoned wood.
2. Wood density
When buying logs, it is common for the seller to let you know whether they are from hardwood or
softwood tree species (or mixed). The general difference is that hardwoods (deciduous,
broadleaved tree species) tend to be denser than softwoods (evergreen, coniferous species). This
means that a tonne of hardwood logs will occupy a smaller space than a tonne of softwood logs.
Denser wood tends to burn for a longer period of time meaning fewer ‘top ups’ are required to
keep a log stove burning for a given length of time. If you buy wood by volume you will receive
more kilowatt hours (kWh) of heat from a cubic metre (m3 ) of hardwood than softwood (at the same moisture content).
For more advice and useful government info on this subject download the pdf file below...