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Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • Green & Gold for Christmas
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Winter Village by Pottery Barn
  • Wexford Dogs by 222 Fifth
  • Entertablement Abroad - Christmas Market at Waddesdon
  • Kegler Winter Fox by Brayden Studio

Seasonal Food and Flora


Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Sticky Toffee Trifle

I’ve always been a fan of Sticky Toffee Pudding with its dense cake and luscious caramel sauce, so I was eager to try this lighter, caramel-custard version with its drool-worthy trifle presentation. I took it to a friend’s house recently as a contribution... read more

Spicy Orange Ginger Cookies

We have my friend Leanne of the Apple Bundt Cake to thank for this recipe. It’s adapted from Laurel Kreuger’s recipe that won first prize in a baking contest held by Canadian Living Magazine in 1991.   For ginger lovers everywhere! I took them to... read more

Scottish Tart

A delicious whisky laced, dried fruit and nut filled flan. It’s kind of like the best possible buttertart-fruitcake you can imagine. Yum! This was the second sweet we served at our Robert Burns Dinner.   Scottish Tart 2018-01-20 06:10:03 Serves 10 A... read more

The Churchill Cocktail

It’s always such a treat to visit Cliveden, a country house hotel in England, and it’s an even bigger treat when the visit adds a delicious cocktail recipe to our repertoire.  We scored the champagne cocktail, the Cliveden 66, on our last visit. This... read more

Danish Butter Cookies

This recipe is from Glenn’s mother, who began selling these cookies to neighbours and friends when Glenn’s Dad was laid off work one year just before Christmas. The cookies proved so popular that she continued the practice, selling thousands... read more

Roasted Vegetable Soup

This delicious soup can be made a number of different ways, so don’t be afraid to add whatever extra vegetables you have on hand for roasting.  I’ve made it with butternut squash, pumpkin, broccoli or cauliflower, in addition to the carrots, celery... read more

Entertablement Abroad


Enjoy our travel journal of castles, cathedrals, country houses, wonderful tableware and delicious meals.

Entertablement Abroad: A Travel Taste Test

Greetings, dear readers! We are once again under our own roof and happily in reach of wireless services. Thanks to everyone for their good wishes on our journey. My trepidation about the cruise proved groundless; no seasickness at all. It was smooth sailing al the... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Quick Packing

Good morning to all, and Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends. This is a quick post on quick packing, very much to the point as I’m currently in Venice, bags packed and ready to embark on an eight-day cruise down the Adriatic. This is a first for us, as... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Harewood House

“Where shall we go today?” was the question. Our three weeks in England were almost at an end and we – Glenn, that is – had done a lot of driving already, so I was hesitant to suggest Harewood House, almost two hours from our self-catering cottage in... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Ripon Cathedral

For all its storied history, as cathedrals go, Ripon Cathedral is surprisingly modest and unassuming. The current building is the fourth incarnation.The first was begun in 660 by St. Wilfred, abbot of the monastery at Ripon. It consisted of a stone bascilica in the... read more

It’s a Mermaid Party!

Four little girls at the seaside. Gotta have a mermaid party! With crowns. And tiaras. And headbands. All with mermaid dresses. Oh – and cupcakes.  Of course. Mermaid cupcakes. The toppers and liners are a kit from Meri Meri.  Much to my... read more

Entertablement Abroad: Syon Park Part II

At the end of Syon Park, Part I, we left off in the Long Gallery, Shall we resume our tour? At 41.3 metres long by 4.2 metres wide, one can see why it was named the Long Gallery. This magnificent room takes up the entire east front of the house, a stretch of eleven... read more

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