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Enjoy browsing our table settings, recipes and travel journal.

Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • Black & White - Country Estate
  • Red & Yellow Paisley
  • Creamware and Dark Florals
  • Blue & White - Provence
  • The Saga of The Gibson Girl Plates
  • Baronesse White

Seasonal Food and Flora


Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Beef Stew Braised With Guinness

Meltingly tender chunks of beef with toothsome potatoes, turnips, carrots and peas in a deep, rich gravy. Yum! Just the ticket for cold winter nights. The Guinness provides a depth of flavour and colour that is unbeatable. It makes winter almost enjoyable! This recipe... read more

Pumpkin Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Icing

This glorious pumpkin cake features several layers of flavour: a delicately crumbed cake with nutty undertones of browned butter, surrounded by creamy, slightly tangy cream cheese frosting, topped with the piquant spiciness of crystallized ginger in the nut medley.... read more

Flageolet Bean, Ham Hock & Chorizo Soup

Brrrrr. It’s freezing out! Time to make a stick-to-your ribs, hearty bean soup with lots of vegetables, tasty chunks of spicy chorizo sausage and lusciously tender ham hock.  This recipe is adapted from one in Carolyne Roehm’s Winter Notebook. I... read more

Broccoli Soup with Mustard Seeds

This recipe is adapted from Sarah Lee Chase’s Cold Weather Cooking and is absolutely delicious. She in turn caged the recipe from the Powers Family of Weston, Connecticut, so the gift just keeps on giving, folks. I love the entire cookbook, which is just... read more

Braised Vegetables with Pan Roasted Pork Chops

Braised vegetables are among my very favourite, especially when they’re done on the stovetop while quickly searing a pork chop in a cast iron pan to pop into the oven. Delicious, deeply flavoured meal ready in 20 minutes.  The December 2016/January 2017... read more

Entertablement Abroad


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

Entertablement Abroad: Chatsworth Insect Brooches

“Debo”, the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, collected insect brooches, among other quirky things such as Elvis memorabilia. Really. Elvis... As part of the House Style exhibit we saw on our recent tour of Chatsworth, a number of the brooches were... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Leeds Castle, Kent

We’ve been settled in Kent for almost a week now, in a tiny cottage on the grounds of Leeds Castle. One of the benefits of staying on the property is the ability to wander the grounds after everyone has gone home, so we got these night shots a couple of evenings... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Fortnum & Mason

A trip to Fortnum & Mason is always high on my list of priorities soon after we arrive in London. While Fortnums are probably best known for their luxury hampers, the entire store overflows with tempting goods, from teas to liquors; spices to biscuits; scarves to... read more

Entertablement Abroad: Out and About in London

We’re back in England for a few weeks, and started our trip in London this time. London. Gotta love it. Beautiful architecture, wonderful food and gorgeous shopping arcades. This one is on Regent Street. Our usual schedule is to take an overnight flight, land at... read more

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