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Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • Fresh & Friendly - Blue & White Transferware
  • Green & Navy Ironstone
  • Gien Mures
  • Amethyst Venetian with Crustacean Plates
  • Green Scalloped Edge Bowls with Sunflowers
  • Exotic Garden

Seasonal Food and Flora

 

Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Mediterranean Vegetable Gratin

This marvellous combination of vegetables makes a beautiful side to accompany roast chicken or steak, or feature as the main event for a light supper. The gratin’s layers of breadcrumbs mixed with parmesan cheese and fresh herbs absorb the savoury juices of... read more

Fusilli with Ricotta and Spinach

I’m always on the lookout for simple pastas for weekday meals. This dish is essentially a deconstructed version of a stuffed pasta, both quick and tasty.   Fusilli with Spinach and Ricotta 2016-10-19 04:28:20 Serves 6 A quick and easy midweek pasta. The... read more

Tagliatelle with Prosciutto and Fresh Peas

We got the last of this season’s fresh English peas from Picone’s, our local family-owned green grocer. I’d used most of them in a giant batch of Summer Squash Succotash that the family had consumed with gusto, but had enough left to eke out two... read more

Summer Squash Succotash

It’s been a very hot, dry summer here in Ontario, and our local summer squash crop has been, well, squashed.  Nary a yellow summer or pattypan squash to be had, I discovered when visiting the farmer’s markets (even the grocery stores,... read more

Peach Cardamom Galette

Is there anything more succulent than a ripe peach? Freshly chopped atop a bowl of yoghurt and granola, sliced to enjoy as a mid-afternoon snack, or baked in a crumble, cobbler or tart for a delicious dessert. I was intrigued by the recipe for... read more

Quinoa Salad with Pears and Dried Cherries

Grain salads are quick, easy to make and very nutritious. They’re perfect to take to the beach whilst on vacation, or for lunch once back at work. Fine Cooking did a fabulous feature spread on creating grain salads with various combinations of... read more

Entertablement Abroad

 

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

Entertablement Abroad: Alhambra

After leaving Toledo, we made our way south towards Granada. Destination: Alhambra, a fortress and palace of breathtaking exterior austerity and interior intricacy.   We stayed at the Parador Granada, one of the Paradores series established by the Spanish... read more

Entertablement Abroad – The Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is utterly gorgeous in the spring – abundant lilacs, colourful bulbs and tumbling wisteria. I’ve done a quick recap of some of my favourite spots from our trip a couple of years ago. In putting together the collage, I noticed I chose... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Montacute House

It’s getting to be tulip time here at home, which brought to mind the gorgeous display we saw at Montacute House on one of our visits to England. While red and yellow tulips are not my favourite combination, they are stunning here. The colour is just... read more

Entertablement Abroad – England In The Spring

England in the Spring. Yes, it’s a bit damp (perhaps more than a bit damp), but you don’t really notice while feasting your eyes on the gardens, the castles, and the cathedrals. They’re lovely at any time of year, but spring takes the cake. I... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Toledo Cathedral Part II

The cloisters are on the north side of the cathedral, upon the site of the old Jewish Commercial District. As I mentioned in the previous blog, the doors of the cathedral used to stand open during the day, and townspeople used the aisles between the doors as a... read more

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