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Enjoy browsing our table settings, recipes and travel journal.

Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • White Parrot Tulips with Hand Painted Moser
  • Devon Rose
  • Spring Green Dessert Set with Venetian Basket Glasses
  • Hand Painted Garden Plates with Amethyst Venetian
  • Spode Romney and Jewel
  • Strawberry Thief by Spode

Seasonal Food and Flora

 

Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Tagliatelle with Artichokes and Prosciutto

There is something decadent about the humble artichoke. Combined with thin slices of salty prosciutto, tossed in a nest of hot tagliatelle with a hint of heavy cream, it makes a feast for a weeknight dinner.  I adapted this recipe from Cook’s... read more

Better-Than-Crack Brownie Parfaits

Since the kids were babies, our family birthday cake of choice has  been Devil’s Food cake with French Vanilla Icing and Smarties. Yes, cake mix from a box, with icing in a plastic container, pre-made. Every year I would send enough cupcakes for the... read more

Date & Nut Loaf

After a long walk with the dogs, we like nothing better than to curl up with a book, a cup of tea and a fire in the fireplace. Of course, one never wishes to have what the Irish call a “dry cup of tea”, an expression I’ve never been able to understand, but which means that the tea should be accompanied by something to eat.

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Cliveden 66 Cocktail

On one of our UK jaunts, we dined at Cliveden, a National Trust properties which is also a wonderful hotel. They have recently undergone extensive renovations and the result is truly marvellous.

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Entertablement Abroad

 

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

Entertablement Abroad – Toledo

Our next destination was Granada, and we decided to stop at Toledo on the way down.  As it was to be a short visit, we headed straight for the cathedral after parking the car. We navigated typically narrow Spanish streets, and a lot of stairs until we arrived at... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Madrid

Full confession:  I’m not very keen on Madrid. Maybe it was the weather (cold, blustery and rainy), maybe it was the recovery from jet lag (it was our first stop), and maybe it was simply not what I expected (lots of modern buildings, graffiti... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Sandwich, Cape Cod, MA

What better way to spend a sunny Sunday than a drive through the countryside in Cape Cod? We meandered along Highway 6A towards Sandwich, stopping to take photos of whatever caught our eye. The roadside farmers’ stands are rife with pumpkins and... read more

Entertablement Abroad – It’s Pumpkin Time!

It’s been an extraordinarily beautiful fall, and we’ve been taking advantage of the weather with long walks and drives in the country. With the camera in hand, I find I see the world differently and capture just ordinary moments. Pumpkins abound! Our daily... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Chatsworth

Chatsworth was the highlight of our trip to Derbyshire. Seat of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire, this property has made the transition from fusty country estate to an historical entity pulsating with energy and vitality. It is no wonder it’s been selected... read more

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