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Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • Choisy le Roi French Faience Antique Scenes
  • A Rustic Woodland Outdoor Table
  • A Scottish Themed Tea with Paisley and Spode
  • A Fresh Green & White Palette for Spring
  • A Winter Wildlife Table with Woodland Walk
  • A Purrrrrfect Pretty Kitty Tea Party

Seasonal Food and Flora


Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Poached Pear Pistachio Tart

Earlier this month, we invited some friends over for dinner at the Cape, and I wanted to make a dessert that was somewhat virtuous but with a hint of decadence. (The nearly universal donning of the January culinary hair-shirt gets a bit depressing). I thought about... read more

Skillet-Baked Eggs with Spinach

Eggs baked in a skillet atop smoothly melted leeks and tasty spinach for a weekend brunch. Such a healthy and virtuous main course just begs for a croissant, don’t you think?  Add in a foamy latte and I’m in heaven.   Skillet-Baked Eggs with... read more

Lancashire Beef Hot Pot

This hearty one-pot stew is traditionally made with lamb, but is every bit as good with beef. The layer of potatoes forms a delicious crisp crust atop a mixture of beef, carrots and onions in a silky thick gravy. Just the ticket for cold nights. Serve with a side of... read more

Cock a Leekie Soup

Chicken and leek soup is a Scottish staple, and there are as many variations on the recipe as there are Scots, it seems. Some are thickened with barley, some with rice, and some not at all. I elected to go with a modicum of barley, just to add some body. The result is... 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

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

Entertablement Abroad


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

Entertablement Abroad – Harewood House Part II

Good day, everyone, and welcome to Harewood House Part II. Sorry for the delay in providing the sequel to Harewood House Part I. Travel and the holiday season got the better of me in the intervening period, but I’m determined to tie off as many loose ends as I... read more

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

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