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Enjoy browsing our table settings, recipes and travel journal.

Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • French Market Plates by Williams Sonoma
  • West Elm Dapper Animals - Macaque, Oryx Gazelle, Hooper Bird and Jaguar
  • Exuberant Fruit - Verona Salad Plates by Pier 1
  • Pottery Barn Leaf Plates
  • Harvest (Fruit) by Johnson Brothers
  • Table Accessories for Fall

Seasonal Food and Flora


Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Pumpkin Pie With a No-Roll Crust

What would Thanksgiving be without pumpkin pie? While it’s not universally popular in our house, the Pumpkin Pie Proponents are in the vocal majority. This recipe is great because of the no-roll crust. Much less messy and practically foolproof.   ... read more

Stacked Waldorf Salad

Apple season is upon us, and while I love all the braised, rich dishes that come with fall, a tangy, crunchy and fresh appetizer is always welcome.    This salad is from an old issue of Victoria Magazine (October 2014). I was intrigued by by the modern... read more

Purple Plum Torte

This delectable cake has a venerable history. When Amanda Hesser, former editor of the New York Times food section, began compiling recipes to create the very marvellous The Essential New York Times Cookbook, she asked for suggestions from readers as to what... read more

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

Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Pepitas

Squash and pumpkin soups are a mainstay in the fall, and for good reason. They’re both gorgeous and delicious. This soup is both quick and easy to make. The garnishes of whipped cream with sweet and spicy pumpkin seeds add something special. Pumpkin Soup with... read more

Entertablement Abroad


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

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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