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Enjoy browsing our table settings, recipes and travel journal.

Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • Maxcera Blue Toile Bunny
  • Grey Pier 1 Bunny Plates, Lavender Glasses
  • Bunny Bowls by Fitz & Floyd
  • Tea Time with Villeroy & Boch 1900
  • Managing the Overblown Ego of the Parrot Tulip
  • Pastel Promise of Spring

Seasonal Food and Flora

 

Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Deconstructed Scotch Eggs

This healthier version of Scotch eggs is a marvellous “proteinious” snack. Traditional Scotch eggs are a soft-boiled egg surrounded by sausage meat, breaded and fried. Delicious picnic food or bar snack, they are wonderful, but heavy. This version packs... read more

Spinach, Fennel, Leek and Pine Nut Pinwheels

These pinwheels make a wonderful canapé for a dinner party or one of the savoury pieces of a hearty afternoon tea. They’re popular with young and old alike; children are enchanted with the roly-poly appearance and your older guests will be amused to see the... read more

Cheese Scones

A savoury version of the traditional scone, these are perfect accompaniments to a bowl of hearty soup. The recipe can be adapted for many varieties of cheese, with or without the addition of fresh herbs. This is the simplest version, featuring a sharp cheddar.  ... 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

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

Entertablement Abroad

 

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

Entertablement Abroad – Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral, or the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George as it’s more formally known (because you need three saints to round things out), was on the agenda for our trip this last December. Manchester has one of the better... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Hartwell House

“Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take the winds of March with beauty” (Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale, act 4, sc. 4) Daffodils abound at Hartwell House, swirling in colourful drifts around the historic house-cum-hotel. Anyone who has ever planted... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Paris in the Spring

Just a whiff of warmer weather and the piles of snow are rapidly shrinking. Water is splashing down the gutters in a happy symphony of gurgles. Yesterday the Groundhog predicted an early spring – fingers crossed he’s right. While we wait, though, let’s... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Castle Combe

Castle Combe is the quintessential English Village. Located in Wiltshire, it’s about 5 miles NorthWest of Chippenham. “Chocolate Box” perfect is how it has been described, though Britons think it looks more like a Hollywood film set than an actual... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Canterbury Cathedral

For anyone visiting from Between Naps on the Porch, Susan mentions that the upcoming Literary Tour will include Canterbury, so I’ve updated a post from 2013, as I thought it might be of particular interest to readers. For everyone else, please enjoy anyway.... read more

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