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Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • French Market Plates by Williams Sonoma
  • Exuberant Fruit - Verona Salad Plates by Pier 1
  • A Symphony of Summer Blues
  • Ripe Vine Tomatoes by Pier 1
  • Indian by Royal Doulton
  • Paisley Linens with Vintage Faience and Pewter Soup Tureens

Seasonal Food and Flora


Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Blackberry Orange Mousse Cake

This seems to be the year of the blackberry. We are enjoying Blackberry Mojitos, Blackberry Champagne Cocktails and now, a Blackberry Orange Mousse Cake. There’s something delightful about the deep purple, plump, tart berries that make a wonderful transition... read more

Blackberry Champagne Cocktail

You’ve heard of a Kir Royale? Meet the Blackberry Champagne Cocktail. It’s a sparkling summer cocktail, rich with the fruity taste of blackberry. Also known as Creme de Mure, Blackberry Liqueur can be purchased online or through your local spirits... read more

Blackberry Mojito

It’s the summer of the blackberry. Inspired by a drink we had at The Glass Onion in Falmouth, we decided to try our hands at this refreshing beverage. The Glass Onion cocktail is made with Blackberry liqueur, and it’s delicious.   This version is made... read more

Honeycomb Cake with Sponge Toffee Garnish

When searching for a suitable dessert to pair with my Sadek Blue Bees, I came across this gorgeous, but somewhat ambitious cake. I’d never worked with candy melts before, but who could resist that honeycomb exterior? Made with bubble wrap, no less! I read the... read more

Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad with Mint & Basil

A wonderful late summer salad with the unusual combination of peaches and tomatoes, with high notes of heady basil and mint. The sweet fleshiness of ripe peaches acts as a perfect counterpoint to the tangy tartness of the tomatoes.  We enjoyed this with lobster... read more

Mushroom & Smoked Mozzarella Foccacia

Until recently, I’ve been a yeast-avoider.  Beguiling pictures of rising bread caught my attention, but yeast in the list of ingredients sent me running for the hills. Too difficult, too complicated, too time-consuming. I had every excuse under... read more

Entertablement Abroad


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

It’s a Mermaid Party!

Four little girls at the seaside. Gotta have a mermaid party! With crowns. And tiaras. And headbands. All with mermaid dresses. Oh – and cupcakes.  Of course. Mermaid cupcakes. The toppers and liners are a kit from Meri Meri.  Much to my... read more

Entertablement Abroad: Syon Park Part II

At the end of Syon Park, Part I, we left off in the Long Gallery, Shall we resume our tour? At 41.3 metres long by 4.2 metres wide, one can see why it was named the Long Gallery. This magnificent room takes up the entire east front of the house, a stretch of eleven... read more

Entertablement Abroad: Syon Park Part I

Syon Park is the London home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Set in a such a splendid park, visitors have difficulty realizing the estate is a mere nine miles from Charing Cross Station. Syon doesn’t show up on the usual roster of recommended houses,... read more

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

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