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Enjoy browsing our table settings, recipes and travel journal.

Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • Blue & Green Must Be Seen
  • Summer Dinner For Ten
  • New Moon Linens and Grass Green Glasses
  • Spode Buttercup
  • Shell Edged Creamware with Berry Plates
  • Sakura Lighthouse Harbor

Seasonal Food and Flora


Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie

When it’s 90 degrees in the shade and the mere thought of turning on the oven makes you shudder, it’s time to break out the no-bake dessert recipes. After all, chocolate is a food group to be enjoyed in all weathers! Making the chocolate shards was a... read more

Raspberry Lime Rickey

We’ve had lots of family, big and small, here in the Cape over the last week. We were blessed with marvellous weather and spent many happy hours watching excited children dash in and out of the water, discover hermit crabs, dig holes for the tide to fill... read more

Summer Squash “Carbonara”

While my son Adam and I very much enjoy exploring multi-step, complex recipes during our vacation time, we are also on the lookout for tasty and quick dinners for workaday meals. For Adam in particular, the advent of small fry has limited the amount of time and... read more

Barley Salad With Green Apples, Grapes & Cheddar

We are on a bit of a roll with grain salads these days. They’re a very welcome change from typical vegetable salads with a side of protein, This tasty combination is a delightfully toothsome combination of tender and crunchy.  Yum! Barley Salad with Green... read more

Raspberry Galette

One of my relaxing pastimes whilst in the Cape is browsing old issues of Victoria Magazine. Their luscious photography is inspiring and their recipes are often quite excellent. I was seduced by their recipe for Raspberry Galette and enthusiastically embarked... read more

Shrimp Salad with Potatoes and Green Beans

Another Cape Cod weekend was upon us, and guests were arriving Friday night after a long, hot drive on the interstate with two small children. We figured that after many hours in the car, they would like something light and refreshing, but filling. We settled on Shrimp Salad with Potatoes and Green Beans from Williams Sonoma’s Weeknight Fresh + Fast, served with crusty French rolls from Pain d’Avignon in Hyannis (what a find that place is!).

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Entertablement Abroad


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

Entertablement Abroad – Arundel Castle

As far as castles go, Arundel is an exceptional example. No moat (at least, no wet moat, and frankly, what other kind is there)? Nonetheless, a magnificent castle. Guarded by an impressive gatehouse, the approach to the castle sets the tone for what is to come. Solid... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Alhambra

After leaving Toledo, we made our way south towards Granada. Destination: Alhambra, a fortress and palace of breathtaking exterior austerity and interior intricacy.   We stayed at the Parador Granada, one of the Paradores series established by the Spanish... read more

Entertablement Abroad – The Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is utterly gorgeous in the spring – abundant lilacs, colourful bulbs and tumbling wisteria. I’ve done a quick recap of some of my favourite spots from our trip a couple of years ago. In putting together the collage, I noticed I chose... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Montacute House

It’s getting to be tulip time here at home, which brought to mind the gorgeous display we saw at Montacute House on one of our visits to England. While red and yellow tulips are not my favourite combination, they are stunning here. The colour is just... read more

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