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Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • Pink Venetian
  • Gien Mures
  • Amethyst Venetian with Crustacean Plates
  • Mikasa Tivoli Garden
  • Dapper Animals: Sea Creatures by West Elm
  • Gien Ouiseau Bleu with Hydrangea

Seasonal Food and Flora

 

Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Afternoon Tea with Scones

Scones can be a divisive food. To start with, there is the pronunciation. I say scone (like gone), you say scone (like bone). Their composition is quite different, and depending on which side of the pond you’re from, what is familiar is “normal”.... read more

Chicken and Pork Kebabs

Kebabs are a colourful and flavourful member of the grilling menu. Easy to throw together, they’re infinitely versatile and pretty darned healthy, too. If you make Greek Salad at the same time, you can use up all the peppers. Add in some olive bread and tzatziki... read more

Greek Salad

Colourful bell peppers and heirloom tomatoes jostle an English cucumber, Kalamata olives and Feta cheese in a lemony vinaigrette to make an easy and attractive Greek salad. It’s a great side dish for Chicken and Pork Kebabs. Just add some olive bread and... 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

Strawberry Rhubarb Torte

Strawberries and rhubarb are a classic combination for good reason. When strawberries are at their peak, their sweet flavour provides a fabulous counterpoint to the tart tanginess of rhubarb. Add in fluffy baked meringue, toasted almonds and a deliciously moist sponge... read more

Sultana Tea Bread

I spotted the picture for this recipe in Tea Time Magazine, and just had to try it. More cake than bread-like, it has a soft, moist texture and a slightly tangy flavour which is nicely highlighted with the raisins and chopped apricots. It’s perfect with a cup of... read more

Entertablement Abroad

 

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

Entertablement Abroad – Haddon Hall, Derbyshire

If a thousand-year-old manor house could possibly be described as comfortable, Haddon Hall would fit the bill. Its history is mild; little violence, no Cromwellian slighting, just a Ducal manor passing gently down the centuries accompanied by only a bit of skirmishing... read more

Entertablement Abroad: Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park is a beautiful baroque English manor house just outside of the town of Bath in Somerset. You may recognize the house from its appearance in The Remains of the Day starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. On a previous visit to Bath, we kept driving... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Croft Castle

Croft Castle has been home to the Croft family for a thousand years, give or take, with only a short interruption. This is remarkable even in England where houses are often passed down through several generations; ten centuries is quite a span of time! The Croft... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Blenheim Palace Part II

Welcome back to our story about Blenheim Palace, home to the Dukes of Marlborough since 1722. Our last instalment left off as we were about to enter the Library, shown as “H” on the screen-save of the diagram from Wikipedia: As you can see, the library... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace. Where to begin… It’s a tale of military victory, political intrigue, grandiose plans, clashing personalities, strained finances and ultimately, a massive country house on whose architectural merits opinion remains divided.  Many... read more

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