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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.

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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Shaker Summer Tomato, Celery and Corn Chowder

This is a light, yet flavourful soup, excellent for those late summer days when corn and tomatoes are at their peak. It makes a very tasty starter, or can be used as a filling main course, when accompanied by a salad, or cheese and crusty bread.

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Entertablement Abroad

 

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

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

Entertablement Abroad – England In The Spring

England in the Spring. Yes, it’s a bit damp (perhaps more than a bit damp), but you don’t really notice while feasting your eyes on the gardens, the castles, and the cathedrals. They’re lovely at any time of year, but spring takes the cake. I... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Toledo Cathedral Part II

The cloisters are on the north side of the cathedral, upon the site of the old Jewish Commercial District. As I mentioned in the previous blog, the doors of the cathedral used to stand open during the day, and townspeople used the aisles between the doors as a... read more

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