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Enjoy browsing our table settings, recipes and travel journal.

Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • Delicious by Pier 1 For a Touch of Glamour
  • Blue Birds of Happiness
  • Summer Table in Purple and Gold with Colette Purple by Juliska
  • French Market Plates by Williams Sonoma
  • West Elm Dapper Animals - Macaque, Oryx Gazelle, Hooper Bird and Jaguar
  • Exuberant Fruit - Verona Salad Plates by Pier 1

Seasonal Food and Flora

 

Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

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

Green Beans, Tomatoes and Kalamata Olive Salad

This salad has only a few ingredients and takes minutes to throw together. The flash-cooked and cooled green beans lend some crunch to the meaty tomatoes, along with the salty tenderness of the olives. Delicious!   Print Green Beans, Tomatoes and Kalamata Olive... read more

Bourbon Cocktail with Lemon & Basil

Adam added a fabulous drink to our cocktails-to-try list with this surprisingly refreshing beverage, inspired by an article from Food & Wine about Bourbon-based summer cocktails. The homemade lemon Oleo Saccharum, a complex name for lemon simple syrup,... read more

Strawberry Trifle with Chocolate Mousse

This scrumptious trifle combines the intensity of rich chocolate cake and chocolate mousse with the creamy lightness of whipped cream and sweet strawberries. A feast for the eyes and the taste buds. We had an unexpectedly large crowd for dinner one night recently and... read more

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

Entertablement Abroad

 

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

Entertablement Abroad: Borough Market, London

How many food markets have enjoyed their own millennial celebration? As in, one for their thousand-year history?  Back in the day, when the Danes were enthusiastically sacking England, the Anglo-Saxon King Ethelred the Unready still had a few tricks up his... read more

Sunsets & Tides Wait for No One

Tides are the rhythm of the seaside. When we’re in the Cape, the hour of low tide is sacrosanct. That’s when we take an hour-long barefoot walk along the hard sand, the waves rolling over our feet. Each day provides two shots at it,  as the ocean... read more

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

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