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Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • Pottery Barn Leaf Plates
  • Vintage Royal Doulton Nankin
  • Harvest (Fruit) by Johnson Brothers
  • Aesthetic Movement Soup Plates on Porch
  • Willow by Pier 1
  • Queens Myott by Churchill

Seasonal Food and Flora


Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Mushroom Strudel

The humble, earthy mushroom takes on a deeply savoury flavour and meaty texture when sauteed in olive oil and butter. Add a touch of garlic, fresh thyme and Italian parsley and enrobe in flaky puff pastry braided to form an elegant strudel. Voilà . A chic appetizer or... read more

Sweet Bread with Raisins & Candied Citrus

I have a terrible weakness for sweet bread. Not the sticky-sweet-cinnamon-roll kind, but the yeasty, nectarous confections the French call Viennoiserie. They’re near-pastry but not quite; they beckon as croissant, pain au chocolat, panettone and other... 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.

Entertablement Abroad: Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds is a gorgeous little market town in Suffolk, East Anglia with a very colourful history. Originally called Beodericsworth (I’m so glad language has evolved, aren’t you?), the Bury part is a derivation of borough though, given... read more

Entertablement Abroad: Southwark Cathedral

With its southeast corner a mere 18 metres from the main railway viaduct connecting London Bridge station to Blackfriars, Cannon Street and Charing Cross stations, one has to concede that Southwark Cathedral is smack dab in the middle of the bustling activity that... read more

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

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