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Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • Choisy le Roi French Faience Antique Scenes
  • A Rustic Woodland Outdoor Table
  • A Scottish Themed Tea with Paisley and Spode
  • A Fresh Green & White Palette for Spring
  • A Winter Wildlife Table with Woodland Walk
  • A Purrrrrfect Pretty Kitty Tea Party

Seasonal Food and Flora


Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

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

Lancashire Beef Hot Pot

This hearty one-pot stew is traditionally made with lamb, but is every bit as good with beef. The layer of potatoes forms a delicious crisp crust atop a mixture of beef, carrots and onions in a silky thick gravy. Just the ticket for cold nights. Serve with a side of... read more

Cock a Leekie Soup

Chicken and leek soup is a Scottish staple, and there are as many variations on the recipe as there are Scots, it seems. Some are thickened with barley, some with rice, and some not at all. I elected to go with a modicum of barley, just to add some body. The result is... read more

Scottish Tart

A delicious whisky laced, dried fruit and nut filled flan. It’s kind of like the best possible buttertart-fruitcake you can imagine. Yum! This was the second sweet we served at our Robert Burns Dinner.   Scottish Tart 2018-01-20 06:10:03 Serves 10 A... read more

Flageolet Bean, Ham Hock & Chorizo Soup

Brrrrr. It’s freezing out! Time to make a stick-to-your ribs, hearty bean soup with lots of vegetables, tasty chunks of spicy chorizo sausage and lusciously tender ham hock.  This recipe is adapted from one in Carolyne Roehm’s Winter Notebook. I... read more


On our recent trip to Edinburgh, we decided to walk the 20 minutes to The Castle Terrace for dinner. It was a fine, warm evening when we set out. Typical of Scotland, however, the heavens opened before we were halfway there. We found cover in a bus shelter... read more

Entertablement Abroad


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

Entertablement Abroad – Harewood House Part II

Good day, everyone, and welcome to Harewood House Part II. Sorry for the delay in providing the sequel to Harewood House Part I. Travel and the holiday season got the better of me in the intervening period, but I’m determined to tie off as many loose ends as I... read more

Entertablement Abroad: A Travel Taste Test

Greetings, dear readers! We are once again under our own roof and happily in reach of wireless services. Thanks to everyone for their good wishes on our journey. My trepidation about the cruise proved groundless; no seasickness at all. It was smooth sailing al the... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Quick Packing

Good morning to all, and Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends. This is a quick post on quick packing, very much to the point as I’m currently in Venice, bags packed and ready to embark on an eight-day cruise down the Adriatic. This is a first for us, as... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Harewood House

“Where shall we go today?” was the question. Our three weeks in England were almost at an end and we – Glenn, that is – had done a lot of driving already, so I was hesitant to suggest Harewood House, almost two hours from our self-catering cottage in... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Ripon Cathedral

For all its storied history, as cathedrals go, Ripon Cathedral is surprisingly modest and unassuming. The current building is the fourth incarnation.The first was begun in 660 by St. Wilfred, abbot of the monastery at Ripon. It consisted of a stone bascilica in the... read more

It’s a Mermaid Party!

Four little girls at the seaside. Gotta have a mermaid party! With crowns. And tiaras. And headbands. All with mermaid dresses. Oh – and cupcakes.  Of course. Mermaid cupcakes. The toppers and liners are a kit from Meri Meri.  Much to my... read more

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