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Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • Coastal Curiosity Postcard Plates by Pottery Barn
  • Happy Canada Day!
  • A Farmhouse Table with Sunset Rooster Dinner Bowls
  • A Farmer's Market Table
  • Bideford Aqua by Wedgwood
  • It's a Toile Tale

Seasonal Food and Flora


Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Mixed Berry Scones

This recipe, very slightly adapted from Cook’s Country, is a winner. The tartness of the berries is offset beautifully by a touch of sweetness in the butter and honey glaze.   These American-style, big, shaggy scones are easy to make and fill the house... 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

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

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

White Bean & Shrimp Salad

I found this recipe in At Home with Carolyne Roehm and adapted it slightly. It’s a wonderful make-ahead Casual Chic starter course for dinner or main course for lunch, served with crusty baguette.

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Entertablement Abroad


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

Entertablement Abroad: Syon Park Part II

At the end of Syon Park, Part I, we left off in the Long Gallery, Shall we resume our tour? At 41.3 metres long by 4.2 metres wide, one can see why it was named the Long Gallery. This magnificent room takes up the entire east front of the house, a stretch of eleven... read more

Entertablement Abroad: Syon Park Part I

Syon Park is the London home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Set in a such a splendid park, visitors have difficulty realizing the estate is a mere nine miles from Charing Cross Station. Syon doesn’t show up on the usual roster of recommended houses,... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral, or the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George as it’s more formally known (because you need three saints to round things out), was on the agenda for our trip this last December. Manchester has one of the better... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Hartwell House

“Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take the winds of March with beauty” (Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale, act 4, sc. 4) Daffodils abound at Hartwell House, swirling in colourful drifts around the historic house-cum-hotel. Anyone who has ever planted... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Paris in the Spring

Just a whiff of warmer weather and the piles of snow are rapidly shrinking. Water is splashing down the gutters in a happy symphony of gurgles. Yesterday the Groundhog predicted an early spring – fingers crossed he’s right. While we wait, though, let’s... read more

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