Welcome to Entertablement!

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.

Chicken and Pork Kebabs

Kebabs are a colourful and flavourful member of the grilling menu. Easy to throw together, they’re infinitely versatile and pretty darned healthy, too. If you make Greek Salad at the same time, you can use up all the peppers. Add in some olive bread and tzatziki... 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

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

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

Sultana Tea Bread

I spotted the picture for this recipe in Tea Time Magazine, and just had to try it. More cake than bread-like, it has a soft, moist texture and a slightly tangy flavour which is nicely highlighted with the raisins and chopped apricots. It’s perfect with a cup of... read more

Lemon Curd

My daughter Kirsten and her husband Mike had invited us over for dinner one evening and I decided to bring a Tarte au Citron, Kirsten’s favourite dessert. I was a bit short on time, and happily employed the trusty no-roll crust from the French Apple Tart recipe... read more

Entertablement Abroad


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

Entertablement Abroad – Blenheim Palace Part II

Welcome back to our story about Blenheim Palace, home to the Dukes of Marlborough since 1722. Our last instalment left off as we were about to enter the Library, shown as “H” on the screen-save of the diagram from Wikipedia: As you can see, the library... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace. Where to begin… It’s a tale of military victory, political intrigue, grandiose plans, clashing personalities, strained finances and ultimately, a massive country house on whose architectural merits opinion remains divided.  Many... read more

Entertablement Abroad: Valentina’s Lost Orangery

We are finishing up our time in England and head home tomorrow. In my spare moments throughout the trip, I’ve been busily sorting and processing photos in an attempt to wrestle more than 2,000 of them into a workable number for future blogs. The good news is... read more

Entertablement Abroad: Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral, more formally known as The Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Mary the Virgin of Worcester, has a very warm and engaging feel to it, possibly because it’s a hodgepodge of every type of English architecture from Norman to... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Oxford

The first episode of Series 5 of Endeavour, the British detective drama prequel to the long-running Inspector Morse series, is airing this evening on ITV in England. Then what exactly am I doing sitting in my house in Canada? Grrrr!!!! No word yet on when Series 5... read more

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