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Enjoy browsing our table settings, recipes and travel journal.

Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • French Market Plates by Williams Sonoma
  • Exuberant Fruit - Verona Salad Plates by Pier 1
  • A Symphony of Summer Blues
  • Ripe Vine Tomatoes by Pier 1
  • Indian by Royal Doulton
  • Paisley Linens with Vintage Faience and Pewter Soup Tureens

Seasonal Food and Flora


Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

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

Tostadas with Shrimp & Guacamole

This easy appetizer can be prepared in advance with just a bit of last minute assembly.   Tostadas with Shrimp and Guacamole 2017-08-27 04:43:19 An easy and filling appetizer, which can be prepared in advance, with just a bit of last minute assembly. YUM! Write a... read more

No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie

When it’s 90 degrees in the shade and the mere thought of turning on the oven makes you shudder, it’s time to break out the no-bake dessert recipes. After all, chocolate is a food group to be enjoyed in all weathers! Making the chocolate shards was a... read more

Entertablement Abroad


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

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

Entertablement Abroad – Castle Combe

Castle Combe is the quintessential English Village. Located in Wiltshire, it’s about 5 miles NorthWest of Chippenham. “Chocolate Box” perfect is how it has been described, though Britons think it looks more like a Hollywood film set than an actual... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Canterbury Cathedral

For anyone visiting from Between Naps on the Porch, Susan mentions that the upcoming Literary Tour will include Canterbury, so I’ve updated a post from 2013, as I thought it might be of particular interest to readers. For everyone else, please enjoy anyway.... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Lacock Abbey

Lacock Abbey is probably the strangest and coldest house we’ve visited among the National Trust properties. Doesn’t it look like something out of Wuthering Heights? The origins of the property date from the early 13th century when an Augustinian... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Chatsworth at Christmas

The rain had eased somewhat as we made our way from the Chatsworth Christmas Market into the house itself. We had picked up some clues that the Christmas theme was going to be Fairy Tales, and on our evening visit, saw the courtyard lit up with spooky shadows of... read more

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