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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.

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

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


When visiting us in the Cape, one of son Adam and son-in-law Mike’s favourite occupations is concocting (and consuming!) cocktails. Their respective rates of consumption have slowed considerably with the onset of fatherhood, but their enthusiasm has not waned... read more

Entertablement Abroad


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

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

Entertablement Abroad – Gloucester Cathedral

When on holiday, some people do pub crawls. I tend more to Cathedral marathons, and Gloucester Cathedral is one of my all time favourites, largely due to the cloisters, the quadrangle of ancillary buildings to the Cathedral proper. Aren’t they gorgeous? They... read more

Entertablement Abroad: Chatsworth Insect Brooches

“Debo”, the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, collected insect brooches, among other quirky things such as Elvis memorabilia. Really. Elvis... As part of the House Style exhibit we saw on our recent tour of Chatsworth, a number of the brooches were... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Leeds Castle, Kent

We’ve been settled in Kent for almost a week now, in a tiny cottage on the grounds of Leeds Castle. One of the benefits of staying on the property is the ability to wander the grounds after everyone has gone home, so we got these night shots a couple of evenings... read more

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