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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.

Bourbon Cocktail with Lemon & Basil

Adam added a fabulous drink to our cocktails-to-try list with this surprisingly refreshing beverage, inspired by an article from Food & Wine about Bourbon-based summer cocktails. The homemade lemon Oleo Saccharum, a complex name for lemon simple syrup,... read more

Strawberry Trifle with Chocolate Mousse

This scrumptious trifle combines the intensity of rich chocolate cake and chocolate mousse with the creamy lightness of whipped cream and sweet strawberries. A feast for the eyes and the taste buds. We had an unexpectedly large crowd for dinner one night recently and... read more

Afternoon Tea with Scones

Scones can be a divisive food. To start with, there is the pronunciation. I say scone (like gone), you say scone (like bone). Their composition is quite different, and depending on which side of the pond you’re from, what is familiar is “normal”.... read more

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

Entertablement Abroad

 

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

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

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

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