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Enjoy browsing our table settings, recipes and travel journal.

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.

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

Corn, Mushroom, Leeks and Pancetta

We were having close friends over for dinner the day following our long drive back from Cape Cod. After being away for five weeks, what to serve that would be fairly quick to prepare, require minimal shopping and be delicious? We settled on steaks on the... read more

Bourbon and Vanilla Brined Pork Chops

The August/September 2011 issue of Fine Cooking magazine has been making the rounds in our family.  We love to get together to try new recipes, and were excited to explore the Bourbon and Vanilla Brined Pork Chops.  Early one afternoon I prepared... read more

Entertablement Abroad


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

Entertablement Abroad – Fortnum & Mason

A trip to Fortnum & Mason is always high on my list of priorities soon after we arrive in London. While Fortnums are probably best known for their luxury hampers, the entire store overflows with tempting goods, from teas to liquors; spices to biscuits; scarves to... read more

Entertablement Abroad: Out and About in London

We’re back in England for a few weeks, and started our trip in London this time. London. Gotta love it. Beautiful architecture, wonderful food and gorgeous shopping arcades. This one is on Regent Street. Our usual schedule is to take an overnight flight, land at... read more

Entertablement Abroad – Arundel Castle

As far as castles go, Arundel is an exceptional example. No moat (at least, no wet moat, and frankly, what other kind is there)? Nonetheless, a magnificent castle. Guarded by an impressive gatehouse, the approach to the castle sets the tone for what is to come. Solid... read more

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