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Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • table set with jungle and safari theme
    It's a Jungle Out There
  • A Bright Seaside Table with Beach Stripes by 222 Fifth
  • Peonies Dance with Strathmore Blue Ironstone by Mason's
  • French Delicacies on Faience Plates
  • There's Something Fishy Going On
  • Cheerful Cherries Set a Delicious Table

Seasonal Food and Flora

 

Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Dried Cherry Panettone

Dried Cherry Panettone

I"m a glutton for slightly sweet bread. Not the super-sweet-sticky stuff like iced cinnamon rolls, but scones, date loaf and Portuguese King's Bread, also called Bolo Rei, a marvellous concoction that Isabel, our cleaning lady, brings every Christmas. (I've been known...

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Lemon Honeycomb Cake

Lemon Honeycomb Cake

The honeycomb pan for this cake has been lurking in my cake pan cupboard for a couple of years, waiting for its debut. Once the Bee plate table started to percolate, out it came. But first I had to do some research on the ultimate cake batter for this tricky...

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Green Beans, Tomatoes and Kalamata Olive Salad

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!   I'm sharing this post...

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Strawberry Rhubarb Torte

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...

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Mojito

Mojito

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 one jot....

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White Bean & Shrimp Salad

White Bean & Shrimp Salad

I found this recipe in At Home with Carolyne Roehm and adapted it slightly. It’s a wonderful make-ahead Casual Chic starter course for dinner or main course for lunch, served with crusty baguette.

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Entertablement Abroad

 

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

Entertablement Abroad – Ely Cathedral

Entertablement Abroad – Ely Cathedral

As cathedrals go, Ely Cathedral is one of the biggies. Literally, at 537 ft long, but also because of its story, which began in 672.  A lot has happened in the intervening 13+ centuries. Not just the usual political squabbling and overly ambitious clerics, but...

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Entertablement Abroad – Sudeley Castle

Entertablement Abroad – Sudeley Castle

Most of the grand manor houses we see in England have a history involving a lot of ups and downs. Sudeley Castle is the veritable Snakes & Ladders of the genre. The tale began innocuously enough with a commonplace event: William le Boteler of Wem married heiress...

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Entertablement Abroad – St. Malo, Brittany

Entertablement Abroad – St. Malo, Brittany

St. Malo, a town in Brittany on the northwestern coast of France, has some of the biggest tides in Europe. They can vary more than 40 feet from low tide to open sea, as you can see from views of the national fort, which becomes isolated at high tide. St. Malo is just...

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Entertablement Abroad: Herculaneum

Entertablement Abroad: Herculaneum

Visting Herculaneum was one of the highlights of our recent cruise to Croatia, Montenegro, and Italy. Remember when people went on cruises and emerged unscathed, having actually enjoyed themselves? Neither do I, except I know it happened. As recently as October....

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Entertablement Abroad – Burford & Chipping Campden

Entertablement Abroad – Burford & Chipping Campden

Let's do a little armchair travelling to the beautiful Cotswold villages of Burford and Chipping Campden. Like many people, we have postponed our overseas trips for now; I'll use the found time to catch up on photos of past trips and let the world gradually come to...

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