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Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • Ripe Vine Tomatoes by Pier 1
  • Paisley Linens with Vintage Faience and Pewter Soup Tureens
  • Les Champignons de France by Saint Armand
  • Sunflowers, Scarecrows and Decorating the Porch for Fall
  • A Jewel-Toned Table with Roasted Plum Tart
  • An Al Fresco Meal of Lobster Risotto

Seasonal Food and Flora

 

Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Mixed Berry Curd Tart

Mixed Berry Curd Tart

I'm always eager to use up the excess egg yolks that are the inevitable byproduct of making Swiss Meringue Buttercream Icing (always much in demand around here). Unlike egg whites, yolks don't freeze as well, I had a bag of Trader Joe's mixed berries kicking around in...

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Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice Cream Sandwiches

How much fun is it to make your own ice-cream sandwiches? A lot more fun than I anticipated! When I was home in Canada in June, they were in such popular demand with the kids that I ended up making three batches. Lauren made another one after I left for the Cape. So...

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Cherry Filled Baked Doughnuts

Cherry Filled Baked Doughnuts

Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme are the places to go for doughnuts in the USA. In Canada, it's Tim Horton's  (or Timmies, as it's better known) all the way. Back in the day, each Timmies' location baked its own doughnuts, tailoring the flavour selections to local...

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Rhubarb Tartan Cake

Rhubarb Tartan Cake

I’ve been intrigued with the idea of decorating a cake with thin strips of rhubarb since I saw Heather Baird’s Rhubarb-Wrapped Pineapple Mousse Cake on the SprinkleBakes website. I’m not a huge fan of pineapple and wanted more of a rhubarb-forward confection. A...

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Watermelon Cucumber Salad with Chèvre and Mint

Watermelon Cucumber Salad with Chèvre and Mint

The cool crispness of watermelon is one of the highlights of summer. There is nothing like sitting on the porch steps on a hot day, munching a slice of watermelon. With the new seedless varieties, the pleasure is untainted by the need to fish out slippery black seeds....

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Baklava Pull-Apart Bread

Baklava Pull-Apart Bread

Baking is a very soothing activity. Baking bread with scads of butter, sugar, cinnamon, and nuts is the epitome of soothing. Baklava Pull-Apart Bread came to me along a somewhat circuitous path, as frequently happens with my food inspiration. During this strange time...

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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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