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Tablescapes

Here we feature our favourite seasonal tablescapes.

An Al Fresco Meal of Lobster Risotto

An Al Fresco Meal of Lobster Risotto

A refreshing wind is tossing the trees around this morning. Temperatures dropped about 10 degrees overnight, bringing welcome relief from the humidity. It's late August – time to pack in all the "lasts" of summer – lobster rolls on the beach at sunset, evening drinks...

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Blue Bees by Sadek

Blue Bees by Sadek

I was just buzzing to set this table.  Especially after I found this recipe online for honeycomb cake. What a hoot! (I think I'm mixing my metaphors here). A towering four-layer cake, the honeycomb wraps around the outside after the cream cheese icing has been...

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Blue & White with Brittany by Williams Sonoma

Blue & White with Brittany by Williams Sonoma

Ducks, geese, roosters, sheep, pigs and cows. And daffodils, lots and lots of daffodils. It's spring on the farm! Brittany by Williams Sonoma renders beautiful depictions of our farmyard friends in classic blue & white. My duck-devoted granddaughter, Juliana,...

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It’s a Toile Tale

It’s a Toile Tale

Hydrangeas are in full and glorious mophead bloom in the Cape at present. Hydrangea macrophylla is the formal title, and they come in a whole range of colours. The most common are the blue plants, sometimes with a bit of pink peeking through. You see swaths of them...

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A Farmer’s Market Table

A Farmer’s Market Table

It's hard to decide what is best to love about summer. For those of us in a four-season climate, top of my list is probably the freedom to walk outdoors anytime without having to bundle up into coats, boots, hats and gloves. Close behind is the abounding fresh...

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Coastal Curiosity Postcard Plates by Pottery Barn

Coastal Curiosity Postcard Plates by Pottery Barn

"She sends seashells on postcards from the seashore." Isn't that how it goes? No? How about "She sets shell plates on tables near the seashore." Hmmm - still not quite right... Well, she does. With plates from Pottery barn that she has had since she and Glenn acquired...

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Recipes

Enjoy browsing our new recipe section which has been organized to simplify creating the perfect menu.

Seasonal Food and Flora

 

Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Nothing says good morning like the scent of freshly baked cinnamon apple muffins—especially when they're topped with a crunchy coating of cinnamon sugar. They're quick to whip up, too. Most of us have a few apples kicking around in the fridge—any type will do....

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Chicken Club Pita

Chicken Club Pita

When it's too hot to even contemplate turning on the oven, a rotisserie chicken is a chef's best friend. Sliced and served with a multitude of vegetables and some spicy mayonnaise between layers of pita bread, you have a perfect hand-held meal-in-one. This recipe is...

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Chocolate Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Chocolate Cake

Some occasions demand the chocolatiest of chocolate. Like birthdays, special celebrations, and those days where nothing else will do but melt into a deliciously tender and moist slice of chocolate cake: no elaborate decoration, just swirls of silky Chocolate French...

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Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

The scrumptious combination of strawberries and cream was originally brought to us from a very surprising source: His Eminence The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Thomas Wolsey, Catholic Bishop and chief advisor to King Henry VIII. One would have thought Wolsey had...

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Entertablement Abroad

 

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

Entertablement Abroad—Stirling Castle

Entertablement Abroad—Stirling Castle

Castles have a long and complex history, much more so than stately homes. Fortified structures built during the middle ages by the nobility or royalty, their primary purpose was defence—keeping those inside the castle walls safe and keeping the violent attackers out....

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Entertablement Abroad – England in the Autumn

Entertablement Abroad – England in the Autumn

The long-awaited, oft-rescheduled trip to England was a heady mix of emotions: apprehension as to how difficult it might be to navigate changing requirements, elation at the freedom of travelling again, disappointment and frustration with the National Trust, amusement...

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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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