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Enjoy browsing our table settings, recipes and travel journal.

Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • Katie Alice by Pfaltzgraff
  • Ningpo (Pareek) by Johnson Brothers
  • Blue & White with Brittany by Williams Sonoma
  • Castleton Sunnyvale with June Pink
  • Love-er-ly Lilacs
  • Lily of the Valley Graces Us With Its Presence

Seasonal Food and Flora

 

Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

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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Cherry Blossom Cake

Cherry Blossom Cake

Our neighbour's flowering cherry tree is just breaking into bloom. For a few glorious days, its graceful branches festooned with pink blossoms toss in the wind, beguiling us with their beauty. (I will skip over the subsequent unholy mess of disintegrating petals that...

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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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Blueberry Cucumber Salad

Blueberry Cucumber Salad

This versatile salad makes a great starter for an elegant dinner when served in a champagne coupe or martini glass.  It's equally at home in a lidded mason jar for your next picnic. The cukes and blueberries are tangy and refreshing; the goat cheese provides a...

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Strawberry Trifle with Chocolate Mousse

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...

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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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