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Tablescapes

Here we feature our favourite seasonal tablescapes.

Watercolour Botanicals

Watercolour Botanicals

Snow, snow, snow. Every time we get it cleared away, more arrives. The dogs love it; the grandchildren love it, Us oldies? Not so much. Longing for warm weather, when I could clip fresh herbs from the garden, I picked up some pots of herbs from the grocery store and...

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Barnyard Toile for a Sunny Sunday in January

Barnyard Toile for a Sunny Sunday in January

Black and white with cheerful touches of lemon yellow seemed just the ticket for a chilly January day. I stumbled on this charming set of square luncheon plates on eBay when I was looking for additional pieces for my sparse collection of Maxcera's Toile Bunny. ...

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In an English Garden

In an English Garden

Soft pastel shades and fresh flowers are an instant cure for the winter doldrums. English Garden by Certified International was new for 2020. The trellis pattern on the soft green, scallop-edged dinner plate was an instant hit with me. I can see styling it a dozen...

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An Army of Feathered Combatants

An Army of Feathered Combatants

You can't beat antique French Faience for weird and whimsical tableware, and this colourful collection is one of my very favourites.  At the head of this feathered army, we have Le Roi or The King. Rather haughty, isn't he? These plates seem to have been through...

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Rooster Français by Williams Sonoma

Rooster Français by Williams Sonoma

My granddaughter Juliana is crazy about ducks, which (in her world) include swans, roosters, and when you get right down to it, any feathered creature. I love the broad-mindedness of her approach! So when I saw these Rooster Français pasta bowls on eBay (at a...

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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.

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

Zesty lemony, buttery cake studded with tangy blueberries—a perfect afternoon pick-me-up or dessert. It could even qualify for an indulgent breakfast at a stretch (ok, a large stretch). It would certainly fit the bill for brunch, with perhaps Asparagus, Tomato and...

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Lemon Soufflé Pudding

Lemon Soufflé Pudding

A silky smooth, tangy lemon sauce sits below a light-as-air soufflé. What could be more delightful? Easy to make, this is the perfect bright citrus dessert to finish off a rich winter meal. The boxed version doesn't come close, so whip up those egg whites and enjoy a...

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White Lasagne with Swiss Chard, Spinach and Gruyere

White Lasagne with Swiss Chard, Spinach and Gruyere

Who could resist such a gorgeous display of Swiss rainbow chard? Not me! It was in my grocery basket before I had time to think about how to use it. But wait...I've got the Paprika app on my phone! So pull up the recipe portion and enter Swiss chard. There it is—White...

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Spiced Pear Sparkler

Spiced Pear Sparkler

Who doesn't love a glass of bubbly? This festive cocktail has the rich, fruity flavours of pear and cinnamon, perfect for the holiday season and ringing in the New Year. The Pear Simple mixes up quickly and is delicious with sparkling water, drizzled in a cup of hot...

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Ebelskivers

Ebelskivers

For anyone not familiar with these little round pancakes, Ebelskivers hail from Denmark. The fluffy, light balls of pancake dough ooze with fillings ranging from savoury to sweet and are the breakfast of choice when the grandgirls sleep over. In a bid to have at least...

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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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