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Some of our favourite seasonal settings can be found below.

  • A Symphony of Summer Blues
  • Peonies Dance with Strathmore Blue Ironstone by Mason's
  • Strawberry Season is Too Short!
  • A Purple American Table
  • A Cottage Table with a Berry Tart
  • Cobalt Blue for a Summer Outdoor Dinner

Seasonal Food and Flora

 

Here are some of our favourite seasonal recipes.

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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Mixed Berry Tart with Lattice and Flower Crust

Mixed Berry Tart with Lattice and Flower Crust

Fresh, local summer fruit is beginning to appear at the farmer's markets, but not fast enough to furnish a fruit pie, so I tapped into my stash of Trader Joe's frozen mixed berries and cherries. I had a hankering to play around with a complex latticework crust, and...

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Succulent Strawberry Salad

Succulent Strawberry Salad

Looking for a no-fail starter for a dinner party? This colourfully fresh salad pleases foodies and veggie-haters alike. The juicy strawberries are the star of the show, but the supporting cast of grapes, melon, kiwi and avocado provides an intriguing combination of...

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Cherry Biscuit Cobbler

Cherry Biscuit Cobbler

Summer is approaching and with it, we will soon see cherries, cherries everywhere! What to do with all that abundance? Make cobbler, of course! Fruit cobbler is an easy way to deal with excess summer bounty, but if you're not careful, the topping can be a sad...

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Farro Salad with Asparagus and Grape Tomatoes

Farro Salad with Asparagus and Grape Tomatoes

Easy to prepare and studded with colourful vegetables, this healthy salad is hearty enough for a summer main course. The slightly chewy farro has a delightful nutty flavour, enhanced by the light vinaigrette. It travels well for picnic season, too!    ...

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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 pan. My...

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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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