Sailing Due North

Sailing Due North

After several weeks in dry dock, the good ship Entertablement is set to sail once more. The captain of the ship has been holed up in her cabin finishing The Book, and my gum, it’s done! The last recipe has been recorded and the final setting has been described....
A Purple American Table

A Purple American Table

It’s a purple day. The Siberian Irises are blooming in abundance. The sun is shining and a gentle breeze is blowing.  We have set up shop near the garden wall to enjoy it all. An American quilt with violet American Lady iced tea glasses by Fostoria...
Dundee Plots His Escape

Dundee Plots His Escape

Hi everyone. Dundee here. I know, I know, I’m not supposed to be on the counter, but I thought I’d say hello and bring you up to date on what’s going on in the World of Dundee. Oh yes, and Clementine.  The parents have been around a lot lately....
Blue Birds of Spring

Blue Birds of Spring

The sweetest of flowers have arrived: white lilacs and lilies of the valley. Utter heaven. Their exquisite blossoms are as delicate as their scents. Not yet being blessed with blooms from our newly-planted-last-year white lilac bush, I have to content myself with...
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...
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...
Spring Willow by Kent

Spring Willow by Kent

This china pattern reminded me of a song my daughter Stephanie sang when she just a little mite:   “Spring, spring, spring is in the air I can feel it everywhere And the pussywillows bloom And the pussywillows bloom And the pussywillows bloom in...