table talk | a well laid table

Dressing a table for a dinner party or for that matter any special occasion doesn't have to be boring...or even hard for that matter. I prefer not too cover the entire table in a linen cloth.  I select my colour scheme and then pull from the linen cupboard all my linen and table accessories which... Continue Reading →

entertaining made easy | grazing board

"Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best time". source: If entertaining was made easier, I am certain we would do more of it! Back in my mother’s day, they always went to a party with a plate in hand. What happened to that tradition... Continue Reading →

a dinner with ottolenghi

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner ... not |I have every one of Ottolenghi's cookbooks.  I absolutely adore his food and his presentation.  Soon after breast cancer treatment I found I wanted to open up my home again to our friends and celebrate the end of chemotherapy (well worth a celebration trust me). I wasn't yet fully... Continue Reading →

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