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My philosophy on starters (if you can call it that) is that they should set the tone for what follows but not upstage everything else. If you are having a sit-down dinner with lots of courses, it’s probably best to keep the hors d’oeuvre offerings down to a dull roar, unless you are going to […]

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The weather is starting to warm up – or at least we’re all anticipating the day that it does. That means one thing around here…cottage season will shortly be here! For us that signals the start of more leisurely time with friends and family, entertaining out on the porch, outdoor dining, and of course picnics […]

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I take inspiration from the seasons when I’m setting a table, and Christmas is my favourite time of year for this! I gather greenery, acorns, chestnuts, and holly, then buy pomegranates and citrus. Rather than a formal centrepiece on the table, I create a setting tablescape, with greens spilling across the table, interspersed with the […]

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