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Apple Butterscotch Cake

Apple Butterscotch Cake

When it comes to developing recipes I am inspired by many things – sometimes it’s a childhood memory or recipe from my late mom’s recipe box, sometimes it’s a dish I’ve eaten in a restaurant and sometimes, I’m inspired by an ingredient. This recipe for Apple Butterscotch Cake is an example of the latter. One Read More…

The Hearth and Soul Hop October 27

The Hearth and Soul Hop

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop, the blog hop for family and comfort food recipes, healthy, sustainable living posts, homemaking, gardening, family, kids, crafts and DIY. Encouraging and inspiring posts are very welcome too. As you may already know, October marks my 12th Blogging Anniversary or Blogiversary! Join in the celebrations by entering the Read More…

My 12th Blogging Anniversary Giveaway

12th Blogiversary Giveaway

This month marks the 12th Blogging Anniversary (or Blogiversary!) of April J Harris and The 21st Century Housewife! It’s been an amazing journey and I’ve had some wonderful experiences and opportunities. I’m so grateful to the folks I’ve met along the way especially to my lovely blogging friends. My very first blog posts on a Read More…

Creamy Roast Tomato Soup Recipe

Creamy Roast Tomato Soup Recipe

I’ve been a fan of Cindy of Hun, What’s For Dinner for some time now. I always enjoy her posts and her recipes are absolutely wonderful. I think Cindy and I first ‘met’ virtually via a blog hop (which may have been Hearth and Soul) but it’s so long ago I can’t actually remember! However, Read More…

The National Harvest Service

National Harvest Service

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall joined hundreds of children and many supporters from the world of food and farming to celebrate the harvest at the National Harvest Service at Birmingham Cathedral yesterday. Over 350 children and teachers from 20 schools attended the service, having applied for a place in the summer term. Each group Read More…