Thanksgiving at The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who is celebrating later this week! Welcome, everyone, to the Hearth and Soul Link Party! Please share your posts about anything that feeds your soul – family, home, recipes, decorating, crafts, DIY, travel, organisation, book reviews, the arts, self improvement and more.  I’ve just returned home from California and already my Read More…

Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal

My Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal makes the house smell like the holidays when it is baking. Warm ginger, maple and orange aromas waft around our home, encouraging sleepy heads out of their beds and downstairs to taste this delicious, healthier baked oatmeal. Ever since I made my Baked Oatmeal with Rhubarb and Almonds, Read More…

Quick and Easy Coq au Vin Recipe

‘Quick’ and ‘easy’ are not normally words you would use to describe Coq au Vin, a traditional slow-cooked French recipe. After all, Coq au Vin was a recipe originally developed to make the oldest, toughest poultry melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The name translates to Rooster in Wine. Furthermore, peeling tiny shallots, browning chicken pieces, sautéing bacon and Read More…

How to Avoid Jet Lag and Enjoy Travel More

I absolutely love travelling – but jet lag? Not so much. Jet lag is colloquial term used to describe a medical condition known as ‘desynchronosis’ which occurs when we cross time zones rapidly. Doing this confuses our body clocks. Along with the physical and emotional stress of the journey itself, it can make the first Read More…

Easy and Delicious Thanksgiving Stuffing

A delicious Thanksgiving stuffing chock full of crisp celery, plump dried apricots and crunchy pecans. Whether you call it dressing or stuffing, one of the most important side dishes at Thanksgiving has to be this one. Thanksgiving stuffing is also one of the sides I used to find the most intimidating. The seemingly endless variations on this Read More…