Hearth and Soul Blog Hop 17 March

The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop
Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop, a blog hop for recipes using healthy ingredients, family and comfort food recipes, articles about healthy living, real, local and sustainable food, foraging, herbal remedies, organics and gardening. As much as possible, recipes should be homemade from scratch.

We spent this past weekend in Napa and Sonoma with friends, staying once again at the gorgeous Hennessey House Bed & Breakfast Inn. This time my husband and I chose the newly refurbished Foxes’ Den for our weekend base. It was so pretty and very cosy.

Foxes Den at The Hennessey House

We had been to Napa before but this time we took a guided wine tour and visited some wineries that were a bit more off the beaten track.

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On Sunday we explored Sonoma, finishing with lunch at Rams Gate Winery overlooking the vineyards.

The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop I really hope I can bring some of this gorgeous sunshine home to England with me!

This week I am featuring some wonderfully wholesome and creative recipes:

Fruity Quinoa Loaf Fruity Quinoa Loaf from Jenn’s Random Scraps

CrostiniCrostini – an Elegant Affair from The Hungry Belgian

strawberrry spinach saladStrawberry Spinach Salad with Quinoa from My Lamp is Full

On with the Hearth and Soul Hop!
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The hop hosts are:

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers

Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen

and me, April of The 21st Century Housewife.

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Article by April Harris

April has written 1281 great articles for us.

April is a writer, recipe developer, frequent traveller and blogger sharing travel, food, and style. Based in the south of England, April is a British Canadian who is passionate about family, hearth and home, healthy living (with treats!) and the transformative power of travel.

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  1. That View is beautiful April. What a fun vacation. Thanks so much for featuring my strawberry and spinach salad! Have a wonderful week!

  2. April, it sounds like you and your husband had a wonderful trip! Thank you for Hearth and Soul! 🙂

  3. Thanks so much for hosting April. That B&B looks gorgeous!! So glad you had a nice time! 🙂 Have a great week!

  4. Hi April,
    I just love keeping up with your travels, we love Bed and Breakfast and lovely Inn’s. Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  5. I think I have been to more places in England than the US. I have never been to CA’s wine country. Looks gorgeous. and I would love that sun shine and warm weather too. We are having a tough winter here in NY. Thanks so much for doing the party on vacation.

    • You could definitely use the sunshine after the winter you have had, Diane:-) I know what you mean, there are places in England I’ve never visited that everyone raves about – I’m working on remedying that bit by bit 🙂

  6. It looks like you’re having a great trip! 🙂
    This week I’m sharing an easy-to-throw-together beans and rice recipe!

    • We really have enjoyed ourselves, Christine. My husband has been working but we’ve had some really lovely time together as well. I look forward to your recipe – it sounds delish!

  7. I am so envious! What beautiful surroundings, back to “sunny” UK soon!

    • I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to be here, Vicky 🙂 We head back today – so I’m literally soaking up every last ray of sunshine that I can before heading to the airport!

  8. Thank you for hosting a great party 🙂 Have a wonderful week

  9. April,
    It looks like you’re having a great time. What a beautiful view of the vineyards! Wine tasting is so much fun! Thanks for hosting while you’re on your vacation. I hope blogging isn’t interfering with your enjoyment.

  10. I always wanted to visit Sonoma. It looks absolutely wonderful.

    Thank you for hosting this wonderful linky 🙂

  11. Beautiful! I love the woodstove in the bedroom.

  12. Looks like a lovely trip 🙂

    Thank you for featuring my Quinoa Loaf… thrilled to be in such good company!!

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