Hearth and Soul Blog Hop Link Party April 11

The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party
It’s time for our Hearth and Soul Blog Hop Link Party for the week of April 11th. We invite you to share all family-friendly posts as well as, of course, food from the hearth to feed your soul.

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. On Sunday, my husband and I rounded out what became a month of celebrations for our 25th wedding anniversary (never let it be said we do things by halves!) with a black tie dinner for some of our nearest and dearest at Phyllis Court Club. I can’t wait to share more of the flowers, food and fun from the party with you in a blog post soon. In the meantime, here’s a family photo I just can’t wait to share!

My husband, son and I at our black tie dinner

As you can see by our smiles, we all had a lot of fun!

Blueberries are coming into season in many parts of the world so this week I’ve shared a seasonal variation on my Raspberry Bakewell Tart Squares.

Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Square

My Lemon and Blueberry Bakewell Tart Squares have a lovely hit of lemon and lots of gorgeous blueberry flavour. The whole family will love them.

I hope you will be inspired by my features from last week’s hop (from top left, clockwise):Hearth and Soul Blog Hop Features April 11

Bake tasty Candy Cookies from Tampa Cake Girl

Make a pretty Spring Wreath with Julie’s Lifestyle

Travel with Nancy On The Home Front in Exploring Stowe, Vermont 

Enjoy Meal Planning Maven’s delicious family recipe for Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Squares

Save the day with Western New Yorker’s Child Travel Bin

Discover Hadia’s Lebanese Cuisine’s family recipe for her Mom’s Lebanese Moussaka

Please share your post(s) below. 

There’s no obligation but we’d love a link back in your post or for you to share our Hearth and Soul Blog Hop badge (code is in the sidebar). Social media shares are welcome too!

Please visit some other links and also follow your hosts! 

April Blog / Facebook / Twitter /Pinterest / Instagram / Google +.

Swathi Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Google+.

By linking to the hop you are giving permission for your properly credited posts and photographs to be featured here on AprilJHarris.com as well as in my newsletter and on social media. If you have any questions please contact me at april@apriljharris.com.

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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. Great picture of all of you April, you look so happy! Congratulations again on your anniversary, I hope you have a great week. Thanks for hosting!

  2. The lemon and blueberry tart looks so yummy! I’d like to try the recipe — but I’m not sure I can find lemon curd in my local grocery store. Is there something similar that I could use? Yogurt maybe?

    • Thank you, Nina! I’d substitute something with a jam or preserve like quality, I think. I’m worried yogurt might be too runny. Can you get lemon marmalade? Failing that, you can make lemon curd fairly easily. Ina Garten has a recipe on the Food Network site. Of course, making lemon curd from scratch makes the recipe a lot less quick and easy…Let me know how you get on and I’ll see if I can come up with any more ideas 🙂

  3. What a terrific photo and amazing celebration! Can’t wait to hear more, April. 🙂

    Today I’m sharing the complete March Muffin Madness roundup–22 awesome gluten-free recipes–and my favorite health breakfast cookies, Banana Coconut Breakfast Cookies.

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. Hi April,
    You have had a fantastic month of celebration, I have been keeping up with your travels. What wonderful memories you have for the next 25! Hope you have a great evening and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  5. What a beautiful family photo, April. Congratulations one more time on your 25th wedding anniversary. Thank you so much, for featuring my Mom’s moussaka. Have a great week ahead

  6. Happy Anniversary! 25 what a wonderful number. My husband and I will be celebrating our 20th this year. What a gorgeous place that you had the party and I love, love, the family picture.

  7. April, before I check out the new links, I have to check out your scrummy bakewell squares! We’ve always spread our anniversary out and called it our anniversary fortnight. We’ll have to try for an anniversary month next time to keep up with you! 😀

    • I hope you like the Bakewell Squares, Jean. My husband is always teasing me about my birthday fortnight 😉 We haven’t ever celebrated our anniversary for this long before but it sure was fun 🙂

  8. You and your family look like you had a wonderful celebration! 25 years is worthy of celebrating! Thanks for featuring my post on exploring Stowe, VT!
    – Nancy ( Nancy On The Home Front )

  9. Looking forward to hearing more about your wonderful celebration. The picture is lovely! Thanks for hosting this party as well. Best wishes for tasty dishes!

  10. Can’t wait to see the photos! Have a great week!

  11. Thanks for the fun April and thanks for the feature of the wreath I made! Have a wonderful week. 🙂
    Julie xo

  12. Hello beautiful! I love stopping by your party! Please take a moment and party with us. Our party goes until Friday. We Pin and tweet everything! Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  13. April, I just love seeing photos of your 25th Wedding Anniversary celebrations…you both look so happy and in love! Thank you ever so much for featuring my Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Squares at this week Hearth and Soul Hop. I hope lots of your readers have the chance to try our treasured family recipe made with healthier tweaks. I will be back to share more goodies a bit later. Have a lovely week!

  14. Thanks for hosting the party!

  15. Happy Anniversary dear April and many, many more! 🙂


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