Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party Easter Monday

The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party
Welcome to the Easter Monday edition of the Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party! The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party is the link party for all things home and family – family and comfort food recipes, healthy and sustainable living posts, homemaking, gardening, kids, crafts and DIY. We love thought provoking, encouraging and inspiring posts too.

I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend or if you celebrate Passover that it is going well. Good Friday and Easter Monday are ‘Bank Holidays’ in England so many of us have enjoyed a four day weekend. My husband and I were in Christchurch, on the south coast of England, from Thursday to Saturday. We attended our friends’ wedding in a beautiful hotel and had an absolutely wonderful time.

Sunday was spent celebrating Easter with family and today we’ve been driving through country lanes with the roof down.

Hearth and Soul Hop Guy & April at Grey's Court
We stopped at Grey’s Court and Nuffield Place, two stunning National Trust properties. I’ve written about Grey’s Court before and there is a post on Nuffield Place coming soon!

Last Minute Bread Machine Easter Bread
Last week I shared a Last Minute Easter Bread – which actually makes a delicious all year round fruit bread too. It’s super easy (made in the bread machine) and tastes especially lovely toasted.

Giada at The Cromwell, Las Vegas
You can take a peek into Giada de Laurentiis’ first restaurant, Giada Vegas, and read about our wonderful dining experience there in my post Giada at the Cromwell, Las Vegas.

Today I’m featuring:-

Hearth and Soul Hop Tarte a la Bouille
A traditional Old Fashioned Cajun Tarte à la Bouille from Michelle of Ms. enPlace. I love reading about different food traditions and Michelle’s tart looks scrumptious! It reminds me a little of the Custard Tarts we have here in the UK but with a Cajun twist.

Hearth and Soul Hop Grilled Lemon Vinaigrette
Grilled Lemon and Basil Vinaigrette from Janette of Culinary Ginger. This flavourful vinaigrette uses lots of fresh herbs and grilled lemons for a fabulous flavour.

Hearth and Soul Hop Carrot Cake
and a delicious Old Fashioned Carrot Cake from Arlene of Flour on My Face. I always love vintage recipes and Arlene’s Carrot Cake looks fantastic.

Okay, on with the Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party!

The Hearth and Soul Hop Linky party is co-hosted by me, April of AprilJHarris.com and Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen.

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Article by April Harris

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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. April,
    Thanks for hosting the party. Hope you had a lovely Easter.

  2. Hi April,
    Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter and thanks so much for the awesome party!
    Miz Helen

  3. Thank you for the party, April! I love hearing about your trips, and your features are wonderful! I hope you have a great week! 🙂

  4. Glad to hear you had a nice Easter. I didn’t cook. We went to an Italian restaurant. it was fun and a nice break.

  5. Hi April,
    Happy Easter and thanks again for the party.

  6. What a great surprise–thank you for featuring my tart. I’m glad you didn’t hold my pastry making temper against me!

    Hope you enjoyed the drive. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day.
    Thank you for hosting!

    • It’s a pleasure, Michelle. Your tart is lovely! And I couldn’t hold your pastry making temper against you – I have a pastry making temper from time to time too 😉

  7. Hello gorgeous! I love your party, thanks for hosting! I would appreciate it if you would stop by our party. That would be so amazing! Lou Lou Girls

  8. I really want to visit Vegas someday! I hope you have a wonderful week!

  9. Looks like you had a wonderful Easter! This week I’ve shared my recipe for super easy gluten free dumpling soup. Thanks for hosting, April 🙂

    • I really did, Danielle! Hope you did too 🙂 Dumplings are so comforting – I’ll be interested to see the gluten free version in your post. Everyone needs comfort food!

  10. I hope you had a great Easter, April! Thank you for hosting!

  11. Thank you for hosting this great party April and look forward to seeing you on Saturday! Pinned and shared

  12. April, that’s a lovely loaf, must check it out! Just linked my homemade Sourdough English Muffins (#77). Hope you like them.


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