The Hearth and Soul Hop Linky February 23

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Welcome to the February 23rd edition of The Hearth and Soul Hop Linky Party, the link party for all things home and family – family and comfort food recipes, healthy, sustainable living posts, homemaking, gardening, kids, crafts and DIY. We also love encouraging and inspiring posts!

It’s a really busy time in our home again but we are making sure to take time out for some fun stuff too! We enjoyed My Best Pancake Recipe on Shrove Tuesday and celebrated Chinese New Year with my healthier recipe for Sweet and Sour Chicken. This weekend we visited friends in Buckinghamshire. The weather was a bit changeable but England has a strange and wonderful beauty even in the coldest, dampest of weather.

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I’m really grateful not to have all the snow so many of you do. I grew up in Canada so can I definitely empathise –  the seemingly endless snow and bone-numbing cold can become wearing very quickly! Here’s hoping spring arrives very soon!

Thank you so much to all of you for visiting and sharing last week! Today I’m featuring:-

Scone with Homemade Clotted Cream
How to Make Clotted Cream
by Jean of Delightful Repast. I had no idea you could make clotted cream at home. It’s incredibly popular here in the UK – an essential part of a proper cream tea – so I found this post absolutely fascinating.

Gluten Free Vegan Mini Eclairs

Audrey of Unconventional Baker really put her heart and soul into developing her Gluten-Free Vegan Mini-Eclairs. These little beauties are even free of refined sugar and are probably as close as you will ever get to an eclair that is actually good for you!

Family Tree for Adoptive Families

I was really taken with the Adoption and Family Tree Free Printable for Kids from Paula of Thrifty Momma’s Tips. Paula shares a traditional family tree printable as well as a family tree printable with multiple coloured leaves so that adoptive families can include birth families, foster families and adoptive families in the family tree.

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

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

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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. Thank you April for the party 🙂
    The photo is absolutely beautiful – what a great place!

  2. Thanks for the party again.
    As you have mentioned Canada, this year weather here is Calgary is very nice compared to other places in Canada.

    • Hi Sadhna, I’m glad you are having better weather in Calgary. I have never been to Calgary but my cousin lived there for a while and said it was lovely! Thank you for visiting and sharing 🙂

  3. Thank you for hosting, April! The picture is so beautiful!

  4. Thanks for hosting April!

  5. Thanks so much for hosting, April! I’m new here this week and followed you via Pinterest and Instagram! Thanks again for hosting :).

  6. Hi April,
    We are having a hard winter here, presently we are iced in and expecting snow next week, but we are so grateful to get the moisture. Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  7. Hi, April. That is a beautiful picture. We may actually get ice tomorrow–schools and work have closed as a precaution. We just don’t do winter weather here!
    Thank you for hosting.

  8. Thank you for the party, April !

  9. I agree England is a beautiful place! Thanks for the party! Have a good week!
    – Nancy
    On The Home Front

  10. I do hope to see England someday!

  11. Hi April! Thanks for hosting this lovely party and for featuring my recipes today!

  12. Happy New Year… it’s still very cold here. No Spring in sight.

  13. Thank you, April! 🙂

  14. love the pond photo, and taking time with family…thank you for hosting.

  15. Hi April

    I can’t believe we’re nearly in March! I’m looking forward to some warmer weather now! It’s still minus ridiculous in Canada though!

    Have a lovely week x

    • I know exactly what you mean, Vicky, the year seems to be hurtling by. It really is cold in Canada this year – my cousins have had tons of snow too! Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a lovely week too 🙂

  16. Thanks so much for sharing my mini-eclairs, April! I appreciate that you appreciated my journey with those little cuties 🙂 They’ve been a true labor of love, to say the least 😉


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