Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party April 4 Edition

The Hearth and Soul Hop Linky Party
It’s time for the Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party! Welcome! We invite you to share all family-friendly posts as well as, of course, food from the hearth to feed your soul.

I’ve been back in the kitchen and I’ve got some lovely recipes to share with you over the next few weeks. The first is a recipe for these “little sugar-coated pillows of goodness”.

Lemon Ginger Crinkle Cookies

The crunchy, sugar-coated exterior of my Lemon and Ginger Crinkle Cookies gives way to a soft, almost cake-like interior, making them very hard to resist!

As you know, my family and I love to travel, and a few years ago we visited Athens, Greece. It was an awesome trip, and fulfilled my life-long dream to see the Acropolis.

The Acropolis - Flavors of Modern Greece

In The Flavor of Modern Greece I share how our visit changed the way I cook and some of the recipes I have developed because of it. There are also some foodie highlights of our trip including some lovely restaurants!

Thank you to everyone who visited and shared with the Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party last week. Today I am featuring (clockwise from top left):

Hearth and Soul Features April 4

Make Your Own Baking Mix from Oak Hill Homestead

Slow Cooker Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Peppers & a Weekly Menu Plan from Simple Living and Eating

Word of the Day from Grandma Ideas

Fast and Healthy Breakfast Meals That Aren’t Cereal from Parental Journey

Okay, it’s time for the Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party! 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 Hop badge (code is in the sidebar).

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. Thank you for the party,April!
    many greetings to you

  2. Good evening April and thank you for hosting this party 🙂

  3. Oh my, your lemon cookies look scrumptious April, lemon is so appealing this time of year. Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

  4. Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  5. April, thank you for featuring my post Make Your Own Baking Mix!

    We lived in a suburb of Athens for two years and could just barely see the Acropolis from our kitchen window. Great memories!

  6. The Acropolis is an amazing place, so important in the history of Western Civilization. I need to go back. I was too young to really appreciate it when I visited. Thank you so much for featuring my Slow Cooker Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Peppers.

    • It’s a pleasure, Diane. It is a long climb to the top of the Acropolis – I can imagine if you were younger it might not seem nearly as exciting! I hope you get a chance to go back soon 🙂

  7. Thank you for hosting, April. Have a great week ahead.

  8. Thanks for hosting April! Hope your week is off to a great start!

  9. Thanks for the party April. Lemon and Ginger…interesting. I am going to check that out. Have a great week!

  10. Thank you so much for featuring my word of the day! You are so sweet.

    Your cookie recipe looks yummy. I’m going to have to try it. I love lemon flavored things!

    • It’s a pleasure! It reminded me of something one of my teachers used to do when I was in primary school – it was such a great way to learn vocabulary! Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop, Nina 🙂

  11. What an incredible meal that must have been looking out at the Acropolis! I love you sharing what you learned about cooking from your trip to Greece. Must make a gluten-free version of your Lemon and Ginger Crinkle Cookies!

    This week I’ve linked up two recipes, Flourless Magical Muffins and the recipe I adapted, Sneaky Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins. All part of March Muffin Madness which ends tonight!

    Have a good week, April!

    • It really was, Shirley! It was one of those things I’ll remember forever 🙂 I’d love it if you would make a gluten free version of my cookies – please do let me know if you get round to it so I can share them! I’m interested to see your recipes – both sound amazing! I hope you have a lovely week as well, Shirley 🙂

  12. Thanks for hosting the party and have a nice week April. :0)

  13. Hi April, thanks for the party!

  14. Good Morning April, I love the food from Greece and as I lived on the Island of Cyprus for many years, I am looking forward to reading your post about the flavours of Greece.
    I love the combination of Lemon and Ginger and I often use them to make lemon and ginger tea.
    Enjoy your day. I hope you are enjoying better weather than we are, here in the north of England, as the wind is blowing a hooley and its very cold.
    Best Wishes

    • Hello Daphne, I was interested to read that you lived in Cyprus! I hope that you enjoy the post. We had a lovely day today, a bit cool but sunny. Here’s hoping the wind lets up soon! Thank you for visiting and sharing 🙂 Have a lovely week!

  15. Hello Gorgeous! Thank you for hosting! I hope you get a chance to swing by our party that goes until Friday @7 pm. We pin and tweet everything! Lou Lou Girls

  16. Lemon and ginger cookies are tempting. Thanks for giving us the chance to share our recipes and getting new ideas from other recipes.

  17. Thanks for the party April. Hope you’re having a great week.

    Anne xx

  18. April, can’t wait to try your lemon ginger crinkle cookies with a nice cuppa tea!

  19. Thank you so much to you and Swathi for hosting another fantastic Hearth and Soul Hop April! Wow, you sure have been a busy bee! I can’t wait to try your yummy Lemon Ginger Crinkle Cookies and explore your Flavors of Modern Greece post further. I am already so intrigued by what I’ve read as my hubbie and are hoping to visit there one day. Today, I’m sharing my Mediterranean Couscous which would be a lovely addition to any spring or Mother’s Day dinner. I have also brought by my Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Squares which is a long time family favorite made healthier with a few tweaks! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks again to both of for all your hard work and support

    • Thank you so much Linda for visiting and sharing and for your support of the hop. Your Mediterranean Couscous sounds lovely and I sure do like the sound of those Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Squares! I hope you have a lovely weekend as well 🙂

  20. Thanks for the invite to another great party! I stopped by and linked up three of my favorites this week – Moroccaan Chicken Stew, Baked French Toast with Strawberry Jam and a delicious Grilled Salad with Creamy Apple Cider Vinaigrette


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