Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party May 9 Edition

The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party
Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party for May 9th through 14th! We invite you to share all family-friendly posts as well as, of course, food from the hearth to feed your soul.

How are things in your corner of the world? There’s lots going on here as usual! To keep up to date, please do subscribe to my newsletter. Don’t miss last week’s issue – as well as great ideas and recipes, I share a short vlog about my favourite cookbooks of the moment.

This week I’ve been making (click on the pictures for the recipes):-

Easy Chutney and Bourbon Sauce

Apricot Pecan Quick Bread - an easy, fruit and nut studded, ginger spiked quick bread that isn't too sweet

Thank you to everyone who visited and shared last week. This week’s features include three delicious strawberry recipes and a post about King’s Day, one of The Netherlands’ National Holidays:

Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party Features Week of May 9th
Sweet and Spicy Kale Strawberry & Jalapeño Salsa
from Best of Long Island and Central Florida

Strawberry Magic Bars from Cook with Sara

Strawberry Banana Bars from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

King’s Day from Howling at the Moon

The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party

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April of AprilJHarris.com 
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Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen
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Article by April Harris

April has written 1282 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. Thanks for hosting another wonderful party April! Your Apricot Pecan Bread looks amazing!
    – Nancy ( Nancy On The Home Front )

  2. The apricot pecan quick bread looks delicious! I’m going to have to try that, especially as the name sounds like it will be an easy bake 🙂 Thanks for hosting!


  3. Hi April,
    Thanks so much for featuring my Strawberry Banana Bars, I sure hope you enjoy them. Have a great week and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  4. Your bread looks amazing! And look at all the strawberry treats! This week I’ve linked up 150 favorite brunch recipes (originally shared for Mother’s Day, but they work for any brunch–graduations, weddings, anniversaries, etc.) and while that sounds intimidating, 100 of those are brunch-worthy bread recipes via two roundups. Last, I’ve linked up my homemade Poppy Seed Salad Dressing, which is really easy to make and so tasty!

    Belated Happy Mother’s Day! Thanks so much for hosting and have a great week. 🙂

    • Happy Belated Mother’s Day to you too, Shirley! I’m excited about both your posts. Brunch is becoming so much more popular here in the UK, I’m always on the lookout for new recipes and I love poppy seed anything!

  5. Thank you for featuring my post about King’s Day!!

  6. Thank you so much for featuring the Strawberry Salsa!

  7. Hey April, great features. Thank you for your kind host. Enjoy this so much.

  8. Hello beautiful! I love stopping by your party each week. Please take a moment to stop by our party that goes until Friday at 7 pm. We pin and tweet everything! Have a beautiful day! Lou Lou Girls

  9. Hi April, I have added vegan meringue this week. Thanks for the party dear.

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

  11. Thanks for hosting the party! We’d love it if you and your friends joined us this week for Funtastic Friday. We pin and socialize all features.

  12. Ruby Corman says:

    Hi April ,
    Your recipes look delicious ! I can’t wait to try the bourbon chutney , I’ve developed a real love for it on all my trips to England and always bring some back to Canada with me . ( Speaking of England , I’m listening to my classical radio station and they’re playing the theme song to ” Downton Abbey , love that show !) I’m having problems with my computer , I haven’t been able to access my email or Facebook for a few weeks now so I can only look at Facebook not make any comments . Such a pain , I’m trying to figure it out . Have a great week ! Ruby .

    • Thank you so much, Ruby 🙂 I’m sorry to hear about your computer. That is a pain – it sounds really odd as well. If it was just Facebook I might say there was something weird going on with your account but if it’s the email too, that doesn’t make sense. I’m sorry I can’t be more help. It’s lovely of you to comment here though – I love getting comments on my posts! Hope you have a great week too 🙂 x

  13. Thanks for the party April. Hope you’ve been having a good week.

    Anne xx

  14. April, thank you so much for hosting. You and Swathi do an amazing job. Your apricot pecan loaf looks like something I need to put at the top of my must-make list!


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