The Hearth and Soul Hop Linky February 16

The Hearth and Soul Hop
Welcome to the February 16th edition of The Hearth and Soul Hop Linky, the linky party for all things home and family – family and comfort food recipes, healthy, sustainable living posts, homemaking, gardening, kids, crafts and DIY. Encouraging and inspiring posts are very welcome too.

Red Roses for Valentine's Day

I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day weekend. Both my husband and son had the day off on Friday so we enjoyed a lovely family lunch at our favourite local Italian restaurant, Nino’s Trattoria Italiana. Then on Saturday my husband and I visited mimi spa for some pampering and essential maintenance. Sunday was a family day and included lots of relaxing and a lovely long walk as well as roast chicken and apple pie for supper.

Valentines Day Desserts
Speaking of Valentine’s Day, last week I blogged about some Last Minute Valentine’s Day Desserts – but actually they are great desserts for anytime – St Clement’s Custard or Easy Fruit Brûlée anyone?

Today I’m featuring three foodie posts:-

Beef Pot Pies by YesterfoodCute and comforting Beef Pot Pies from Joy at Yesterfood

Mango Shrimp SaladA refreshing Shrimp Salad with Tarragon, Mango and Grape from Diane at Simple Living and Eating

Island Shrimp Salsaand another shrimp recipe – Island Shrimp Salsa from Jan at Frugal in Florida.

Thank you so much to all of you for visiting and sharing last week! On with the 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 1280 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. April, thank you so much for including my Little Beef Pot Pies in your features this week- what a wonderful surprise! I always enjoy Hearth and Soul- thank you for hosting!

    • I am so glad you are pleased, Joy! Your Little Beef Pot Pies are so cute and look so tasty plus they really did bring back memories! Thank you for being a part of Hearth and Soul 🙂

  2. Thanks for the party, April! Sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine’s day. We’re all Mardi Gras over here!

  3. Hi April. Sounds like you had very special Valentine’s Day! Your Apple/Pecan cake looks super moist and delicious! The maple glaze sounds like the perfect icing on the cake! Thank you for hosting!

  4. Hi April,
    I saw your lovely roses on the social network, they are just beautiful! Looks like you had a fantastic Valentine Day and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  5. I was glad to see your linky party… I am new to it… I am following you on Pinterest, Google+ and Facebook. 🙂

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful Valentine’s Weekend! Thanks for a lovely party too!
    – Nancy
    On The Home Front

  7. Thank you so much April for featuring my shrimp salad. This week I brought recipes inspired from all over world: Brazil, Algeria and France…enjoy.

  8. Thank you for the party, April !

  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

  10. You’re Valentine’s day sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for hosting. Have a great week, April!

  11. Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my creamy chicken enchilada casserole—an allergy-friendly creamy Tex-Mex treat and a use up for chip crumbs! I hope you’ll visit my new Corn-free Everyday link party also.

  12. Hi April,
    Thanks for hosting again, you help bloggers to share our recipe, I really appreciate all your work for hosting party like this. This week I have linked “Lentil stuffed bell pepper” post, which I am also sending for a competition, this is the link-
    Please like/pin it.

    • Hi Sadhna, It’s my pleasure, I’m so glad you enjoy the party 🙂 Your stuffed bell peppers sound lovely. I will look forward to visiting your post and I will like and repin it too. Thank you for the link 🙂

  13. Looks like you had a great Valentine’s day with your family, April! Thank you for hosting!

  14. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend, April! I spent the weekend in good company too, with my husband and some visiting friends. Sharing a few of the treats we all enjoyed over here 🙂

  15. Aw, thanks for featuring my Island Shrimp Salad … and of course, for hosting yet another week! There looks to be some pretty yummy links this week to check out!

  16. April, my link (#103) is something a bit different, How to Make Clotted Cream. Not “mock” clotted cream, this is the real deal!


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