The Hearth and Soul Hop November 17

The Hearth and Soul Hop
Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop, the blog hop for family and comfort food recipes, healthy, sustainable living posts, homemaking, gardening, family, kids, crafts and DIY. Encouraging and inspiring posts are very welcome too.

This week finds me in California again. I always enjoy the sunshine, great food, friendly people and the shopping. My husband and I spent Saturday in beautiful San Francisco and enjoyed lunch at one of our favourite vintage diners Sears. We’ve also been enjoying our favourite restaurants on Santana Row. It’s lovely to see all the Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations too. Speaking of Thanksgiving, if you are looking for a delicious stuffing recipe, my Thanksgiving Stuffing is a real family favourite.

This week I’m featuring some holiday themed posts including a great gift packaging idea, a delicious salad full of memories and a healthier version of green bean casserole.

The Hearth and Soul HopMason Jar Gift Bags Tutorial from Yesterfood

The Hearth and Soul HopHoliday Ambrosia from New South Charm

The Hearth and Soul HopNot Your Mama’s Green Bean Casserole from Tampa Cake Girl

Thank you so much to everyone who visited and shared last week! On with the hop!

I can’t wait to see what you all have to share this week!

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

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Guidelines –

*Please share up to three posts only*

Please link directly to your post – not to your home page.

Please include a link back to one of the hop hosts through worded link or a badge (code is in the sidebar) and/or follow us on social media.

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Article by April Harris

April has written 1286 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 for including my Mason Jar Gift Bags in your features this week- they were so much fun to design and make! Thank you for hosting Hearth and Soul- sharing! 🙂

  2. Many thanks for hosting today, April! Hope your Tuesday is fabulous.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  3. Thank you for the party, April !

  4. Diane Balch says:

    What a wonderful time of year to be in CA… enjoy the beautiful weather…and wine. Thank you for the party.

  5. Hi April

    Thank you for hosting! I shared my vegetable pot pie recipe today!

    Hope you have a lovely week!

  6. Thanks so much for hosting a great party. Enjoy your time in San Francisco.

  7. G’day Thx for hosting such a great party April…pinned shared
    Hope you and your friends will join us for our #SayGdayParty on Saturday our time!
    Cheers! Joanne

    • Thank you so much, Joanne! And thank you for the invitation, I will try to get to the #SayGdayParty this week – am travelling back home to the UK on Saturday but hopefully the time zones will be in my favour 🙂

  8. Hello April. Thanks for the link party! Hope you’re having a lovely week 🙂


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