October Inspiration from The Hearth and Soul Link Party

The Hearth and Soul Link Party where we welcome posts about anything that feeds your soul
Hello from Ontario and welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party. I’m sharing lots of October Inspiration this week to celebrate the season of harvest, pumpkins, fall fruits and Halloween!

Please join in The Hearth and Soul Link Party by sharing posts about everything from home and family life, recipes, decorating, crafts, and DIY to travel, book reviews, self improvement and more in the linky at the bottom of this post. We welcome posts about anything that feeds the soul! 

I’m just at the end of a holiday in Ontario, Canada, where we have been catching up with family and friends. It has been a lovely, restorative time. My husband and I are just enjoying a couple of days at beautiful Langdon Hall in Cambridge before we head home. I’m working on a blog post about Langdon Hall as we speak, and I’m excited to share it with you soon. It’s our fourth visit to this Relais and Chateaux Hotel so I’ve got lots of photos to share too!

One of things I love about travel is the joy of coming home. I can’t wait to get back in the kitchen!  I’ll definitely be making comforting dishes like this one:

Traditional British Beef and Ale Stew on AprilJHarris.com

My Beef and Ale Stew is a traditional British dish that the whole family will love. It’s easy to make and smells amazing while it’s cooking too!

After all the lovely hotels we have stayed in, I’m feeling inspired to freshen up my home for fall as well.

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October Inspiration Features

October Inspiration from The Hearth and Soul Link Party where we welcome you to share blog posts about anything that feeds the soul

October inspiration features from top left, clockwise:

Upcycle old sweaters & get ahead with holiday gifting with these sweet Little House Lavender Bags from Sum of Their Stories.

Try a wonderful new dish for entertaining with this Pork Tenderloin with Peach Basil Gastrique from Cooking on the Ranch.

Enjoy icing on the inside with these tempting Carrot Cake Muffins Filled With Cream Cheese from Oh My Heartsie Girl.

Bake gluten free deliciously with Meal Planning Maven’s Honey Kissed Apple Snack Cake.

Make a fun Halloween decoration frugally. Learn How to Make $2 Pumpkins from Coffee Filters with Dazzle While Frazzled.

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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. Hilary Sanderson says:

    🙂 Just checked to see if you were in Cambridge, UK or Cambridge, Canada!

  2. Have a wonderful day, April!

  3. Thank you for featuring my Coffee Filter Pumpkin. Much appreciated!

  4. It is always a pleasure to link up with you. Thank you for all you do to bring bloggers together. I invite you to join me at #OverTheMoon, #WonderfuWednesday and #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Have a great week!

  5. Hi April,
    Your Steak and Ale Stew looks delicious, it is very chilly here today so it would be perfect. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  6. Those lavender bags are adorable! We’re finally getting some chillier days and nights but it’s still going to warm up later this week. I’m not complaining because we’re still getting to camp comfortably. 🙂

    This week I’m linking up my updated post with the best gluten-free biscuit and roll recipes–so many amazing ones–and my easy crustless gluten-free pecan pie (I like both easy and crustless pies).

    Hope you’ve had a great trip to Canada, April!

    • I had a wonderful trip, thank you, Shirley 🙂 Your recipes sound fantastic – and I’m intrigued by the crustless gluten-free pecan pie! I look forward to visiting your posts. Have a lovely week ahead!

  7. Thanks for the party! Have a lovely week!

  8. Hi April,
    My daughter is soon to be headed to Toronto. How is the weather? It sounds like a great trip!

    • Hi Helen, It has been much warmer than average – we had temperatures in the low seventies! However I think it’s turning cooler now. It was quite autumnal the last few days we were there. Have a lovely week!

  9. I love following your travels on Instagram and Facebook!!

  10. This time of year definitely calls for the soup pot to come back onto the stove. I made a fish chowder yesterday, and it was glorious.

  11. Thanks for the party dear.
    I am hosting My Legume Love Affair”MLLA” which is an ongoing blog party from last nine years.All are welcome, Please share your vegetarian and vegan legume recipes.Check the guidelines here-http://herbsspicesandtradition.blogspot.ca/2017/10/hosting-my-legume-love-affair-mlla-112.html

  12. Oh the carrot cake muffins look so delicious!

  13. Thank you April for featuring my Carrot Cake stuffed muffins this week I appreciate it!!! Thank you too for hosting and always stopping by my #omhgww and #omhgff parties.
    Wishing you great adventures in your travels. Always enjoy your trips on Instagram!!
    Have a fabulous week!

  14. Thanks for the great party, April! Have a fabulous day.

  15. Thanks for hosting the fun April and have a nice week.

  16. April, I am loving all the fall goodness you have been sharing and am so appreciative to you for featuring my Honey-Kissed Apple Snack Cake at this week’s Hearth and Soul Link Party! his week I have brought by my Roasted Moroccan-Spiced Carrots which are both elegant and easy to make. Have a lovely rest of the week and many thanks as always for all your hard work and generosity.

    • Thank you so much, Linda, and it’s my pleasure! Your carrots sound like something we will love – I’m looking forward to seeing the recipe. Thank you so much for all your wonderful support as well. Have a lovely week!

  17. Hi April!

    Thank you for hosting! I saw all your lovely pictures from your visit to Canada! So glad you had a nice time with your family!

    Have a great night,

  18. I’m so happy to meet you through Create With Joy! How exciting to see all these new projects too!

  19. Hello April! I had never heard of that stew before. I will indeed save this. Greatful to find it today at the Friendship Friday!

  20. April, thank you for hosting. I’m late to the party, but I want to get the word out about my tea giveaway every way I can. Spreading the tea love! 🙂 I love Ontario – and you were there at such a lovely time of year!

    • No worries, better late than not at all, Jean 😉 Will share your giveaway for sure. It really was a beautiful time of year to be in Ontario. I’m so grateful we had such a lovely visit.

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