Best Places to Have Afternoon Tea in London

It would have been more appropriate to entitle this piece ‘My Favourite Places to Have Afternoon Tea in London So Far’. There are a lifetime’s worth of great places to have afternoon tea in London, each with their own particular charm. These are the best of the many I have visited up to now.  Some Read More…

Home and Family Ideas with The Hearth & Soul Link Party

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party! Home and family ideas feature this week, along with anything else that feeds your soul! At The Hearth and Soul Link Party, posts about anything that feeds your soul are welcome – from family, home, decorating, crafts and DIY to travel, organisation, book reviews, the arts and Read More…

Blackberry Apple Cake Recipe

My Blackberry Apple Cake is a lightly spiced cake is studded with fresh blackberries and topped with red-skinned apples baked to tender perfection. Crisp, sweet apples and tart, tangy blackberries are a classic combination. My Blackberry Apple Cake showcases this pairing at its best. The moist, lightly spiced cake is studded with fresh blackberries and topped Read More…

Salads and Sightseeing at The Hearth and Soul Link Party

The Hearth and Soul Link Party is back! We’re returning with salads and sightseeing features this week. At The Hearth and Soul Link Party, posts about anything that feeds your soul are welcome – from family, home, decorating, crafts and DIY to travel, organisation, book reviews, the arts and self improvement. And of course, food Read More…

Vegan Pad Thai Recipe

Fresh veggies, a tasty sauce and comforting noodles make this Vegan Pad Thai a treat any day of the week! Pin this recipe for later I first published this recipe back as a Meatless Monday feature back in 2015, and it is still a family favourite. With a mild but flavourful sauce, fresh, lightly cooked, Read More…

Easy No Bake Lime Cheesecake

A quick, elegant dessert that takes less than 30 minutes to put together, my Easy No Bake Lime Cheesecake makes entertaining a breeze. Your guests will never guess just how easy this elegant Easy No Bake Lime Cheesecake is to make – unless you decide to share the delicious secret with them. The work of less Read More…

Strawberry and Walnut Salad with Walnut Balsamic Vinaigrette

As the weather warms up, I find myself craving salads, especially the light, fruity variety like this Strawberry and Walnut Salad with Walnut Balsamic Vinaigrette. The sweet juicy strawberries are the perfect foil to the mild chicken and avocado and walnuts add a lovely crunch. Don’t miss out! Become a subscriber to keep up to date & Read More…

Highclere Castle – The Real Downton Abbey

The history of the real Downton Abbey – Highclere Castle near Newbury – is every bit as exciting as the much-loved television series. Not only that, but the real life characters who lived here at Highclere Castle were every bit as interesting. The best thing is, you can actually come and see the real Downton Abbey Read More…

Taking Time Out At The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Summer is perfect for taking time out. With (hopefully) warmer weather and longer days, it feels like there’s a bit more space to relax and just be.   Please note – The Hearth and Soul Link Party will be taking time out (2 weeks) for a summer break.  The Hearth and Soul Link Party will Read More…

Baked Cod with a Sautéed Veggie Topping

My Baked Cod with a Sautéed Veggie Topping is fresh, colourful, bursting with flavour, and it’s good for you too! Fresh, delicious, lightly sautéed vegetables sit atop tender fillets of cod in my Baked Cod with Sautéed Veggies recipe. If you need a quick, easy, good for you dinner that takes very little time to Read More…