Exciting News at The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Welcome! I have exciting news! The Hearth and Soul Link Party is getting a bright new look! Over the next week or so I’ll be rolling out new logos and branding for The Hearth and Soul Link Party. I’ve been working with Laura of Pixel Me Designs, and she has developed some great new branding Read More…

Banana Streusel Muffins with Flaxseed

If you love healthier muffins as much as I do you will love my Banana Streusel Muffins with Flaxseed! One of my favourite breakfasts is muffins. I love that you can pack so much flavour – and even nutrition – in such a delicious little package. I’m always trying to sneak the nutritious stuff into muffins. Read More…

An Occasional Vegetarian – The Easy Way to Eat Less Meat

Want to cut back on the amount of meat you eat but not give it up entirely? Consider becoming an occasional vegetarian! I’ve always felt a bit uncomfortable about eating meat, and I was vegetarian for a period of time. However never eating meat just didn’t work for me long term, so I decided to reduce Read More…

Expand Your Horizons with The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party where this week it’s all about how to expand your horizons – in terms of travel, your home, and even your cooking! At The Hearth and Soul Link Party, posts about anything that feeds your soul are welcome – from family, home, decorating, crafts and DIY to Read More…

Raspberry Bakewell Tart Squares

My Raspberry Bakewell Tart Squares are a tasty, easy to make twist on a traditional British teatime treat. If you love raspberry and almond, and sweet, tender cake on a simple pastry base, you will love my Raspberry Bakewell Tart Squares. The History of Raspberry Bakewell Tart Squares I used to live not all that Read More…

Quick and Easy Crab Melts

My Quick and Easy Crab Melts are seriously delicious and oh so versatile. They are great for a light lunch or brunch with some chips or a salad, or you can cut them into small slices or squares and serve as appetizers, on a buffet, or at a cocktail party. Perfect for warmer days when you Read More…

Greys Court – A Charming Tudor Country House

It’s immediately apparent when you walk through the front door of Greys Court that this is a stately home with soul. The Brunner family came to Greys Court in 1937 and raised four boys there. You can imagine children running through the halls, and almost hear the echoes of a door slam as they run out into Read More…

Mother’s Day Ideas from The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Hello and welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party! Today I’m featuring Mother’s Day Ideas to inspire you for this weekend’s celebrations. 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 Read More…

5 Healthy Eating Tips That Helped Me Lose Over 30 Pounds

My Top 5 Healthy Eating Tips is the first in a series of posts in which I’m sharing how I lost over 30 pounds and became fitter and stronger than I have ever been. None of these posts should be considered medical advice. Always consult your doctor before making changes to your diet or beginning Read More…

Baked Overnight Oatmeal with Rhubarb and Almonds

My Baked Overnight Oatmeal with Rhubarb and Almonds is an easy, make ahead recipe the whole family – even those who don’t like porridge – will love! How do I know? My name is April and I detest porridge. No, detest is not too strong a word. I’ve always wanted to like porridge because I love the Read More…