Summer Entertaining from The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party! With a very special Canada Day and The 4th of July approaching I’ve got summer entertaining on my mind – so this week’s features are all about fun with family and friends.

The Hearth and Soul Link Party where we welcome posts about anything 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 self improvement. And of course, food from the hearth to feed your soul is a real favourite here too!

Our visit to the gorgeous Elizabethan stately home, Burghley House, last weekend was wonderful. I’ll be sharing a post about it in the next couple of days so please do watch this space! Click here for a sneak preview!!

The UK summer ‘season’ has started and there’s all sorts of fun to be had! We were too busy to attend Royal Ascot this year, but we will be at The Henley Regatta this week, and The Henley Festival next week. Wimbledon is coming up too. It’s a very busy and exciting time of the year for us.

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Last week I shared a post about The Queen’s favourite summer horse racing meeting. Royal Ascot is an iconic British summer event full of fashion, food and glamour, a fun event to visit whether you are a fan of horse racing or not.

Salade Frisée aux Lardons - a classic French starter or main dish salad with bacon and poached egg

I also shared memories of one of our favourite Paris restaurants and its recipes – including this easy Salade Frisée aux Lardons. It’s perfect for summer entertaining. Crispy bits of bacon (lardons) are fried and used to garnish a lightly dressed salad topped with poached eggs. As the egg yolk drips into the lettuce it becomes part of the dressing. The contrast of this with the salty tang of the bacon makes this one of my favourite salads in the whole wide world.

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Summer Entertaining Features

Summer Entertaining from The Hearth and Soul Link Party where everyone is welcome to share blog posts about anything that feeds your soul.

Thank you so much to everyone who supports Hearth and Soul by visiting and sharing! This week’s featured posts (from top left, clockwise):

Refreshing Rose Sangria from Pam at Grey is the New Black

Truly delightful Coronation Chicken Tea Sandwiches from Jean at Delightful Repast

Antipasto Kabobs – a flavourful, easy to eat appetizer from Nancy at On the Home Front

A special shoutout to Ramona of Create with Joy for The Friendship Friday party – another great place to connect with other bloggers and share blog posts

And patriotic Red White and Blue Cherry Almond Cookies for 4th of July from Tracey at The Kitchen is My Playground. (Just use red and white frosting for Canada Day cookies!)

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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. Woohoo! I’m kind of excited to be the first to arrive at this week’s party! Thank you once again for hosting, and have a great week everyone!

  2. April,
    I never heard of a poached egg on a salad but it sounds delicious! Thanks for hosting another great party!
    – Nancy ( Nancy On The Home Front )

  3. April, thank you so much for featuring my Coronation Chicken Tea Sandwiches! AND for hosting every week. I’ll be back for the house tour and the Regatta, etc – love hearing about your adventures!

  4. Hi April,
    Thanks for another great party- I look forward to it every week for new recipes and ideas.

  5. Thank you for another great party, April!

  6. Hi April,
    We love the races and I am sure that Ascot would be a fantastic place to be. I love your salad and Jeans Coronation Chicken Tea Sandwiches. I am sharing a Retro Strawberry Ice Box Dessert, and 7 Season Mixes for Roasted Potatoes, along with my weekly meal plan. Have a great week and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

    • I am sure you would love Ascot, Miz Helen! Thank you so much for the compliment, and for sharing such delicious recipes. As you know I adore vintage recipes 🙂 Thank you so much for your support of Hearth and Soul. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  7. Thanks for the party April. Hope your week is wonderful.

  8. Thank you for a fun party. I hope you have a great week!

  9. Thanks for the feature!! I love all your photos of your activities on Instagram!

  10. I love that you share your English happenings here — and thanks for the wide open door of hospitality each week.

  11. Thanks for another great party, April! Have a lovely week.

  12. Thanks so much April for featuring Friendship Friday at your awesome party – I hope you’re having a wonderful week! 🙂


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