The Hearth and Soul Hop


A warm welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop, the blog hop for recipes that share food from the hearth to feed your soul, as well as articles about healthy living, real food, slow food, foraging, herbal remedies, local food, sustainable food, organics, gardening or any healthy eating information written in a positive and loving light.

There were some wonderful posts shared last week. My highlights from visitors to hop contributors include some serious comfort food:

home made poutine

Caramelized Onion Duck Fat Baked Poutine from Gastronomical Sovereignty

Philly Cheesesteak Peppers from Frugal in Florida

Philly Cheesesteak Peppers from Frugal in Florida

Honey Bee Cake from YesterfoodHoney Bee Cake from Yesterfood

Please link posts that clearly fit The Hearth and Soul Mission using the linky tools below.

Link directly to your post, not to your home page. Please link back to one of the hop hosts – through text link or a badge – within your linked post.

The hop hosts include:

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers

Judy of Savoring Today

Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen

and me, April of The 21st Century Housewife.

The linky will stay open from midnight Tuesday Eastern Standard Time to midnight Thursday Eastern Standard Time. Please share the hop badge below to help promote the hop.

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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. Hi April

    Hope you’ve had a lovely Easter. I’ve shared a recipe for stuffed peppers this week.

    Thank you for hocting


  2. Good morning April and here’s hoping you have enjoyed a wonderful Easter. My posts this week hopefully fall within your party rules, although two of them are not recipes as such. Rebecca x

  3. Another week has flown by, one step closer to spring here in Vermont. Thanks for hosting Heart and Soul Hop always a pleasure to link up! Have a wonderful week!

    • It’s feeling spring-like here in Ontario too, although I’m not sure it’s like that at home in the UK though! Hope you have a wonderful week too, Nancy!

  4. Another week has flown by, one step closer to spring here in Vermont. Thanks for hosting Heart and Soul Hop always a pleasure to link up! Have a wonderful week!

  5. It’s been a while since I shared a new muffin recipe here; thanks so much for hosting, April. 🙂 This week’s muffin is Vanilla Spice — whole wheat, low-sugar, and delicious! I’m off to check out the post on how to use up my Easter ham. Blessings to you and yours, ~Lisa

  6. Glad you enjoyed my recipe! Thanks for hosting the partay! 😉

  7. Thanks for hosting April! This week we’re working on thinking of things to improve in just 15 minutes in The Granny Plan. Drop by to join us for 12 weeks of real food mastery.

    • It’s amazing what we can do in a very short time – and 15 minutes can make a real difference! Thank you for joining us at Hearth and Soul, Kathy 🙂

  8. I brought over my pulled pork sliders with sweet and spicy slaw. Hope you enjoy it. Great party. Thanks for hosting.


  9. Hi April- I’m back!
    I’m sharing my recipe for Cauliflower”Pasta” Salad this week. It is full of flavor because it has Italian sausage, roasted zucchini, tomatoes and olives. It can be made low carb with cauliflower or with GF or regular pasta too.

    The title under my photo didn’t all print and I noticed a couple of other people’s titles looked shortened too.

    Thank you for hosting April!


    • Welcome back, Andrea! Your salad sounds beautiful. I’m just on my way to visit now. I’m sorry about the title; it appears to be something to do with inLinkz.

  10. It’s been a while since I’ve had time to join the fun here. I’ve missed it! Looking forward to checking out the links.

    I’m always looking for ways to encourage my “meatatarian” to eat more salads and veggies and a good dressing always helps. Today I’ve shared my Tangy Radish Salad Dressing. It’s simple to make, inexpensive, and has great flavour. Enjoy!

  11. hello April!!

    thank you so much for featuring my poutine from last week! It really will make your hips balloon out like..well.. a balloon? But it was real food and darn good!

    this week i’ve linked up a post where i explicate how smoking is good for you – smoking fish, of course. A smoked trout and granny smith apple seasonal Spring salad.

    Thank you for hosting us! And I extend an invitation to you and your readers to link up at the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up while it’s still open – talk soon! xo!

    • Hi Kristy! I’m looking forward to reading your post. Thank you for reminding me about the Fresh Foods Link Up too. It’s a great place to find and share fresh and seasonal dishes.

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