The Hearth and Soul Hop July 27

The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party
Welcome to the The Hearth and Soul Hop link party where we share posts about home & family, recipes, healthy living, gardening, crafts & DIY as well as encouraging & inspiring posts.

Can we get to 100 links this week? Please share the Hearth and Soul Hop with your blogging friends – I know everyone is busy as it is summertime but I’d love to see our Hearth and Soul Hop become more popular!

I do wish our summer would improve here in the UK. The sunshine is very reluctant to make an appearance and it’s struggling to get over 68°F most days. It’s very discouraging and we are all hoping for the sunshine to visit again for more than a few minutes at a time very soon!

Things are still very busy here but more posts and delicious recipes are definitely on the way soon so please watch this space!

Trying to cut back on meat but missing it’s flavour and texture?

Vegetarian Spaghetti BologneseLast week I shared a super flavourful Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese. It doesn’t look vegetarian but it’s absolutely one hundred percent meat free!

Have you ever visited London, England?

Visiting The Savoy
I also shared a post about my visits to one of London’s most iconic hotels – please join me on my visits to The Savoy!

Today I’m featuring:

Unfried Ice Cream The Tumbleweed Contessa at The Hearth and Soul Hop
Unfried Ice Cream from The Tumbleweed Contessa – a much easier, less messy way to enjoy the flavour of a popular summer treat.

Practical advice and encouragement on The Importance of Planning by Laina Turner

Corn Avocado & Shrimp Salad The Domestic Lifestylist at The Hearth and Soul Hop
and a refreshing, healthy Shrimp Avocado and Roasted Corn Salad from The Domestic Lifestylist – a salad I hope to be enjoying in the warm sunshine very soon!

What’s the weather like where you are?

On with the hop! It’s easy to join in – just share your link below. There’s no obligation but I’d love it if you would be so kind as to follow on social media or include a link back in your post. Our Hearth and Soul Hop badge code is in the sidebar if you would care to share.

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You can follow my co-host Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram and Google+.

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What will you share with us this week?

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Article by April Harris

April has written 1281 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. Thank you April for hosting another party 🙂

  2. I have not been to London, but I want to! I just got back from my very first trip to Europe–Paris and southwest France. It was a wonderful trip and I’m ready to explore more! Can’t wait to read your post, April. I LOVE all your travel posts. 🙂

    Your Spaghetti Bolognese does not look vegetarian at all. Must check it out and that ice cream, too!

    This week I’ve linked up Chocolate Almond Cherry Power Cookies, which are going to work for most everyone’s special diets and my gluten-free pizza recipe roundup. Good gluten-free pizza is needed so I hope folks who are gf will check this one out!

    Thanks for hosting each and every week!

  3. I would love to have your summer weather. It’s hovering around 100°F here everyday with higher-than-normal humidity, and it’s miserable!

  4. Hi April,
    Our summer is a bit more intense than yours we hit 100 this week and this has been a very mild summer so far, you would thaw out real fast here. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for the party.
    Miz Helen

    • Hi Miz Helen, Wow, 100 degrees! That is very warm – I would definitely thaw out quick! Thank you so much for visiting and sharing. Hope you have a great day too!

  5. What a great looking vegetarian spaghetti dish! Thanks for another great party April!

  6. April, thanks for the nice feature of Unfried Ice Cream. As usual, yours is an awesome party. Thanks for hosting each week. Have a great week.

    Wishes for tásty dishes,

  7. Thanks for hosting! Great party:-)

  8. Hi April, thanks for giving us chance to share our recipes and read others.

    So many nice dishes, I will come back and read some of them.

  9. Hello beautiful! I’m thrilled to be a part of your party. I hope you get a chance to stop by our party. We would love to party with you twice! Lou Lou Girls

  10. Hi April thanks for hosting you fun party and I linked up a new mascara I bought and would love to share. Thanks too for sharing your sausage and leek quiche with us this week.
    Have a wonderful evening and week.
    Julie xo

    • Hi Julie, Thank you so much for coming by! I’m always on the look out for new beauty products so I’ll look forward to your post 🙂 Hope you have a lovely week too!

  11. Hey April! Thanks so much for the invite to your hop link party! 🙂 Lovely to see how so many other people have participated as well! 🙂

  12. Thank you, April, for hosting! Have a great week ahead!

  13. April, I do love an unsunny 68-degree day! I don’t mind a sunny day now and then, but too many of them in a row get me down — I call it ‘Reverse SAD’!

  14. Thanks April for hosting this great party! Pinned and shared and hope to see you at the Say G’day Party!


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