The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party May 18

The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party
Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party! The Hearth and Soul Hop Link Party is  the link party for all things home and family – family and comfort food recipes, healthy and sustainable living posts, homemaking, gardening, kids, crafts and DIY. We love thought-provoking, encouraging and inspiring posts too.

Vegetarian Menu Planning for NVW
It’s National Vegetarian Week in the UK from 18 to 24 May. Last week I shared a deliciously easy 3 Day Vegetarian Menu with lots of recipes to help inspire everyone to consider cutting back on the amount of meat they eat. You don’t have to give up meat entirely to benefit your health, the environment and your budget. Every meal counts!

Jessica Phenom Nail Polish

I also shared a review of new Jessica Phenom Nail Polish. To find out what I thought of this new long lasting polish that promises a gel like finish but can be removed with ordinary nail polish remover click here.

This week I am featuring:

Surviving the First Night Alone with a Toddler
Michelle of Oh The Simple Joys post, Surviving the First Night Alone with a Toddler. I enjoyed Michelle’s honest account of her worries and how she handled them as well as the practical advice she shares.

Scallops in Prosecco Sauce
Diane of Simple Living and Eating’s Scallops in Prosecco Sauce. It’s great to see this delicious, frugal alternative to champagne being used in celebration dishes as well as for toasting!

Mini Spinach Bacon and Egg Cups
Mini Spinach and Bacon Egg Cups
via Heidy at The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch. These tasty treats are perfect for an easy weekend breakfast.

Thank you so much to everyone who shared posts with us last week. On with the party!

The Hearth and Soul Hop Linky party is co-hosted by me, April of and Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen.

*Please share up to three posts only*

Please link directly to your post – not to your home page. New or older posts are all welcome as long as they are relevant to the party.

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Article by April Harris

April has written 1291 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. Thanks for hosting April! Always love stopping by your blog!
    – Nancy On The Home Front

  2. So glad I am sharing a vegetarian dish with you this week. I never heard of a vegetarian week in the US. We eat a terribly high animal protein diet. It would be great to encourage people to eat more vegetarian meals.

  3. Hi April,
    Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

  4. Those egg cups from last week and the peanut brittle ice cream sandwiches from this week sure look good! I’m linking up my recent oatmeal cookie recipe roundup from All Gluten-Free Desserts and my 11 Gluten-Free Recipes That Will Make You WANT to Eat Gluten Free from my gfe blog.

    Thanks for hosting, April! Have a good week! 🙂

  5. Hi April,
    Thanks for the lovely party again.
    I am celebrating my First Blog Anniversary-
    There is a event and a give away. Please join, it is open for everybody.
    I am inviting all members of this group.

  6. Thank you for hosting this linky! I’m trying something new this week with a More With Less Meal Plan.

  7. Thanks for hosting, April! A great party as usual. Please join us this week for Funtastic Friday. Love to have you linkup with us 🙂

    • Thank you, Sherry. Thank you for the invitation, I will definitely plan to get over to Funtastic Friday this week! I was travelling last weekend so I ended up being a bit disorganised!

  8. Thanks so much for hosting, April. Enjoy your week!

  9. Hi April,

    I’m back with another salad recipe. I sure hope people aren’t getting tired of all my salads … naw, how could one get tired of salads? Anyways, I’m committed to doing a series of 52 (Seasonal) Salad Recipes.

    Have a good week!
    — Laureen

    • Hi Laureen, I could never get tired of salads – they are so versatile and delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul. Hope you have a good week too!

  10. April, my link (#77) is to my Wonderful White Cupcakes, a light and fluffy and very versatile cupcake. Looking forward to checking out some of these links, starting with the breakfast recipes and asparagus!


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