The One and Only Hearth and Soul Blog Hop


I’m having a fantastic time in Canada catching up with family and friends. We had a wonderful weekend in Sarnia, and are now back in my home town on our way to Toronto to see yet more lovely people! On Friday we fly to Los Angeles, and are looking forward to chilling out at a house we have rented in Beverly Hills for a few days, as well as doing some sightseeing. Then it’s on to San Diego and BlogHer ’11!

All this visiting and catching up, much of which has centred round celebration and food, has reminded me how important food is to us – not just in terms of survival, but also in terms of memory, connection and yes, even love.  And that is what the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop is all about. Food from the hearth, to feed your soul – the food of memory, the food of hope, the food of comfort and of joy. To read our full mission statement and the rules for linking,please click here.

It was such a pleasure visiting the links last week, and reading about other people’s special recipes and experiences round food. I enjoyed all the posts I visited, and highlights include:

Soda Biscuits from Miriam at The Pioneer Cookbook.

Photo credit The Pioneer Cookbook

Photo credit The Pioneer Cookbook

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake from Common Sense Homesteading

Photo credit Common Sense Homesteading

Photo credit Common Sense Homesteading

and Mango Banana Pistachio Cake from Swathi’s Zesty South Indian Kitchen

Photo credit Zesty South Indian Kitchen

Photo credit Zesty South Indian Kitchen

What will you share this week?

Please remember that it is very important you link to your specific blog post and not just your blog, and please be courteous and link back to the hop on one of the host sites. You can use the badge below, by copying and pasting the HTML code into your post, or you can simply use a text link.

Thank you from all of us on the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop Team,

April of The 21st Century Housewife

Alea from Premeditated Leftovers

Alex at A Moderate Life

Jason at Alternative Health and Nutrition

Kankana of Sunshine and Smile
Melynda from Mom’s Sunday Cafe

Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen

1. How to Make Candied Flowers

2. Blueberry Muffins

3. My Moms Ginger Cookies

4. Motor Oil Chicken

5. Spaghetti Sauce

6. AMAZING Dairy-Free Chocolate Nut Fudge (w/ SF opt)

7. Bacon Cheese Dogs & July 4th Family Reunion!!

8. Cherry Scones w/ Sweet Almond Glaze

9. Jalapeno Burgers

10. Lemon Lime Sugar Cookies

11. Tangy Mango Rice

12. Sprouted Moong Salad

13. Refried Black Beans

14. Raspberry Zucchini Bread

15. Carrot Cake GF SCD

16. Chickpea Squash Potpie w/ Pumpkin Biscuit Topping

17. Creamy Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie

18. Goodies for a pleasant life


20. 2 Layer Blueberry Pie

21. Pasta Salad for a Crowd

22. Prawns and Chips with green olive aioli

23. Lightened Up Hummingbird Cake

24. Strawberry Jalapeno Jam

25. Dark Chocolate, Bacon and a Luncheon!

26. Crab Quiche

27. Losing Creek Farm – Thai Tea and Iced Coffee

28. Spiced Carrot Side Dish

29. Sticky Glazed Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Salad

30. Green Beans with Chevre and Pine Nuts

31. Cheesecake Ice Cream

32. Unstuffed Pepper Bake

33. Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onion

34. Whole Wheat Fig Newtons

35. Asian Linguini Salad

36. Seared Scallops with Ruby Red Grapefruit Reduction

37. Tapioca pudding

38. Filipino Cocido

39. Stuffed bittergaurd

40. Creamy Veggie Bread Bowl

41. Roasted Red Pepper and Chickpea Salad

42. Roasted Veggie Salad

43. Raspberry Citrus Jam

44. Cinnamon Apple Spelt Muffins

45. Lemon Cake

46. Chicken Enchiladas

47. Simple Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

48. Thai Massaman Curry

49. Orange Pineapple Frozen Yogurt

50. Dark Chocolate Mousse

51. Roasted Veggies with Quinoa (At Home with Gina C. )

52. Oatmeal Flax Chip Cookies

53. Collards n Bacon

54. Vegetarian Gyoza

55. Imperfectly Perfect Culinary Accidents

56. Cherry Berry Clafouti

57. Kale and Walnut Pesto with Gnocchi

58. Honey Greek Yogurt Parfaits with a twist

59. Potato Chickpea Samosas (Hounds in the Kitchen)

60. Lemon Blueberry Waffles

61. Stuffed Pepper with Cracked Wheat Upma

62. Aloo Parantha

63. Homemade Gnocchi with pesto and summer squash

64. Mini Mango Breadlets

65. potato slices with sauteed Mushrooms

66. mideastern white beans and pilaf

67. Cold Tomato Soup

68. Ultimate BLT sandwich!
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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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