Travel and Treats from The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Link Party! Today I’m featuring posts from last week about travel and treats.

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!

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It has been a very eventful month with the end of our California trip, my birthday celebrations in London and our son’s move to his new home. My husband and I had fun this past weekend helping him to get organised and settle into his new apartment. It’s always hard to say goodbye but he’s not a million miles away and we have get togethers in the diary to look forward to. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it – although I was a bit teary yesterday!

This month I was also excited to find I’ve reached number 41 in the Top 100 of the fabulous Foodies 100. It’s my highest position yet and I’m so grateful to be included in this list of great UK food bloggers. To find out more about Foodies 100, please click on the badge below.

Foodies100 Index of UK Food Blogs

This week, I want to share my Raspberry and Rose Jelly and Cream.

Raspberry and Rose Jelly and Cream an easy to make, light and refreshing dessert the whole family will love

Raspberry and Rose Jelly and Cream is such an easy, refreshing dessert, and one I make often this time of year. There’s a story behind the recipe too

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Travel and Treats Features

Thank you so much to everyone who visited and shared last week. We had more links than ever last week and I’m so excited to see the party grow!

Travel and Treats from The Hearth and Soul Link Party where we welcome posts about anything that feeds your soul

Today I’m featuring posts about Travel and Treats from last week (from top, clockwise):

Explore Kyoto Like A Local from Sunny Coastlines

Ginger Rhubarb Scones from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Road Trip 2017:  The Great Southwest Adventure from Kapp’s Kitchen

Kippy’s Organic Non-Dairy (Delicious!) Ice Cream Is Going Global (with a treat recipe too!) from The Ninja Baker

Ultimate Chocolate Cheesecake from Meal Planning Maven

I also want to give a shoutout to the monthly Take Me Away party where you can also share your travel posts. Find out more at Calypso in the Country.

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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. April, I hope your son will enjoy life in his new place and that you’ll get to see him often! Thank you for hosting. I’ll be back tomorrow to meet and mingle (today is just crazy!).

  2. Hi April, congratulations on reaching number 40 in 100 foodies of U. K. food blog, I am wishing your blog to reach to number one.

    Thanks for the party dear.

  3. Thanks for mentioning my monthly travel party and thanks for hosting!

  4. Hi April,
    I have been keeping up with your adventures. Your son has a wonderful new apartment, I would love those heated towel bars in my bath. Lots of goodies here today, and thanks so much for a great party!
    Miz Helen

  5. So honored to be featured! Thanks!

  6. Thank you for hosting. I just love a good party. Enjoy your week!

  7. Thanks for another great party!

  8. April,
    Looks like you had a great road trip.
    Thanks for hosting each week and giving us a place to share our posts.

  9. April, your posts always speak to me! I love the story of your mom’s and grandmother’s crystal dishes. And I am becoming an empty nester and I cried as we sang to my youngest son on his 18th birthday! Congrats on being in the top 40! Thank you for hosting the party each week.

    • Oh, thank you so much, Helen! What a lovely compliment 🙂 I’m so glad my posts resonate with you. Thinking of you as we both feather our empty nests 🙂 Thank you for your support of Hearth and Soul. Have a lovely week.

  10. It does sound like a busy week!

    • I can’t believe it’s half way through June nearly, Pam 🙂 Things really are busy, but we are having fun so that’s what matters. Hope you are enjoying June as well!

  11. Congratulations on your new high standing!

  12. April,
    Your raspberry and rose jelly dessert looks like the perfect summer dessert! congratulations on your higher rank, won’t be long before you’re number one! Thanks for hosting too!
    – Nancy ( Nancy On The Home Front )

  13. April, we have been away visiting our grandkids and what a wonderful surprise to come home to find out you had featured my Ultimate Chocolate Cheesecake at this week’s Hearth and Soul Link Party! Thank you ever so much my sweet friend! Congrats to your son on his new home! I know how hard it is when they leave, but I know how happy you are for him to start this exciting new chapter in his life. I’m looking forward to exploring all your travel goodies and treats and will be sharing a new summer dish of my own as soon as I get caught up! Have a fantastic week and a huge thank you as always for all you do!

    • I’m so glad you had a nice visit with your grandkids, Linda! And thank you, my son really is settling in well. You definitely understand how I feel – it really is bittersweet, but I am so very happy for him 🙂 I hope your week is wonderful too. Thank you so much as well – I so appreciate your kind support my friend!

  14. Thanks for hosting the fun April and have a nice week.

  15. Wow! Thanks for featuring, April! Honored to be shared by the UK’s elite blogger. Seriously, congratulations on reaching the top 40…That is no small feat considering how many bloggers are in the UK. Thank you, too, for sharing your gorgeous jelly story and recipe =)

  16. Popping in again to share my latest summer dish…Grilled Pepper Caprese Salad which is a fun and colorful “twist on the traditional!” Thanks bunches April for all your generous support!

    • It’s very warm here this week and your Grilled Pepper Caprese Salad sounds perfect for a lovely al fresco dinner, Linda. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  17. Thank you for hosting another great party. I’m a little late showing up but I’m so excited to be sharing my HUSBAND’S guest post series on my blog!! He just completed his first marathon and shares some of his ups and downs along the way. Check it out and give him some love. ❤

    • I’m so pleased to see you – the party is on until Saturday so you aren’t late 😉 I’m excited to read your husband’s post, Nancy. I’ve never contemplated a marathon but I have several friends who have completed them. I’m interested to read about your husband’s journey!

  18. Thanks for the feature! Love your parties!!

  19. Hi April, Thank you so much for hosting an terrific party. Congratulations hitting #40 in the Top 100 UK Food Blogs. You work so hard and your posts are terrific, can’t wait for you to reach 100!

  20. THANK YOU for hosting! Just discovered your link up & so I added you to my Monday Party list of links

    Have a great wrap up to the week!

    • Thank you so much, Jodie! It’s lovely to have you here at Hearth and Soul, and I really do appreciate you adding me to your Monday Party List. Hope to ‘see’ you again next week 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!

  21. Congrats on big that high up in the foodies charts. I am in the hibs100 and waiting for this months results to come out 🙂 Thanks for inviting me over and hosting.

  22. Life has been crazy . . . and I’ve missed reading your blog. I hope it will slow down soon. (Does that ever happen???)


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