Welcome to this week’s Hearth and Soul Link Party! It’s a whole new world these days, and I know we are all working hard to negotiate it in our own way. I’m grateful for so many things that can help, from the kindness of friends and neighbours, to our own online community here at Hearth and Soul. I appreciate you all!
Whether your blog posts are old or new, as long as they are about things that feed the soul, they are welcome here at The Hearth and Soul Link Party. Things that feed the soul may include (but are not limited to) recipes, decorating, crafts, family, home, DIY, organization, travel, book reviews, the arts and self improvement.
What’s Been Happening
There’s nothing like hearth, home and community to comfort in challenging times. Here in the UK, our stay safe stay home measures have been extended for at least another 3 weeks. I’m grateful for them, as they have allowed us to slow the spread of the virus. This has helped to (mostly) keep the pressure as low as we can on our health services.
It’s hard not seeing family and friends in real life in what truly is a whole new world. However, not rushing out of the measures too quickly will save lives. That makes it all worthwhile. Everyone who has been affected by COVID-19, who has loved ones who are ill, or has lost loved ones is in my prayers.
On The Blog This Week
I am such a fan of Nigella Lawson, and credit her book ‘How to Be a Domestic Goddess’ with rekindling my love of baking many years ago. My twist on her recipe for Chocolate Pear Pudding Cake uses store cupboard ingredients and is very flexible too. Spiked with almond flavouring, it makes a wonderful dessert served with ice cream or chocolate sauce (or both, but I’m not responsible for the consequences!).
Virtual Cup of Tea Calls in a Whole New World – The Latest
As part of navigating a whole new world, I’m planning to hold Virtual Cup of Tea calls on a monthly basis. I look forward to connecting those of you who would like to join in. Keep an eye on my newsletter for more information.
If you aren’t a subscriber already, please do sign up to stay in the know. You’ll also get a copy of my free e-book with 5 Exclusive Vintage Recipes! Newsletters come out about once per month, although I’m endeavouring to make them a little more frequent. Having said that, you won’t be deluged with email, that is for sure!
Thank you to you all for visiting and sharing your wonderful content.
A Whole New World Featured Posts
A whole new world featured posts include (from top left, clockwise):-
It’s important to stay healthy beyond just avoiding COVID-19, and a good diet can help with that. This Lemon and White Bean Hummus from Carol of Comfort Spring is made from store cupboard staples and is great for healthy snacking.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed with everything that is going on. We may not think we are doing enough. However, Lisa of Lisa Notes congratulates us all on the little things we are doing to help in Congratulate Yourself – Thanks for How You Are Helping.
If a whole new world is making you think about being more self-sufficient by starting or expanding your garden, Chris and Melissa of Little Frugal Homestead share their own Homestead Garden Journey to inspire you.
One of the things we’ve struggled with in the UK was a shortage of flour, and then there was no yeast to be had! Helen of 3 Winks Design tried an interesting experiment for baking in these challenging times. Find out how she got in Catching Yeast with Potato Water.
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