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
I hope this finds you and yours well, and that you have not lost anyone. I also hope you have not been too badly affected by the virus or the effects it has had on society. My family and I are well. It’s definitely a case of focussing on the positive, enjoying the lovely moments that come along, and looking forward to better days ahead here. Some restrictions on our movement and activities are being lifted.
However, we are still experiencing many cases of the virus and I’m not sure they are releasing the restrictions in a sensible order. I hope by the time you read this that may have changed! I’m definitely looking forward to better days ahead in that regard.
New on the Blog
It was National Vegetarian Week last week, so I’ve been sharing lots of delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes. My family and I do eat meat, but I try to make sure that many of our meals are meat free. It benefits our health, the environment and our budget.
Ratatouille is an oh so versatile, traditional French recipe from Nice and Provence. Serve it as a side dish, a pasta sauce, over rice and more! It’s vegan and naturally gluten free too.
I’m also very aware from reader comments and my interactions with friends and colleagues online that we are all putting an awful lot of pressure on ourselves these days.
I’ve got some easy ways to help you step back, get a little perspective and Be Kind To Yourself as we look forward to better days ahead on the blog now.
Thank you all so much for your support of the Hearth and Soul Link Party, and for sharing your wonderful content!
So many of your contributions last week were about focusing on the positive and looking forward to better days ahead. Featured posts include (from top left, clockwise):-
Becca of The Earthling’s Handbook reminds us of some of the joys we can still experience even in the midst of these difficult times. I love the perspective she shared in Enduring Easter.
Being at home more has given me lots of chance to experiment in the kitchen, and I’m so enjoying trying your recipes. CJ of Morsels of Life is making salad something special with this Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. I love the layers of flavour in this wonderful dressing.
Most of the things we want to buy are available to us again now in the UK as we look forward to better days ahead. However we still experience difficulty obtaining various ingredients from time to time. Confectioner’s sugar (icing sugar) is one of the items I have struggled to find. I was really excited to see Marilyn from Marilyn’s Treats offering instructions for Homemade Confectioner’s Sugar.
On the whole, I’m largely optimistic, but I do need a bit of encouragement once in a while during these challenging times. I really like these beautiful Printable Inspirational Quotes to Lift You Up from White Arrows Home.
Thank you all again for sharing. On with the party!
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