Hello and welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party! Earth Day last Thursday made me think a lot about caring for our environment. Mother Earth looks after us, providing food, water and a place to live, so it’s up to us to look after her. While the pandemic made 2020 a year to remember for all the wrong reasons, the improvements we saw in our environment definitely made many of us think about how we can support our planet moving forward.
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Caring For Our Environment
I have long been an advocate of avoiding food waste where possible and I’ve shared lots of hints and tips for How To Love Your Leftovers. My husband and I did fly a lot before, so our carbon footprint wasn’t small, but we do contribute to charities and initiatives to help combat the effects of air travel on the planet. However while we will definitely travel in the future, I think we will fly less. So instead of going to a place two or three times a year, we might try to fly once and stay a bit longer.
Have you been thinking about caring for our environment too?
What’s Been Happening
Afternoon Tea Classes
I’ve been really excited to hear from participants how much they enjoyed the British Afternoon Tea Class I offered in early April. One participant, Sarah, wrote, “I meant to message sooner to thank you both very much for your excellent Afternoon Tea Baking Class, but I have been very busy eating cakes and scones! Your class was great fun and thank you for your tips. My kitchen has never been so organised in preparation for the bakes!”
Watch my newsletter and this space for the date of the next class – coming soon!
On the Blog
As well as thinking about caring for our environment, it has been a busy week with more networking meetings and lots of content creation. I’m working on some vintage recipes from my family’s collection to share with you.
The latest is brand new on the blog –
Don’t miss this easy recipe for my late Mom’s Waldorf Salad, a versatile vintage salad recipe featuring crisp apples, crunchy walnuts and a delicious lemon spiked dressing. There are vegan and vegetarian options too!
Thank you all for visiting and sharing your wonderful content! Without further ado, here are this week’s Caring for Our Environment featured posts!
Caring for the Environment Featured Posts
Caring for our environment featured posts (from top left, clockwise):-
Suzan at It’s My Sustainable Life shared lots of Simple Changes You Can Make Today to Help Protect The Environment. Her practical, do-able suggestions have me feeling very inspired!
Celebrating the beauty of nature in our homes can also help us feel inspired when it comes to caring for our environment. Shelley of Calypso in the Country shines a spotlight on Decorating with Orchids, an easy way to bring the beauty of nature into your home.
Jenna from Life of an Earth Muffin writes about her frugal, sustainable shopping adventures in A Collective Haul – My Recent Eco Friendly Bargain Finds.
Bringing nature into our homes as well as enjoying it in our gardens is the focus of Judith at Botanic Bleu’s Spring Gardening with New Flower Pots and Lavender.
On with the party!
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