Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party! I’m thinking a lot about the joys of hearth and soul this week, and about cooking for comfort. While COVID-19 case numbers are dropping in some places, this isn’t the case everywhere, and the level of restrictions is varying radically across the world. It’s still a time of great uncertainty everywhere and it’s at times like these I find myself returning to well loved recipes and rituals that comfort and nurture.
The Hearth and Soul Link Party welcomes blog posts about anything that feeds the soul. 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.
How are things in your corner of the world? I hope this finds you safe and well.
What’s Been Happening?
I’ve been busy testing recipes for an upcoming online Vintage Summer Afternoon Tea Class which I will be announcing shortly. In the photograph above I’m making a test batch of my late Grandma’s Fruited Orange Scones. They were delicious! Making family recipes is the definition of cooking for comfort for me.
This Vintage Summer Afternoon Tea class will follow a slightly more relaxed format to the first one I held. We will talk about the tradition of afternoon tea and ideas for summer afternoon teas as well as making my Grandma’s scones and another afternoon tea treat together. My Grandma’s scones are really easy and you can even make them in the electric mixer if you prefer.
In addition participants will also receive a printable Afternoon Tea Booklet with recipes and ideas for lots of unique afternoon teas you can enjoy all summer long. Plus there will be time for an actual cup of tea during an optional question and answer session at the end. Watch my newsletter and this space for more – and please save the date – Saturday 12th June 2021 at 6.00 pm British Time (that’s 1.00 pm Eastern, 10.00 am Pacific).
Cooking for Comfort On The Blog
I use my slow cooker all year round, especially at busy times. It’s a great way of cooking for comfort and there’s something so lovely just getting on with the day knowing that a delicious dinner is going to be ready when you are.
My Honey Garlic and Ginger Chicken slow cooker recipe is an easy, flavourful and versatile dish perfect for the whole family. There’s a gluten free option too!
It’s National Vegetarian Week in the UK this coming week. If you are looking for comforting meat free meals, I’ve shared some of my favourite recipes in my Vegetarian Comfort Food Recipes post.
Thank you all for visiting and sharing. Here are this week’s featured posts!
Cooking for Comfort Featured Posts
Featured cooking for comfort posts from top left, clockwise:-
Jennifer at Satsuma Designs shared a quick and easy cooking for comfort recipe with this Pan Roasted Chicken Provencal, perfect for busy days.
This Twice Baked Potato Casserole from The Lou Lou Girls is definitely comfort food! There are lots of ideas for variations in this recipe and you can make it ahead and freeze it too!
Cheese is always comfort food – especially in this Baked Brown Sugar-Dijon Brie recipe from Cindy at Mom, The Lunch Lady.
I was really taken with the light, fresh flavours in this soothing Lemon Rosemary Chicken Soup from Mary at Pots and Planes.
Right, it’s time for the party!
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What will you share with the party this week? Take care, stay well and I wish you a wonderful week!