Hello and welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Are you getting any time to relax this summer? We need to remember to slow down from time to time. It’s important to enjoy the fruits of your labour. This week’s features share some ideas to help you.
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What’s Been Happening?
How are you and yours doing in these strange times? Are you getting time to enjoy the fruits of your labour?
My husband is still working at home so our weekdays are very busy. I had a manicure and pedicure this week at Virgo Beauty which gave me a real lift.
I’ve been working on some brand new recipes for the blog, which I will be sharing over the next few weeks. There are easy salads, main courses, muffins, desserts and more to come. I always enjoy recipe developing and testing, as does my husband and our neighbours! I’m working on some new British travel and lifestyle posts too.
We are enjoying a visit with our son and his partner this weekend. I’m so grateful we can see our family!
On The Blog
I made a lot of seafood recipes this week. Anyone else find they eat a lot more seafood in the hot weather?
I’m also baking with seasonal fruit.
Talking about enjoying the fruits of your labour, (Sorry, I couldn’t resist!) our blackberries are just coming into season. They are just what I needed for this Blackberry and Apple Cake. It’s lovely with a cup of tea in the afternoon, but it also makes a very pretty dessert if you are lucky enough to be entertaining.
Ripe juicy raspberries are plentiful here too now, perfect for my Raspberry Tart recipe. The original version of this recipe uses pears, so if pears are in season in your neck of the woods, give my family recipe for Rustic Pear Tart a try.
Thank you all for visiting and sharing, as well as for your support of Hearth and Soul.
Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labour – Featured Posts
Featured posts to help you enjoy the fruits of your labour (from top left, clockwise):-
Melissa at Little Frugal Homestead is enjoying a beautiful plant stand for the front porch. It’s an Upcycled Mini Greenhouse Shelf and such a cool project!
Enjoy the fruits of your labour in the garden with 10 Ways to Use Basil, from Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead. I’m looking forward to trying the roasted tomato soup and a recipe for sorbet that sounds absolutely delicious.
Joanne from My Slices of Life and her family are enjoying a delicious Strawberry Coffee Cake.
And finally, if you make the beautiful Gift Wrap shared by Linda of Paper Seedlings, you and and a lucky gift recipient will be enjoying the fruits of your labour too!
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