Hello and a very warm welcome to the November 2022 Edition of The Hearth and Soul Link Party. The nights are drawing in and it’s time to embrace the cosy season!
The Hearth and Soul Link Party welcomes family-friendly 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.
November 2022 Edition – The Latest
My husband Guy, our son Alexander, his partner Hannah and I have just returned from our first visit to Canada since the lockdowns began. It was so lovely to finally be able to go back again.
I shared some of our adventures on Instagram, and will be continuing to share there and of course here on the blog over the coming weeks. Here we are at Niagara Falls on a gorgeous, sunny day. We were so lucky with the weather!
On the blog, it’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas, but of course there are lots of other things on offer as well. If you are feeling ready to start getting ahead for the holiday season as well, I have a new resource for you.
I have created a Christmas Recipes and Ideas post with links to all my seasonal content. Just click on the links in the post to go straight to whatever you are looking for. I will be adding new content regularly, so watch this space!
Speaking of Christmas, are you planning to make a homemade Christmas cake this year? If so, now is the perfect time!
Making your Christmas cake soon means you can “feed” it with your favourite tipple (a tablespoon or so of brandy, sherry or rum) every couple of weeks, so that the cake can mellow and age perfectly in time for the holiday season.
Why not try my family’s delicious traditional British recipe for Old Fashioned Christmas Cake (pictured above)? If you need a gluten-free option, I have you covered with my Gluten-Free Old Fashioned Christmas Cake. Even people who don’t like fruit cake like it!
Featured Posts – November 2022 Edition
There were so many posts that caught my eye this month!
This Gluten-Free Italian Lemon Ricotta Cake from Shirley of Gluten-Free Easily looks hard to resist, especially if you love lemon desserts as much as I do!
Make yourself a cup of tea and armchair travel to Istanbul with Jennifer’s Sultan Ahmet Faith/Istanbul Guide. Jennifer shares some beautiful photographs and insider tips in case you decide to visit in real life.
Or join Julie of Julie’s Creative Lifestyle as she gives you the inside scoop on the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City – again with lots of lovely photos!
If you love pears, you will love these delicious Honey Pear Muffins from Helen and family of 3 Winks Design.
Mary Jo of Master “Pieces” of My Life offers some very cool ideas to help you decorate your home for the autumn season in Vintage Suitcase Fall Styling Vignette. What a lovely way to keep a treasured vintage suitcase in use!
If you would like more wonderful fall decorating inspiration, check out Our House All Decked Out for Fall from Joanne at My Slices of Life.
Thank you all so much for sharing your content so generously!
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Hearth and Soul Link Party – November 2022 Edition
- The Hearth and Soul Link Party is held monthly, opening on the first Sunday of every month. The link up remains open until the 25th of the month, or until 300 entries are reached. Please share a maximum of 8 links per month.
- Please link to blog posts only. Please share the permalink to your blog post with the November 2022 edition, not a link to the home page of your blog.
- By submitting a post to the November 2022 edition of the link party here, you assert that you own the content and photographs. You also give me permission to share them here on the blog as well as on social media, including but not limited to Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and in The Hearth and Soul Community Facebook Group.
- Please continue to visit and share the November 2022 edition throughout the month. I will visit and share as many posts as I can across my social media platforms.
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