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.
NB. Please only share blog posts. I’m sorry, but links to Facebook posts etc will be deleted.
Whether we find serenity in making our surroundings cosy, retreating to the kitchen to make and enjoy comfort food, indulging in a little self care, or spending quiet time reading or in meditation, it’s so important to support our mental health as well as our physical health in these challenging times. I always find lots of encouragement and inspiration in the blog posts that are shared here at Hearth and Soul. Thank you all for your contributions to making this space so uplifting and restorative.
What’s Been Happening?
I was concerned to hear about the heavy weather so many of you are experiencing. I hope that you are all safe and well, and that any issues with power cuts and other difficulties are now resolved.
We are still in lockdown here in the UK, due an announcement tomorrow about ‘the road out ‘ starting on 8th March. It will be interesting to hear the government’s plans.
All restaurants and entertainment venues are closed at the moment, but they are allowed to offer takeaway food. So on Friday evening we had takeaway fish and chips from a local pub. We had not enjoyed fish and chips for almost six months – my goodness they were good! Of course we still look forward to our once a week takeaway meals from our favourite local Italian restaurant as well.
I’m still working hard on some new projects – one of which will be unveiled next week – so please do watch this space!
Seeking Serenity On The Blog
Last week I was seeking serenity with comfort food so I featured a couple of my favourite soup recipes on the blog.
Made with canned tomatoes and root vegetables, my vegetarian version of a classic Anglo-Indian soup recipe will warm the cockles of your heart. You can adjust the spicing to suit your family’s tastes.
Less than 30 minutes to a bowl of warming and comforting Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup? I’m in! You won’t believe how easy this recipe is to make. Vegetarian? You can still enjoy this creamy noodles soup – just leave out the meat. There’s a gluten free option too.
Thank you all for sharing your blog posts with the Hearth and Soul Link Party.
Seeking Serenity Hearth and Soul Featured Posts
Featured posts (from top left, clockwise):-
Making your home cosy is a great place to start when you are seeking serenity. Kristin of White Arrows Home shared a couple of wonderful posts to inspire. I particularly enjoyed her Late Winter Tablescape. Her beautiful table included warm colours and some gorgeous heirloom pieces. It would be such a joy to sit down at this beautiful, restorative table.
I loved reading about Jean of Delightful Repast’s Grandma and her comforting vintage Chocolate Tapioca Pudding recipe. It seems Jean’s Grandma was an avid reader as I am…. Don’t miss this delicious dessert and the story behind it.
Many of us are seeking serenity in our gardens, and many are considering planting or expanding vegetable gardens as well. Suzan of It’s My Sustainable Life shared some Top Beginner Gardening Mistakes to Avoid to ensure our gardening adventures are indeed serene!
If slightly indulgent but still healthy comfort food is your thing, then Maria of North Trail Living’s Madeira Mushroom Toast should definitely hit the spot. It looks so beautiful, I can just imagine how good it tastes!
Right, it’s time for the party!
The Hearth and Soul Link Party
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I look forward to seeing what you will share this week. Take care and I hope your week is full of blessings and happy moments.