Tuesday, 26 July 2011

The One and Only Hearth and Soul Blog Hop

Hearth and Soul Hop at the 21st Century Housewife

I’m having a fantastic time in Canada catching up with family and friends. We had a wonderful weekend in Sarnia, and are now back in my home town on our way to Toronto to see yet more lovely people! On Friday we fly to Los Angeles, and are looking forward to chilling out at a house we have rented in Beverly Hills for a few days, as well as doing some sightseeing. Then it’s on to San Diego and BlogHer ’11!
All this visiting and catching up, much of which has centred round celebration and food, has reminded me how important food is to us - not just in terms of survival, but also in terms of memory, connection and yes, even love.  And that is what the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop is all about. Food from the hearth, to feed your soul - the food of memory, the food of hope, the food of comfort and of joy. To read our full mission statement and the rules for linking, please click here
It was such a pleasure visiting the links last week, and reading about other people’s special recipes and experiences round food. I enjoyed all the posts I visited, and highlights include: 
Soda Biscuits from Miriam at The Pioneer Cookbook.
Photo credit The Pioneer Cookbook

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake from Common Sense Homesteading
Photo credit Common Sense Homesteading
and Mango Banana Pistachio Cake from Swathi’s Zesty South Indian Kitchen
Photo credit Zesty South Indian Kitchen
What will you share this week?
Please remember that it is very important you link to your specific blog post and not just your blog, and please be courteous and link back to the hop on one of the host sites. You can use the badge below, by copying and pasting the HTML code into your post, or you can simply use a text link. 

Thank you from all of us on the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop Team,
Alex at A Moderate Life 

1. How to Make Candied Flowers
2. Blueberry Muffins
3. My Moms Ginger Cookies
4. Motor Oil Chicken
5. Spaghetti Sauce
6. AMAZING Dairy-Free Chocolate Nut Fudge (w/ SF opt)
7. Bacon Cheese Dogs & July 4th Family Reunion!!
8. Cherry Scones w/ Sweet Almond Glaze
9. Jalapeno Burgers
10. Lemon Lime Sugar Cookies
11. Tangy Mango Rice
12. Sprouted Moong Salad
13. Refried Black Beans
14. Raspberry Zucchini Bread
15. Carrot Cake GF SCD
16. Chickpea Squash Potpie w/ Pumpkin Biscuit Topping
17. Creamy Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie
18. Goodies for a pleasant life
20. 2 Layer Blueberry Pie
21. Pasta Salad for a Crowd
22. Prawns and Chips with green olive aioli
23. Lightened Up Hummingbird Cake
24. Strawberry Jalapeno Jam
25. Dark Chocolate, Bacon and a Luncheon!
26. Crab Quiche
27. Losing Creek Farm - Thai Tea and Iced Coffee
28. Spiced Carrot Side Dish
29. Sticky Glazed Grilled Chicken with Cucumber Salad
30. Green Beans with Chevre and Pine Nuts
31. Cheesecake Ice Cream
32. Unstuffed Pepper Bake
33. Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onion
34. Whole Wheat Fig Newtons
35. Asian Linguini Salad
36. Seared Scallops with Ruby Red Grapefruit Reduction
37. Tapioca pudding
38. Filipino Cocido
39. Stuffed bittergaurd
40. Creamy Veggie Bread Bowl
41. Roasted Red Pepper and Chickpea Salad
42. Roasted Veggie Salad
43. Raspberry Citrus Jam
44. Cinnamon Apple Spelt Muffins
45. Lemon Cake
46. Chicken Enchiladas
47. Simple Greek Pasta Salad Recipe
48. Thai Massaman Curry
49. Orange Pineapple Frozen Yogurt
50. Dark Chocolate Mousse
51. Roasted Veggies with Quinoa (At Home with Gina C. )
52. Oatmeal Flax Chip Cookies
53. Collards n Bacon
54. Vegetarian Gyoza
55. Imperfectly Perfect Culinary Accidents
56. Cherry Berry Clafouti
57. Kale and Walnut Pesto with Gnocchi
58. Honey Greek Yogurt Parfaits with a twist
59. Potato Chickpea Samosas (Hounds in the Kitchen)
60. Lemon Blueberry Waffles
61. Stuffed Pepper with Cracked Wheat Upma
62. Aloo Parantha
63. Homemade Gnocchi with pesto and summer squash
64. Mini Mango Breadlets
65. potato slices with sauteed Mushrooms
66. mideastern white beans and pilaf
67. Cold Tomato Soup
68. Ultimate BLT sandwich!

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  1. Sounds you had a very fun time dear, xxgloria

  2. I hope you have a wonderful time out there and be back safely with all those wonderful stories.Have a great week to all

  3. Dear April,
    Thank you for hosting one of the most fabulous blog hops around! I just love coming and visiting every week!
    Have a blessed day!

  4. We are having a lovely time, thank you Gloria!
    Thank you, Marelie!
    I'm so glad you enjoy it, Concetta - it's one of my favourites too!

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  6. These all look so fabulous, I'm going to have such a good time going through them! I'm following from the Totally Tuesday hop!

    Michelle @ Things Sent My Way


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