Monday, 30 July 2012

July 31st Edition of The Hearth and Soul Hop

Hearth & Soul Hop

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop, the place to share and be inspired by food from the hearth to feed your soul. Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. My highlights from contributors to last week’s hop include recipes from The Not So Super Mama, Cooking My Way Through My CSA, The Meltaways and My Sweet and Savory.

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Thursday, 26 July 2012

The Gallery of Favorites - Make It From Scratch Edition

Gallery of Favorites

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop; The Gallery of Favorites, a place to share your favorite posts from your own blog. 

Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. This week Alea and I are featuring three  Made From Scratch posts.

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Easy Orange Beef with Noodles



This is another slow cooker dish, perfect for hot summer days when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. Slow cookers generate so little heat, and warm, spicy dishes can be incredibly cooling. (Think of all the curries that are served in the hot places around the world.) This dish is delicious with an ice cold beer, and perfect for one of those days when you would rather be out enjoying yourself. It’s also mild enough to be kid-friendly (minus the beer of course!).


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Monday, 23 July 2012

The Hearth and Soul Hop July 24th

Hearth & Soul Hop

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop, the place to share and be inspired by food from the hearth to feed your soul. Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. My highlights from contributors to last week’s hop include recipes from Happy in Dole Valley, Aunt B on a Budget, Sumptuous Spoonfuls and Allergy Free Vintage Cookery. 

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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Barbara's Can't Fail Chocolate Cake


Amaretto Laced Whipped Cream with Fresh Raspberries & Chocolate Cake

My Grandmother, Ruby Sybil Wild, was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Her mother worked as a cook for a family in a large stately home, so she was raised by her grandparents. Ruby loved the place where she lived and was devastated when her mother decided to move her to Canada at the age of six. Although she would never see them again, my Grandmother Ruby kept in close touch with her grandparents, and also her extended family including her Uncle Albert and his sons Alan and Noel. After my Mom wrote to tell him my Grandma had passed away, Uncle Albert kept in touch with us. One of the first letters I wrote was to him, a thank you for a present he had sent from the magical far away land of England. I wrote to him regularly after that.

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Friday, 20 July 2012

The Gallery of Favorites - The Herb Edition

Gallery of Favorites

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop; The Gallery of Favorites, a place to share your favorite posts from your own blog. 

Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. This week Alea and I are featuring three posts featuring summer herbs.

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Spicy and Delicious Sausage Pasta


Photo Alex Harris

This is such a quick and easy meal, and it’s kid friendly too. You can adjust the amount of spice to suit your family, and there is endless variety to this recipe because you can use absolutely any type of sausage you like, including vegetarian sausages. This recipe is wholesome too, especially if you use homemade tomato sauce or pure passata (sieved tomatoes). 

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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

South Carolina - The Place Where I Live by Anne of The Saturday Evening Pot



This post is the third in a new series of guest posts called The Place Where I Live. Learning a bit about the place people call home is a great way to get to know them better, and also makes a wonderful resource of insider knowledge for places you might like to visit one day. 

Anne of The Saturday Evening Pot is another one of the wonderful people who helps to make the blogosphere the great community that it is, and I am so glad to welcome her today to share the beautiful place where she lives.

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Streusel

Photo Alex Harris

I’ve blogged about my late Mom’s Blueberry Muffin recipe before. It’s my go-to blueberry muffin recipe of choice and a great frugal option because you can use fresh or frozen blueberries depending on the season. The thing is, it’s a pretty basic muffin recipe and I fancied jazzing it up a little. 

I always like working with my parents’ recipes. It’s a great way of remembering them, and sometimes it feels almost like they are in the kitchen with me. I know Mom wouldn’t mind that I played around with her recipe. 

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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The July 17th Edition of The Hearth and Soul Hop

Hearth & Soul Hop

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop, the place to share and be inspired by food from the hearth to feed your soul. Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. My highlights from contributors to last week’s hop include contributions from MJ's Kitchen, From Ministry to Motherhood, Cooking My Way Through My CSA and Frugal and Kosher.

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Friday, 13 July 2012

Gallery of Favorites with The 21st Century Housewife July 13th

Gallery of Favorites

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop; The Gallery of Favorites, a place to share your favorite posts from your own blog. 

Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. This week Alea and I are featuring Melynda of Mom's Sunday Cafe.

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Thursday, 12 July 2012

Asian Inspired Beef in the Slow Cooker


Photo credit Alex Harris

I can’t believe I am posting a slow cooker recipe in July, but the abysmal weather here in the UK is making me crave comfort food. Of course the beauty of a slow cooker is that it doesn’t generate very much heat, so if you are lucky enough to be actually having a summer this year, it may come in handy for you too. Even in the hottest of weather, it can give you an incredible feeling of well-being and comfort coming home safe in the knowledge that your dinner is waiting for you. 

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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The July 10th Edition of The Hearth and Soul Hop

Hearth & Soul Hop

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop, the place to share and be inspired by food from the hearth to feed your soul. Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. My highlights from contributors to last week’s hop include contributions from Cult of Kale, Tessa The Domestic Diva, Cozy Home Scenes and Hun...What's For Dinner?

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Monday, 9 July 2012

The Best Humous Ever

Photo Alex Harris
I love serving appetizer trays. I even serve them at dinner parties; it’s the fastest way I know to help a group of folks who don’t know one another feel relaxed and find conversational common ground. Nothing looks more welcoming than a table laid out with a selection of breads, olives, spreads and dips.

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Friday, 6 July 2012

The Gallery of Favorites with The 21st Century Housewife July 6th

Gallery of Favorites

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop; The Gallery of Favorites, a place to share your favorite posts from your own blog. 

Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. This week Alea and I are featuring Elsa of Elsa Cooks and Elsa's Baby Talk.

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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Provencal Vegetable Bake


Photo The 21st Century Housewife

Back in 1997, I was daunted by a friend’s conversion to a vegetarian lifestyle, especially as she was a regular dinner guest. Luckily The Vegetarian Society had just published The New Vegetarian Cookbook by Heather Thomas, and it was so helpful. Sadly it now appears to be out of print, although I have noticed there are used copies available online. I definitely would not part with mine! 
One of my favourite recipes in the book is the Provençal Vegetable Gratin.

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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

The Hearth and Soul Hop with The 21st Century Housewife 3 July

Hearth & Soul Hop

Welcome to The Hearth and Soul Hop, the place to share and be inspired by food from the hearth to feed your soul. Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. My highlights from contributors to last week’s hop include contributions from Ms enPlace, Mexican Wildflower, Girlichef, A Latte with Ott, A and Deserve-Desserts.

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