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Friday, October 15, 2010

Hearth and Soul Hop Link Love Vol. 18

Hearth and Soul Hop Link Love

So, once again I was thrilled to visit all the wonderful link ups for the hearth and soul hop - seriously good stuff here people!!
I also realize that not everyone can visit them all so I am highlighting a few that stood out to me.
  • My fellow blog hop hostesses are amazing women and really each week I would love to highlight their posts but I know I must restrain myself because I know you all know they are awesome! But this week I just have to talk about  Girlichef's Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Garnish. Tomato soup and cheese toasties were a staple for me growing up, we had that for dinner almost every Friday (I am Catholic y'know). It is still one of my favorite easy meals. But her soup with the cute little cheese toastie garnishes takes this meal to a new level of deliciousness. This just happens to be her entry into the Project Food Blog Challenge #4, please go here to vote for her!

  • I must be craving chicken because I also am in love with Sarah at Heartland Renaissance's Buttermilk Roast Chicken (from Nigella). It is crispy but you cook it in your oven - no need to fire up the grill which I love. It has a hint of sweetness but isn't too sweet.

  • Matilda at Sick of Food had a kitchen disaster - she was trying to make a no knead sourdough bread and it just wouldn't turn out, 5 tries I think she said. But what I love is how she saved it and didn't just throw the mistake away or compost it, she turned it into delicious meat(less) bread balls that would be delicious if you meant to make the bread for them! Way to go Matilda!

  • Jackie at Loving My Domestic Life was inspired by a Cajun Jambalaya Soup that she gets from Safeway - one of their Signature Soups to make her own Healthy Real Food version and I am sure hers is far more tasty! If you love jambalaya you are going to want to try this!

  • Do you all remember my beer bread? No? Well that is OK but you have to try Fairybekk's of Cauldrons and Crockpots Buckwheat Bear Crepes. Seriously people, these are crisp and light and perfect for anytime! I love beer can be an ingredient in such a yummy dish!

  • And finally because I must stop somewhere or I would link them all - I love Return to Rural's Cauliflower Cheese Chowder she made it thick and creamy and fully of cheesy goodness. Perfect as she says for a cold winter night. I would like it on a cool Autumn night too!

Evidently my body wants cauliflower with the chicken! Do you listen to your body and feed it what it is calling out for? I am learning.


  1. Thanks so much for linking with me. Let me know if you try out the chowder recipe. Don't you just love the word chowder? Chowderrrrrr. It just SOUNDS good. :)

  2. Thank you very much for letting me know! Frugality is my most recent obsession and I really enjoy creating around disasters.

    BTW, I am hosting a carnival about food disasters (

    It would be great if you could contribute with a recipe that was a failure, especially if you managed to save it. Or even something you were not completely satisfied with.
    Sick Of Food

  3. Fantastic links Christy...and thanks so much for the love :)

  4. These all sound so good! Thanks so much for highlighting one of mine. :) That's so flattering!

  5. Oooooh Christy, thank you so much for linking to me!!!!

  6. Hi Christy,

    Thanks for the visit. I'm slowly recovering and would love some tomato soup but I'm not strong enough to make it. :( Where's a mom when you need one ...LOL But when I'm stronger I will myself a batch the size of Texas. Thanks for sharing.


  7. TMC- I love chowderrrr and chowdah - and any ole way you want to say it!

    Matilda - I have plenty of food disasters, I need to see if I blogged about any of them. ;o)

    Girlichef - hugs to you!

    Jackie - you are very welcome!

    Rebecca - you are very welcome too!

    Anne-Marie I am sure some homemade soup would help you feel better, I hope you recover quickly.

  8. There were so many hearty dishes this week, between the beer, the chowder and the soup! Delicious.

  9. Joanne - you are so right - you can tell the seasons are changing!

  10. This is a lovely summary of some great links! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  11. Thanks April - I am having a wonderful weekend!

  12. Thank you for including my link, Christy! The other "loves" look amazing as well!


  13. Oh yumm! What a neat hop...Will have to check some of these out...for now I am still slowly catching up on blog reading. Only a few this morning before I have to get ready for work.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my place and for your sweet comments :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

  14. Thanks for the shout-out to the roasted cauliflower pi-naan-zza :)