Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Hop for April 24, 2012—the food carnival for and about food that not only nourishes our bodies, but our souls! Each week the hop with be posted here for you to browse or link a post of your own to share. This week I am including the full mission statement below, otherwise there will always be a link to it for reference.
I do hope you’ll take a few minutes to visit the posts linked below or link a post of your own!
Hearth and Soul Mission
It’s about food from your hearth, made for your soul. Food that follows your intuition. Preparing food from scratch to nourish your family…body, mind AND soul! Food made with your own hands…infused with energy and passion and intent. Real food made by real people to feed real families (big and small, in blood or spirit). Ingredients from scratch, be it something grown in your garden or raised on your land…food foraged in the field or woods…food from local farms, farmers, or farmers markets…or even ingredients chosen by you from your local market that will be turned into something that feeds your soul. Tapping the food memory that each of us has stored inside; letting it guide and influence our own time in the kitchen.
We hope to embrace not only the “expected” areas of real food, but also those who want to incorporate healthier choices without sacrificing their love of food…how it tastes, the memories it conjures up, the comfort it brings. Yes, we’re trying to steer clear of packaged, processed, and boxed foods in favor of real foods…without absolutely excluding the sometimes frowned upon white sugar or flour (because the body craves what it craves…and sometimes things just don’t taste the same when you replace these). Making conscious choices and being present in the now with what your body needs…and taking steps towards exploring and enjoying healthier choices.
The warm comfort of the home hearth…stories, anecdotes, lessons, adventures, journeys, recipes, meals, beverages…we want to share the “why” of how food feeds more than just our bodies…how it also feeds our souls. After all, aren’t these the essential ingredients in defining real food? Please share links from your Hearth and Soul with us each week.
Rules for linking:
If you are new to a blog carnival, or blog hop, following these easy steps:
1. Read the entire rules for linking.
2. Scroll down to the bottom where you will see a small box that reads, You’re Next or Your link here.
3. Click on that link, and follow the instructions. (You will be asked to enter the URL of your recipe or article.)
Please be sure to:
♦ Link a post that closely fits into the mission.
♦ Link to your article only and not directly to your blog front page.
♦ Link back to one of the blog hosts within your original post by adding in the URL of this blog hop post which you can copy from your browser address bar. You could also choose to place a blog badge into your post.
Recipes should include healthy ingredients and can be old or new recipes or posts, but please update old posts to include a link back to one of the co-hosts. Articles on real food, slow food, foraging, herbal remedies, local food, sustainable food, organics, gardening or any healthy eating information written in a positive and loving light are also welcome.
Note: The linky will stay open from 4:00 a.m. EST Tuesday (That will be 1:00 am PST or 8:00 am GMT) to 11:59 pm Thursday (Eastern time).
Your link here will show up on all six of the co-hosting blogs, including:
April of The 21st Century Housewife
Alea of Premeditated Leftovers
Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen
Penny of Penniless Parenting
Elsa of Elsa Cooks
All the hosts at Hearth and Soul personally engage with this blog hop. As a group, we make an effort to comment on every linked post as well as Pin and Tweet many of the entries. You can find the Hearth and Soul Hosts sharing links to entries on the Hearth and Soul Hop Facebook Page, Pinterest Boards, and on Twitter at @HearthNSoulHop through out the week.
Don’t forget! Be sure to include a link back to this page when you are done linking your post.
Food from the hearth to feed the soul!