Hearth & Soul Hop

Welcome! Each week Savoring Today joins April of The 21st Century Housewife, Alea of Premeditated Leftovers, and Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen in co-hosting the hop.

So what’s a blog hop?

It’s a virtual food carnival, some post links (bloggers), while others simply browse the links and “hop” from blog to blog (readers). The idea is to benefit both readers and fellow bloggers.

For Readers:
♦  If you read Savoring Today and like what you find here, you may also like the like-minded blogs that post links on Hearth & Soul Hop. It’s like shopping at a street market, there are a number of different things to look at each week and you can click on any link to see more (like stepping up to a booth).
♦  It is one convenient place to browse multiple listings and find new blogs, mostly food related.
♦  You can skip the rules and instructions listed below and go directly to the list of thumbnail photos to check for links that interest you.

For Bloggers:
♦  If you have a blog post that fits the Mission of Hearth & Soul, please share it by posting your link. (instructions below)
♦  The link to your post will be available to the readers of six different blogs, so there is wide exposure to a new audience.
♦  Participating in the hop builds community among like-minded bloggers.
♦  Every link is visited, some co-hosts may feature standout posts, as well as Pin and Tweet many of the entries.

Recipes should include healthy ingredients and can be old or new recipes or posts.  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.

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.

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