Sunday, March 13, 2011

'Tis the Season to be Irish!

Don't ask me how this happened so fast! Today is the second anniversary of this blog. True, I am not the most active nor prolific blogger, but I do persevere! And I love it. To celebrate, I want to have my first give away. Now I know this may take a while because I have had a rather quiet winter here in the blogosphere, but I hope I can make the rounds and remind many of you that I am alive and well! But no matter, just be the first person to identify a famous photographer in this --my second movie, followed by an email (link is in my profile) in which you include your mailing address, and I will be sending you a gift prepared especially for you from

The Keeping Room at Graystone Cottage!

Enjoy the images and the song.


Tess Kincaid said...

Can you see me doing my Irish jig? (I completely slept through the movie. Must add it to my Netflix soon!)

~T~ said...

What beautiful pansies! Congratulations, and keep it up!

Catfish Tales said...

Yes, indeed it is.
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit!

Irish soda bread (to celebrate the occasion with your green beer :))

Nonstick vegetable oil spray
2 cups all purpose flour
5 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons butter, chilled, cut into cubes
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch-diameter cake pan with nonstick spray. Whisk flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in large bowl to blend. Add butter. Using fingertips, rub in until coarse meal forms. Make well in center of flour mixture. Add buttermilk. Gradually stir dry ingredients into milk to blend. Mix in raisins.
Using floured hands, shape dough into ball. Transfer to prepared pan and flatten slightly (dough will not come to edges of pan). Sprinkle dough with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.

Bake bread until brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool bread in pan 10 minutes. Transfer to rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Gaston Studio said...

Well congratulations on your second year in blogland FireLight! Time goes by so quickly when you're having fun, doesn't it?

Country Girl said...

Has it been two years already? Well, then! * dancing a jig *

Karen @ PasGrand-Chose said...

Congratulations on your two years in blogland! And your posts are always worth waiting for :))

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