A few photos of the family taken last night on vacation in Killarney

Just a couple of snaps taken last night. We didn’t do much last night just stayed around the apartment complex had drinks had dinner and listen to music and chatted, it was really nice. Today we are going to a couple of beaches so I should be able to get some nice pictures and I will post them later on today, the vacation is going really well so far we are having a lot of fun.

Recipe for Wednesday. Ginger mint loaf

Ginger Mint Loaf
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup light molasses
1/2 cup oil
2 (8 1/2 ounce) cans crushed pineapple, drained
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Blend together remaining ingredients; stir into dry ingredients. Pour into greased 9 by 5 inch loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes.
Makes 1 loaf.

Versatile blogger award

I am so happy to be nominated by sue over at my loud bipolar whispers for the versatile blogger award! Thanks sue for the nominationn I am so happy to be nominated and will gladly accept!

Check out sues blog its a wonderful blog and she is real, raw and honest in her writing!

Rules for the nomination are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate ten other bloggers of your choice.
  • Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.

7 facts about me

1 I am a night owl. Those of you who read my blog know that lol. I like to be up at night even though most of our problems with ptsd and nightmares flashbacks happen by night! I think I like to be up during the night because of what I went through as a kid.

2 I love dogs! I mean really, really love them. They are my favourite animals. Especially labs. Because my Nitro is a lab! And he is the cutest you ever did see!

3 I have traveled to america a ton of times on my own. My partner is living in Illinois. She is a multiple and currently she lives in residential so I cant see her. But for the past number of years I’ve traveled to america and visited her and we had great fun together.

4 I’ve had 2 previous guide dogs. Maisie, a yellow lab, and goldie a golden retriever. They were a lot different to nitro, Nitro is much more sensitive and needy and the other two were very independent, goldie was a stubborn dog as well!

5 I take voice lessons! I love to sing. I’ve been in stage school as a young kid and as a teen. I did musical theatre, drama, tap dancing, i was in a youth choir, and I was on stage a lot. I love being on stage and performing.

6 I am an apple junky! I love everything apple. I own an ipod and an iphone. I love my iphone. It is so helpful to me as a blind person. I wouldnt be without it.

7 I’m a big coffee drinker. I probably drink way too much coffee. But I love it. My favourite brand is starbux coffee. Costa is my second favourite coffee shop. But my all time favourite is caramel mackiatos at starbux.

ok, my nominees

marcie at marcie mental health and more
http://marcimentalhealthandmore.com/
all the little parts
http://allthelittleparts.wordpress.com/
tessa over at
http://tessacandoit.wordpress.com/
skye over at drowning in the sky
http://drowninginthesky.wordpress.com/

Recipe share. Chocolate truffles

Chocolate Truffles

1/4 cup whipping cream

2 tablespoons Grand Marnier liqueur

6 ounces sweet chocolate, broken up

4 tablespoons sweet butter, softened

Unsweetened cocoa

Boil cream in small heavy pan until reduced to 2 tablespoons. Remove from heat. Stir in liqueur and chocolate. Return to low heat. Stir until chocolate melts. Whisk in softened butter. When mixture is smooth, pour into a shallow bowl. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Scoop chocolate up with a teaspoon. Shape into 1 inch balls. Roll the truffle balls in the unsweetened cocoa. Use a cool working area. Store truffles, covered, in the refrigerator. Let truffles stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

Tips:

If you don’t mind using liqueur, there are many types of spirits you can use in this recipe for different flavors. In place of the Grand Marnier, try kahlua, Framboise, or Amaretto liqueurs.

Makes 20 truffles.