Very Berry Muffins

Over the past few weeks, I’ve decided to try my hand at baking. One of the first things I’ve ever tried to bake are these berry muffins, which have a very high ratio of berries to dough, and are ever so slightly tart. The brown sugar on top can be omitted but it is very attractive and adds a bit of crunch.


1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cups white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 cup mixed blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries
Brown sugar for top

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine flour, white sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix milk, egg, and vegetable oil. Mix and and to flour mixture, blending to a good consistency. Fold in berries. Pour into lined muffin tin and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake for about 23 minutes.

Basketweave Knitted Fingerless Gloves

Happy Monday! I’m fairly sure I mentioned about my love of crafts before, but I’ve decided to start posting more about them. Knitting has been a hobby of mine for about seven years now, and I’m just starting to get to the point where I can write my own patterns. Below are my lovely basketweave knitted fingerless gloves and the pattern to make them. I used a dark grey, because I thought it would show the pattern better than black, but any color would work.


Cast on 35 stitches
Knit 4 rows
Knit 5, Purl 5, repeat until end
Knit 2 rows
Knit/Purl in alternating pattern until piece measure about 1” less than the circumference of your hand
Knit 4 rows
Stitch together, leaving room for thumb