Archive for August 14th, 2012

Hand mitts


I’ve used four different needle sizes so far on one mitten. But I love how it fits so I guess it’s worth it. The double rib was knit with 3’s, the first bit of ribbing was on 2’s, the body on 1’s, and the top ribbing on 0’s.


Tomorrow I will knit a thumb and maybe start number two.

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I went to 3 Birds Berry Farm yesterday and picked a half gallon of black berries. I did not get there early enough for the raspberries. This just means I need to go back again, oh sad for me. As I was leaving the lady gave me a pamphlet on how to care for my berries…and a side mention of oh here’s a blackberry cake recipe that everyone’s said is delicious.


I used 1 pint or 2 cups of those lovely fresh picked berries of deliciousness and turned them into these…


Recipe from Hillside Acres, Staunton, Va

2 cups blackberries

1 cup sour cream (I used the less fat)

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. baking soda

3/4 tsp cinnamon (I used more, spices are guidelines for starting)

1 1/2 cup flour

Whisk together the sour cream, sugar and egg.

In a separate bowl mix together the baking soda, cinnamon and flour.

Mix wet and dry ingredients to make a stiff batter. Add fruit and mix with spatula.

The recipe calls for using a greased 8×10 pan or glass dish… um cupcakes are always more delicious. So that’s what I used instead. They baked at 350 for 20ish minutes until the tops were slightly brown (the original recipe calls for a baking time of 30-40 minutes in case you care).

When they were cool I made cream cheese icing. Then placed a fresh black berry on each cupcake. Delicious I tell you. Delicious.

I thought about only eating cupcakes for dinner, but instead I baked a piece of tilapia and made a delicious salad from stuff I got at the farmer’s market over the weekend.

I made pesto, but I didn’t take any pictures of it (sorry).

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