Blog Post List

This blog post list contains the most recent blog posts from The Messy Baker in reverse chronological order. You can also browse by recipe category or use the search function.

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03 Apr
Ugly Appetizers: Tasty Tapenades

I'm constantly amazed that my tapenade rolls are popular. Yet despite their appearance, they disappear quickly at parties. Frankly, if someone offered me what looked like a flaccid sausage roll with puce coloured filling vomiting from the sides, I'd pass. But good cooks garner faith,...

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28 Mar
Lassi Comes Home

While I love Indian food, I always struggled with the accompanying beverage choices. I don't like beer, wine doesn't complement curry (not matter what the wine matching wheel from the LCBO says) and water is just too plebeian for the rich mixture of spices. The...

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24 Mar
New Way to Cook and New Category

My resolutions are falling by the wayside quickly. While I've embraced Thai cooking and kept a whopping 36 plastic grocery bags from going to landfill, I haven't given beets a second thought or even cracked the cover of Sally Schneider's The Improvisational Cook. Clearly, I...

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14 Mar
Ultra-Feminine Pad Thai

I recently stumbled upon a website that claims to analyse writing. Using an elaborate algorithm, it determines the writer's sex. Just plug 500 or more words into The Gender Genie, click "submit" and see if your linguistic skills match your hormones. As usual, I've managed...

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12 Mar
Adjusting to technology

I must learn to be patient with gadgets. When I made the leap from an electric to gas stove, the shift wasn't seamless, despite my culinary skills. I burned the first few dishes and overcompensated by undercooking the next. Forgetting the open flame, I even...

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01 Mar
Had you worried?

For those of you who know my accident-ridden history, breathe easy. My recent snowboarding venture isn't responsible for my silence. I've just been busy. Very busy. "Doing what?" you say. I'm so glad you asked. If you have a couple of minutes to spare,...

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08 Feb
Dead post

Well, I just spent an hour writing up a post on Worth the Wait Crepe Suzettes. Somewhere between the preview and the post it disappeared. Since I'm off to Quebec for the weekend to learn how to snowboard, I'll keep you in suspense...

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04 Feb
Super Bowl Sunday Scones

No fan of football, I usually spend Super Bowl Sunday hosting a civilized English tea to counteract the intolerable testosterone levels. Relish Magazine liked this idea and published my article, Tea, Anyone? in their current issue. For copyright reasons, I won't post the recipe here, but...

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03 Feb
Corkscrew Curse

I must have been an evil vintner in a past life and am paying my karmic retribution to the corkscrew universe this time around. Today, I bought Corkscrew Number Four -- and I only started counting again six months ago. Number One was a winged corkscrew...

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21 Jan
Misnamed Apples

Be careful what you tell children. They will believe you. My husband's mother has a quirky sense of humour and jokingly raised her family on Apple George. Andrew was in university before he found out -- the hard way -- that the rest of the English-speaking...

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