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.

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

13 Jan
Recipe Rat

My ratatouille recipe's gone AWOL, but a few minutes ago I pulled a pink index card from my knitting bag with the ingredients for sweet potato casserole scribbled on it -- no title or instructions, just ingredients. I was looking for my tape measure but...

06 Jan
The Cure for Cardboard Tomatoes and Plastic Peas

Fellow blogger Jodi DeLong posted a comment the other day that got me thinking. She mentions that this time of year truly fresh veggies are hard to come by. "Locally grown" produce can be shipped from anywhere within a 24-hour drive (and we all know...

02 Jan

Not since my father's green egg fiasco has a breakfast order caused so much fuss. Apparently, the local diner has trouble with scrambled eggs. My order came, not with a mound of fluffy butter yellow eggs, but as a thin failed omelet crumpled like a used...

01 Jan
5 Things You Don’t Know About my New Year’s Resolutions

I was recently tagged at Nomadik with the Five Things You Don't Know About Me game. I thought the whole mortifying experience was behind me, until a coworker tagged me with his own variation called Five New Year's Resolutions. Hmmm. I'm not a big one for...

31 Dec
This blog brought to you by Sesame Street

I love when people think outside the recipe box. Recently, my sister was making butternut squash soup and found it a bit lacking. Don't ask how she went from soup to Sesame Street, but she remembered how each episode was brought to you by a...

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