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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20 Sep
Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Rumballs

I can't believe I missed it. September 19th was international Talk Like A Pirate Day. I could have gone around annoying everyone with phrases like "Avast, Matey! Go to the bung hole and fetch me some grog!" and "Weigh anchor or I'll give you a...

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20 Sep
Double Trouble Ginger Cookies

The tree outside my bedroom window is turning a golden red as we move past the halfway point of September. This glorious hue is often called "ginger" and reminds me of golden retrievers and freckle-faced red heads. Not actually the colour of ginger root, it...

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15 Sep
Crayola Chefs

I've often wondered if Star Trek replicator technology would change the way we eat. Could humanity be counted on to make a wise choice in a world where a tofu stir fry and a bacon double cheese burger are as easily accessed? If the chef...

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11 Sep
Kiss Me Quick Hummus

Belly dance class starts again soon and I'm all set to go. I've secured the coins on my jingly hip scarf and have finally found the bumper sticker I filed away for safe keeping (okay, lost) until the start of the new session. It reads...

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09 Sep
Zen Bread

Someone restrain me. I'm about to go to the year's biggest knitting fair and spend all my life's savings on ridiculously expensive wool and patterns I'll never have time to knit. Even if I started right now, gave up sleep and did nothing else 24...

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07 Sep
Desparation Sweet Potato Soup

Browsing BoingBoing this morning I stumbled across a post for a product I haven't seen in years - Vegiforms. Available at my beloved Lee Valley , these clear plastic molds transform veggies into kid-friendly shapes like elves and hearts. Just clamp one onto a growing...

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06 Sep
Pavlovian Salute

By now you've likely heard that Steve Irwin, aka The Crocodile Hunter, died after being attacked by a sting ray. Having spent a year in Australia, I have a rather soft spot for Down Under. Mr. Irwin's raw enthusiasm for the natural wonders of his...

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05 Sep
Blast from The Past Cranberry Salad

Despite my tour of the Jell-O Museum in LeRoy, NY, I've never been partial to the dessert. While the 50s had a love affair with jellied anything -- from tuna salad set in lemon gelatin to tomato aspic -- I was born a decade too...

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01 Sep
Blueberry Goo

Sometimes recipes shouldn't get past the theory stage. Crockpot desserts fall into this category. I was in an experimental mood one Super Bowl Sunday and decided to make a new dessert for my annual girls-only I Hate Super Bowl Sunday High Tea -- Crockpot Blueberry Crumble....

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31 Aug
Move over KFC

What's for supper tonight? Digital Fried Chicken. Being a professional foodie isn't always what it's cracked up to be. Sure, I get to play in the kitchen, impress my hungry friends with the results and get paid for it. I can legitimately business expense cookbooks, food...

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