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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05 Jul
Aren’t We Lucky?

Last month I had the opportunity to chat with an elderly British woman who knew my grandfather. He was stationed overseas in England during the war and used to lodge with her family when on leave. Mrs. Dodd remembered him fondly, not just for his...

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04 Jul
Red and Orange

This was a week of firsts, and it's only Tuesday. Yesterday, I saw a two adult cardinals teaching a fledgling to fly. At first I wondered how anyone can live for more than four decades without witnessing this event. I asked around, and it turns out,...

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03 Jul
Morning Coffee

If you're like me, the simple thought of food first thing in the morning makes your toes curl and stomach lurch. I'm sure this is my body's way of keeping me away from the fridge before I'm awake enough to tell the difference between milk...

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30 Jun
Pancakes in The Patio

Tomorrow is Canada Day and my family usually gathers sometime during the long weekend for a tradition we call Pancakes in The Patio. As the title suggests, we get together and eat pancakes. On the patio. In fact, we make the pancakes on the patio....

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29 Jun
Prize-Winning Butter Tarts

My last couple of posts have been rant based, so it's time to sweeten things up a bit. And there's nothing sweeter than good old fashioned butter tarts. Apparently, this decadent treat is a Canadian classic. Only in Canada, eh? Pity!This recipe won my mom...

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27 Jun
Going bananas

I'm not a banana fan. They're so pushy. Put them in fruit salad and they will smother every ingredient but cantaloupe. They leap from peanut butter sandwiches just to annoy you, and will slime-up a perfectly decent cream pie. Banana splits force unwanted nutrition upon...

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16 Jun
Gone Fishing

Sorry folks, I'm heading out of town for a much needed trek up north with a friend. We're heading to her parents' cottage which is nestled in a well-wooded, lakefront cell phone-dead zone. No phone, no TV, no computers. And that means no blog until...

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15 Jun
Anything Goes

I really should keep better notes. This recipe came from a friend. Not sure which one. It's been spilled on and rewritten so many times I can't even vouch that the ingredients match the original. No matter, this quick and tasty marinade is versatile and...

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14 Jun
Green Eggs and Ham

For those who like to blur the lines between fiction and reality, let it be known that while Dr. Seuss writes great nonsense verse, he is not the best source for culinary inspiration. Perhaps things would have turned out differently had my favourite book at...

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