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.

Whole Bowls with Smoky Corn, Black Bean and Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto
23 Apr
Whole Bowls with Smoky Corn, Black Bean and Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Judge it by how long it takes to pry from your friends’ hands. Whole Bowls: Complete Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Meals to Power Your Day by Allison Day (Skyhorse Publishing ©2016)  was passed from guest to guest while I put...

Zucchini & Carrot Breakfast Muffins in pan - The Messy Baker
28 Mar
Zucchini & Carrot Breakfast Muffins

People are always asking for foolproof recipes. Well, I played the fool while testing this, and the muffins turned out just fine. As part of today’s Homegrown blog hop (see below for links to other recipes), I test drove Joan Ttooulias’s Zucchini & Carrot Breakfast Muffins. In...

Pan-roasted fennel with pistachios and fennel leaves
22 Jan
Easy Pan-Roasted Fennel

When given the choice between vegetables or dessert, I usually go for dessert. After all, chocolate will cure what ails you. Unless you’re two weeks into a nasty cold that’s claiming squatters rights to your head. I’m at Day 14. During this time, not only have I...

Salted Chocolate Humble Pie by the Messy Baker
11 Dec
Salted Chocolate Humble Pie

Many children sport t-shirts that say, “Mother’s Little Darling.” Mine should have read, “Ruining Christmas Parties Since 1965.” I made a case for myself when I was 2 and disappeared at a Christmas open house. I sent everyone into a panic, only to be found...

Mary Berry, The Queen of Cakes
08 Dec
An interview with Mary Berry

If you had 15 minutes to chat with The Great British Bake Off’s Mary Berry what would you ask her — other than, “Will you adopt me?” Last week, I got a chance to speak with the Mary Berry herself. Due to time differences, our...

Mary Berry’s Ultimate Chocolate Roulade with chocolate curls
03 Dec
Baking with Mary Berry and the Chocolate Roulade

I confess, I’ve been binge watching The Great British Bake Off  on YouTube ever since two friends recommended it earlier this autumn. I bite my fingernails dreading soggy bottoms, split custard, and under-proofed bread. I’m in awe of the homemade strudel dough, the Charlotte Royales,...

Mushroom & Chevre Hand Pies by The Messy Baker
10 Nov
Mushroom & Chevre Hand Pies

May I present to you Mushroom & Chevre Hand Pies. These piping hot appetizers feature the often-ignored, much under-rated white button mushroom. Sure, a mushroom by any other name would sound more interesting, but why stuff a pricey, short-seasoned morel into pastry where it’s battling cheese,...

Cherry-Orange Stuffed Turkey Breast, sliced, by The Messy Baker
08 Oct
Cherry-Orange Stuffed Turkey Breast

I’m in denial. It’s not October. The leaves are not turning colour. The nights do not have a chilly nip to them. And Thanksgiving is definitely not next week. My calendar begs to differ. On the plus side, with the holidays on the horizon, turkey is on...

BlueberryOrangeMarmalade
26 Aug
Setting up a Canning Kitchen & Giveaway

In June, Amy Bronee came to town for a book signing at The Bookshelf. If her name is familiar, she’s the author of The Canning Kitchen and writes the Family Feedbag blog. While I had only to stroll a few blocks from my home, several food bloggers drove from out...

Dill Zucchini Fritters
19 Aug
Dill Zucchini Fritters

Summer is racing for the finish line. Before it gets there, it has some hurdles to clear. One of those hurdles is zucchini. Sure, an individual zucchini isn’t much of a challenge, but what about the bushelful your neighbour left on the back porch ?...

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