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.

17 Nov
Maple-Roasted Chicken Breasts

This hardly looks like a substitute for chicken wings, but I assure you, if your mouth wants honey-garlic drumettes and your brain balks at deep-frying, this variation on pub grub will keep every body happy -- low-fat roasted chicken for your waistline and a tangy-sweet...

13 Nov
Misleading Labeling

If you saw this on the side of a scone mix, how many calories would you think was in a scone? If you're like me you thought, "Hey, 120 calories? That's not bad." If you were buoyed by the reasonable calorie count, how long would it take...

12 Nov
Earth to Table French Onion Soup

I didn't take this picture. I wish I did. But I didn't. This is just a taste of the mouthwatering photos that illustrate Earth to Table: Seasonal Recipes from an Organic Farm. While eating local is a hot topic these days, this book is not a...

11 Nov
Quick Fresh Tomato and Herb Pasta

Bet you thought I was done with the fresh tomato recipes for a while. So did I. But I was given some environmentally conscious, on-the-vine hydroponic Ontario tomatoes (say that three times fast!) at the Royal Winter Fair and I just couldn't bear to toss them in...

10 Nov
Royal Agricultural Winter Fair – Walk with the Animals

Sometimes I fail as a food blogger. While I attended the Canadian Culinary Book Awards at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair last Friday, surrounded by award winning cookbook authors and the biggest names in Canadian Cuisine, my camera sat safely in the media room. And...

09 Nov
Taste of Canada Winner

In past giveaways, Dino-O-Matic loved late entries. Seems Random.Org does too. Commenter number 24, Karen B and her Sunday night entry, wins a copy of Rose Murray's A Taste of Canada courtesy of Whitecap Publishing. If I'd been thinking, I'd have had Rose sign the book...

05 Nov
Royal Winter Fair

I'm off to the Royal Winter Fair for the next two days. Can't guarantee I'll see Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla but am bound to see sheep, chickens and a whole herd of cookbook authors. Do cookbook authors come in herds? Or prides? Regardless, I'm hobnobbing with...

03 Nov
Concord Grape Sorbet

The comments are rolling in in response to the cookbook give away. Your fabulous ideas make me want to rent a delightful, impractically located venue and throw a great big bash. (If you missed the post, Rose Murray's wonderful A Taste of Canada is up...

02 Nov
Cookbook Giveaway: Taste of Canada

Often, when I'm busy doing one thing, a totally unrelated thought will slam into my brain. This happens to me so often in the shower, I actually bought a diving slate to jot down my ideas should inspiration strike while I'm under the hot spray. Well,...

30 Oct
Rouxbe and Scrambled Eggs

Back in June, I asked you to give me your dinner dilemmas as part of the Dana's Top Ten Table giveaway. And the cries of frustrations that echoed through the comments section bordered on deafening.  No time, out of ideas, fussy eaters and inconsistent results...

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