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.

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...

29 Oct
Kitchen Scraps and a Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Every once in a while I do something unpredictable. Like cook Brussels sprouts. I don't like Brussels sprouts, but Pierre A. Lamielle's book Kitchen Scraps made me do it. Here,  Monty Python dukes it out with Edward Gorey as Martha Stewart barks encouragement from the wings....

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream with Maple Syrup - The Messy Baker
28 Oct
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

A while ago, Cari from Dinnervibe suggested I make a Halloween-themed ice cream. As you know, it doesn't take much to persuade me to whip out my Cuisinart, so even though the weather is turning cold, I accepted her ice cream challenge. Perhaps I'm in a...

Matar Paneer - The Messy Baker
26 Oct
Matar Paneer

I got out the good china and fancy napkins for this one. Not that matar paneer is an elaborate dish or extremely challenging. Instead, this recipe is a long, long overdue thank-you to fellow writer and Indian cuisine lover, Lora Shinn. But why am I polishing the...

23 Oct
Ginger Gold Apple and Squash Soup

Pastry is fussy, cake requires precise measurement, fish over-cooks in a flash, but soup? Soup is incredibly forgiving. And it's the perfect way to  handle the abundance of fall. Got too many carrots? Make soup. More cauliflower than you know what do do with? Soup. Your...

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