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 Aug
Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom

When I posted my question about the emotional allure of Julie & Julia, a couple of people commented that a book giveaway might be welcomed. But Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a two-volume set consisting of more than 500 recipes and 1400...

14 Aug
Peach Melba Clafoutis

Stop me before I buy again. I've gobbled so many Garnet Beauties lately, I swear my cheeks are sprouting fuzz. When the cat stopped napping in the fruit bowl, I took this as a sign to keep it (the bowl, not the cat) brimming with peaches....

12 Aug
Julie and Julia — The Emotional Allure

By the time I finally saw Julie & Julia on Monday, the media had used every food metaphor in existence to write countless reviews and dozens of behind the scenes stories. Some criticized Julie Powell's year-long experiment, others lauded Powell for giving food bloggers a...

11 Aug
Summer Fest Week 3 – Zucchini Soup

Zucchini is one of those innocuous vegetables that doesn't really stand out. Sure, the small ones can be tender, but the large ones tend to get spongy. Because of the high moisture content and neutral taste —and it's debatable zucchini actually has a taste —...

10 Aug
Butterscotch Peach Jam

Last week for Summer Fest, Stephanie of Wasabimon and I swapped blogs for the day. I posted about peach ice cream on her blog and she posted about peach freezer jam on mine. She was even kind enough to watch the comments section and answer...

07 Aug
Grazing Winner

It seems Dine-O-Matic likes late entries. Last time, Elizabeth from Stevensville slipped her name in with minutes to spare and walked away with prize. This time the winner turned out to be the penultimate entry (and it's not often I can work that word into...

06 Aug
The Truth About Food Photography

MC from Calgary recently asked, "Why doesn't anything turn out as in the cookbook picture??" MC, I think at one time or another we've all felt your pain. The cake in the magazine photograph towers three miles high while your looks like a flapjack. The cookbook...

05 Aug
The Cat’s Out of the Bag and Into My Light Box

I can't keep a secret to save my soul. It's not that I intentionally blab news for the adrenaline rush of gossip. I just don't have the filter to keep a lid on certain information. One Christmas, with just a single present left by the...

04 Aug
Summer Fest and Peach Freezer Jam Recipe

To celebrate Summer Fest, a four-week cross-blog celebration, Stephanie Stiavetti and I are swapping posts for the day. This week Summer Fest is all over fruit, and Stephanie and I selected peaches. I have always maintained raspberry is my favourite fruit, but a damned good peach...

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