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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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31 Jul
Grazing – Cookbook Give Away

Many people have asked me for healthy snacks ideas. Well, search no more. Julie Van Rosendaal, of Dinner with Julie, not only wrote the book on this topic, Grazing: A Healthier Approach to Snacks and Finger Foods, she's giving one away. (See details below.) Julie, a...

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30 Jul
Cilantro and Summer Fest

Seems it's the social season for blogs. Yesterday I was stacking eggplant for a virtual potluck, and today I'm arriving fashionably late for Summer Fest, a four-week celebration of the bounty where bloggers share their tips, tricks and recipes about fresh-from-the-garden foods. I found out...

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29 Jul
Eggplant and Chicken Puttanesca Stacks — Almost Meatless Virtual Potluck

It's a hamburger? It's a chicken burger? No, it's Eggplant Chicken Puttanesca Stacks! This is my contribution to the Almost Meatless Virtual Pot Luck. Authors Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond have somehow managed to organize a group of 30 food bloggers for this affair. Each...

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28 Jul
Raspberry Lassi

I know I shouldn't post information like this, but I am not a Breakfast Eater. Please, don't tell me breakfast is The Most Important Meal of the Day. I have read the reports and do not need to be reminded Breakfast Eaters consume fewer calories...

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27 Jul
Everday Gourmet Plank Grilling

Every once in a while I come across a cookbook that reminds me how little I know. After decades of grilling burgers and kebabs I was finally gaining confidence, but losing a bit of my enthusiasm. Then I received a review copy of  Ted Reader's Napoleon's Everyday...

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