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.

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...

24 Jul
Eating Local – The US Version

A while ago I posted an eye-opening video about the realities of just how non-local most of our food has become. The video, produced by Hellmann's mayonnaise, used Canadian statistics and references. While I'm not a mayo fan, their Eat Real Eat Local program makes...

23 Jul
Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie Parfait

I didn't make this dessert. My younger sister did. The entire dish was earmarked for her boyfriend. But she loves me enough to let me take a few photographs of the last serving reserved for him. She even provided the martini glass. I love her enough...

22 Jul
Thai Chicken Kebabs

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Thai Chicken Kebabs on Coconut Rice"][/caption] I knew the black raspberry photo session went too well. Having taken a good 40 or so shots, I downloaded the pictures to my computer via my incredibly handy new CF card reader. To do this, I...

21 Jul
Black Raspberry Shortcake

Look what showed up at the door the other day. A neighbour dropped by with black raspberries picked from her garden. They were tart, firm, full of flavour and very, very black. See...

20 Jul
Tikka-Style Chicken Kebabs and the World’s Longest Barbecue

Some of you might remember last year's post in which, thanks to a sprained wrist, I cajoled my friends into doing all the work for The World's Longest Barbecue™. Andrew served drinks, my sisters chopped, diced and threaded kebabs and my brother-in-law worked the grill. Me?...

17 Jul
How to Cook Rice — Reader’s Question

When I held the contest for Dana's Top Ten Table giveaway, I asked you to post your dinner dilemmas and promised to answer them all. So far, Dana has answered 10 of your most pressing questions in a podcast (don't panic, I'm going to be...

16 Jul
Sticker Shock — Part 2

May 23, 2008, I had an essay, Sticker Shock, published in The Globe and Mail. In it I confessed to Impostor Syndrome brought on by a cobalt blue belly dance bumper sticker from my mother-in-law. With little talent and none of the elaborate costumes, I...

15 Jul
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Pretty snazzy, if I do say so myself. I wouldn't be ashamed to serve these at a fancy garden party. You can almost hear the light jazz in the background. But in reality, this is a simple dip that you can dump in a bowl and...

14 Jul
Recipe Index, Printable Recipes and More

If you subscribe by RSS feed you're likely wondering what possessed me to update a whack of posts. I'm not just a glutton for attention. I've been slogging through the tedious task of fulfilling my promise of providing a recipe index and printable recipes. The mission...

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