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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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10 Jul
The different types of ice cream explained

We tend to use the term "ice cream" generically, but the fat and calorie content between a scoop of French Vanilla ice cream and an equal portion of peach sorbet can be significant. So, what's in your bowl? Ice cream, ice milk, gelato, sorbet, sherbet...

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09 Jul
Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

Looks can be deceiving. This blueberry-raspberry frozen yogurt looks tasty but was chalky and unpleasant. I ended up letting it melt and pouring it over granola for breakfast. Thinking fresh and simple is best, I'd pureed raspberries and blueberries in the blender with plain yogurt and...

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07 Jul
Garlic Scape and Fresh Herb Pesto

Yesterday I issued a plea for ideas of what to do with garlic scapes. The answers rolled in. I heard from people via Twitter, Facebook, email and the comments section. Thank you all. I was thrilled with your response. Of course, with so many great solutions...

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06 Jul
Garlic Scapes — Ideas Needed

This pointy, off-white thingy is a garlic scape. Left to its own devices, it will flower. Once removed, it forces the bulb to grow bigger and drives chefs mad. Apparently, these puppies are a hot commodity. I had no idea what a scape was when I...

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02 Jul
Too Clever By Half — And a Poll

I outsmarted myself the other day. After months of hemming, hawing and finding new ways to procrastinate, I finally posted my Pitch Policy. For those who aren't familiar with this term, it's an outline of my policies and review practices to help PR reps send...

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01 Jul
Dominion Day Raspberry Ice Cream

While the rest of the nation celebrates Canada Day, in our house July 1st is Dominion Day. And Andrew has the t-shirt to prove it. For those who are curious about my husband's patriotic insistence, check out last year's blog post. For those who care about...

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