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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09 Jun
Food or Sleep?

I've just returned from back-to-back conferences. Conference #One had decent coffee (with organic milk), fabulous croissants at breakfast, and a wide variety of flavourful food at the dinner buffet. And the desserts? I actually had a chocolate treat that was so rich I could barely finish...

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08 Jun
Book Giveaway – Dana’s Top Ten Table

After a steady diet of archive posts, I'm ready for something new. Culinary trend tracker, chef and cyber-friend, Dana McCauley, has generously donated a cookbook and her expertise for the cause. Not only will the lucky winner receive a signed copy of Dana's Top Ten Table,...

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06 Jun
From the Archives: Thai Coconut Soup

I'm on the road this week and will be dipping into the archives for a few tasty blasts from the past. This posts features a recipe that can warm you in winter but goes down easy any time of year. And if you're complaining about...

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05 Jun
From the Archives: Stromboli

I'm on the road this week and will be dipping into the archives for a few tasty blasts from the past. This posts features a hit recipe by trend expert, cookbook author and cyber-friend Dana McCauley. Italian Week - Stromboli Click here to read original post It's...

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04 Jun
From the Archives: Carob is for the Dogs

I'm on the road this week and will be dipping into the archives for a few tasty blasts from the past. This posts is one of my more popular rants. Now, let me tell you how I really feel...

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03 Jun
From the Archives: $112 Cinnamon Ice Cream

I'm on the road this week and will be dipping into the archives for a few tasty blasts from the past. This posts has a bit of a back story so click through the hyperlinks to understand why I salvaged $8 worth of brownies with...

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02 Jun
Pitch Policy

I've been getting a lot of PR pitches lately and to save us both a lot of time and energy, I thought I'd post some DOs, DON'Ts and other sundry items. First, get my name right. Seriously. My name is Charmian Christie. First name:...

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02 Jun
Housekeeping

Today's post is a bit of a hodgepodge. June arrived while I wasn't looking and I've several items to clean up before getting back to the kitchen. 1. The May Poll results are in. A recipe index and printable recipes are the big winners with 43%...

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29 May
Bitchin’ Kitchen

I could really use a laugh. Not only does my butcher retire at the end of this week (sniff), the little community craft store next to it — the one where I bought my groovy reusable coffee sleeves — has closed shop. The sudden demise...

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27 May
Eat Real, Eat Local

Local food is important to me. Remember my conniption fit over Chinese garlic? Or the tears when my butcher announced his retirement? While I'm not a die-hard locavore who shuns coffee and gives friends grief over buying lychees, I think it's criminal to import zucchini...

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