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.

23 Apr
Keep or Toss?

Solve one problem. Create another. Let's say I make a grocery list, eat a full meal and then shop at break-neck speed, never straying from the items on my list. When I get home with my planned purchases — and only my planned purchases —...

22 Apr
We have a winner!

Vanessa McMackin is one happy cookbook collector. She's getting six Whitecap Books titles and a phone call from Bal Arneson, author of Everyday Indian. Of course, I'll also be calling her to select the final three books in her prize package. I'm not sure how Whitecap...

21 Apr
Grocery Lists

Yesterday, I broke not one but two cardinal rules of grocery shopping. I shopped without a list. And I shopped hungry. In my defense, I didn't think I needed a list for five items. I was wrong. Very wrong. I left with 11 items. Put another way,...

20 Apr
Contest Reminder – Giving away 6 Books

This is a not so subtle reminder that tomorrow is the last day to enter the book giveaway. One lucky winner will have six food and wine books delivered to their door courtesy of Whitecap Books. What can you win? The three healthy eating...

17 Apr
Quinoa for the King of Salmon

A couple of weeks ago, I posted one of the most challenging reader questions to date. What do you feed a multi-generational family where one person is on a gluten-free, dairy-free diet and another must eat low-GI foods but no root vegetables? Oh yes, lean...

16 Apr
Depression Era Cooking

I found out about this video from fellow food writer, Roz Cummins, who found it on, who got it from Boing Boing who saw it on Clara's website, which posted the video on YouTube. Apparently, everyone knows about Clara but me. In case you and...

15 Apr
Crispy Flax Cookies

Have I ever mentioned that I'm impatient? Well I am. These cookies prove it. I was to bring a snack to last night's meeting and I'd been wanting an excuse to try another recipe from Linda Braun's Everything Flax. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to...

14 Apr
Mango Chutney Chicken

Update: If you have a mango allergy, as it turns out some of my readers do, you can substitute papaya, peaches or nectarines. Pineapple will taste lovely but have a slightly firmer texture. This is mango ginger chutney. A small promotional brochure from the LCBO (Liquor...

13 Apr
Cookbook Contest Update

If you aren't aware of the cookbook contest, check out the details here. Whitecap Books is generously giving away six of their food and wine titles to one lucky winner. Three of the books focus on healthy eating and are featured along with the contest...

11 Apr
Happy Easter

Look what arrived at our house yesterday. Sunshine AND chocolate. Does it get any better than that? These eggs came home with Andrew in a fancy container with a hinged lid. Their pastel shells encase gourmet milk chocolate, and a single container cost more than three...

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