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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26 Feb
Cooking Oil — A few more just to confuse you

When I was a child my mom used to buy big, clear plastic jugs of vegetable oil. That's what it was called. Vegetable oil. Plain old vegetable oil. But on TV they showed ads for exciting oils, like Mazola corn oil. Corn oil. How crazy...

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25 Feb
Cooking Oils – A Crash Course

Last night I bowed to peer pressure (other food bloggers and a carb-hungry husband), hauled my sorry butt out of bed and made pancakes for Shrove Tuesday dinner. The resulting griddle cakes were too uneven and sloppy to photograph. Spilled batter adhered to the stove...

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24 Feb
A blog by any other name…

Right now I'm lying in bed feeling sorry for myself. I've a cold that hits in waves. One minute I'm fine, the next I feel like I have cotton balls stuffed up my nose and swallowed a wad of steel wool. If it weren't for...

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20 Feb
Yes, We Have No Bananas

Last week's topic spurred some monkey business. I won't pass along the childish or illegal ideas sent to me via a wide range of channels, but suffice it to say, I won't be publishing those suggestions here. I don't want to be accused of influencing...

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19 Feb
Creme Brulee Book Giveaway

I'm in an extremely good mood today — more on this later — and am celebrating with a book giveaway. The good people at Whitecap Books have generously provided me with a copy of Dominique & Cindy Duby's wonderful book, Crème Brûlée: More than 50 Decadent...

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18 Feb
Avocado Oil

Avocado photo © Simon Goldenberg. Published under a creative commons license. In the movie Oh, God! George Burns, as The Almighty, admits the avocado might have been his one mistake. He made the pit too big. While I appreciate the creation of avocados, I do wonder...

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16 Feb
Belated Valentine’s Day

There's a great series of Bud Light mock greeting cards. My favourite reads "Let's make February 15th our Valentine's Day." It's February 16. I'm not late. I'm just feeling somewhat rebellious and not particularly romantic. No flowers, bon bons, cards, cinnamon hearts or dinners out for...

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13 Feb
Reader Question: Over-Ripe Bananas

I've said it before and I'll say it again -- I'm not a banana fan. I consider them the Herb Tarlek of fruit -- they're pushy and turn slimy when you aren't looking. You just know if a banana wore a belt, it would match...

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11 Feb
Cuisine Canada Blog

Learning new software is a bit like cooking on a new stove. While the concept is the same, the oven light switch is in a different location, the knobs work in unexpected ways (why didn't anyone tell me you had to push them in first?)...

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10 Feb
Broken

After hearing the crash, my holler and ascertaining no one was hurt, Andrew's only comment was, "Make sure everyone understands I'm not responsible." Okay. For the record, Andrew's not responsible. Not exactly the exoneration he's looking for. Allow me to clarify, Andrew didn't break the dish pictured...

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