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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27 Jan
Upside Down Eater

Somedays. I'm an upside down eater. Couldn't face breakfast this morning before the dentist's. Came home cavity-free and had leftover dinner for lunch. Then at 6:00 this evening I chowed down on a bowl of yogurt and berries topped with homemade granola. Anyone else have days...

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26 Jan
Wheat-free Pizza

Last week's vegetarian chili inspired me to try more food substitutes. I'll be looking at a few alternative but delicious fakes over the next few days. I've been leery about "healthy" substitutes ever since someone served me dairy-free, sugarless chocolate mousse. I'd have been okay...

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23 Jan
Vegetarian Chili

Last week, Michelle Rafter asked what she could feed her family of non-adventurous eaters while providing her vegetarian daughter a dairy-free meal. I was impressed with the links, book titles and suggestions you provided. One reader even pointed out being lactose intolerant isn't the same...

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22 Jan
Pot Holder? Pot Smoulder.

"Don't tell me," Andrew says, handing me the charred remains of our brand new pot handle. "This is going on the blog." Yup. One $8 pot handle and a cast iron skillet's worth of crispy bacon later, Andrew's cursing and I have fresh blog post fodder. Even the...

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21 Jan
Berry Crisp

Since making a gigantic batch of granola, I've been on an oatmeal kick. While I don't like it as porridge, I love it in desserts. With the cloudy winter skies leaving me yearning for summer berries and the bitter cold demanding something warm, I decided a...

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20 Jan
Homemade Granola

For a couple of weeks now, my quest for a healthy breakfast has made me hanker for homemade granola. During my university days, I used to make big batches of this cereal to fuel me on the long, book-laden walk to campus. These days, I...

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19 Jan
It Snowed Again

This is my mailbox. I have not used Photoshop or taken the picture at a tricky angle to enhance the effect. I have not given nature a helping hand or rearranged the snowfall in any way. This is how much snow fell the other day. This...

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16 Jan
Reader Question: Lactose-Intolerant Vegetarian Meals

It's only -19°C today. Practically balmy weather after yesterday's -27. I've been trying to find a hot breakfast that won't trigger my gag reflex and was feeling sorry for myself as I produced pot after pot of uninspired sludge. Then fellow writer, Michelle Rafter, wrote with...

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14 Jan
Keeping Brown Sugar Soft Never Looked So Good

Doesn't look like much does it? You can't tell from the photo above, but this clay brown sugar disk above is a work of art. Not only is it one of my favourite Christmas gifts because of the way it looks, I love it because it keeps...

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13 Jan
Herb and Olive Chicken

We're heading into the mother of all cold snaps. If the Weather Network is right, the warmest day this week will be a lip-chapping -15C. Celsius always sounds colder than Fahrenheit, but keep in mind that anything with a minus sign in front of it...

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