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.

28 Nov
Gifts for Cooks — Rouxbe

Now that American Thanksgiving is over, I feel I can address Christmas without rushing things too much. Over the next few weeks I'll be looking at gifts for people who love to cook. Now I realize that buying a suitable present for a fussy foodie can...

26 Nov
Stove Shopping — What I Learned

Yesterday, I went stove shopping. Many hours and several stores later, I learned: Very few manufacturers make 24" gas stoves. Those who do make bare-bones models. You have your choice of white, white, white or white. Today, I went shopping again and learned: ...

25 Nov
Stove Shopping

Charmian can't come to the blog right now. She's out looking for a new stove. Here's her I-might-as-well-blow-the-wad wish list. How many features do you think she'll actually get? Remember, she's going for a 24" natural gas model, not a standard 30", and had to surrender...

24 Nov
Canadian Blog Awards and Why I Need Your Vote

It's small. It's earnest. Although it teeters on the julienne-thin line between cute and kitschy, I want it as much as I want a new stove. Last year Yarn Harlot won first prize for the Best Activities Blog (where I swiped the nifty logo on...

21 Nov
National Espresso Day and Latte Art

According to the good people at Breville, makers of fine espresso machines and other things kitcheny, today is National Espresso Day. The chocolate swirl lily is my caffeinated tribute. Now before you ooh and ahh, let me tell you it took eight tries, half a litre...

20 Nov
What Type Are You?

The internet is full of time-wasting tools I can pretend pertain to my work. Last year, thanks to the Gender Genie, I learned I write masculine columns and feminine blog posts. No matter which on-line version of Myers-Briggs I take, I'm always an ENFP. This not...

19 Nov
Homemade wins hands down

You guys are the best! I knew my brain was functioning on emergency battery backup when I posted my nowhere-near-100 top list. Brownies?! How'd I miss that? And what was I thinking when I listed sugar cookies? Oatmeal chocolate chip are waaaaayy better. And no mention...

18 Nov
Quick Carrot Ginger Saute

This rainbow of carrots is one of my souvenirs from the Royal Winter Fair. I figured they'd go over better than adopting a lop or lamb. I was going to use them to make a healthy carrot ginger soup, but just couldn't bring myself to...

17 Nov
My Own Top List

I've been thinking about that VGT top 100 list. Hmmm. Life's too short for Hostess fruit pies and McDonald's. I don't need to eat endangered species or items worthy of Fear Factor. So I comprised my own list of items that carried an emotional punch...

14 Nov
Plumbing Headaches

Our kitchen faucet began to drip a few weeks ago. Just a drop or two. No big deal. Since Andrew and I are not particularly good at household maintenance tasks, we chose to ignore the situation and see if it would go away on its...

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