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.

22 Oct
Black Bean Soup

When I lived in Australia, I craved this soup. Really badly. I'm not sure if it was a classic case of wanting what you couldn't have or simply a tasty way to make it through the surprisingly chilly Australian winter. All I know is that I...

21 Oct
Squash and Maple Soup

I am in debt to readers. Erik of Homemade Soup Recipes wondered if my Scottish Lentil Soup would taste good without onions. Confused by his question, I reviewed my recipe and realized I'd omitted a key ingredient. The single most popular post on my blog and...

20 Oct
It’s Soup Week

I know you didn't actually give me an mandate to blog about soup for an entire week, but we're heading into soup season and I wasn't sure how to cover Thai, French and Indian cuisine another way. So, this week, I'll be cooking up some slurpy...

19 Oct
Double Dipping

What do an Inuksuk and Balvenie Doublewood have in common? Normally not much. But this Inuksuk's made of homemade shortbreads, a Scottish treat, and Balvenie is...

17 Oct
Baked Apples

Baked apples are very easy to make, but a challenge to photograph. If you try to take a picture while they're piping hot and beautifully plump, the steam fogs the camera lense. If you wait until they cool, they look like they were left on the...

16 Oct

We're having a spectacular autumn here. The trees have turned every fall shade imaginable, from lemon yellow to bright pumpkin, rusty paprika to deep crimson. And when the sun catches them at the right angle, they look like they're on fire. I've snapped a hundred...

15 Oct
Mangled Butter and the Tao of Stieb

What we have here is a failure to communicate. When I said, "Andrew darling, the unsalted butter is mine and mine alone. Don't touch it or you'll eat catfood for a week," it didn't give him carte blanche to revert to his bachelor ways and gouge...

14 Oct
Mission Accomplished

The gratitude continues. Thanks to Phil, lead guitarist for Sack of Yams and fellow apple enthusiast, we got the heads up that our orchard of choice was overrun with Thanksgiving Day pickers. Good for the apple growers, bad for impatient people like me. Unwilling to...

13 Oct
Gone Apple Pickin’

For real this time. Others, who can be trusted with this kind of thing, called to confirm the orchard: has apples conducts apple picking is open today Chudleigh's, here we come!...

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