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.

01 Sep
Labour Day

It's a holiday. Turn off the computer and go outside. Photo © Gaetan Lee, published under a Creative Commons License....

30 Aug
Lunch Box Blues

Dana McCauley's statement in yesterday's comments section got me thinking. She's right. The listeria issue is likely making parents think twice about luncheon meats. But with peanut butter and nuts banned in most schools, what's left? Dana suggested tuna and egg salad but unrefrigerated mayonnaise...

29 Aug
Grocery Scare

The horrifying listeria outbreak is all over the news. Since I don't eat or buy cold meats, I didn't think much about it. Until I went grocery shopping today and this was taped to the automatic doors. Makes it hard to ignore. Then I went to...

28 Aug
Animal Radio – Take Your Pet to Work

You never know where an article will lead. Thanks to her excellent story in the Globe and Mail, Kira Vermond will be discussing animals in the workplace this Saturday with Animal Radio. This syndicated program runs on 95 stations throughout the US. But don't worry,...

28 Aug
Eat your veggies – please!

I couldn't figure out why my chicken souvlaki post got so many hits yesterday. Turns out linked to my recipe. I was happy. Until I read the comment, "There are no vegetables in sight here...

27 Aug
What If …

People often ask writers where they get their ideas. I can honestly say I don't know. No matter what inspiration-inducing trick I use, my pattern is always the same. No idea. ...

26 Aug
Blueberry Bliss

You are not seeing things. Do not adjust your monitor. Yes, I've used this photo before. On Thursday. It drew so many compliments I thought I'd use it again with some clarifications. One: I did not take this photo. I wish I did, but it was...

25 Aug
Plastic Schmastic

I ask you, does this tiny piece of plastic look like it would support a pantry shelf intended to hold canned tomatoes, dried beans and bags of flour? No? Okay, do you think four of these pegs would do the job? I didn't think so either. And...

22 Aug
LinkedIn – A good reason to sign up

LinkedIn has a new feature that will make freelancer writers smile -- a companies directory. And you can bet I'll be checking it out so I can target my pitches to the right person within the right company. Michelle Rafter covered the subject thoroughly on...

21 Aug
Breakfast of Champions

Michael Phelps might be breaking records in the pool, but David McGinn gets gold for his piece in yesterday's Globe and Mail. His "Eat Like Mike" is one of the funniest pieces of writing I've read in a long, long time. McGinn decides to tackle...

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