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.

20 Aug

On the weekend Andrew and I disposed of 18 boxes of books. Some went to charity, some to the used book store, some (moldy ones) to landfill. No matter where they ended up, that's a lot of words leaving my home. I felt a void and...

18 Aug
You say cinnamon, I say cassia

My cinnamon ice cream post prompted someone to leave a comment about the potentially toxic effects of cinnamon. It's Monday morning. I spent the entire weekend cleaning out the basement and dealing with mouse nests and the moldy fallout of a summer's worth of floods. I'm...

15 Aug
Black on black

Black cherries. Black background. Oh, if the cat who played with them at the break of dawn had been black, it would have been perfect. These two survivors are soaking up the early morning sun. I like how the light reflects off their curves. Perhaps for esthetic...

13 Aug
Spy Girl

She diced, she sliced, she Julia-spied. Yup. It's official. Julia Child was part of a World War II international spy ring known as OSS. According to The Associated Press, Child wasn't the only celebrity to work for an espionage group worthy of Austin Powers 4. Now that...

13 Aug
$112 Cinnamon Ice Cream

This recipe is Cheryl's fault. I tried her cinnamon brownies and because of a mistake on my end, not hers, ended up with a tasty but dry dessert. My solution was to top it off with cinnamon ice cream. Only no one makes cinnamon ice cream...

13 Aug
Print or broadcast?

A reader posted a question in the comments section the other day and I don't want it to get missed. While she knows her area of interest, she's unsure how to pursue her chosen field. She writes: I am going back to school in September...

12 Aug
Who’s on first?

If I apply a baseball analogy -- and most things in life work well at this level -- I hit a double this morning. Not only am I guest blogging about booze-filled chocolates at Accidental Hedonist, I've posted a simple but delicious panini recipe at...

11 Aug
And the winner is…

The votes are in and Italian cuisine is the clear winner. The Boot pulled twice the votes of the second place winner(s). Strangely, French, Indian and Thai formed a three-way tie for the number-two position, proving you to be a diverse and adventuresome culinary crowd....

08 Aug
Vanilla Sugar

If I didn't know what a vanilla pod looked like and I came upon one lying on the counter, I'd bludgeon it with my shoe. How can one of the most wonderful flavours on Earth be housed in a casing that resembles a leathery, black eel?...

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