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.

Blood Orange Cherry Muffins by The Messy Baker.
01 Mar
Blood Orange and Cherry Muffins

Be careful what you wish for. Earlier I begged for sunshine, and lots of it, as I gobbled blood oranges as fast as I could peel them.  I should have specified "with warm temperatures." Mother Nature granted my request— in letter, not spirit. For the...

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25 Feb
Blood Oranges

I'm full of hope. And citrus. The grocery stores are bursting with mandarines, limes, lemons and even pomelos. These are just a few of the items that hopped in my cart as I cruised through the produce section on an Ontario-grey winter afternoon. Although uninvited,...

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies by TheMessyBaker.com
19 Feb
My Favourite Oatmeal Cookies

I dread the old-lady grey days of winter. With no horizon to steady my gaze, the relentless expanse of white makes me anxious. I drift in time as unpredictable storms ignore the calendar and scoff at the groundhog. As the colourless land and sky merge...

How to get more flavour out of your chicken stock
17 Feb
Make the Most Flavorful Chicken Stock

Not everyone reads the comments section, so I thought I'd start a separate post to share the conversation I've been having with Barbara about chicken stock. Barbara has moved to a small apartment and is re-learning to make stock without $7 stewing hens and a...

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14 Feb
Chocolate Coconut Paleo Crack

These are for my sister. She doesn't know it yet, but they'll arrive at her door later today in a box with some pathetic attempt at a heart drawn on the lid. She's in the middle of the Kitchen Reno from Hell and needs some...

Overnight Chocolate Chip Cookies by The Messy Baker
13 Feb
Overnight Chocolate Chip Cookies

My mother insists I didn't drive her to what she politely referred to as "the brink of distraction." She may well have found my inquisitive nature delightful, but my non-stop questions got under her skin. When Mom had reached her limit, she would cup her...

Avgolemono Soup by TheMessyBaker.com
10 Feb
Waste Not – Avgolemono Soup

Avgolemono soup might be hard to say but it's incredibly simple to make. It's so easy, you can make it when you're sick and wobbly and barely able to stand without sneezing so hard you knock yourself over. I proved that the other day. Being on...

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08 Feb
My Canadian Love Affair – As The Barrel Turns

This month's theme for The Canadian Food Experience Project is "My Canadian Love Affair." This is definitely a love story. I’m just not sure if it’s about me and my husband, Andrew and whisky, or a testament to community. All I know for sure is...

Portuguese Custard Tarts by TheMessyBaker.com
05 Feb
Portuguese Custard Tarts

This photo wasn't staged. It's a real glimpse of my chaotic kitchen table, captured via my smartphone. The spoons are washed but remain uncleared from the Herb & Spice post. The dishes at the lower right are set out for lunch, and in the midst of...

My orange tabby. TheMessyBaker.com
03 Feb
A quick update

Don't worry. The cat's fine. I just wanted to grab your attention. I've got some housekeeping details to share and this fellow is way more handsome than a straw broom. Tomorrow, The Messy Baker gets an update. This means the site will go into maintenance mode for...

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