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.

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31 Jul
Rose Reisman’s Complete Light Kitchen

I've dislocated my wrist and am having a hard time doing anything but complain. For the next two days I can't cook, garden or drive the car and am reduced to hunt-and-peck at the keyboard. At awkward times like these, I recall a scene in...

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30 Jul
Chaos Theory

Dear heavens. Keeping a kitchen under control shouldn't be that hard. But with a freezer stuffed with mystery meat and a fridge full of flat wine and even flatter veggies, I know that it will take greater minds than Einstein's to find a solution. Between...

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29 Jul
Chicken Souvlaki

You know you're a food writer when dinner guests bring prepared statements instead of wine. Andrew and his brother had a fine time critiquing the souvlaki meal I served on Sunday. These two would-be Seinfelds delivered their material with wide grins and mouths full. When...

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28 Jul
A lesson in humility

I feel like Icarus who flew too close to the sun and crashed to earth. Only my wings aren't made of wax. They're made of ice cream. After having my Accidental Hedonist "Three Speeds of Ice Cream" post picked up by Reuters UK Lifestyles News and...

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27 Jul
Whisky Works – As The Barrel Turns (Episode 29 )

The party's over. The barrel has turned for the last time. The cask is drained and the results are in. To aptly mark this auspicious occasion, we invite Bill Greenaway, our friendly neighbourhood piper. Bill plays while the guest of honour uncorks the cask. Karen Farbridge, Mayor...

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26 Jul
World’s Longest Barbecue

Not sure how to spend the August long weekend? Well, fire up the grill and help us make history by taking part in The World's Longest Barbecue. No need to brave endless line ups or call in the parking angels. This annual celebration of local...

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25 Jul
August Meeting – Summer BBQ

August Meeting - Summer BBQTuesday, August 12th, 2008 7:00 p.m. to whenever It’s time for the annual PWAC-Guelph summer BBQ. Rain or shine. Last year it poured as Kira barbecued her amazing marinated pork chops. This year? Let’s hope we can sit under the pergola while enjoying...

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24 Jul
The Art of Food

I went to a restaurant opening a while back and couldn't figure out what all the fuss was about. The place was packed, and guests were raving about the food. While the ingredients were high quality, every time a server offered me a dish I...

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23 Jul
Mezzaluna Amore

This gadget makes my Top 10 Desert Island list for many reasons. On a practical note, it's almost old enough to vote and still minces fresh herbs like it's brand spanking new. But I love it for sentimental reasons as well. When visiting a friend in...

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22 Jul
Ice Cream Triple Play

I can't help myself. I'm on an ice cream binge. I will give you a nice, sensible gadget review tomorrow, I promise. But today I'm being a hedonist. And not by accident. Since it's Tuesday, I've posted a classic French-style vanilla ice cream recipe at The...

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