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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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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21 Jul
I scream for ice cream

I feel fully committed now. Oh, it's not the new $100 ice cream maker, which I can stash in the basement and ignore when the weather turns cool. It's the $15 scoop I bought on the weekend. I just know it will sit in my drawer...

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20 Jul
Whisky Works – As the Barrel Turns (Episode 28)

Know what this is? Need a better look? How's this? Oh, you scotch keeners know it's a quaich. And if I'm not too far from wrong, you can spell it without checking What's Under the Kilt and pronounce it with a confident little lilt. (It's pronounced "kway-kh"...

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18 Jul
Champagne and Grapefruit Sorbet

I'm so busted. Yes, I ranted about how you shouldn't buy any kitchen gadget with the word "maker" in it. Yes, I've rabbited on an on about my tiny kitchen. And yes, despite everything I said, I went out and bought a fair-sized electric "maker". An...

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17 Jul
Simple Decadence

My mother dropped by the other day with a plate of these. I mined the depths of my culinary discipline to take a photo before gobbling. Of all the simple pleasures, whole, fresh strawberries dipped in dark chocolate ranks right up there with the first...

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16 Jul
Lazy Days of Eating Corn

The Globe and Mail is running a series of essays on the theme Lost Summer. Today my memories of the annual family corn roast runs in Facts & Arguments. It will be available online for a few days and then will be archived. So, find...

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