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.

10 Jul
Ten-Minute Salmon

I refuse to get all bent out of shape over where this salmon came from or how it was raised. My husband was doing the grocery shopping, saw "wild salmon", thought I'd like it and brought home a piece for me. He doesn't eat anything...

09 Jul
RIP Latte Whip

After four days of bad coffee in the java wasteland of northern Ontario, I returned home excited to be reunited with my beloved husband, the two cats and my morning latte. Perhaps the ghost of the oven timer was out for revenge. Maybe the Latte Whip...

08 Jul

It's Tuesday, so I'm blogging at the Accidental Hedonist. Today I'm posting an unusual recipe for lavender sorbet inspired by a trip to Texas of all places. The photo is of the lavender blooming in my front garden. Pretty as a picture and good enough to...

07 Jul
Time Bandit

This organization will not tolerate failure! When I brought my new digital timer home, I showed it the remains of its predecessor. Bet that's the last time an LCD device allows the soup to boil dry in this house again. ...

06 Jul
Whisky Works – As the Barrel Turns (Episode 26)

We are vexed to report that after the Canada Dominion Day celebrations, the cask seemed lighter than ever. Given this photographic evidence, it appears the Canadian Legends Action Figure of Sir John A. Macdonald inexplicably came to life. When no one was looking, our country's first...

04 Jul
Happy 4th of July

Canada and the US share many things, like Niagara Falls, the Great Lakes and the inability to understand what the French see in Jerry Lewis. Apple pie is another commonality. Yet, despite its place alongside motherhood and baseball, this particular dessert has never symbolized America to...

03 Jul
Chocolate Chipotle Brownies

Chocolate and chili is the perfect marriage. Together they make a cockle-warming hot cocoa or a palate-pleasing ice cold gelato. Of course, they're happy to meet half way and be a practical room-temperature chocolate bar, too. They're the backbone of a savory mole sauce and...

02 Jul
True Love

Today's Lesson: Small gestures speak loudest. Andrew had to leave extra early one morning. While he didn't want to wake me, still wanted to make my morning coffee. When I stumbled downstairs an hour or so later, I found this. He was so tired he wrote on...

01 Jul
Happy Canada Day!

Or Happy Dominion Day if you're my husband. He hauls this t-shirt out every July 1st and stomps about the house in it explaining how Canada's the first "Dominion" and we should revel in it, not ignore it. Living with an historian comes in handy...

30 Jun
For George

Half way between high-tech and high-art, I met the ghost of George Carlin. I snapped this photo on Friday at MeMe's Cafe in New Hamburg, Ontario, a small town between Kitchener-Waterloo, (home of the BlackBerry®) and Stratford (home to Canada's Shakespearean Festival). Amidst cheese scones,...

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