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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28 Jun
Greek Week – Chicken Kopita

I've no idea if there's such a thing as chicken kopita. I just made it up. While I love spanikopita, I find I'm hungry shortly afterwards. So I sometimes slip a slice of chicken breast onto the spinach and feta base before wrapping up the...

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26 Jun
Greek Week – In search of Greek wine

Today, I'm swapping blog posts with Gretchen Roberts, an amusing little New World wine writer with hints of berries and peppery undertones. Her blog, Everyday Wine, takes the snob factor out of this potentially pretentious beverage. Since the only Greek wine I've had is Retsina,...

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26 Jun
Greek Week – Greek yogurt tzatziki

Photo © Wolfgang Staudt, published under Creative Commons License. The first time I ate Greek yogurt, I was having breakfast at a taverna much like the one pictured above. The yogurt was so thick and rich I thought they'd served me sour cream by mistake. If you've...

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25 Jun
Greek Week – The New Greek Cuisine

Is my face red. My sister phoned to ask if my baklava recipe really needs 14 cups of honey. Sheesh! And I thought microwaving would make the dessert soggy. I've corrected my typo. That's 1/4 cup for those who wondered. While I sit in the penalty...

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24 Jun
Greek Week – Herbed Greek Soup

Imagine yourself in the photo above. On first impulse, would you ride the donkey or strip down and swim in the ocean? Or would you rather head to the nearest five-star resort with a book? I have a theory. The way you will enjoy this soup...

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23 Jun
Greek Week – Let’s start with dessert

White kitten photo © Charmian Christie I took this shot on the Greek island of Santorini years ago. A blue-eyed white kitten prowled the edge of a whitewashed wall on a cloudless day. Its eyes matched the sky and its fur matched the building. A picture...

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22 Jun
Whisky Works – As the Barrel Turns (Episode 24)

This week, for As the Barrel Turns, the good doctor is away on important baseball business. To fill the void, the family decides to hold a party. We hire an orchestra. The Guelph Symphony Orchestra to be precise...

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21 Jun
But I digress…

Last cannibal post. I promise. I just got permission to share this with you and can't resist. The background: My sister picked up that cannibal fork in Fiji en route to Papua New Guinea. She was going to visit my godparents who were stationed there as missionaries...

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21 Jun
The answer revealed

First of all, I must say I'm extremely impressed with all the thought you put into your answers. People noticed the use of fabric, provided links to images of similar objects and thought up creative uses for the bulbous end. Bravo! When my sister showed...

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20 Jun
Three guesses

Forks go on the left. Knives to the right. But where do you put this thing? When I read Cheryl Sternman Rule's blog entry today, I just had to post this picture. This hangs on my sister's living room wall. It's a souvenir she picked up on...

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