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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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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19 Jun
Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?

Food is a four-letter word beginning with "f". Unfortunately, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has embraced the other f-word and the Aussies are none too impressed. According to Reuters, Ramsay's love of the f-bomb has single-handedly pushed Australia's parliament to consider tightening up their cussing policies...

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19 Jun
More garlic tips

Photo © by iLoveButter, published under a Creative Commons License. Seems you can teach an old(ish) dog new tricks. Thanks to a recent comment posted by Dana McCauley, cookbook author, chef and food blogger, I learned a new use for my microplane. While I knew it...

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18 Jun
Fresh from the Farm

Update: This site is no longer in service. It's strawberry season! Or is it? You'd think I'd be on top of what crops are ready, upcoming or gone for the season. But magazines file months in advance, which means I'm thinking Christmas pudding in July....

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17 Jun
Garlic Pro Chopper doesn’t cut it

Garlic. While we love to eat it, we will go to great lengths not to touch it. You can buy rubber tubes that peel the cloves with a roll of the palm, presses that crush the pulp with a mere squeeze, and even pint-sized mandolins...

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16 Jun
Baby Boa Constrictor

After my struggle with yesterday's video, I've decided a nice low-tech gadget review is in order. The only thing digital about this puppy is a good grip. It works in seconds. No waiting for files to upload and convert. No unexplained jumps or abrupt endings. Although...

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