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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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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12 Jun
Devil in a Red Velvet Dress

I'm sitting on my bed eating the last slice(s) of frozen birthday cake. I'd stashed a few slivers of my ultra-rich devil's food cake in the freezer in case I had a "chocolate emergency." Guess what? For me, blogging about carob constitutes a two-slice chocolate...

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11 Jun
Carob is for the dogs

I loathe carob with the white hot passion of a thousand blazing suns. Ignore the fact I haven't let carob pass my lips in four decades. My aversion is purely emotional. Maybe carob tastes good. Maybe it doesn't. And I'm not about to find out....

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10 Jun
Haiku Kitchen

I wrote my ode to blu tack before I knew about the Haiku Diaries. In this daily blog two authors, Rachel Dickinson and Jenna Schnuer, write about their lives, and readers post comments -- all in haiku. I normally don't like poetry, but there's something...

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09 Jun
Being a Good Culinary Sport

I am either exceptionally gullible or way too accommodating. It's stinking hot outside and I'm baking hockey skates. No really. Andrew's skates are sub par and an extremely generous friend gave him these top-of-the-line Mission S500s. How fancy are these? Eight hours before you use them for...

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

Last week's bout with the angel might have stopped the whisky loss, but wasn't the end of our problems. Seems that without the angel's protection and blessing, we're vulnerable to the fiendish mischief of barrel blight. Fortunately, we know a wizard who goes by the ancient...

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07 Jun
Roasting Results – Round One

Murphy, tried to make an appearance during coffee roasting, but we sent him packing. When prolonged use began to melt the cover on the hot air popper, we simply removed it. When the beans unexpectedly swelled to twice their size and began to overflow, we chased...

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07 Jun
Roasting Results – Round One

Murphy, tried to make an appearance during coffee roasting, but we sent him packing. When prolonged use began to melt the cover on the hot air popper, we simply removed it. When the beans unexpectedly swelled to twice their size and began to overflow, we chased...

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06 Jun
Byron’s Butter Chicken

In our family the birthday boy or girl gets to pick whatever they want for dinner regardless of what the rest of the family thinks. It doesn't matter how fussy, plain or weird the menu is. Birthday Person picks the meal. Thems is the rules. This...

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