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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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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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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