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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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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05 Jun
Mea Culpa Brownies

If you want to pique a foodie's interest, struggle with a recipe. When asked to divine disappointing culinary outcomes, we're happy to run down a list of rookie mistakes: Did you use the right kind of flour? Forget a step? Set the oven too high? Usually...

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04 Jun
Black Forest Ice Cream Crepes

Last week, Elizabeth Kricfalusi and I did a blog swap. She bravely told Christie's Corner readers about the challenges she encountered while developing a recipe for crepes, while I told Embrace Adventure readers about workshopping my play. Elizabeth is sharing the recipe for Black Forest Ice...

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03 Jun
Devil’s (in the details) Food Cake

No one can call my family humourless. Having read about the rash of kitchen disasters on my blog, their birthday wishes and my cake were presented with an electric candle. Guess Mom didn't want her dining room set afire. She needn't have worried. I'd gotten all...

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02 Jun
It’s my birthday and I’ll blog if I want to

One of my writing friends, Gretchen Roberts, is a wine fanatic. She loves wine so much she's dedicated a blog to it. Everyday Wine launched this week and one of her posts pointed me to Decanter.com's quiz Am I a Great Vintage? This page tells...

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01 Jun
Whisky Works – As the Barrel Turns (Episode 21)

Over the past few weeks, Dr Andrew Thomson has noticed the barrel getting lighter and lighter. Worried that there would be nothing left for the big cask opening at the end of this month, he called in expert help. Gord Reed, Director of Customer Solutions...

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