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.

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...

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...

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...

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's quiz Am I a Great Vintage? This page tells...

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...

31 May
What colour is your coffee?

Yesterday, Andrew and I went to The Green Beanery in Toronto to buy a half pound of beans for our home roasting experiment. When faced with a wall of choices, we were unable to make a firm decision and bought six different types. I justified...

30 May
Playing with fire

When I was in Nova Scotia this week, Jodi introduced me to Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op, the first fair trade roasters in Canada. You know the owners are passionate when they mortgage their house to start a business with 10 tons of green beans...

29 May
Restaurant Signs

Photo by Myhsu. I've got to learn to pick up on hints. But I was so anxious to relive the wonderful restaurant experience Andrew and I had five years ago while on vacation, I ignored the obvious clues that disappointment was just a fork load away....

28 May
Crazy for Crockpots

Stephanie, aka the Crockpot Lady, is one brave cook. She's vowed to make a crockpot recipe a day -- every day -- for 2008. Not only does she make the expected soups and stews, she steps outside the slowcooker box and makes falafels. And pancakes. And stuffed...

27 May
Recipe for Success

As part of the Blog a Day for the Month of May challenge, I'm doing a blog swap with fellow writer, Elizabeth Kricfalusi. She and I have a lot in common besides making a living with words. She loves to travel, has a soft spot...

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