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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26 May
Fiddleheads and friendship

I had a number of treats today. First, I drove to the visually stunning and fertile Annapolis Valley to visit my friend Jodi DeLong, a freelance writer, avid gardener and creator of the blog Blooming Writer. Not only did I meet her horse, 27-year-old donkey...

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25 May
Whisky Works – As the Barrel Turns (Episode 20)

This week, the barrel did not turn. Instead of performing a rotation, Dr. Andrew Thomson spent his day offering sage advice and lessons hard learned to fellow travelers in the business history crowd. And just what could tear him away from his precious cask? This photo contains...

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24 May
Edna Staebler – Our piece of her legacy

It's more than a little ironic that I, the family foodie and knitting addict, do not own this colourful mouse. Through a cruel twist of fate, years ago my husband interviewed Edna Staebler, an icon of Canadian food culture and author of Food that Really...

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23 May
Sticker Shock

A while ago, I caused some confusion when I posted a recipe for hummus and mentioned my belly dance classes. Yes, I dance. Just not very well. When I cleaned up my office, I located the missing bumper sticker -- which had been filed away...

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22 May
The future of toast?

According to Inventables, the think tank behind the transparent toaster pictured above, if their R&D team can figure out a way to get the glass hot enough, you'll never be surprised by singed crusts again. I see two flaws in this plan. One: They assume people in...

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21 May
Hiding Spaces

Today's lesson: Smart husbands hide the chocolate stash out in the open. Can you see the two packages of Lindt? The spines says,"Dark chocolate with pieces of orange and almond slivers." Neither could I -- at first. Very clever of Andrew to store them amidst textbooks...

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20 May
Listen to Your Mother

Today's lesson: Paring knives aren't good for opening jars of olives. The good news: The doctor says the puncture wound to my sister's left hand did only minor nerve damage. Nerves heal at a rate of 1mm a day, so she should be back to normal...

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19 May
Never assume

Today's lesson: If you lend cookware to a cat owner, always wash it upon return. Just because all traces of food have been removed doesn't necessarily mean it's clean....

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18 May
Whisky Works – As the Barrel Turns (Episode 19)

This week, we learned that the elves put their tiny little heads together and instituted a (lower) class action against As the Barrel Turns, not for the bad puns or weak story lines, but because they want a share of the profits. So, we brought in...

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17 May
Toasting Nuts and Seeds

This week I posted a couple of recipes that call for toasted nuts or seeds. Janie asked how to do this, so I figured she's not the only one who might be confused about this technique. No wonder. There are actually three methods, all of...

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