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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 Jan
Poached Eggs with Yogurt and Smoked Paprika Butter

Poached eggs are misunderstood. Cooked without added fat, some people consider them boring— unless they’re wedged between a thick base of back bacon and a topcoat of hollandaise. Others will say they’re too much work. You have to boil water, find a slotted spoon, set...

Burnt Caramel Pudding — TheMessyBaker.com
14 Jan
Burnt Caramel Pudding

This post isn't what I intended. I had planned on doing a round-up of my favourite cold-weather soup recipes. Healthy, economical, waste-free, toe-warming soup. But after poking about the Internet for a minute or two, I realized everyone had the same idea. So instead, I'm sharing...

Avoiding Food Waste - Roasted Cauliflower gets a face lift
07 Jan
Tackling Food Waste

This month’s Canadian Food Experience Project focuses on resolutions. I could have used my culinary bucket list as my contribution, but I don’t do proper resolutions and felt this was a bit of a cheat.  Then I rethought things. I’ve been wearing blinkers. The word “resolution” has...

What's on your culinary bucket list?
03 Jan
2014 Culinary Bucket List

For the past couple of years I’ve made a Culinary Bucket list in lieu of New Year’s Resolutions. Resolutions leave me with little but guilt and the vague sense that if I were stronger / more focused / more dedicated / better in every way...

Cooking iwth Flowers by Miche Bacher
21 Dec
Some 2013 Cookbooks Worth Mentioning

So many cookbooks, so little time. And there are still more on my desk begging for attention. With Christmas barreling in faster than the approaching ice storm, I've selected a wide range of this year's culinary books for you -- or the hard-to-buy-for on your list...

Avocado Tomatillo Sauce - TheMessyBaker.com
19 Dec
Avocado Tomatillo Sauce

It has snowed so much lately my shovel and I are on a first name basis. It sees my boots coming and says, "Hello, Charmian." I nod, pull my hat down over my ears and grab the chirpy shovel in a choke hold. Together, Shovel...

Zdena's Walnut Crescent Cookies, a classic Czech treat — TheMessyBaker.com
12 Dec
Zdena’s Walnut Crescent Cookies

The Canadian Food Experience Project - The Christmas Edition - Walnut Crescent Cookies In our family, Christmas changes little, year to year. Once the New Year arrives and the decorations are packed away, all Christmases Past roll together into a single, hazy holiday scenario to be...

Caramel Apple Icebox Trifle
09 Dec
Caramel Apple Icebox Trifle

The holidays are rushing in and the panicked questions have begun. With crazed eyes and shaking voices, friends ask me for easy holiday recipes to take to a party or serve their own guests. They always say "easy" with extra emphasis, pausing before and after...

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02 Dec
Apple Roasted Cornish Hens | Improv Recipe

This improv recipe is a testament to my impulse shopping, poor sense of timing and the power of the common cold. Impulse shopping:  A few months ago, I found fresh Cornish hens at the butcher shop. As I stood at the meat counter waiting to be...

Navy Bean Soup make in a slow cooker by The Messy Baker.
25 Nov
Smoky Navy Bean Soup

In my early teens, I had a brief but passionate flirtation with tinned Bean with Bacon soup. My mom, like a sensible parent, didn't try to talk me out of my crush. She figured I'd eventually come to my senses, and let me ride things...

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