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.

14 Feb
Chocolate Coconut Paleo Crack

These are for my sister. She doesn't know it yet, but they'll arrive at her door later today in a box with some pathetic attempt at a heart drawn on the lid. She's in the middle of the Kitchen Reno from Hell and needs some...

Overnight Chocolate Chip Cookies by The Messy Baker
13 Feb
Overnight Chocolate Chip Cookies

My mother insists I didn't drive her to what she politely referred to as "the brink of distraction." She may well have found my inquisitive nature delightful, but my non-stop questions got under her skin. When Mom had reached her limit, she would cup her...

Avgolemono Soup by
10 Feb
Waste Not – Avgolemono Soup

Avgolemono soup might be hard to say but it's incredibly simple to make. It's so easy, you can make it when you're sick and wobbly and barely able to stand without sneezing so hard you knock yourself over. I proved that the other day. Being on...

08 Feb
My Canadian Love Affair – As The Barrel Turns

This month's theme for The Canadian Food Experience Project is "My Canadian Love Affair." This is definitely a love story. I’m just not sure if it’s about me and my husband, Andrew and whisky, or a testament to community. All I know for sure is...

Portuguese Custard Tarts by
05 Feb
Portuguese Custard Tarts

This photo wasn't staged. It's a real glimpse of my chaotic kitchen table, captured via my smartphone. The spoons are washed but remain uncleared from the Herb & Spice post. The dishes at the lower right are set out for lunch, and in the midst of...

My orange tabby.
03 Feb
A quick update

Don't worry. The cat's fine. I just wanted to grab your attention. I've got some housekeeping details to share and this fellow is way more handsome than a straw broom. Tomorrow, The Messy Baker gets an update. This means the site will go into maintenance mode for...

Lucky Money. A Chinese New Year Tradition
31 Jan
Chinese New Year – Visiting Sweets and Lucky Numbers

Tonight marks the launch of Chinese New Year, a 15-day celebration that includes, feasting, firework displays and closes with the glimmering Lantern Festival. A quick Internet search might leave you with the impression it’s all about food. While meals and specific dishes are significant, the...

30 Jan
Beer Batter Orange Crepes

This post will come as a surprise to those who know me. I'm not a beer drinker. Yet here I am creating a recipe using ale. Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA to be precise. Why? Because I was asked. And they specifically wanted a dessert,...

Lavender Honey Chicken by
27 Jan
Easy Lavender Honey Chicken

It is not winter here inside my kitchen. The four inches of crystallized water piled up on the back porch is just an illusion created by the white curtains and the angle of the light. That sound isn't howling wind. It's a neighbour's dog, Or...

Herbs and Spices by Jill Norman.
23 Jan
Herbs & Spices and the DK Contest

This is not a sponsored post. I haven't been paid to tell you about this contest (details below) and will not receive any kickback. I'm not even submitting my pick for a chance to win $250 worth of books. I'm posting because I have a...

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