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.

02 May
Blogathon and Almond Coriander Curry

Two points of order for today. First, I've entered a blogathon. Don't panic. I'm too lazy to blog myself to death. This blogathon's slogan is, "A blog a day for the month of May." That's 31 posts. Now that I'm two posts in, I'm wishing...

01 May
Quick Chop – Speedy Death

As promised, I made the Almond Coriander Chicken from Rouxbe for dinner last night. I'd planned on blogging about the site and resulting recipe, but Murphy dropped by to say hello. The recipe called for 4 whole onions. That's a lot of chopping, so I hauled...

30 Apr
Anita Stewart’s Canada and Rouxbe

I recently reviewed the newest book by Cuisine Canada's founder for Off The Shelf. If you're in downtown Guelph, drop by The Bookshelf and pick up a copy of Anita Stewart's Canada, the review -- or both. While the cover photo will make you want to...

29 Apr
Picture Dictionary of Wonderful Words

In the Social Studies page of yesterday's Globe and Mail, Michael Kesterton mentioned Christopher Foyle's collection of all-but-lost words. I was delighted to see that more than half of the sample pulled from Foyle's Philavery: A Treasury of Unusual Words could be put to immediate...

27 Apr
Whisky Works – As the Barrel Turns (Episode 16)

This week on As The Barrel Turns, the The Tax Man cometh. Apparently, claiming two cats and a whisky barrel named Junior as dependents will raise flags with Revenue Canada. While our cookie jar of receipts passes inspection, when it comes to our cheerful little "Junior",...

25 Apr
Dive Right In Hazelnut Tort

Those of you who have a stand-up mixer located permanently on their counter are laughing at me right now. Okay, I can take it. I've earned a collective, "I told you so!" The Viennese torte I made for my sister's birthday required me to whip half...

25 Apr
Blogs – Buzz or Bust?

How can something that's free, readily accessible and more common than dandelions at the park be one of your most valuable marketing tools? If you're willing to invest some real time and virtual legwork, blogs can create buzz, establish credentials and boost sales. Jen A. Miller,...

23 Apr
Death by Chocolate Curls

Chocolate curls are an art form I've yet to perfect. My sister asked for "that layered nut cake you made before" and I obliged. Tuning into my psychic abilities, I decided she meant Hazelnut Mocha Torte and not Pecan Orange Dacquoise. Because the cake and filling...

22 Apr
Earth Day – BioBags

Seeing that it's Earth Day, I thought I'd post about an environmentally-friendly kitchen item --BioBags. Putting compostable waste into plastic bags seems counterintuitive, so I've been testing a biodegradable version. Based on cornstarch, these bags break down in the composter but keep your kitchen smelling...

20 Apr
Whisky Works – As the Barrel Turns (Episode 15 Spring Cleaning)

This weekend, Dr Thomson takes a break from his marking to do some spring cleaning. In the process of eliminating dust bunnies, Thomson came across an eclectic mix of treasures. Although Amelia Earhart wasn't among the finds, Thomson recovered three generations of cat toys, the last...

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