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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01 Apr
Time for a Poll – No April Foolin’

Look to the left. Just below my profile photo is a poll. I just discovered Blogger's Poll feature and thought now would be a good time to test it out. I've got tons of ideas for blogs, but find my psychic abilities as charred as the...

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31 Mar
Aga Envy

You'll never guess what arrived in the mail today - unsolicited. AGA Magazine. Yes, folks, an entire magazine revolving around an oven. It's big, it's glossy and it's not all that bad. I'm speaking of the magazine, but the same applies to an Aga. Okay,...

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29 Mar
Mystery Solved

Recently I confessed to bringing rancid salad dressing to a potluck dinner. After my initial mortification waned, curiosity emerged. Just how could this have happened? With cupboards chock full all kinds of fancy oils and flavoured vinegars, one bottle looks pretty much like another. I...

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28 Mar
Crete on the Half Shell

Sometimes I need a little escape. Having enjoyed the anecdotes in Byron Ayangolu's not-so-new New Home Cooking, I decided to read his sun-soaked tale of retiring to Crete and opening a curry house despite numerous challenges and knowing better. Just as I was about to begin...

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26 Mar
Three Strikes and You’re Out

Sometimes I feel cursed. At Christmas I made a batch of Parmesan Twists, a rich cheesy nibbley, and in my haste decided not to twist them. While this omission didn't alter the taste or texture, the resulting log-like forms were less than inspiring. Instead of...

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25 Mar
The Art of Substitution

A handful of red peppers in lieu of snow peas won't make or break your stir-fry. The only difference is a variation in colour and which family member picks out their most hated vegetable. Adventurous carnivores can swap pork for beef or lamb in a curry...

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23 Mar
Whisky Works – As the Barrel Turns (Episode 11 – Easter Edition)

This week, As the Barrel Turns wishes to dispute former guest turner and current trouble maker, Phil Langotz, who dared to suggest I had an unhealthy need for media attention. It's not about me, Phil, it's about the hat. Yes, it's Easter and to honour the...

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19 Mar
Umbra Cooknook – Now you see it, now you don’t

I can't resist problem-solving products. Especially if they come in under $20 (tax included). So when Jennifer at Surroundings showed me Umbra's $15 Cooknook, an under-the-cabinet book holder, I had to try it. The picture to the left is how the manufacturer illustrates its use. Notice...

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18 Mar
Chocolate Ginger Cheesecake

I was debating what to blog about when Jodi sent me a plant via Facebook and tagged on a note about how she needed more ginger and chocolate. Well, we must be on the same craving wavelength because on the weekend I had a hankering...

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