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.

04 Mar
Poached Pears and a Fruit Peeler

I don't like pears and I'm not particularly found of black currants, so I was more than a little surprised to find myself creating a recipe where pears and black currant wine feature as main ingredients. Am I crazy? A masochist? No, just terminally curious. When...

02 Mar
Whisky Works – As the Barrel Turns (Episode 8)

This week, As the Barrel Turns went viral. In more ways than one. "It's never a good sign when they keep telling you you're being a good sport," the red-nosed Dr Andrew Thomson wheezed. In common with half of Southern Ontario, Thomson succumbed to a vicious...

28 Feb
A new use for coffee and cocoa

Quick. What is this? Chocolate muffin with sugar sprinkles? An extreme close up of a cocoa rolled truffle? Nope. Guess again. It’s steak. Earlier in the week, The National Post ran an article about adding coffee to a dry rub. Not only did the recipe call for...

27 Feb
Kenmore – no more

Lori is on her third breadmaker. Jodi loves her stand-up mixer enough to devote serious counter space to it. Heck, I have not one but two crockpots. Clearly, my gadget policy isn't as firm as "thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's Veg-O-Matic." Unlike some rule...

25 Feb
A Caffeine-Inspired Tour of Kingston

I'm telling this story out of order. I was so excited about my new perfectly engineered caffettiera from Oderin's, I forgot the before and after parts. It was cold, as Kingston is in winter. How cold? Ice sculptures and outdoor rink cold. If the above photo...

19 Feb
Murphy Hits Kingston

It seems the good doctor, aka Handy Andy, has managed to wiggled off the hook. While touring Kingston's historic downtown this afternoon, he found this java gem -- The Bialetti Elegance. Streamlined and sporting a short, straight handle that doesn't stray into the melting zone,...

17 Feb
Whisky Works – As the Barrel Turns (Episode 6)

This week As the Barrel Turns introduces a new concept -- The Special Guest Turner. Since Ike's dead and Tina's out of our price range, what better choice for the inaugural guest than that well known fixture of Guelph's local music scene -- Sack of...

16 Feb
I’m toast!

I officially surrender. There are no decent blog templates out there for foodies. At least not ones that work with Blogger. So, forget the fancy-shmancy photo-rich layouts with their elegant colours and layered backgrounds. No faux-leather sidebars and ultra-chic label clouds for this technically inept blogger....

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