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.

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....

14 Feb
Valentine’s Day Roasted Hazelnut Chocolate Cheesecake

Okay. Everybody owes me five bucks. As predicted, February is indeed Chocolate Month. In fact, my favourite treat gets a tad grabby and lays claim to Celebration of Chocolate as well. Honestly, how's a poor dented shopping cart to compete against the sex appeal of...

12 Feb
That was easy – almost too easy

Well, Christie's Corner has a new look and it all went off without a hitch. My first thought was "That was easy!" but I'm now a bit nervous. I just know I missed something. Something really obvious or really important -- like I've misspelled my...

11 Feb
Shaking things up

There's only so much winter food can cure. Hearty soups, exotic curries and rich desserts take my palate around the world, but my eyes still hunger for variety. I'm tired of looking out the window at the same white landscape and naked trees. I'm tired...

10 Feb
Whisky Works – As the Barrel Turns (Episode 5)

After the fever pitch of last week's tasting, today's quarter turn seemed anticlimactic. Dr. Thomson likened it shooting par after a birdie. "One shouldn't complain, but going through the motions again seems so mundane." Realizing the hard slogging has just begun, Thomson briefly considered switching...

07 Feb
Saved by the Brandy Sauce

Ever since the regrettable Blueberry Goo incident, I've avoided slow cooker sweets. However, I recently attended a crockpot potluck supper and was delegated dessert. Not one to let the team down, I stepped up to the challenge. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to...

06 Feb
Handy Andy Stikes Again

After the coffeemaker fiasco, I thought things were resolved. I've been getting my morning latte and Andrew's no longer walking on egg shells. However, the melted cafetiera handle has been getting worse. Its ragged edges shred Andrew's thumb every morning when he screws the lid...

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