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.

strawberries-in-turquiose-basket
07 Jun
Pick-Your-Own Strawberries – My First Canadian Food Memory

[box type="info" style="rounded" border="full"] At the Food Bloggers of Canada conference in February 2013, Dana McCauley issued a call to action. In a follow-up post, she wrote, "If you celebrate what you find in front of you on the kitchen counter, you’ll be helping to define Canadian cuisine...

Piadinas done in a cast-iron frying pan - TheMessyBaker.com
05 Jun
Dessert Piadinas – Anything Goes

The weather is chilly. Our gas barbecue is out of propane, and the empty tanks are so old they can't be refilled. Under these conditions, you'd think I couldn't share a grilling recipe. But you'd be wrong. In fact, it's the perfect time to showcase...

Baby-Spoon
02 Jun
50

Today is my 50th birthday. This is my baby spoon. It's sterling. The front records the day, year and time I arrived screaming into this world. The back notes my birth weight, 7 lbs, 6 oz. Needless to say I've gained a fair amount of weight since...

Coconut Bars rolled into balls - TheMessyBaker.com
31 May
No-Bake Coconut Bars 3 Ways

Bespoke. If you want to be a stickler, this term applies only to made-to-measure items you wear, such as tailored Savile Row suits or custom loafers. It draws a faint chalk line between high-end fashion and "built to order" non-wearables. In the worlds of fashion...

muhammara-with-piadian
28 May
Muhammara – Walnut and Aleppo Pepper Dip

Muhammara (pronounced moo-hahm-MRAH) is a classic Mediterranean dish. It's a dip. It's a spread. It's addictive. You have been warned. Pitas are the authentic accompaniment, but I've been gobbling muhammara on homemade piadinas to no ill effect. Don't let the simplicity of the dish fool you....

Raspberry-Maple Yogurt Pops - TheMessyBaker.com
26 May
Raspberry-Maple Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

Dizzy. If I were to sum up childhood summers in one word, it would be dizzy. Dizzy from spinning in endless circles on the tire swing. Dizzy from chasing each other round and round and round the yard. Dizzy from watching the leaves sway as...

Uses for parchment paper in the kitchen - TheMessyBaker.com
23 May
10 Reasons to Use Parchment Paper

Growing up, I always thought of parchment paper as something people wrote letters on. It involved a fountain pen and a blotter. It was all very romantic but had nothing to do with chocolate chip cookies and poached salmon. Times changed. Parchment crept into professional kitchens...

L-asparagus-tart--overhead-shot
21 May
Asparagus and Mushroom Tart with Red Wine Cheddar

I know better than to go shopping without a list. I have at least three iPhone apps to help me compile them. Pads of paper cling to the fridge simply so I can jot  down items as I deplete their inventory. Lists prevent wastage, overstocking...

berry-pudding-L
18 May
No-Bake, Dairy-Free Berry Pudding

One rainy summer day, unable to build blanket forts on the climbing bars or soar through the sprinkler on a tire swing, I decided my younger sister and I should do some baking. "Baking" meant raiding Mom's pantry and dumping everything within reach into a...

Grilled-Pizzas-Piadinas
16 May
Get Your Grill On – Four Books to Welcome the Summer

The long weekend is coming. Plant the annuals. Haul out the lawn chairs. And pull that dusty cover off the grill. Whether you're not sure where to start, afraid you'll reduce the chicken to ashes, or are bored to tears with burgers, solutions lie on the...

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