Blog Post List

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Turkey-Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms -- TheMessyBaker.com
20 Jun
How Mushrooms are Grown

These are Turkey-Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms. I developed this recipe for a joint e-book venture created by Turkey Farmers of Canada and Mushrooms Canada. I'll get to the recipe soon, but first let me show you around a mushroom farm. It's not the dark, dank Man Cave I...

Honeysuckle Sorbet - TheMessyBaker.com
18 Jun
Honeysuckle Sorbet

Right outside my kitchen porch, a graceless post stands cemented in the ground. Its thick, square bulk is so awkward it can't be passed off as rustic. Ferns and periwinkle hide its base while a honeysuckle vine attempts to disguise the rest of its towering...

Hazelnut Gelato - TheMessyBaker.com
16 Jun
Hazelnut Gelato for Father’s Day

I have my Father's nose. I also inherited his high cheekbones and strong immune system. However, his natural math abilities and infinite patience must have skipped a generation. My father can add up a column of figures in his head before I can punch the numbers...

getwell
12 Jun
Proper Food Handling – Easy and better than the alternative

I had hoped to use the alphabet pasta for something fun. I'd imagined a game of Soup Scrabble with friends or seeing who can find the most cuss words fastest. Instead, I'm cooking a handful of random letters in tinned consommé and calling it dinner....

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...

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