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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29 Oct
Kitchen Scraps and a Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Every once in a while I do something unpredictable. Like cook Brussels sprouts. I don't like Brussels sprouts, but Pierre A. Lamielle's book Kitchen Scraps made me do it. Here,  Monty Python dukes it out with Edward Gorey as Martha Stewart barks encouragement from the wings....

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream with Maple Syrup - The Messy Baker
28 Oct
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

A while ago, Cari from Dinnervibe suggested I make a Halloween-themed ice cream. As you know, it doesn't take much to persuade me to whip out my Cuisinart, so even though the weather is turning cold, I accepted her ice cream challenge. Perhaps I'm in a...

Matar Paneer - The Messy Baker
26 Oct
Matar Paneer

I got out the good china and fancy napkins for this one. Not that matar paneer is an elaborate dish or extremely challenging. Instead, this recipe is a long, long overdue thank-you to fellow writer and Indian cuisine lover, Lora Shinn. But why am I polishing the...

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23 Oct
Ginger Gold Apple and Squash Soup

Pastry is fussy, cake requires precise measurement, fish over-cooks in a flash, but soup? Soup is incredibly forgiving. And it's the perfect way to  handle the abundance of fall. Got too many carrots? Make soup. More cauliflower than you know what do do with? Soup. Your...

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21 Oct
Saag Paneer

What are those things? Slivered almonds? Potato chips sprinkled a spinach dip? No. Crispy garlic slices atop a quick-cook version of saag paneer. See. And it's so good I ate it two days in a row. Spinach is one of those foods that doesn't photograph well when...

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19 Oct
Concord Grape and Nectarine Butter

Well, this is embarrassing. I nearly singed my bangs off. How? Licking a big drip of Concord grape puree off the stove knob just inches from the boiling pot. How else? Now, I know what you're thinking. Why would anyone do that? Well, first of all, I...

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15 Oct
My CTV Appearance

As promised, here is the video clip of my recent TV appearance. I'm talking to Kyle Christie (no relation) about two quick and easy apple recipes for the local CTV station and trying not to sever a finger with a brand-new, razor sharp peeler. Talking...

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14 Oct
Clarifications, Comments and a Call to Action

Christie's Corner has been at this new site for more than a week now and I'm still ironing out kinks. I changed a couple of things and it seems to have confused people. Allow me to clarify. Printing Recipes: You might notice that recipes posted since...

Concord Grapes
13 Oct
Concord Grape Galette

Pastry is fickle. One day you're rolling dough like it's a bolt of white velvet and pull a golden, bubbling dessert from the oven. The results are so fine you briefly consider embroidering "Pie Guru" on your apron. Only you don't know how to sew,...

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09 Oct
Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup

Just as this blog has turned me into a food snob, it has also made me think more about the whole process of creating a dish. Used to be if I start out making cinnamon buns, that's what I'd end up with. But now? I...

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