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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07 Oct
Preserving Tips and Tomato Peach Ketchup Recipe

A couple of days ago, I made a variation of my serendipitous nectarine and plum chicken. This time I substituted apples and yellow tomatoes for the plums. It was just as moist and delicious as the original, and I found myself planning side dishes appropriate...

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05 Oct
Happy 7th Anniversary

[caption id="attachment_1223" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Charmian and Andrew - October 5, 2002"][/caption] Break out the Gold Bond powder 'cause any second I'm gonna start itching like a monkey on a fuzzy tree. Today is our 7th wedding anniversary. Not bad for a card-carrying carnivore and a former vegetarian. What's...

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03 Oct
Christie’s Corner gets a make-over

Don't go! You're in the right place. This is Christie's Corner. It's just got a new address and a new look. I'll still be serving up recipes.  Andrew will still be trying to burn down the kitchen. And the cats? Well, they still have a mind...

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02 Oct
Green Tomato Marmalade

Despite the amber hue of the resulting preserves, this is green tomato marmalade. And no, I didn't use the teeny-tiny yellow tomatoes on the left. They're just there for show. Instead, I used small to mid-sized green tomatoes like the ones below. I figured since I...

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01 Oct
Two Quick and Easy Apple Recipes

It's been quite the week. Over the weekend I co-hosted a 24-hour playwriting contest for the playwright development centre I'm involved with. While my co-host and I ensured the entrants never ran out of coffee or junk food, a dozen writers pounded out scripts on...

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29 Sep
Fried Green Tomato Parmesan

The deed is done. I have picked all the tomatoes, uprooted the plants and put the garden to bed. Green tomatoes outnumber the red, but who's counting. I'd like to think the tomatoes didn't want to go any more than I wanted to remove them. I...

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25 Sep
Beginnings and Endings

[caption id="attachment_819" align="alignleft" width="332" caption="Tomatoes in my garden"][/caption] I'm sad. Come Monday my tomato plants will be gone. The season is over. Frost is on the way and after one final weekend of harvest, I have to uproot these beauties, clear away any fallen fruit and...

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24 Sep
Moroccan-Inspired Nectarine and Plum Chicken

I wish you could reproduce this recipe exactly as I made it. But you can't. Unless you mess up your preserves like I did. A few weeks ago, I attempted a homemade mixed-fruit ketchup. But I was so busy "multitasking" I missed the small but crucial...

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23 Sep
Roasted Tomato Soup with Sage

This blog has ruined me. Forever. Just this week I realized what my family has been accusing me of for years is actually true. I am a food snob. Not the Beluga-Caviar-or-Bust kind of food snob, but a food snob nonetheless. The facts are indisputable. I am...

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19 Sep
Out Out Damn Spam!

Thanks to Jill for suggesting I use this video! It sums up how I feel! My apologies to Shakespeare, Monty Python and you. Because of a recent spate of spam comments, I have activated the dreaded word verification function on my comments section. I hate to make...

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