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 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...

Roasted Tomato and Sage Soup - The Messy Baker
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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18 Sep
Gazpacho Soup

You'll be happy to know all is forgiven. Seems I'm not the only one to have forgotten my sister's birthday. She read my blog post and called to say I had been keeping very good company in my neglect. Turns out one of her best...

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17 Sep
Dutch Chocolate Cake Gets Tarted Up

It's official. I'm a Bad Sister. Capital letters earned. This post is a public apology to my sister Robin with the hopes that sincere groveling and pretty pictures illustrating the possible Make-Up Cake will help. My blunder? I forgot my sister's birthday. Totally and completely. Now, forgetting a...

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15 Sep
Reader Question: The Cost of Eating Local

A while ago a reader emailed me one of the best questions I've received in a long time. She voiced the frustration we all feel trying to align our ideals with our pocket books when she wrote: I live in the Niagara Region of Ontario, one...

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14 Sep
Peach and Black Bean Salsa

The subtitle of this post could be Variations on a Theme. Brahms did it with classical music, William Carlos Williams did it with poetry and I'm doing it with salsa. And peaches. And more homegrown tomatoes. Now, I'm not claiming to be in the same league as the...

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11 Sep
From the Archives: As the Barrel Turns, Episodes 26 to 30

I'm on the road again this week and thought I'd fill the void with a fast forward revisiting of the semi-popular and pun-filled serial, As The Barrel Turns. This oddball bit of Sunday silliness was a huge departure from my usual posts but a hell...

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