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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31 Jul
Grazing – Cookbook Give Away

Many people have asked me for healthy snacks ideas. Well, search no more. Julie Van Rosendaal, of Dinner with Julie, not only wrote the book on this topic, Grazing: A Healthier Approach to Snacks and Finger Foods, she's giving one away. (See details below.) Julie, a...

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30 Jul
Cilantro and Summer Fest

Seems it's the social season for blogs. Yesterday I was stacking eggplant for a virtual potluck, and today I'm arriving fashionably late for Summer Fest, a four-week celebration of the bounty where bloggers share their tips, tricks and recipes about fresh-from-the-garden foods. I found out...

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29 Jul
Eggplant and Chicken Puttanesca Stacks — Almost Meatless Virtual Potluck

It's a hamburger? It's a chicken burger? No, it's Eggplant Chicken Puttanesca Stacks! This is my contribution to the Almost Meatless Virtual Pot Luck. Authors Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond have somehow managed to organize a group of 30 food bloggers for this affair. Each...

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28 Jul
Raspberry Lassi

I know I shouldn't post information like this, but I am not a Breakfast Eater. Please, don't tell me breakfast is The Most Important Meal of the Day. I have read the reports and do not need to be reminded Breakfast Eaters consume fewer calories...

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27 Jul
Everday Gourmet Plank Grilling

Every once in a while I come across a cookbook that reminds me how little I know. After decades of grilling burgers and kebabs I was finally gaining confidence, but losing a bit of my enthusiasm. Then I received a review copy of  Ted Reader's Napoleon's Everyday...

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24 Jul
Eating Local – The US Version

A while ago I posted an eye-opening video about the realities of just how non-local most of our food has become. The video, produced by Hellmann's mayonnaise, used Canadian statistics and references. While I'm not a mayo fan, their Eat Real Eat Local program makes...

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23 Jul
Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie Parfait

I didn't make this dessert. My younger sister did. The entire dish was earmarked for her boyfriend. But she loves me enough to let me take a few photographs of the last serving reserved for him. She even provided the martini glass. I love her enough...

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22 Jul
Thai Chicken Kebabs

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Thai Chicken Kebabs on Coconut Rice"][/caption] I knew the black raspberry photo session went too well. Having taken a good 40 or so shots, I downloaded the pictures to my computer via my incredibly handy new CF card reader. To do this, I...

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21 Jul
Black Raspberry Shortcake

Look what showed up at the door the other day. A neighbour dropped by with black raspberries picked from her garden. They were tart, firm, full of flavour and very, very black. See...

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20 Jul
Tikka-Style Chicken Kebabs and the World’s Longest Barbecue

Some of you might remember last year's post in which, thanks to a sprained wrist, I cajoled my friends into doing all the work for The World's Longest Barbecue™. Andrew served drinks, my sisters chopped, diced and threaded kebabs and my brother-in-law worked the grill. Me?...

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