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Charmian Christie
Works at The Messy Baker.com
Attended University of Guelph
Lives in Ontario, Canada
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I make Lemon, Fig and Lavender Marmalade and get nosey with Sarah B Hood. Recipes and a quiz. How cool is that?

Last year my garden burst with lavender. This spring, only a few leggy plants survived. Too little snow. Too much thawing. Too  much freezing. Or maybe the plants sensed my neediness and fled. I need lavender this summer, and lots of it. For the…
Lemon, fig and lavender marmalade is a fabulous twist on a classic. Don’t let the large amount of lavender fool you, the results are well balanced.
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I’m on CTV today, sharing a recipe for super-easy, ultra-delicious Mini Icebox Cakes. #MessyBaker

If you’re lucky, TV gives you five minutes. Five short minutes to put together a dish under bright lights and a bit of pressure. These Mini Icebox Cakes are perfect for television cooking — and for anyone wanting to put together a Mother’s Day treat.…
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Consider The Messy Baker the Jennifer Lawrence of cookbooks.
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…a cookbook that will serve you well whether you have a midnight craving or a last-minute bake sale emergency. Don’t sweat the details or how well it will Instagram — just bake something tasty.
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Christie doesn’t go rogue when it comes to quality output…but her refreshing approach is apparent from the beginning…Christie’s approach to baking is fun and insightful.
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Salted Chocolate Humble Pie. My apology for Mom’s #ScrambledPlan Tea Party.

While many children sport t-shirts that say, “Mother’s Little Darling,” mine should have read, “Ruining Christmas Parties Since 1965.” I made a case for myself when I was 2 and disappeared at a Christmas open house. I sent everyone into a panic, only to…
Yolks make this chocolate pie silky smooth but with more body than a ganache. If the thought of orphaning half a dozen egg whites makes you cringe, fear not. Frozen egg whites keep well and defrost beautifully.
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Healthy meets snack attack. Nut & Seed Brittle from Nourish. Looking for napkins ...

I feel this is cheating. Healthy nuts, good-for-you seeds, and a whack load of sugar. This nut and seed brittle recipe was vegetarian chef Nettie Cronish’s compromise with her kids. Nettie is all about healthy eating. Kids? Not so much. I used to beg for…
I feel this is cheating. Healthy nuts, good-for-you seeds, and a whack load of sugar. This nut and seed brittle recipe was vegetarian chef Nettie Cronish’s compromise with her kids. Nettie is all about healthy eating. Kids? Not so much. I used to beg for store bought...
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Putting Allison Day’s Whole Bowls to the test with Smoky Corn, Black Bean and Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto.

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Judge it by how long it takes to pry from your friends’ hands. Whole Bowls: Complete Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Meals to Power Your Day by Allison Day (Skyhorse Publishing ©2016)  was passed from guest to guest while I put…
This recipe from Whole Bowls features smoky corn, black beans, grilled fruit, & cilantro jalapeño pesto. Optional chicken breast ups the protein.
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Rarely am I as inspired by a new cookbook – besides being beautiful and irresistibly down to earth, I love how she has divided her recipes…into adjectives like Smudgy, Crumbly, Flaky and Drippy…
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Christie’s warm personality shines, encouraging the controlled chaos that produces the lopsided pies and uneven cookies I have always adored. So get messy—it’s the first step to…something delicious.
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Easy Pan-Roasted Fennel is quick, delicious & economical. What more could you want beyond a second helping? #RicardoCuisine #RicardoRecipes

When given the choice between vegetables or dessert, I usually go for dessert. After all, chocolate will cure what ails you. Unless you’re two weeks into a nasty cold that’s claiming squatters rights to your head. I’m at Day 14. During this time, not only…
Pan-roasted fennel is a quick, easy and economical vegetable side dish. The delicate anise flavour pairs well with fish, chicken, pork and salmon.
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Occupation
The Messy Baker
Skills
Writing, cooking, baking, gardening, procrastinating.
Employment
  • The Messy Baker.com
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  • Taste Canada
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Currently
Ontario, Canada
Previously
London, Ontario - London, England - Wollongong, Australia - Guelph, Ontario - Dublin, Ireland
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Tagline
Bake with abandon!
Introduction
I’m the author of The Messy Baker: More than 75 Delicious Recipes from a Real Kitchen (Rodale 2014).  You can find upcoming events, tips, recipes and stories on my website, TheMessyBaker.com. I also authored a smartphone / tablet app, Kitchen Disasters & Fixes. Got a cooking problem? The answer is always within reach.  
Bragging rights
App creator, cookbook author, recipe developer, ice cream addict. Have yet to conquer clutter but it's only a matter of time.
Education
  • University of Guelph
    English Literature, 1982 - 1987
  • University of Western Ontario
    Bachelor of Education, 1990 - 1991
  • University of Wollongong
    Masters of Journalism, 2000 - 2001
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Gender
Female
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Married