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The Kitchen Garden: Fresh Herbs and Flavorings

 
Apr. 2, 2011 6:00 am 
Updated: Apr. 27, 2011 9:11 pm
Calling all pastry chefs!  You can't help but notice the amazing techniques and talent of the AR cooks'  beautifully crafted cupcakes, cookies, pies and baked goods. Whether you had a tip for the most intricate of detailing or the simpliest way to make a glaze perfect or a… MORE
Marvel's Kitchen Tips blog: Decorating
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My Best Tip blog: Decorating
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Mar. 20, 2011 7:48 am 
Updated: Apr. 2, 2011 6:25 am
The dog wags his tail, not for you, but for your bread. –Portuguese Proverb What are your secrets for making bread? How do you prep your yeast?  What do you use bread for?  How do you like to eat it? I love bread.  The feel of the dough, the smell of it baking, the… MORE
Marvel's Farmhouse Bread
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Marvel's Farmhouse Bread
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Marvel's Farmhouse Bread
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Mar. 11, 2011 3:56 pm 
Updated: Apr. 5, 2011 5:12 am
Spring is arriving on the 20th, so a cooks fancy turns to gardening. Whether you have a large vegetable garden, a kitchen garden, a few containers on the patio or a couple herbs on the window sill -- there's something undeniably satisfying in growing your own fresh herbs and… MORE
Half of my garden plot
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First Sprouts
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Pea Blossoms
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Mar. 5, 2011 2:51 pm 
Updated: Mar. 13, 2011 5:21 am
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Doesn't matter in Kitchen Secrets.  It may be the first time someone's heard your best tip. How do you make crispy fried chicken?  Brown eggs vs white?  What's your technique for perfect meringues?  Is turducken worth the… MORE
Marvel's Egg in a Nest
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Marvel's Garlicky Lemon Chicken
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Friend or Fowl?
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Feb. 26, 2011 9:24 am 
Updated: Apr. 8, 2011 6:38 am
I'm on a visit to California to see my recently engaged nephew (and his future bride) and am having some fantastic seafood in the Bay area.  So, I thought I'd tap the collective AR wisdom concerning fish and seafood.  How do you determine if it's fresh?  What is the best way… MORE
Marvel's Best Paella
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Marvel's Juiciest Salmon
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Marvel'sJapanese Fried Oysters
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Ready for some wine & garlic!
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Feb. 17, 2011 7:07 am 
Updated: Mar. 21, 2011 7:15 pm
I can't thank you all enough for putting on your thinking caps and sharing your best tips.  I really enjoy reading (and re-reading) them. Due to popular demand :)  I'll repost a few of the herb-related tips, but if you think of anything... any tip at all, please add it to the list.  I… MORE
Have Spices Will Travel
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Wall of Herbs
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Feb. 9, 2011 8:33 am 
Updated: Mar. 31, 2011 2:02 pm
Valentine's Day is around the bend and cocoa powder is filling the kitchen air!  Someone suggested that I do a "themed" kitchen tips post, so what could be more appropriate? Besides the obvious uses for chocolate and cocoa in brownies, cupcakes and other desserts, I've… MORE
Marvel's Chocolate Orange Twigs
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Feb. 5, 2011 7:06 am 
Updated: Apr. 5, 2011 5:57 am
Hi, All!  The well of Kitchen Tips springs eternal and almost 100 new tips were added last week in the three Kitchen Secrets blogs.  Thank you all for continuing to take time to share your experience with others... even if they can't thank you personally they've often remarked how… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 28, 2011 7:47 am 
Updated: Apr. 30, 2011 6:14 am
Thanks for all the interesting tips you've taken time to share here! Just an aside, I've noticed an increasing number of "burn remedy"  tips.  Do you all have a webcam in my kitchen?  :) Looking forward to continuing my cooking education! All the best. PS Some of you… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 21, 2011 8:56 am 
Updated: Apr. 5, 2011 4:49 am
Due to the great feedback (over 200 tips in one week) I received from the Best Tips blog, I decided to continue it.  I'll work on combining all tips in categories when I get my house back in order.  Many thanks to all who have taken the time to contribute and I'm looking forward to seeing more. MORE
Sunset on the Frying Pan
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Marvel's Kitchen

Home Town
Sioux City, Iowa, USA
Living In
Westport, Connecticut, USA

Member Since
Dec. 2010

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Gardening

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Marvel is my mother's name and her kitchen is where I started learning to cook. It should also be Gramma's kitchen, Auntie Jean's, Auntie Phil's, etc. Still learning from friends, family and you all. Many thanks and all the best!
 
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