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THE FOOD PARTY!

Best High Dives to Watch the Game

Technically, literally, figuratively….what is a dive bar? I could google it, or just let ignorance be my waterloo.…. But who cares the negative definition?...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, 4 hours ago | 4 comments | 1022 Views

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Ode to Brussels Sprout

Brussels sprout, Brussels sprout, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee for your crunch when I sauté you just slight. I love thee for your...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Oct 21, 2014 at 9:38 pm | 20 comments | 2751 Views

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One Fish, Two Fish, Three Fish…More?

Have you ever bought fish off Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay? I wanted to learn more about it after hearing marine biologist Nicole David discuss how to...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 11, 2014 at 11:40 am | 5 comments | 3250 Views

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Men Are Good For Three Things

Men are good for three things. I've been reminding friends and family of this for years and it's time to go public. You determine the lineup, but the list is solid. #1)...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by ScottB, on Oct 7, 2014 at 11:30 am | 47 comments | 3602 Views

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The Food Party! Top Ten List

Happy birthday to The Food Party! and to all of my fellow Almanac / Weekly / Voice bloggers. When the adventure began a year...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by TV's Luke Perry, on Oct 2, 2014 at 8:00 am | 3 comments | 4079 Views

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To Cambodia With Love

"I escaped the Khmer Rouge when I was 12 years old, after surviving year round starvation and harsh labor camps. My two older brothers fled first in 1976, followed...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Sep 24, 2014 at 8:56 am | 5 comments | 4779 Views

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Cheese, Wheat & Guerneville

Boy, did I food party! on a lot of wheat over the Labor Day weekend. Cheese too. I visited Guerneville / Monte Rio (eastern Sonoma county). It's a terrific...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Yvette Davis, on Sep 18, 2014 at 7:45 pm | 3 comments | 2064 Views

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For the Love of Pie

Last weekend, Celia, Connor and I food partied! it out at a super fun, harvest moon feast- Pie Ranch's annual seed to table dinner....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Sep 15, 2014 at 1:10 pm | 5 comments | 1888 Views

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Camp Glamp

Just back from Camp Glamp - the annual gathering of my gal pals at an outdoor California paradise. This year we survived the road to Lake Pillsbury, a surprisingly...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Sep 3, 2014 at 1:57 pm | 13 comments | 2333 Views

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Chai Brisket

Smoked my first brisket a couple weeks ago. Never smoked any meat before. I borrowed a never used Brinkman smoker from an old boyfriend. Far from the best on the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 22, 2014 at 10:24 am | 6 comments | 3971 Views

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Rock N Roll Green Beans

I can't believe the summer is coming to an end, but got the chance to enjoy one last outdoor concert in Portola Valley. Thanks to the Cultural Arts Committee,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 22, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1890 Views

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Sriracha + Ketchup + Hoisin

Summer is buzzing by and so is time these days. Where is it all going? I recently needed a quick dish to bring to a potluck and decided on Sriracha-Glazed Chicken....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 20, 2014 at 5:16 pm | 9 comments | 2761 Views

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I Still Call It Rossotti’s

It's a Wednesday evening at 5pm and where to go in Portola Valley / Woodside for a happy hour drink in the sun? There are only two places, the first being the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm | 33 comments | 13192 Views

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Who Says Kids Don’t Eat Vegetables?

East Palo Alto Library hosted Eat More Vegetables last week, part of the San Mateo County Library Summer Healthy...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jul 28, 2014 at 9:37 pm |
9 comments | 3051 Views

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The Last Grape

I write this watching my father transition to a new world. Ed Stec, born June 25,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Cid Young, on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:38 am | 13 comments | 2238 Views

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Manage Your Microbes

A creepy, crawly communiqué… There is increasing info about the importance of microbiome – our in-house bacteria, virus and fungi team that assist daily...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Ian Scott, on Jul 16, 2014 at 10:22 am | 2 comments | 2944 Views

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Red, White and Blues

Earlier in the week, we posted a list of local food companies to support on July 2....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 3, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2625 Views

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Deforestation Hardware

OK, time for some new tableware. The dinner plates all have chips and surprisingly for me, I have never owned a complete set of cutlery. Maybe I'll go down to...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Recycler, on Jul 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm | 20 comments | 6561 Views

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Support Local Food Biz July 2

Whole Foods is using this month's 5% Day to support local food businesses. Consider shopping on July 2 at your local store. 5% of the profits will go to the businesses...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 1, 2014
There are no comments yet. 4137 Views

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Farm-to-Fork-or-Fake?

I have been active in SLOW food movement (seasonal, local, organic, whole), long before it was sexy. We old timers have seen it all, and now we are seeing...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 24, 2014 at 6:09 am | 2 comments | 4324 Views
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