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THE FOOD PARTY!

Foods of Love

Sit down at the table. Breathe in the sight and smells. Senses engage. Mouth starts to salivate. Eating is quite possibly the most intimate experience we have...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Steve, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 918 Views

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Please Peas Me - Sriracha’s Sultry Sister

If you are into the many uses for Thailand’s Sriracha like we are, here’s a new one for you: Korean Gochujang Chili Sauce. I got a hold of...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 2, 2016 at 8:17 pm | 12 comments | 1891 Views

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Holidays That Go Clunk In Your Stomach. Or Not.

We leave many a holiday party feeling bloated and yucky. One reason is because today’s buffets are filled with an over abundance of fried food, beef,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 13, 2015
Last comment by ashley, on Feb 2, 2016 at 8:54 am | 6 comments | 2956 Views

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Humboldt Grown

I love a January road trip. Misty, grey, open roads calling you to drive onward into the alluring abyss. It’s the perfect time to travel because few...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Lauralies, on Jan 25, 2016 at 10:06 pm | 10 comments | 1989 Views

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Woodside Bakery is Closing?

What a surprise to learn that Woodside Bakery, located...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 28, 2015
Last comment by Matthew, on Jan 23, 2016 at 11:18 pm | 37 comments | 6860 Views

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Japanese Hot Pot with Carrots and Kudzu

We are an equal opportunity Food Party! Last week was beef and salmon, this week it’s totally tofu. Japanese Hot Pot with Carrots and Kudzu is a perfect...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 22, 2016 at 12:06 pm | 2 comments | 2199 Views

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Dancing Cows, Spending Bills, and Slipping Ludes to Legislators

Cows are back in the news, or as we say…in the moos. The Rose Bowl, New Years Day, Half Time Show…. Stanford band takes the shape...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 13, 2016 at 5:04 pm | 9 comments | 1790 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 Jan 11, 2016 at 11:32 am | 36 comments | 31541 Views

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Ingredients to Watch For in 2016

The Top Ten and Best of lists hit the papers this week, as we prepare for the arrival of 2016. Yesterday's Associated Press list made me smile...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 28, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Jan 4, 2016 at 12:52 am | 12 comments | 3467 Views

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Trespass Picnic on Martin’s Beach Part 2

A deadline looms on the fate of public access to Martin’s...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 20, 2015
Last comment by y_p_w, on Dec 29, 2015 at 10:49 am |
9 comments | 8320 Views

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Sitting is the New Smoking

"The fact that the average adult spends 50 ? 70% of their day sitting is no surprise to anyone who works in an office. But few realize the health consequences...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm | 10 comments | 7706 Views

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The Thrill of the Hunt

Up in Mendocino last weekend for the Santa Cruz Fungus Federation Mushroom Hunt. Based at Albion Field Station, just south of Mendocino, 95 eager participants split...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 6, 2015
Last comment by Minister of Long Distance Forays Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz, on Dec 10, 2015 at 9:12 pm | 5 comments | 3569 Views

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Peace Through Hummus

What are you thankful for? That’s the question many of us will discuss this week around the Thanksgiving table. I was thinking about it last week. The...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 21, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 27, 2015 at 8:18 am | 17 comments | 4467 Views

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Feeling Crabby About The Season?

Feeling crabby about the season, or should we say the non-season? On November 6, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) made an emergency ruling...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by D. Lish, on Nov 21, 2015 at 5:55 am | 33 comments | 4579 Views

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Souper Bowl 2014

HAH! Gotcha! This is a reprint of Miso Sick with some additional edits. I just had to change the title. Besides, it's a perfect name for the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by papers-writings.com, on Nov 17, 2015 at 1:19 am | 23 comments | 18003 Views

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50 Shades of Pumpkin

Every time I walked into our library lately – there it was - just sitting on the shelf staring at me– the Fifty Shades of Grey DVD. I missed...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 31, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 16, 2015 at 7:27 am | 21 comments | 2740 Views

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In Defense of Food

It's been a busy week, which included a lot of apple pies and chocolate mousse (do you know how much butter is in chocolate mousse?) so part two of The Big...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Oli, on Nov 16, 2015 at 4:07 am | 2 comments | 3090 Views

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Squirrel vs. Pumpkin

Everybody deserves to eat, but what’s with the squirrels lately? I’ve been putting decorative pumpkins around house for years with no competition...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Nov 12, 2015 at 8:39 am | 21 comments | 3639 Views

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Cooking is a Lot Like Making Love

Valentine's Day, many years ago, while working on that restaurant line, eating way...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by Cooker, on Oct 26, 2015 at 7:32 pm |
5 comments | 7737 Views

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The Big Four – Part 2

"Is it haunted?" I ask the bartender as J and I take seats at the bar of The Big Four. Straight...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Oct 26, 2015 at 12:55 pm | 2 comments | 3109 Views
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