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THE FOOD PARTY!

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties! I have a good feeling about the new decade, despite our cultural and political stresses. First off, twenty twenty is just...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 3, 2020
Last comment by Liat, on Jan 8, 2020 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 9532 Views

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Holiday Hot Spots – Local Flavor

You may have noticed, we took a little break from Food Partying! But we are baaaaack… just in time for the holidays. As I have grown in years, I want...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 15, 2019
Last comment by USA, on Dec 17, 2019 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 9113 Views

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Done with Gender

In the news and the neighborhood, I keep hearing about kids changing their gender, and keep wondering why. Nature makes mistakes now and again to be sure, but...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 20, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Dec 15, 2019 at 1:11 pm | 29 comments | 10202 Views

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Natural Wines?

My neighbor Bob has been making wine for awhile, in the driveway and garage of his Portola Valley home. A couple weeks ago I helped bottle last years batch, in...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by mitchelsamuel61, on Oct 21, 2019 at 11:01 pm | 4 comments | 10537 Views

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America the Beautiful

Every so often I sit down to write, but instead start thinking about the happenings that surround, and the feeling that waxing poetic about food just seems so…...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 30, 2019
Last comment by Some Exceptions, on Oct 7, 2019 at 2:02 pm | 8 comments | 8168 Views

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Sugar Detective

I was just watching the movie Fed Up (Amazon Prime) about the effects of sugar on our bodies. Here’s the CliffsNotes: When you eat too much sugar and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 22, 2019
Last comment by Brit, on Sep 28, 2019 at 5:15 pm | 12 comments | 11526 Views

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Mango Chia Breakfast Pudding

I’ve been teaching a year-long series of cooking classes at 8 x 8. Yesterday we did Sugar Blues, a tasting of alternative...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Ladera Man, on Sep 12, 2019 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 10953 Views

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Eating Green on the Green – August 25

Summer’s not over yet. Here’s your invitation to some plant-forward outside-fun, sponsored by the impassioned folks of

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Maria, on Sep 4, 2019 at 3:33 am |
7 comments | 8525 Views

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Eat Your Values – August 15

What does it mean to eat with your values, and how do we build a food system that reflects those values? How do we create a system that is healthy and flavorful...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 10, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 13, 2019 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 7618 Views

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Psssttt...Rossotti's Picks the Date

Guess who's re-opening? For the...6th time (?) in 167 years. One of the oldest bars in the state. Check out the history...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 5, 2019
Last comment by So..., on Aug 8, 2019 at 2:45 pm |
11 comments | 9970 Views

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Frozen Grapes?

The dog days of summer are headed our way, with hot days and long nights. If it gets a bit too toasty for you, here’s a summer snack everyone loves –...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 31, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm | 4 comments | 8019 Views

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Tame, Maim and Claim the Wild Sea Vegetable

The hunt started early, but not as early as the mushroom forage did. Actually,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 22, 2019
Last comment by tide pool harvest, on Jul 26, 2019 at 1:48 pm | 12 comments | 9966 Views

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Goodbye Food Waste!

40% of all the food in the U.S. is thrown out, and the average America throws away 1/4 of the food they buy. Learn how to reduce your food waste with the San...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 14, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 20, 2019 at 7:37 am | 8 comments | 11296 Views

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Cap On? Cap Off? Recycling Bottles is Confusing

Befuddling Recycling Conundrum…. “Little plastics” have been in the news a lot lately, things like straws, pens, and coffee pods, which are...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 14, 2019
Last comment by Brit, on Jun 30, 2019 at 7:55 am | 48 comments | 14621 Views

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Cap On? Cap Off? The Cities Respond

So, I spent the week opening bottles with lids made of one material (plastic, metal) and bottles made of another (glass, plastic) still wondering:

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 22, 2019
Last comment by reduce that footprint , on Jun 24, 2019 at 1:06 pm |
4 comments | 8268 Views

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2019 Farmers Markets – Silicon Valley and San Jose

So you have a dinner party scheduled for Saturday night and want the freshest produce, but can’t go to the farmers market Saturday AM because you have other...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by What do you value?, on Jun 6, 2019 at 7:35 pm | 10 comments | 11160 Views

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Back Roads of California Wine Country

Enough of the crowds! Country roads - take me home. Check out The Wine Institute's summer guide on back road wine travels. Hidden...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Longtime Menlo Parker, on May 30, 2019 at 12:28 pm | 8 comments | 11623 Views

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May is National Grill Month

May is National BBQ Month. Get ready for the season with a few grilling tips from...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 24, 2019 at 8:08 am | 6 comments | 7904 Views

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Mothers Little Helper

We head back to the farmers markets this time of year for some culinary entertainment and education. Both the Portola Valley Farmers Market, (next class May 16)...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 11, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 16, 2019 at 7:13 am | 6 comments | 7399 Views

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Turmeric Tonic

It’s not often (never, over here) one finds themselves thinking about turmeric tonic, but lately this had been the case for me. Doing a little research and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2019
Last comment by Dr. Bones, on Apr 30, 2019 at 9:59 am | 1 comment | 8118 Views
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