Local Blogs | Palo Alto Online |

Local Blogs

Interested in becoming a blogger?   Show all bloggers

Sort by:  Most recent blog/comment   Most viewed   Most comments

Navigation tip: Clicking on any blog label will display all recent posts on that blog


Buy Your Pumpkins On The Coast

It’s an annual outing at the Stec house to head to the coast and buy pumpkins for the season. Half Moon Bay and the San Mateo coast look great right now...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 1, 2018
Last comment by Options without the commercialism, on Oct 5, 2018 at 11:05 am | 2 comments | 14781 Views


Grill Baby Grill

It’s Memorial Day? I keep thinking it’s somewhere around late March, early April. You know where this is going, right? Hold on tight; summer always...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 29, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 1, 2016 at 7:50 pm | 2 comments | 25717 Views


Edible Education Starts January 18

Edible Education begins this week! This uniquely UC Berkeley course, now in its twelfth year, invites students and the broader community to engage in...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 17, 2023
Last comment by Paul L. Flores, on Jan 24, 2023 at 4:16 am | 2 comments | 6437 Views


Pie Brings People Together

Listening to the radio these days, so many stories are about food. NPR was interviewing a baker a couple days ago and I caught him saying, “Pie brings people...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 25, 2020
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 25, 2020 at 1:45 pm | 2 comments | 11705 Views


USA - United Stuffed of America

So I watched the State of the Union on Tuesday. I watch it every year, and each time I do, it reminds me of a dinner party. The table looks lovely with pressed...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:44 pm | 2 comments | 25959 Views


Balsamic Vinegar + Foodprint Footprints

Well well, well…Halloween sure was fun wasn’t it? Here’s a few more pictures of Sammy and Riley’s big Halloween...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 1, 2018
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 8, 2018 at 7:30 am | 2 comments | 13678 Views


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 | 14885 Views


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 | 12159 Views


Arguing Wildfire and Rosemary

An east coast friend and I were talking, ok arguing, about California wildfires over the holiday. We delved into Make America Rake Again, and why the sheer mention...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 25, 2018
Last comment by rising tides/shifting agriculture due to climate change, on Nov 26, 2018 at 9:12 am | 1 comment | 15096 Views


Christmas Kluski - A Polish Treat

We've been Food Partying! Jewish-style lately with our posts on latke-making. This week the Poles get a chance to show off how our holiday cooking is done. I recently...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Karol, on Dec 30, 2017 at 9:25 am | 1 comment | 16209 Views


Traveling Solo: Salton Sea – Bombay Beach

A good way to dip your feet into solo travel is a combo trip; one that mixes yummy personal alone time with that of family and friends. That’s how this trip...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 10, 2022
Last comment by Dean Samos, on Apr 12, 2022 at 11:49 am | 1 comment | 13062 Views


Boobie Burka

Well, that was boring (Superbowl XLVIII). Most memorable for me was the half time show. Question #1: Who is Bruno Mars? Question #2: What up with the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jessica T, on Feb 4, 2014 at 10:02 pm | 1 comment | 29851 Views


Superstar Stirfry

Garlic, ginger, turmeric, leafy greens, onion, cinnamon, green tea, burdock, broccoli, honey, umeboshi, mushrooms, miso, parsley, dried peppers, tomato: what do...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by RW, on Nov 6, 2014 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 26657 Views


Yes You Can! Making Pickles and Other Yummies

Some fabulous canning classes are coming up, sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension, and their Master Food Preserver program.

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 6, 2017
Last comment by Anna Sanders, on Oct 20, 2017 at 8:08 pm |
1 comment | 19746 Views


Local Flavor - Food Events and Happenings

Here’s some fun food events happening around town. Eat More Vegetables Wednesday, July 25, 6:30PM - 7:30 PM FREE cook class! Shhhh….Vegetables...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 23, 2018
Last comment by Warsaw Realtor, on Jul 30, 2018 at 6:56 am | 1 comment | 15775 Views


Edible Education

January was quiet. Do minds just move slower in January? I’ve certainly been a quiet writer since Spain. Started

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 8, 2018
Last comment by danieltjan, on Feb 9, 2018 at 10:06 am |
1 comment | 15013 Views


Travelin’ Solo: Salvation Mountain and East Jesus

Our first Travelin’ Solo trip has been going down the road for a while. Alone. Together. This is our last post from the trip. Thanks for coming along. We...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 25, 2022
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 29, 2022 at 7:52 am | 1 comment | 9360 Views


It’s Pot Season!

Hah! Got you to look :) Actually, it’s potato season Food Partiers! and there is nothing like a freshly harvested potato from your garden, or your favorite...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 29, 2017
Last comment by Funny but true, on Oct 1, 2017 at 4:02 pm | 1 comment | 17347 Views


Oom is Moo Spelled Backwards

There's a lot about cows in the news right now (or should I say "in the moos?"). Sorry. I don't eat much cow, but boy, what an animal. Since 1500 BC, Hindus...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Mar 6, 2014 at 11:23 am | 1 comment | 32519 Views


Cooking, Science and a School Girl Crush

Last week I signed up for Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science, a FREE online class offered by Harvard, baby. Did you sign up? It runs...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Anita Felicelli, on Oct 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm | 1 comment | 41901 Views
<< < 13 14 15 16 17 > >>
Page 15 of 18

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

Worried about the cost of climate change? Here is some hope.
By Sherry Listgarten | 23 comments | 3,386 views

Two Hours - 75,000 Meals – Wanna Help?
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 1,843 views


Sign-up now for 5K Run/Walk, 10k Run, Half Marathon

The 39th annual Moonlight Run and Walk is Friday evening, September 29. Join us under the light of the full Harvest Moon on a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon. Complete your race in person or virtually. Proceeds from the race go to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, benefiting local nonprofits that serve families and children in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.