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Menlo Park almost lost its beloved Cafe Borrone to the shutdown. Then the community stepped in to save it.

The coronavirus shutdown nearly claimed one of the Peninsula's most beloved eating establishments, Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park. After temporarily shuttering the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Blanche DuBois, on Jun 7, 2020 at 4:04 pm | 12 comments | 31101 Views


'Our best option of survival is to shut everything down.' Mountain View's Steins Beer Garden closes until 2021

One of downtown Mountain View's most popular eating and drinking establishments, Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant, has closed until further notice in the face...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by GoldyCISSP@gmail.com, on Dec 9, 2020 at 8:22 pm | 12 comments | 15334 Views


The Pakistani couple behind Zareen's is writing a cookbook

Zareen Khan, chef and restaurateur behind Zareen's, is co-authoring a cookbook with her husband, Umair Khan. (Courtesy Mark Tuschman) ==I...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 5, 2023
Last comment by Common sense, on May 11, 2023 at 5:39 pm | 12 comments | 6713 Views


Irish pub Molly O’s celebrates its grand opening in San Carlos

By Julia Brown ==I Fish and chips at Molly O's, the new sister restaurant of longtime Millbrae Irish pub Fiddlers Green. Courtesy Carly...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 8, 2023
Last comment by John Livingstone, on Sep 17, 2023 at 11:54 pm | 12 comments | 3670 Views


Learny Journey ? Three Times A Day

I've never been a Girl Scout, or even a Brownie, so I didn't know about the Scout "journey" until recently. I like the name journey over project. Projects are...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Apr 14, 2014 at 10:03 am | 12 comments | 190199 Views


House of Chards

Must be hard to be chard. Chard just isn't getting much attention these days. I've started to feel sorry for it, always reaching over those smiley broad leaves...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Mar 12, 2015 at 5:06 pm | 12 comments | 26703 Views


Burger Please, Side of Integrity

The next time you go to lunch at Google, Apple, LinkedIn, Stanford, or any corporate cafeteria with a board or banner that promotes how sustainable their food...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:02 am | 12 comments | 30128 Views


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 because...

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 | 26760 Views


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 a bottle...

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 | 23414 Views


Picnic Pleasures

The pleasure of a picnic lies somewhere between genteel society and raw nature. Pepper-crusted salmon, watermelon radish and Humboldt Fog dot plaid blankets laid...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 31, 2017 at 9:33 pm | 12 comments | 25462 Views


You Dirty Little Thing

I consider myself pretty easy to work for, but I do have a serious pet peeve about porous, squishy things. With the kitchen sponge – there is no patience. AKK!...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 8, 2017 at 7:11 am | 12 comments | 36167 Views


Munchie Movement

Just a quick follow up on the 420 Hippie Hill celebration last week. I came ready to report on all the food infusions assumed to grace this...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 23, 2018
Last comment by Munchie Movement, on May 6, 2018 at 1:05 am | 12 comments | 21030 Views


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 | 14079 Views


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 | 16174 Views


Free Pizza and Recipes!

FREE RECIPES! I had a few folks contact me this week about recipes from last weeks post about plant-forward eating. Here’s one I taught just today...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 13, 2020 at 5:39 am | 12 comments | 13449 Views


How to Replace a Dry Red - Dry January Ends

What’s the most complex flavor you’ve ever tasted? Bacon? Vanilla? Red wine? That last one is the taste experience I really miss...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 29, 2023
Last comment by Stephanie Cochran, on Feb 5, 2023 at 10:52 pm | 12 comments | 5163 Views


Celebrate Earth Day Near YOU

Happy Earth Day! As the annual April 22nd celebration draws near, one of the most effective ways you can participate begins on your dinner plate. Foods best for...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 14, 2023
Last comment by Joselyn Peck, on Apr 21, 2023 at 9:05 am | 12 comments | 5413 Views


Farm Bill and the Future – Final Post (part 10)

We’ve been reading and discussing Dan Imhoff’s book, Food Fight - The Citizens Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill. Since our first post in February...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 21, 2023
Last comment by Melissa.Williams, on May 26, 2023 at 4:06 pm | 12 comments | 4354 Views


Can Coffee Shops Offer a Safer Alternative?

As of today, June 11, 2020 Peet's Coffee on Charleston near Middlefield has switched over from taking your order and payment at a table blocking the front door and...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Jun 13, 2020 at 10:07 am | 12 comments | 12965 Views


Are you taking a Gap Year?

(Written by Lori McCormick) Have you considered taking a gap year? This isn't a question posed often to students but perhaps should be. Often, students...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Apr 27, 2015 at 3:49 pm | 12 comments | 20943 Views
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