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THE FOOD PARTY!

St Paddy’s Soup

We did this soup today for Cooking at the Market, a town-sponsored monthly cook demo at

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by aria, on Mar 21, 2017 at 3:48 am |
3 comments | 29809 Views

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Michio Kushi and One Peaceful World

Macrobiotics?.....now that's a weird word. If you've studied it, the common question people ask is, "What does it actually mean?" I'm rethinking...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 14, 2015 at 7:59 pm | 7 comments | 29469 Views

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When Are The Apples Ready?

The most important part of the pie is love and the homegrown apples. I found myself thinking about that rolling lots of pie dough at Jeem’s a couple...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 14, 2016
Last comment by Lauralies, on Aug 18, 2016 at 11:30 pm | 10 comments | 29243 Views

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Red, White or Green?

Everyone should host a party once a year. Consider it your ticket into all the other parties. Wine makes a great party guest. For holiday parties, I like to start...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 30, 2013 at 10:28 am | 3 comments | 29154 Views

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It's President's Day. Why Not Butter Up the Boss?

Every election, some famous writer composes one of those open letters to the new president. Having seen none this time, I took a crack at my own. Dear President...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by om, on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 28848 Views

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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 | 28690 Views

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The Creamier, The Better

This week's Science and Cooking class had an amazing project I have never seen before ? making ice cream in standard zip lock bags. Try it tonight with your kids...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by Judee Humburg, on Nov 8, 2013 at 10:36 am | 7 comments | 28575 Views

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Guns or Butter?

Lots of news in the news this week. What-oh-what to write about? There’s Brexit - might make a good Food Party! cuz’ it sounds like breakfast...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 26, 2016
Last comment by What2ndAmendment?, on Jul 2, 2016 at 9:21 pm | 36 comments | 28166 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 | 27861 Views

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Drought Wars Meets Watka

It's official ? California is in a drought. According to National Geographic, the average American lifestyle is kept afloat by about 2,000 gallons of water a day?twice...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Jan 23, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 6 comments | 27692 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 Alexandra, on Jul 26, 2015 at 9:43 am | 3 comments | 27562 Views

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The Saddle Room - A True Friend of Kids

We've had an ongoing homage at The Food Party! for some of our local high dives and community watering holes.

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Diane Olvera, on Jul 24, 2015 at 1:20 pm |
2 comments | 27532 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 Robert, on Mar 27, 2016 at 10:49 pm | 40 comments | 27507 Views

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reThink Farming ? Planet Enemy #1

"If farming were invented today, it wouldn't be allowed. Food production has had more impact on the planet than any other human activity." So began

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 21, 2014 at 11:39 am |
18 comments | 27506 Views

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cooking is a lot like making love

I wasn't going to write this week, but love got a hold of me. Valentines Day is near my sweet. Let me kiss your hand and whisper poems to you on food and love. You...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by 51st shade of grey, on Feb 27, 2014 at 5:29 am | 4 comments | 27204 Views

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Welcome Back Sugar Addict

Boy, did I screw up a few nights ago. It was the end of a hard, good work week.

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 5, 2015 at 1:05 pm |
8 comments | 27199 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 Sadoiriotas, on Aug 25, 2016 at 7:29 am | 7 comments | 27118 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 | 26868 Views

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How to Meet Smarty-Pants Guys in Mountain View

If you like the techie type, I've figured out a full proof way to meet em.' In honor of my first view of Tampopo, a terrific 1985 movie about noodles, love and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by geeky family, on Mar 3, 2014 at 9:52 pm | 10 comments | 26822 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 | 26808 Views
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