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THE FOOD PARTY!

Farm-to-Fork-or-Fake?

I have been active in SLOW food movement (seasonal, local, organic, whole), long before it was sexy. We old timers have seen it all, and now we are seeing...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 24, 2014 at 6:09 am | 2 comments | 28207 Views

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Camp Glamp

Just back from Camp Glamp - the annual gathering of my gal pals at an outdoor California paradise. This year we survived the road to Lake Pillsbury, a surprisingly...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Sep 3, 2014 at 1:57 pm | 13 comments | 27994 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 too...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by Cooker, on Oct 26, 2015 at 7:32 pm |
5 comments | 27871 Views

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Help Define “Natural” on Food Labels

The FDA has extended request for comments on what “natural” means on food labeling. The Food Party! took a field trip to a grocery in Michigan to see...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by Nate, on Sep 27, 2017 at 6:22 am | 15 comments | 27815 Views

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The D = Dad

With D-Day just past and Fathers Day this weekend, I offer you a sweet slice of history and honor. Two weeks ago, I wrote about our family garage sale, and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Brit, on Jun 15, 2014 at 6:52 am | 5 comments | 27599 Views

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Tis the Seasonings

The older I get, the more I think culinary gifts are great choices for friends and family. People will actually use them, and in doing so get turned on to new tastes...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Help With Civil Engineering Projects, on Mar 6, 2017 at 1:37 am | 15 comments | 27437 Views

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Skinny Legs, Like I Always Wanted

Continuing to honor vegetables of distinction, today we give thanks for the return of spring Friday, and the savory shift it brings. Strawberries, artichokes,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Mar 20, 2015 at 5:08 pm | 7 comments | 27357 Views

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Summer Reading Meets Cooking Class at Local Libraries

This summer is filled with FREE cooking classes at your local libraries! Join us for two different series: 1) Food Classics + One - Exploration of a Sauce 2)...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 19, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 21, 2016 at 12:26 pm | 4 comments | 27343 Views

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Who Says Kids Don't Eat Vegetables?

East Palo Alto Library hosted Eat More Vegetables last week, part of the San Mateo County Library Summer Healthy...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jul 28, 2014 at 9:37 pm |
9 comments | 27290 Views

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Rock N Roll Green Beans

I can't believe the summer is coming to an end, but got the chance to enjoy one last outdoor concert in Portola Valley. Thanks to the Cultural Arts Committee,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 22, 2014
There are no comments yet. 27115 Views

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Holiest Meal and I Can't Eat?

I am back in Michigan this week, visiting family and working an encore performance of my mom's famous garage sales. She has quite the yard sale CV, including 20...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm | 18 comments | 27048 Views

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Future Chefs Competition ? JLS, Palo Alto

Close your eyes and picture a room filled with your children and all of their friends, busily and happily cooking up delicious, healthy snacks for you and all...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Ericlkelly, on Aug 16, 2016 at 4:17 am | 2 comments | 27022 Views

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The Cocktail Party

Yeh, I watched the conventions. You? What up with Paul Simon? And how about those acceptance speeches? My roots are fiscally-based Republican, with a rousing...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 31, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 7, 2016 at 1:44 pm | 22 comments | 26928 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 others...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Shantaram, on Oct 10, 2016 at 2:11 am | 11 comments | 26658 Views

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Boo Home Alone

Lacking any group spooky, it’s turned out to be Halloween Monday at home. Alone. No matter…time to blacken my ghoul-friend eyes, take out the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Lauralies, on Nov 3, 2016 at 8:06 pm | 4 comments | 26610 Views

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Cell Phone Fork

Seems like everyone's on a mealtime date these days?with their cell phone. I was eating lunch last week at Whole Foods Noe Valley (San Francisco). A lovely...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 9, 2014 at 9:34 pm | 5 comments | 26580 Views

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And the Winner Is?..

It's home to Michigan this week, celebrating the holiday with family. I elicited my mom to choose the name for our Fancy Food Show Joins The Food Party! Party....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 27, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Dec 3, 2014 at 6:46 am | 2 comments | 26471 Views

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Magic Mushrooms

Mushrooms are elusive to us, still in the simplest of ways. Why under this tree, but never under that? Why come now, instead of last week, or next? Lacking...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by King of Mushrooms, on Aug 20, 2015 at 10:25 am | 11 comments | 26464 Views

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The Last Grape

I write this watching my father transition to a new world. Ed Stec, born June 25,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Cid Young, on Jul 23, 2014 at 11:38 am | 13 comments | 26391 Views

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Grilled Smoked Prosciutto-Wrapped Yum

I don't know about you, but I'm still waiting for the good asparagus to start coming in. So far it hasn't been that great, but I admit I've been stuck buying in...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by NW Resident, on Jun 2, 2015 at 9:28 am | 3 comments | 26298 Views
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