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THE FOOD PARTY!

More Stupid Plastic Food Things

Yeech! I was just cleaning up around the house and it hits me – all these indestructible, single-use, plastic, food items live in my house. They are everywhere....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 16, 2019
Last comment by musical, 8 hours ago | 11 comments | 1872 Views

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A Happy Hour to Make You Happy

Aloha! Just got back from the Big Island. My dear friend Jungle Johnnie lives there... why.... ........ ........ ......... in the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 9, 2019
Last comment by Longtime Menlo Parker, on Mar 15, 2019 at 12:09 pm | 3 comments | 1675 Views

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Best Coney Island in America

Happy New Year and hi from Detroit. I’m visiting friends and family, while getting in some of the classic hotspots. Happy to report what used to look like...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 31, 2018
Last comment by John Z, on Mar 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm | 16 comments | 3470 Views

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Meet the Nurdles

Went to the coast a couple weeks ago to help Surfrider San Mateo clean up Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay. Wow – what a nice beach...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 16, 2019
Last comment by Hee here, on Feb 22, 2019 at 9:58 am | 7 comments | 1821 Views

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Tahini is HOT

Tahini is hot. This cousin to peanut butter has a similar consistency, but because it’s made from seeds and not nuts, it's a perfect alternative for folks...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by sequoiadean, on Feb 15, 2019 at 8:35 am | 2 comments | 1785 Views

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Food Party! 2019 - Here We Go Again

Well hello again. Happy Not-So-New Year. We took a little Food Party! break after holidays to regroup and clean out. I like the Dry January idea, but didn’t...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 1, 2019
Last comment by Reader XYZ, on Feb 4, 2019 at 4:09 pm | 5 comments | 2342 Views

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Farm Bill Passes Congress

The Farm Bill, the biggest piece of environmental and public health legislation this year,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 16, 2018
Last comment by We Built An Outhouse For Carnivores, on Dec 24, 2018 at 12:56 pm | 17 comments | 3492 Views

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Local Flavor - Holiday Hotspots

There are some wonderful, new watering holes and eateries in the hood, perfect places to celebrate the holidays in style. Modern spaces, local touches; new hotels...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 2, 2018
Last comment by Why Not?, on Dec 16, 2018 at 9:00 am | 13 comments | 3922 Views

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Which Cocktail Has the Least Calories?

I recently ordered a *** (name below) and the bartender said, “Oh, you want the drink with the least calories.” Really? I had never considered my cocktail...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 9, 2018
Last comment by Even Hotter Trend, on Dec 14, 2018 at 3:33 pm | 15 comments | 3557 Views

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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 | 2842 Views

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Savior Sauerkraut (cough cough cough)

Went out Thursday night to a really fun Food Party! near 101. I was feeling fine, wearing my face mask and all; it was a beautiful night, despite the smoke. Surprised...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 18, 2018
Last comment by Reader, on Nov 20, 2018 at 8:29 am | 5 comments | 2813 Views

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Lakes and Larders (part 2)

In Lakes and Larders part 1, we wrote about a special wine country lake...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 14, 2018
There are no comments yet. 3275 Views

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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 | 2631 Views

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ACK! You Still Need Food For the Halloween Party!

I spent the day cooking for Riley and Sammy’s Halloween Party. Here’s the menu. Halloween Twice Baked Potatoes Mummies...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 30, 2018
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Oct 30, 2018 at 6:24 pm | 1 comment | 2338 Views

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Food Party! SOS

Boo Food Partiers! I have to SOS on y’all. The Halloween menu includes Sliced Steak Sliders with Peppercorn Sauce. Flank steak? Hanger steak? What...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 19, 2018
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Oct 24, 2018 at 10:48 pm | 10 comments | 2995 Views

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Local Flavor – Lakes and Larders (part one)

Every so often I stumble upon a Bay Area hidden jewel; a place I’ve never been to where I find myself asking, “Why has no one ever said to go here?” ==B...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 8, 2018
Last comment by Lauralies, on Oct 15, 2018 at 8:33 pm | 10 comments | 2879 Views

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How To: Chickens, Compost and Fall Gardening

Backyard Chicken Basics Date: September 15, 2018 Time: 10:00-12:00pm Location: Lyngso Garden Materials, Inc. , 345 Shoreway Road, San Carlos,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 31, 2018
Last comment by Elle, on Oct 12, 2018 at 12:33 am | 2 comments | 4501 Views

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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 | 3556 Views

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Zucchini Takeover

There’s plenty of zucchini around these days to Food Party! with. Here’s a quick, kid-approved and adult favorite, side dish or snack, perfect for...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 20, 2018
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Oct 1, 2018 at 6:44 am | 8 comments | 3316 Views

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Global Warming Diet

With Hurricane Florence pounding the east coast, and a week of commitments happening at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, it’s time to remind...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 14, 2018
Last comment by Ghaha12, on Sep 22, 2018 at 4:19 am | 7 comments | 3019 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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