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The Dude Abides

This past weekend, my friends N and B hosted The Big Lebowski Party. Have you seen the movie? Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski, aka The Dude, an unemployed, Los...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Apr 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm | 8 comments | 2130 Views

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The Global Warming Diet

The most important thing I learned in culinary school had to do with energy. How to cut an onion, how to keep my knife sharp, and why water should be kept as far...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Lactose Intolerant, on Apr 22, 2014 at 1:37 pm | 2 comments | 750 Views

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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 | 7162 Views

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I Just Ate Beets for the First Time

"I just ate beets for the first time two days ago." This statement was recently emailed to me by a 30-something Food Partier! It stopped me in my tracks. How...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Apr 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm | 19 comments | 4084 Views

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Leftover Love

I love leftovers. You know, sloppy seconds. Stop - I'm back talking food. While some eaters have a strong aversion to eating day one food on day two, I welcome...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by BroIL, on Mar 20, 2014 at 8:21 am | 4 comments | 11861 Views

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I Got Stood Up. RSV-Please!

Everyone should host a party once a year. It is your ticket into all the other parties. Don't want to host at your house? Host at a park, a local bar, or team...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Mar 20, 2014 at 1:58 am | 27 comments | 4060 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 | 4429 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 | 4245 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 | 4320 Views

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Eat Anything You Want Except For Two Days A Week Diet

Happy New Year! Here we go again. Let me guess, your New Year's resolution is to: 1) Exercise more (OR) 2) Lose weight No news there. 80% of all...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by jm, on Feb 18, 2014 at 8:00 am | 8 comments | 7961 Views

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Souper Bowl 2014

HAH! Gotcha! This is a reprint of Miso Sick with some additional edits. I just had to change the title. Besides, it's a perfect name for the recipe!...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by huma, on Feb 7, 2014 at 4:04 am | 2 comments | 2727 Views

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Miso Sick

I'm sick. Not that "down and out for a month" sick that some of you have; more the "sore throat, no mojo-sick." OK, who got me sick? Was it a wild blues...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 5, 2014 at 7:43 am | 4 comments | 3250 Views

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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 | 2235 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 | 3047 Views

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Overeat, Gorge, Feast, Attack, Pig Out, Fill Up, Binge

I've been having conversations on and off line about last week's blog, Eat Anything You Want Except For Two Days A Week,* and realize it can be approached in one...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 22, 2014 at 7:33 am | 8 comments | 3349 Views

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Alzheimer’s Stole My Christmas Dinner - A New Years Toast

We didn't eat Christmas dinner with my father last week. Oh – he's around at 89. Still "doing anyone I can and the easy ones twice," (another famous Dad quote)....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 4, 2014 at 1:09 pm | 8 comments | 4534 Views

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7 Spoons, 1 Bowl – Polish Christmas Eve

We celebrate Wigilia at the Stec household, a traditional Polish Christmas Eve dinner that begins after sighting the First Star. Kicking off the festivities,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 24, 2013
Last comment by maggie, on Dec 24, 2013 at 9:04 am | 1 comment | 6370 Views

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Still need a gift? Try culinary.

Giving gifts friends and family will actually use is ideal, but it's hard to know what people like. So give em' what they need instead! Try culinary gifts this year...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Krystel, on Dec 20, 2013 at 4:47 pm | 1 comment | 6946 Views

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Eat Out. Alone. In Public? NEVER!

I took myself out to dinner recently…. alone. It's nothing new; I eat alone often. I guess if I didn't, I'd be a whole lot skinnier from all the missed meals. Hmmmm… I...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Dec 16, 2013 at 5:58 pm | 19 comments | 8193 Views

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Birthday Selfie

OK, I did it. I just took a selfie. Birthday Selfie 2013. I love birthdays. Life is short, so we got to live it up strong on the day we were born. Besides,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Angela, on Dec 11, 2013 at 9:03 am | 10 comments | 11394 Views
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