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THE FOOD PARTY!

Our Water Guzzling Food Factory

All the media about almonds lately got me feeling guilty and adjusting recipes to replace those thirsty little devils with other options like sesame and sun seeds. Feeling...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Oct 9, 2015 at 8:39 am | 24 comments | 21819 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Why Give Up Delicious Things?

When you hear “Dry January” what comes to mind? For some, the word dry rings loudest. For others it’s more about self-efficacy. The distinction...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 16, 2022
Last comment by Bill Gibbons, on Jan 24, 2022 at 8:50 am | 24 comments | 5720 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Roadkill I280 – Definitely No Food Party

Approximately 1.3 million deer are hit by vehicles each year in the US., including one every three days on Interstate I280, according to the

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 15, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 20, 2016 at 10:10 am |
23 comments | 22542 Views

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 Laura stec, on Apr 4, 2019 at 2:08 pm | 23 comments | 13253 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Local Flavor

Now and again, fellow Food Partiers! send along info on what's happening around town. And I love new adventures. So, honoring all things fun-in-the-hood, we're...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Steve, on Sep 3, 2015 at 10:55 am | 23 comments | 22426 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 | 23960 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Climate Friendly Cuisine Conference

Are you in food service? Are you interested in changing the world with great tasting food? Do plastic straws drive you nuts and food waste make you crazy? Then...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 14, 2018
Last comment by eat less...Feel Better, on Aug 21, 2018 at 2:25 pm | 22 comments | 10729 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Big Island Food Party!

Just got back from sweet aloha on the Big Island. Visited mi amigo Jungle John - farmer of lemons, oranges, lychee, and soon, Kona coffee, which I must report...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by Tiny Bubbles, on Mar 28, 2019 at 6:18 pm | 22 comments | 11262 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

2 -Burger a Day Alternative

The Portola Valley Forum (our version of Nextdoor) recently engaged in a fascinating thread about eating. My neighbor wants to eat less meat and was looking for...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 17, 2022
Last comment by Bobbi Lange, on Mar 24, 2022 at 2:14 pm | 21 comments | 7856 Views

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Who’s Got Take-Out or Senior Grocery Hours?

Whose got take out? Support your local restaurants. Tip well when you go. Call to place your order (some take online orders), keep 6 feet distance from others...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Grocery Shopper, on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:48 am | 21 comments | 16797 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Squirrel vs. Pumpkin

Everybody deserves to eat, but what’s with the squirrels lately? I’ve been putting decorative pumpkins around house for years with no competition...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Nov 12, 2015 at 8:39 am | 21 comments | 21212 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Let Men Pay

I was at Rossotti's for Friday happy hour last week, along with all the Apple 40-year anniversary folks running around the backyard, acting all ==I Think Different....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Apr 22, 2016 at 11:00 pm | 21 comments | 21459 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Ode to Brussels Sprout

Brussels sprout, Brussels sprout, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee for your crunch when I sauté you just slight. I love thee for your...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Oct 21, 2014 at 9:38 pm | 20 comments | 26269 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Mama Rossotti to Roadhouse in the Sky

I guess you’d call me a Rossotti regular. I greet the bartenders by name, and other Zott’s say hi when I arrive. For years I’ve backyarded birthdays,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 30, 2017
Last comment by Joel, on Jul 8, 2017 at 2:41 pm | 20 comments | 17069 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

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 Gordon J., on Mar 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 20 comments | 53085 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Deforestation Hardware

OK, time for some new tableware. The dinner plates all have chips and surprisingly for me, I have never owned a complete set of cutlery. Maybe I'll go down to...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Recycler, on Jul 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm | 20 comments | 42527 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 papers-writings.com, on Nov 17, 2015 at 1:19 am | 19 comments | 34463 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Chemical Breakdown

A friend handed me red wine in a Styrofoam cup at the Santa Cruz camp talent show this Labor Day. We laughed - it brought back memories of how much I hate...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 5, 2016
Last comment by Susan Cann, on Sep 9, 2016 at 9:23 am | 19 comments | 26845 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Time to Say Goodbye

You Dirty Little Thing. We’ve been together for so long. I remember when we first...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 7, 2017
Last comment by 19th Century Man, on Sep 14, 2017 at 4:31 pm | 19 comments | 14453 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

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 | 61963 Views
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