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THE FOOD PARTY!

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 | 24628 Views

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Naked Men and Pineapple with Tomato

So I just arrive at the Pioneer last Sunday, and while waiting for my Vodka Soda Tall with...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 25, 2016 at 8:15 am | 15 comments | 38729 Views

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Death by Diet

So I went to the doctors this week for the general checkup. They ask so many more questions now than they ever used to. There’s the ones we expect: -...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 24, 2016
Last comment by LAura Stec, on Oct 18, 2016 at 9:18 am | 15 comments | 30776 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 | 24899 Views

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Best High Dives to Watch the Game

Technically, literally, figuratively?.what is a dive bar? I could google it, or just let ignorance be my waterloo.?. But who cares the negative definition?...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by Eva Dobrov, on Oct 28, 2014 at 10:41 am | 14 comments | 25779 Views

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I’ve Never Had Turnips Before

This week we Food Party! at a Mountain View grow & taste class at Monta Loma Elementary where the students are cultivating vegetables on school property...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Mar 6, 2016 at 5:17 pm | 14 comments | 19844 Views

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50 Shades of Pumpkin

Every time I walked into our library lately – there it was - just sitting on the shelf staring at me– the Fifty Shades of Grey DVD. I missed the craze;...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 31, 2015
Last comment by Fellow foodie, on Nov 14, 2015 at 6:08 pm | 14 comments | 19772 Views

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China, Interrupted

Ni hao (hi) from China. Wow - this is a different country. I have travelled to Singapore and Malaysia, but this is the most culture shock I have ever felt. I wonder...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Sparty, on Apr 23, 2015 at 7:50 am | 14 comments | 20288 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 | 23899 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 | 12437 Views

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Replacing the Marshmallow in S’mores

There’s a day for everything, and August 10th is National S’mores Day. Ooooo, I know you love that soft and creamy, sticky, chocolately crunch....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 7, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 11, 2016 at 6:23 am | 13 comments | 56220 Views

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Soil Enlightenment, City of Palo Alto, and Horton Hears a Who

My former housemate, Paul Schmitt, is the only guy I ever met whose first action in the morning involved dirt. He wouldn't make coffee or check the news; he'd...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 19, 2015 at 4:30 am | 13 comments | 22128 Views

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My Great-Grandparents' Blind Pig

Last week, I mentioned my great grandparents had a speakeasy in Detroit. But I was...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 4, 2014 at 6:18 am | 13 comments | 34484 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 | 25424 Views

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You Ate What?

Ni hao. Just got back from China (Shanghai and Beijing) last night. What a fascinating trip. I didn't drink the tap water. Surprising to me, most Chinese people...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Eat or be eaten, on May 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm | 13 comments | 21932 Views

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Local Hotspots – Where to Eat and Drink in the Sun

If you prefer a bright breakfast, a shining sandwich, or radiant ratatouille, there is common love between us. Hello sunbeam. We are the solar–powered Food...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by JCL, on Jun 15, 2017 at 2:01 pm | 13 comments | 32247 Views

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You Dirty Little Thing

I consider myself pretty easy to work for, but I do have a serious pet peeve about porous, squishy things. With the kitchen sponge – there is no patience. AKK!...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 8, 2017 at 7:11 am | 12 comments | 32723 Views

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Sugar Detective

I was just watching the movie Fed Up (Amazon Prime) about the effects of sugar on our bodies. Here’s the CliffsNotes: When you eat too much sugar and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 22, 2019
Last comment by Brit, on Sep 28, 2019 at 5:15 pm | 12 comments | 12163 Views

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House of Chards

Must be hard to be chard. Chard just isn't getting much attention these days. I've started to feel sorry for it, always reaching over those smiley broad leaves...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Mar 12, 2015 at 5:06 pm | 12 comments | 22966 Views

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Picnic Pleasures

The pleasure of a picnic lies somewhere between genteel society and raw nature. Pepper-crusted salmon, watermelon radish and Humboldt Fog dot plaid blankets laid...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 31, 2017 at 9:33 pm | 12 comments | 21833 Views
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