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Mothers Little Helper

We head back to the farmers markets this time of year for some culinary entertainment and education. Both the Portola Valley Farmers Market, (next class May 16)...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 11, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 16, 2019 at 7:13 am | 6 comments | 7799 Views


Turmeric Tonic

It’s not often (never, over here) one finds themselves thinking about turmeric tonic, but lately this had been the case for me. Doing a little research and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2019
Last comment by Dr. Bones, on Apr 30, 2019 at 9:59 am | 1 comment | 8530 Views


Lentil Brownies

We haven’t posted a recipe in awhile and here’s an interesting one, gluten free. I’ve been using it lately in

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by Avocado, on Apr 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm |
10 comments | 11705 Views


Homestead Faire at Hidden Villa 4/27

Here's a fun Food Party! for you: on Saturday April 27th Hidden Villa will hold its second annual

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 16, 2019
Last comment by [email protected], on Apr 22, 2019 at 4:17 pm |
7 comments | 9524 Views


Why Would YOU Win Survivor?

Time for a quick reminder to all Food Partiers!, and those just stopping in to see what all the fun is about…. The last weeks on the blog call for a re-post...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 30, 2019
Last comment by JohnL, on Apr 16, 2019 at 5:36 am | 6 comments | 10460 Views


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 | 13221 Views


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 | 11232 Views


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 | 9741 Views


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 | 13970 Views


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 | 10640 Views


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 | 10706 Views


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 | 10059 Views


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 | 11738 Views


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 | 12392 Views


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 | 15099 Views


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 | 11090 Views


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 | 13177 Views


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. 11172 Views


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 | 10233 Views


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 | 9414 Views
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