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THE FOOD PARTY!

Local Flavor – Upcoming Food Events

A Taste of Whole Foods I got a chance to taste-test some new Whole Foods holidays fare and so can you. Coming to a store near you, all Whole Foods Markets...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 8, 2017
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THE FOOD PARTY!

Sweet Potato Canapé and Food Party! Holiday Favorites

Here’s a fast and fabulous recipe I put together under the tasting transformation toward eat more vegetables and vegetables as snack. They are an easy addition...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 18, 2017
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THE FOOD PARTY!

Blue Cheese Walnut Quesadilla with Cranberry Cherry Salsa

We live in God’s country in Northern California; local produce and seasonal fair surround us throughout the year. But it’s harder to find in the winter...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 19, 2017
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THE FOOD PARTY!

Local Flavor - Surf, Save and Swallow

This Week! Three super-fun, food-action events to chew and get-yer-goin' on :) Surfrider Social /Ocean Friendly Restaurant Kickoff Half Moon Bay Brewing...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 8, 2018
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THE FOOD PARTY!

U-Pick at Webb Ranch

Just a quick shout out for the u-pick Food Party! happening once again at Webb Ranch, Portola Valley's family farm since 1922. Have you ever been?

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 15, 2018
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THE FOOD PARTY!

Lettuce Pray

God bless lettuce, all that leafy, green goodness that many of us just don’t eat enough of. I was in Lucky grocery getting a sandwich today and every one...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 20, 2019
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THE FOOD PARTY!

CIA. Choose Your Weapon. Plants?

Headed back in a few weeks to the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) in Napa for the 2019 Global Plant-Forward Culinary...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 8, 2019
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THE FOOD PARTY!

Local Flavor – Berries and the Riviera

U-Pick Berries It’s time to head back to Webb Ranch in Portola Valley for U-Pick berry season....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 7, 2019
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THE FOOD PARTY!

4th of July Snacks

Here's a perfect, easy snack for the upcoming holiday. Make each individual strawberry into it's own snack, or cut in half to make the carton go farther. Happy...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 30, 2019
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THE FOOD PARTY!

Summer Cooking Classes - Free!

San Mateo County Libraries are sponsoring a free series of 1-hour cooking classes, taught by yours truly. Contact the individual library to RSVP. Join us and learn...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 8, 2019
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THE FOOD PARTY!

Japanese Hot Pot with Tofu and Kudzu

Anyone make it to Eating Green on the Green last Sunday? Send us a report...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 27, 2019
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THE FOOD PARTY!

Lights Out! Foods to Snuggle With in the Dark

It’s the big brace tonight as we find out what’s going to happen. Power on? Power off? The St Mary’s wellness fair in Moraga (where I thought...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 8, 2019
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Ad Libs: Where's our downtown theater festival?

You can't complain about an evening of Balkan-Yiddish-gospel-postmodern music, really. World Music Day sounds pretty cool (except that you can't call it WMD without...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 12, 2009
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Ad Libs: Still a party in the pressroom

Last night I went to my only party of the season that features fudge made by the district attorney. It was the annual holiday fete in the pressroom in the county...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 9, 2009
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Ad Libs: More trucks and cheese, please

This is one of those Fridays when I'm left with several interesting tidbits that I wish could've made it into the print edition this week. Paper stretches only so...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 25, 2011
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Ad Libs: Whither water?

I love the arcs of this photo: the way they complement each other, with nature mirroring the man-made world, or perhaps the other way around. Although the author...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 21, 2011
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Ad Libs: Mr. Congeniality at the Cantor

I have a confession: I get in trouble a lot at the Cantor Arts Center. I know, arts editors should be setting a good example. But I go into exhibits with my little...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 19, 2011
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Ad Libs: 'Mapping Edo'

In our young country, it seems inconceivable that a span of 200-plus years could be just "a period," a fraction of our history. But that's Japan (and most other...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Aug. 22, 2013
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ON THE PAGE

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

I just finished reading (belatedly) Meg Wolitzer's 2013 bestseller The Interestings. I want to break the long silence...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Jul. 7, 2015
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What to do when half your book is dead

(continued from "A Pantser Brought to Heel") In an hour-long phone call, my...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Jan. 19, 2016
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