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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 Laura Stec, 8 hours ago | 12 comments | 1173 Views

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Manage Your Microbes

A creepy, crawly communiqué… There is increasing info about the importance of microbiome – our in-house bacteria, virus and fungi team that assist daily...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Ian Scott, on Jul 16, 2014 at 10:22 am | 2 comments | 1897 Views

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Red, White and Blues

Earlier in the week, we posted a list of local food companies to support on July 2....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 3, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1538 Views

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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 | 2215 Views

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Support Local Food Biz July 2

Whole Foods is using this month's 5% Day to support local food businesses. Consider shopping on July 2 at your local store. 5% of the profits will go to the businesses...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 1, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1560 Views

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Farm-to-Fork-or-Fake?

I have been active in SLOW food movement (seasonal, local, organic, whole), long before it was sexy. We old timers have seen it all, and now we are seeing...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 24, 2014 at 6:09 am | 2 comments | 2993 Views

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Trespass Picnic on Martins Beach

While Silicon Valley billionaire and co-founder of Sun Microsystems Vinod Khosla took the stand Monday in a lawsuit about barring public access to the iconic Martins...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 16, 2014 at 1:25 am | 39 comments | 6689 Views

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The D = Dad

With D-Day just past and Fathers Day this weekend, I offer you a sweet slice of history and honor. Two weeks ago, I wrote about our family garage sale, and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Brit, on Jun 15, 2014 at 6:52 am | 5 comments | 1955 Views

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Cell Phone Fork

Seems like everyone's on a mealtime date these days…with their cell phone. I was eating lunch last week at Whole Foods Noe Valley (San Francisco). A lovely...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 9, 2014 at 9:34 pm | 7 comments | 2111 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 | 3483 Views

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Holiest Meal and I Can’t Eat?

I am back in Michigan this week, visiting family and working an encore performance of my mom's famous garage sales. She has quite the yard sale CV, including 20...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm | 18 comments | 2722 Views

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Watch Out Jack! Snack Attack! is also Back.

Jack Bauer isn't the only one back on the scene (though we are relieved to see him)…. Snack Attack! is also back, fighting...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 7, 2014 at 7:02 am | 2 comments | 3747 Views

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Wines Constantly

A real man is woman's best friend. He doesn't let her down. Comforts her after a bad day. Inspires her to do things she never thought she could. Enables her to express...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Apr 30, 2014 at 5:01 pm | 2 comments | 2506 Views

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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 | 4481 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 | 2588 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 | 35991 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 | 9938 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 | 19512 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 | 8201 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 | 6628 Views
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