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THE FOOD PARTY!

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, 4 hours ago | 6 comments | 944 Views

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Chai Brisket

Smoked my first brisket a couple weeks ago. Never smoked any meat before. I borrowed a never used Brinkman smoker from an old boyfriend. Far from the best on the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 22, 2014 at 10:24 am | 6 comments | 2707 Views

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Rock N Roll Green Beans

I can't believe the summer is coming to an end, but got the chance to enjoy one last outdoor concert in Portola Valley. Thanks to the Cultural Arts Committee,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 22, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1182 Views

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Sriracha + Ketchup + Hoisin

Summer is buzzing by and so is time these days. Where is it all going? I recently needed a quick dish to bring to a potluck and decided on Sriracha-Glazed Chicken....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 20, 2014 at 5:16 pm | 9 comments | 2256 Views

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I Still Call It Rossotti’s

It's a Wednesday evening at 5pm and where to go in Portola Valley / Woodside for a happy hour drink in the sun? There are only two places, the first being the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm | 33 comments | 5788 Views

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Who Says Kids Don’t Eat Vegetables?

East Palo Alto Library hosted Eat More Vegetables last week, part of the San Mateo County Library Summer Healthy...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jul 28, 2014 at 9:37 pm |
9 comments | 2621 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 | 1803 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 | 2449 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. 2111 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 | 3356 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. 3314 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 | 3815 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 | 7524 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 | 2340 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 | 2437 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 | 5452 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 | 3076 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 | 4281 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 | 2875 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 | 4903 Views
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