By Laura Stec
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About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and en... (More)
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Learny Journey ? Three Times A Day
Apr 8, 2014 11:06 pm
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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... More
Mar 18, 2014 6:45 pm
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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... More
I Just Ate Beets for the First Time
Apr 2, 2014 9:57 am
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"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... More
Is Coffee a Date?
May 21, 2015 7:00 am
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"I don't feel going out to coffee is a date, do you? I don't like to date guys at my gym, but got cornered into saying yes to coffee to a guy. Gyms are my place... More
Eggs with Legs
Oct 23, 2013 7:02 am
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Eggs and bacon walk into a bar. Egg says, "Bartender, we want a drink!" Bartender says, "Get outta here ? I don't serve breakfast."
Back in the kitchen this... More
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.