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THE FOOD PARTY!

Kohlrabi Cracker – Your Next Book Club Appetizer

You’ve been hauling all day, and now it’s time for book club. Damn, the potluck, what to bring last minute? I’ve got you covered baby, try...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2017
Last comment by julia, on Jun 9, 2017 at 11:29 pm | 4 comments | 15399 Views

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Cherry Brie Quesadilla with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce and Heart Garnish

Here’s a great Memorial Day BBQ Recipe, using the fresh cherries that are everywhere right now. Buy local at Olson’s Cherry Farm, and learn about this...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 14209 Views

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Strawberry Brownies

We’ve all been a bit worried about the berry season; admit it. With the rain and cold - I’ve been eyeing those phony berries on the shelves and pining...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 7, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 15, 2017 at 8:47 am | 5 comments | 16494 Views

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Food Party! 420

Food Partiers! are everywhere and doing crazy, interesting things. Meet Will Kliedon. We got a shot of Mr. Ojai Energetics recently;...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:07 am | 9 comments | 17931 Views

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Eat Your Wildflowers

With a really wet winter behind us – it’s the perfect season for hunting mushrooms...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 6, 2017
Last comment by cool math, on Apr 20, 2017 at 10:42 pm | 7 comments | 20829 Views

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It's President's Day. Why Not Butter Up the Boss?

Every election, some famous writer composes one of those open letters to the new president. Having seen none this time, I took a crack at my own. Dear President...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by om, on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 29602 Views

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St Paddy’s Soup

We did this soup today for Cooking at the Market, a town-sponsored monthly cook demo at

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by aria, on Mar 21, 2017 at 3:48 am |
3 comments | 30730 Views

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Opus One

It’s cold around here. While our friends and family back east suffer record heat and drought, I turned on the heat tonight. I get all unseasonally-snuggly...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Lauralies, on Mar 17, 2017 at 8:23 am | 17 comments | 23037 Views

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Eat Out. Alone. In Public? NEVER!

I took myself out to dinner recently?. alone. It's nothing new; I eat alone often. I guess if I didn't, I'd be a whole lot skinnier from all the missed meals. Hmmmm? I...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Gordon J., on Mar 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 20 comments | 53504 Views

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Food Fight!

Resist Together! Reframing the Food Movement Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture)...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 17216 Views

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Avocado and Wine-Soaked Sundried Tomato Crostini

I'm leaving you with a quick and useful recipe this week, as I'm all focused and excited putting final touches on the NACUFS (National Association of College...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by jman, on Mar 7, 2017 at 4:17 pm | 3 comments | 20266 Views

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Tis the Seasonings

The older I get, the more I think culinary gifts are great choices for friends and family. People will actually use them, and in doing so get turned on to new tastes...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Help With Civil Engineering Projects, on Mar 6, 2017 at 1:37 am | 15 comments | 25315 Views

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In Defense of Food

It's been a busy week, which included a lot of apple pies and chocolate mousse (do you know how much butter is in chocolate mousse?) so part two of The Big Four...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by maria20, on Mar 4, 2017 at 11:11 pm | 3 comments | 20646 Views

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Happy Valentines – Let’s Be Friends

A changing relationship recently sent me that ol' classic line.... Let's be friends. My first thought was ==I Friends? Huh, ok then..... your move....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Lauralies, on Feb 14, 2017 at 7:28 am | 2 comments | 35737 Views

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Who Likes to Zin?

So The Food Party! has been out for a couple weeks causing trouble around town. Actually, I haven’t posted lately because it’s taking me way too long...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 9, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 2 comments | 35563 Views

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You Dirty Little Thing

I consider myself pretty easy to work for, but I do have a serious pet peeve about porous, squishy things. With the kitchen sponge – there is no patience. AKK!...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 8, 2017 at 7:11 am | 12 comments | 33205 Views

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Here's Lookin' At You Gorgeous (reprise)

One of the Top Food Parties! of all times remains this holiday piece. For the extended version, including a fun guessing game called Alluring Eyes of the Detroit...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 31, 2016
Last comment by Lauralies, on Jan 1, 2017 at 7:50 am | 2 comments | 42970 Views

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Twas the Blog before Christmas

Twas the blog before Christmas When all thro’ the books Not a spoon was stirring There was nothing to cooks The dinner was hung up cuz’ I didn’t...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by joe, on Dec 27, 2016 at 1:48 am | 3 comments | 36232 Views

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Holiday Hangouts

Looking for a place to celebrate with friends and family over the holidays? Here’s a few we’ve been Food Partying! at lately: ==B Redwood Coast...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 12, 2016
Last comment by Patricia Joy Becker, on Dec 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm | 3 comments | 45320 Views

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Secretary of Plate

Don’t complain - organize. Always a good reminder, especially with our little transition going on. Hey, I’ll give anyone a shot, but do got a bad...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by annagrey, on Dec 7, 2016 at 2:53 pm | 4 comments | 21134 Views
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