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THE FOOD PARTY!

Cherries and Berries

It’s cherry season and wow - have you noticed it’s the cherriest? Seems like cherries are everywhere! I asked Deborah Olson why. She’s a 4th...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Jennifer Putock, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 934 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 Rick Simpson, on May 15, 2017 at 1:15 pm | 10 comments | 4298 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

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 | 2694 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

World’s Most Expensive Foods, or What to Do with All That Extra Cash

Tax Day a’-cometh. I don’t have to pay this year though. I own my own business, and so does the president, and since he doesn’t pay, I’ll...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by solitaire , on May 13, 2017 at 11:03 pm | 3 comments | 2982 Views

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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 Laura Stec, on May 2, 2017 at 6:55 am | 3 comments | 2563 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 | 5244 Views

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Help Define “Natural” on Food Labels

The FDA has extended request for comments on what “natural” means on food labeling. The Food Party! took a field trip to a grocery in Michigan to see...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by huge, on Apr 19, 2017 at 6:39 am | 14 comments | 9894 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Picnic Pleasures

The pleasure of a picnic lies somewhere between genteel society and raw nature. Pepper-crusted salmon, watermelon radish and Humboldt Fog dot plaid blankets laid...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Smelt Netter, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:44 pm | 9 comments | 8084 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 | 16613 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

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 | 6514 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 | 8426 Views

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Summer Fun at Your Secret Beach

The Food Party! did a little picnic and beach cleanup this week. We took the leftovers from the Mt. Cagan Tiger party, and set out to my secret boogie board beach;...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 17, 2016
Last comment by Karla, on Mar 14, 2017 at 2:09 am | 5 comments | 8784 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 Jandowski, on Mar 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm | 5 comments | 84848 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 | 40794 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. 3473 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 | 7654 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 | 12917 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 | 9278 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 | 22931 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 | 23628 Views
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Cherries and Berries
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We need some volunteers.
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