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THE FOOD PARTY!

Soil Enlightenment, City of Palo Alto, and Horton Hears a Who

My former housemate, Paul Schmitt, is the only guy I ever met whose first action in the morning involved dirt. He wouldn't make coffee or check the news; he'd...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 19, 2015 at 4:30 am | 13 comments | 17560 Views

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A Woman's Place is in the Kitchen, and in Lingerie

It's a step forward for all of us to see and accept Caitlin Jenner. Over 10 years ago, a friend's son-in-law made the switch from man to woman and I have to say...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Robert, on Jun 10, 2015 at 11:58 am | 17 comments | 19068 Views

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Grilled Smoked Prosciutto-Wrapped Yum

I don't know about you, but I'm still waiting for the good asparagus to start coming in. So far it hasn't been that great, but I admit I've been stuck buying in...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by NW Resident, on Jun 2, 2015 at 9:28 am | 3 comments | 18297 Views

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Is Coffee a Date?

"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...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Cassanova, on May 27, 2015 at 4:32 am | 25 comments | 55725 Views

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Chip Chip Cheerio - Back in Palo Alto Schools

We're back in the classroom this week and next with Snack Attack! #3. Four hundred Palo Alto, Barron Park Elementary and Middle School students are going hands-on...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 21, 2015 at 6:38 am | 5 comments | 17882 Views

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MOM = Many o? Meal

My mom, and probably yours too, cooked up a lot of food when we were young. (Thanks Mom.) I watched the process repeat itself with my sisters' kids. "You don't...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 16, 2015 at 11:30 am | 7 comments | 18025 Views

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You Ate What?

Ni hao. Just got back from China (Shanghai and Beijing) last night. What a fascinating trip. I didn't drink the tap water. Surprising to me, most Chinese people...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Eat or be eaten, on May 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm | 13 comments | 18126 Views

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Burger Please, Side of Integrity

The next time you go to lunch at Google, Apple, LinkedIn, Stanford, or any corporate cafeteria with a board or banner that promotes how sustainable their food...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:02 am | 12 comments | 21413 Views

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China, Interrupted

Ni hao (hi) from China. Wow - this is a different country. I have travelled to Singapore and Malaysia, but this is the most culture shock I have ever felt. I wonder...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Sparty, on Apr 23, 2015 at 7:50 am | 14 comments | 16788 Views

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Gluten Free is a Joke

Ok, it's not a joke if you have celiac, an autoimmune disease that affects the small intestine, its ability to absorb nutrients effectively, and approximately...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by DCOmaha, on Apr 12, 2015 at 9:05 pm | 45 comments | 25365 Views

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Now Playing - Your Dinner!

The Food Party! is off doing some extended research into a few topics for the spring. This includes a feature of the recent Future Chefs Competition for the Palo...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 26, 2015
There are no comments yet. 16326 Views

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Skinny Legs, Like I Always Wanted

Continuing to honor vegetables of distinction, today we give thanks for the return of spring Friday, and the savory shift it brings. Strawberries, artichokes,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Mar 20, 2015 at 5:08 pm | 7 comments | 20189 Views

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House of Chards

Must be hard to be chard. Chard just isn't getting much attention these days. I've started to feel sorry for it, always reaching over those smiley broad leaves...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Mar 12, 2015 at 5:06 pm | 12 comments | 18680 Views

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Eggs and Bacon Walk Into a Bar

Eggs and Bacon walk into a bar. Eggs: "Bartender, we want a drink." Bartender: "Get outta here, I don't serve breakfast." Ok, my joke repertoire is smallish,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Mar 1, 2015 at 9:00 am | 6 comments | 20737 Views

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新年快乐!

Gung hay fat chow? Ciao? Happy Lunar New Year! 2015 ? the Year of the Goat, an archetype symbolizing calmness, care-giving, intelligence, dependability (something...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by A Single Guy, on Feb 25, 2015 at 7:54 pm | 15 comments | 19138 Views

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Welcome Back Sugar Addict

Boy, did I screw up a few nights ago. It was the end of a hard, good work week.

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 5, 2015 at 1:05 pm |
8 comments | 23525 Views

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USA - United Stuffed of America

So I watched the State of the Union on Tuesday. I watch it every year, and each time I do, it reminds me of a dinner party. The table looks lovely with pressed...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:44 pm | 2 comments | 18183 Views

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It's Chili, Silly

Wondering what to have for dinner tonight? Time to dust off the ol' recipe? it's chili, silly. Chili is January and February's cover girl dish, perfect for cold...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 18, 2015 at 8:56 am | 8 comments | 21648 Views

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Michio Kushi and One Peaceful World

Macrobiotics?.....now that's a weird word. If you've studied it, the common question people ask is, "What does it actually mean?" I'm rethinking...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 14, 2015 at 7:59 pm | 7 comments | 24248 Views

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Here's Lookin' At You Gorgeous

If you raised a glass in celebration of the holiday or New Year, think back. Did you actually look at the person whose glass you ching-chinged? Have you ever...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 8, 2015 at 7:54 am | 16 comments | 25773 Views
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