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THE FOOD PARTY!

Cap On? Cap Off? Recycling Bottles is Confusing

Befuddling Recycling Conundrum…. “Little plastics” have been in the news a lot lately, things like straws, pens, and coffee pods, which are...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 14, 2019
Last comment by Mother's Cookies, 17 hours ago | 45 comments | 2388 Views

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Cap On? Cap Off? The Cities Respond

So, I spent the week opening bottles with lids made of one material (plastic, metal) and bottles made of another (glass, plastic) still wondering:

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 22, 2019
Last comment by thanks, Laura, on Jun 22, 2019 at 4:39 pm |
3 comments | 658 Views

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2019 Farmers Markets – Silicon Valley and San Jose

So you have a dinner party scheduled for Saturday night and want the freshest produce, but can’t go to the farmers market Saturday AM because you have other...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by What do you value?, on Jun 6, 2019 at 7:35 pm | 10 comments | 2318 Views

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Back Roads of California Wine Country

Enough of the crowds! Country roads - take me home. Check out The Wine Institute's summer guide on back road wine travels. Hidden...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Longtime Menlo Parker, on May 30, 2019 at 12:28 pm | 8 comments | 4098 Views

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May is National Grill Month

May is National BBQ Month. Get ready for the season with a few grilling tips from...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 24, 2019 at 8:08 am | 6 comments | 1288 Views

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Mothers Little Helper

We head back to the farmers markets this time of year for some culinary entertainment and education. Both the Portola Valley Farmers Market, (next class May 16)...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 11, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 16, 2019 at 7:13 am | 6 comments | 1277 Views

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Turmeric Tonic

It’s not often (never, over here) one finds themselves thinking about turmeric tonic, but lately this had been the case for me. Doing a little research and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2019
Last comment by Dr. Bones, on Apr 30, 2019 at 9:59 am | 1 comment | 1597 Views

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Lentil Brownies

We haven’t posted a recipe in awhile and here’s an interesting one, gluten free. I’ve been using it lately in

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by Avocado, on Apr 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm |
10 comments | 2443 Views

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Homestead Faire at Hidden Villa 4/27

Here's a fun Food Party! for you: on Saturday April 27th Hidden Villa will hold its second annual

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 16, 2019
Last comment by LOL@U, on Apr 22, 2019 at 4:17 pm |
7 comments | 2493 Views

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Why Would YOU Win Survivor?

Time for a quick reminder to all Food Partiers!, and those just stopping in to see what all the fun is about…. The last weeks on the blog call for a re-post...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 30, 2019
Last comment by JohnL, on Apr 16, 2019 at 5:36 am | 6 comments | 2832 Views

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More Stupid Plastic Food Things

Yeech! I was just cleaning up around the house and it hits me – all these indestructible, single-use, plastic, food items live in my house. They are everywhere....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 16, 2019
Last comment by Laura stec, on Apr 4, 2019 at 2:08 pm | 23 comments | 5222 Views

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Big Island Food Party!

Just got back from sweet aloha on the Big Island. Visited mi amigo Jungle John - farmer of lemons, oranges, lychee, and soon, Kona coffee, which I must report...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by Tiny Bubbles, on Mar 28, 2019 at 6:18 pm | 22 comments | 3536 Views

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A Happy Hour to Make You Happy

Aloha! Just got back from the Big Island. My dear friend Jungle Johnnie lives there... why.... ........ ........ ......... in the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 9, 2019
Last comment by Longtime Menlo Parker, on Mar 15, 2019 at 12:09 pm | 3 comments | 3167 Views

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Best Coney Island in America

Happy New Year and hi from Detroit. I’m visiting friends and family, while getting in some of the classic hotspots. Happy to report what used to look like...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 31, 2018
Last comment by John Z, on Mar 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm | 16 comments | 4515 Views

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Meet the Nurdles

Went to the coast a couple weeks ago to help Surfrider San Mateo clean up Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay. Wow – what a nice beach...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 16, 2019
Last comment by Hee here, on Feb 22, 2019 at 9:58 am | 7 comments | 2872 Views

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Tahini is HOT

Tahini is hot. This cousin to peanut butter has a similar consistency, but because it’s made from seeds and not nuts, it's a perfect alternative for folks...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by sequoiadean, on Feb 15, 2019 at 8:35 am | 2 comments | 2749 Views

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Food Party! 2019 - Here We Go Again

Well hello again. Happy Not-So-New Year. We took a little Food Party! break after holidays to regroup and clean out. I like the Dry January idea, but didn’t...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 1, 2019
Last comment by Reader XYZ, on Feb 4, 2019 at 4:09 pm | 5 comments | 3296 Views

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Farm Bill Passes Congress

The Farm Bill, the biggest piece of environmental and public health legislation this year,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 16, 2018
Last comment by We Built An Outhouse For Carnivores, on Dec 24, 2018 at 12:56 pm | 17 comments | 4394 Views

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Local Flavor - Holiday Hotspots

There are some wonderful, new watering holes and eateries in the hood, perfect places to celebrate the holidays in style. Modern spaces, local touches; new hotels...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 2, 2018
Last comment by Why Not?, on Dec 16, 2018 at 9:00 am | 13 comments | 4747 Views

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Which Cocktail Has the Least Calories?

I recently ordered a *** (name below) and the bartender said, “Oh, you want the drink with the least calories.” Really? I had never considered my cocktail...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 9, 2018
Last comment by Even Hotter Trend, on Dec 14, 2018 at 3:33 pm | 15 comments | 4688 Views
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