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PENINSULA FOODIST

From Illinois farm town to Bay Area Michelin restaurants: Chez TJ pastry chef Cheyenne Meyer makes edible art

By Sara Hayden "I don't even have a sweet tooth," pastry chef Cheyenne Meyer says. "Actually I prefer savory food to eat. I just love working...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 6562 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Jumping on a bandwagon that ends up breaking down

This is the environmental way to go. This is the solution to managing our traffic problems. This is the appropriate way to use -- and save -- energy in our community....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Amyra Patel, on Oct 27, 2021 at 12:35 pm | 22 comments | 7264 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Home brews to home base: Brewing With Brothas aims to open East Palo Alto taproom

By Sara Hayden During his birthday camping trip, Denzel Jackson woke up at 5 a.m. and spent the morning fishing with RiSean "Bookie" Tinsley....

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by eileen+, on Oct 24, 2021 at 7:43 pm | 2 comments | 7289 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong . . .

. . . is to think you control it." -John Steinbeck Steinbeck makes a great point; we control almost nothing, whether on a journey or in marriage. We have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 6307 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Using heat pump specs to answer your common sense questions

In this last post of a mini-

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 17, 2021
Last comment by DJ, on Oct 21, 2021 at 9:53 pm |
11 comments | 8765 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Stroll the streets of Paris on the Peninsula with Bon Marché

By Sara Hayden A French-inspired outdoor market is coming to Menlo Park. Bon Marché will feature more than a dozen vendors for fresh produce, flowers,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 15, 2021
Last comment by Gracie, on Oct 20, 2021 at 12:50 pm | 7 comments | 17410 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Democracy and our police departments

"Democracy is very fragile," David Kennedy, noted historian and emeritus professor at Stanford, said a couple of years ago at a class of his I attended. The loss...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 13, 2021
Last comment by R. Cavendish, on Oct 19, 2021 at 1:06 pm | 15 comments | 6402 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"To keep your marriage brimming . . .

. . . With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up." - Ogden Nash Is it harder to admit it when you’re...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 15, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5927 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Seeing stars: Peninsula restaurants shine in the 2021 Michelin Guide

By Sara Hayden As a food writer, I feel like I’m expected to cover the Michelin Guide, a longstanding publication that rates dining experiences, originating...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by judywharris, on Oct 14, 2021 at 6:03 pm | 1 comment | 9219 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Made from scratch: Mezzaluna chef chats career and seaside Italian fare

By Sara Hayden Nearly 30 years ago, José Dolores Marquez, Giovanni Marzocca and Roberto Pugliese drove from "over the hill" toward the...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3026 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Your electric panel

Can you convert your gas furnace to an electric heat pump? How much space is in your panel? There's more than you might think! This is the second in a three-part...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 10, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 14, 2021 at 1:39 pm | 8 comments | 9738 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"When you make the sacrifice in marriage . . .

. . . you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship." - Joseph Campbell Well said! Other ways of saying it: Secure Attachment. Two-person...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 13, 2021 at 11:18 am | 2 comments | 7846 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Is PAMF running amok?

I don't want to write this, but problems at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation are still increasing. For years I have been a very happy patient at their Palo Alto...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by P2L1, on Oct 12, 2021 at 6:53 pm | 47 comments | 15890 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Food meets art: Jesse Cool reflects on closing the Cool Cafe at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center after 20 years

By Sara Hayden After a hiatus during the pandemic, the Cool Cafe is closing at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center. Helmed by educator and food activist...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 24, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Oct 12, 2021 at 7:05 am | 11 comments | 7423 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Please stop interrupting me! Right? Wrong?

Some people are shy. They don't talk much. Some people like to talk; some love to talk, and talk, oftentimes without seemingly coming up for a breath of air. Some...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 6, 2021
Last comment by Mondoman, on Oct 10, 2021 at 11:44 pm | 5 comments | 6531 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Smart meters: The easy part and the hard part

There’s an easier part and a harder part to a smart meter rollout. The easier part is installing the new meters and radios and associated software. I say this...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 26, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 10, 2021 at 3:13 pm | 22 comments | 9296 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is renewable diesel the real deal?

Have you noticed the flags advertising “Renewable Diesel” at local 76 stations? I did and wondered if it was the real deal or a form of “greenwashing,”...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 19, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 8, 2021 at 11:13 am | 12 comments | 11860 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Electric Speak 101

This past weekend some of my neighbors were participating in an informal panel discussion about electrification. Partway through one woman raised her hand and asked...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 4, 2021
Last comment by SallyVP, on Oct 6, 2021 at 2:54 pm | 5 comments | 7651 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'Neighborhood Pizza Guy' takes pizza project to Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood

By Kate Bradshaw Next time you go to Cafe Zoe on a weekend, you may just be able to pick up a pizza too. Matt Burr, who taught himself to bake pizzas...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4725 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto officials: Stop milking us for more money!

Once again, another utilities rate hike is in store for Palo Alto residents, courtesy of our city manager and council. Will these almost annual hikes never stop?...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 28, 2021
Last comment by S.+Underwood, on Oct 5, 2021 at 10:00 am | 20 comments | 8560 Views
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