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THE FOOD PARTY!

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........

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by edwardcross, 19 hours ago | 4 comments | 22131 Views

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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 | 7067 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...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by Torben, on Mar 26, 2017 at 8:42 am | 13 comments | 8764 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

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 | 15541 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 | 4604 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 | 7647 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 | 8055 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,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jandowski, on Mar 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm | 5 comments | 84208 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...

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 | 40067 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. 2234 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...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by jman, on Mar 7, 2017 at 4:17 pm | 3 comments | 6848 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 | 12185 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...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by maria20, on Mar 4, 2017 at 11:11 pm | 3 comments | 8655 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...

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 | 22722 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 | 18380 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 | 30638 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’...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by joe, on Dec 27, 2016 at 1:48 am | 3 comments | 22671 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...

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 | 30403 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...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by annagrey, on Dec 7, 2016 at 2:53 pm | 4 comments | 7332 Views

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Who Needs a Drink?

After this week, who doesn’t? We were Food Partying up in the wine country / St. Helena during reThink Food, (the Culinary...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 13, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 17, 2016 at 10:19 pm | 9 comments | 6768 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

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