Cooking at the Market Nov 2017 – current

Cooking at the Market, a project of Portola Valley Farmers Market, inspires shoppers to try new ways of preparing and enjoying, seasonal local foods. With the help of market sponsors; businesses interested in supporting this tasty, educational effort, we make great meals, and a great difference! See the posts for September 2016 – March 2017 here…. continue reading

The Perfect Brunch

The Perfect Brunch. Fluffy and creamy, or watery and tight – how do your eggs cook up? What’s the perfect temperature, why must I add fat, and when to salt? Learn these scrambled secrets and the science behind preparing eggs-cellent eggs in this cooking class with Chef Laura Stec. We’ll also discuss best bacon, vegetables for… continue reading

Happy 50th Everyone Menu

Happy 50th Everyone Menu a private dinner party for 10 guests   Charcuterie platter Fresh Romaine Starter with Avocado and Grapefruit Standing Devils Roasted Fig Blue Cheese Roulade Chicken Guacamole Cornbread Tower Kale, Date, Pecorino, Pinenut Avocado Salad Laura’s Moussaka Roasted Carrot and Striped Zucchini with Pistachio Yogurt Maple Dijon Brussels Sprouts with Ras el… continue reading

Healthy Back to School Snacks

The assignment was a “back-to-school snacks,” for the children’s cooking class at Northside Santa Clara Library. We made Watermelon Radish Rollups Cauli-Tofu Jalapesto Bites Scrambled Tofu and Cauliflower Rice Banana Ice cream out of the Champion Juicer (made with just frozen bananas – what a taste and flavor!) An ol’ fashioned Champion juicer We also… continue reading

Cooking at the Market: April 2017 – Sept 2017

Cooking at the Market, a project of Portola Valley Farmers Market, inspires shoppers to try new ways of preparing and enjoying, seasonal local foods. With the help of market sponsors; businesses interested in supporting this tasty, educational effort, we make great meals, and a great difference! See the posts for September 2016 – March 2017 here…. continue reading

Past Lectures / Events

This is a partial list of groups I have given presentations / lectures to since 2006. PAST EVENTS Apple, Inc. American Association of University Woman Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust Blackberry, Inc California Academy of Sciences California Dietetic Association – Trends in Nutrition 2010 California Farmer’s Markets CA Representative Wilma Chan Center for Integrated Medicine –… continue reading

Kathryn and Warren’s Wedding

We did the appetizers for this fantastic party! Caprese Skewer |  Basil, Tomato, Marinated Mozzarella | Parmesan Shortbread Beef Carpaccio Crostini |  Fried Caper |  Dry Jack Brie quesadilla | Pickled Jalapeno | Raspberry Chipotle Sauce | Heart Garnish The heart is a umeboshi-pickled watermelon radish. Congrats to both of you!

Spring into Spring Produce at Harker School Wellness Faire

“Thank you so much Laura! You were amazing as always.” – Filice Insurance.   Back to Harker School in San Jose for their wellness faire – Spring into Wellness. We did three recipes using produce in, or coming into season. Watermelon Radish Rollups 1 watermelon radish 1 container hummus Black olives 1 head frisee lettuce… continue reading