• Whole Foods says it’ll lower prices, but at a cost

    Whole Foods says it’ll lower prices, but at a cost

    By Julie R. Thomson, Huffington Post    Whole Foods Market, also known as the place where you can spend your entire life savings on a couple of bags of groceries, is working on cutting its prices ― but that could affect the number of products it stocks on its shelves. This is a big shift for […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Maple syrup stars in cheesecake

    K’s Kitchen: Maple syrup stars in cheesecake

    By Kathryn Reed Decadence awaits with this dessert. It’s rich, creamy and wonderful. In case you are one of those who doesn’t read all the directions until you are cooking, know that the cheesecake needs to be refrigerated for a few hours, so it might need to be a two-day process, but definitely not a […]

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  • Sierra Salsa Showdown hot enough to melt snow

    Sierra Salsa Showdown hot enough to melt snow

    By Kathryn Reed TWIN BRIDGES – Bottle it. It was that good. Jerry Lee Marsh took home top honors April 22 at Sierra-at-Tahoe’s Salsa Showdown. For his winning efforts he earned a 2017-18 season pass to the ski resort. Jerry’s Verde, as he called it, was one of 11 traditional salsas. Two fruit salsas were […]

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  • Farmers getting more water won’t lower produce prices

    Farmers getting more water won’t lower produce prices

    By Ben Bergman, KQED Thanks to a historically wet winter, Central Valley farmers south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta got some long-awaited good news this week from federal water managers. For the first time in more than a decade, they will receive their full allotment of groundwater from the Central Valley Project. It’s a remarkable turnaround […]

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  • Rhone varietals star in two-day wine event

    Rhone varietals star in two-day wine event

    Pleasant Valley is known as El Dorado County’s Rhone Zone, and as such there is a wine event focusing on Rhone varietals. During Rocks & Rhones weekend, May 20-21, visitors will meet local winemakers, sample gourmet food, and sip wine pairings at five Pleasant Valley wineries. Rhone wines include Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Viognier. The […]

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  • ‘Grocerants’ competing with traditional restaurants

    ‘Grocerants’ competing with traditional restaurants

    By Zlati Meyer , USA Today Whether it’s pizza from a wood-fired oven or a glass of wine while shoppers stroll the aisles, some grocers are turning portions of their stores into a nosher’s delight — and creating tough new competition for fast-food chains and traditional restaurants. The phenomenon is growing fast enough both in prevalence […]

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  • New food items on the menu at Aces ballpark

    New food items on the menu at Aces ballpark

    By Jim Krajewski, Reno Gazette-Journal Baseball season is upon us and with it are some changes in food at the ballpark. The Reno Aces have several new food items, as well as a new executive chef entrusted with making those meals. Paul Valenzuela is in charge of the kitchen now at Greater Nevada Field. He […]

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  • Truckee woman making her mark with family wine

    Truckee woman making her mark with family wine

    By Susan Wood Family traditions mean the world to Lori Barra, a Truckee woman who’s pouring her heart into her family’s wine business. When she’s not helping travelers fly the friendly skies at the United Airlines ticket counter at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Barra, 61, is marketing her family’s Mia Bea varietals. Created from a […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Vegetable-dominated frittata

    K’s Kitchen: Vegetable-dominated frittata

    By Kathryn Reed One of the best things about a frittata over a quiche is not having to make a crust. That also makes it healthier. I’m a believer eggs are a good dish for dinner – or lunch. This recipe proves that sentiment to be true. Many frittata recipes call for cheese and milk. […]

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  • Craft beer makers ride double-digit gains

    Craft beer makers ride double-digit gains

    By Bill Chappell, NPR The number of American breweries topped 5,000 for the first time last year, with craft beer makers accounting for 5,234 of 5,301 U.S. breweries, according to new figures from the Brewers Association. Just five years ago, there were only about 2,000 U.S. craft brewers, which the Brewers Association defines as small […]

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