• Wine lovers are skipping the stores

    Wine lovers are skipping the stores

    By Dave McIntyre, Washington Post   Jan and Michael Gibson are wine lovers who don’t go to wine stores. Instead, they go directly to the wineries, and have the wines shipped to their home in Rockville, Md. They are part of the small but rapidly growing “direct to consumer” sales channel that is chipping away […]

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  • Grant allows low-income in Calif. to shop at farmers markets

    Grant allows low-income in Calif. to shop at farmers markets

    By Hannah Knowles, Sacramento Bee   A $3.9 million federal grant awarded to the California Department of Food and Agriculture will help the state expand a program that encourages low-income people to shop at farmers markets, state officials announced this week. In July, the department launched the California Nutrition Incentive Program, or CNIP, which rewards […]

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  • Dutch oven cooking demo in Genoa

    Dutch oven cooking demo in Genoa

    Rangers at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa will be putting on a breakfast Dutch oven cooking demonstration on Aug. 13. Rangers will be cooking up a breakfast casserole and a bacon bomb, all while explaining the basics of Dutch oven cooking. Guests will learn today’s cast iron techniques, as well as those used by […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Sandwiches courtesy of the barbecue

    K’s Kitchen: Sandwiches courtesy of the barbecue

    By Kathryn Reed Sometimes I get a hankering for a sandwich. They just aren’t something I eat very often. And warm ones – at least at home – are almost non-existent. They might become a more regular thing with this recipe. For vegetarians and vegans, getting enough protein can be an issue. And while so […]

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  • Edible garden tour in Truckee

    Edible garden tour in Truckee

    Slow Food Lake Tahoe is offering a tour of edible gardens on Aug. 13 from 9am-2 pm.  This is an opportunity to get ideas for gardens of all shapes and sizes, from a beginner container garden to a high production permaculture greenhouse.   It will be a caravan style tour beginning and ending at the […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Pasta with grilled vegetables

    K’s Kitchen: Pasta with grilled vegetables

    By Kathryn Reed One of the great things about this recipe is that it can be served hot or cold, as a main dish or a side. I made this as an entrée. However, the next day I had some of it cold, so then it was more like a pasta salad. And like so […]

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  • An athlete’s ode to the potato

    An athlete’s ode to the potato

    By Michael Easter, Outside  I spent the first few years of my life in Idaho and have always eaten potatoes—white, usually baked, sometimes mashed or sautéed with eggs. This alone doesn’t make me unique—potatoes are the largest vegetable crop in the United States—but the rate at which I eat the root vegetable might make me […]

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  • Review: Lake House restaurant more than satisfies

    Review: Lake House restaurant more than satisfies

    By Yolanda Nussdorfer There is a relatively new restaurant in town that is all the rage. Open for about nine months, the Lake House restaurant in South Lake Tahoe is turning heads.   Being a part-time local, I finally had a chance to dine here and I was very much impressed. Having recently visited a […]

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  • Raley’s will fill beer growlers — but not in Calif.

    Raley’s will fill beer growlers — but not in Calif.

    By Sonya Sorich, Sacramento Business Journal Go ahead and grab the eggs and produce. I’m waiting for this nice employee to pour me 64 ounces of cold beer. In the increasingly cutthroat grocery world, this scenario is no longer a mere fantasy. Visit the Raley’s location at 1630 Robb Drive in Reno and you can […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Quesadillas with more than cheese

    K’s Kitchen: Quesadillas with more than cheese

    By Kathryn Reed While I like cheese, so often at restaurants it’s difficult to taste anything but the cheese in a quesadilla. That is why at home I prefer to be light on the cheese and heavy on the other stuff. With that thinking, that is why there is not an exact quantity for the […]

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