• K’s Kitchen: Enchiladas with quinoa

    K’s Kitchen: Enchiladas with quinoa

    By Kathryn Reed Healthy and enchiladas are not always two words that go together. This recipe changes that thinking. The flavors of this recipe are outstanding. One of the nice things about quinoa is that is freezes well. I’ve gotten into the habit of cooking up more than what I need for any given recipe […]

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  • Law changes could mean more local Nev. beer, wine

    Law changes could mean more local Nev. beer, wine

    By Mike Higdon, Reno Gazette-Journal Nevada’s craft brewpubs will be able to make more than twice as much beer starting in July if Gov. Brian Sandoval signs an omnibus liquor bill. Nevada is one of the top beer consuming states but one of the most restrictive on production, according to 24/7 Wall Street. Most of […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Grilled Quinoa Salad

    K’s Kitchen: Grilled Quinoa Salad

    By Kathryn Reed I’m one of those fair-weather barbecuers. Love that the season is upon us. This salad is so incredibly easy to assemble, colorful and healthy. Any vegetables you like will work well. It’s not that they have to be grilled, but the flavor and charred look add so much. It makes for a […]

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  • Wet winter could create memorable EDC vintage

    Wet winter could create memorable EDC vintage

    By Kathryn Reed PLACERVILLE – With the sudden heat wave, it can seem like last winter’s deluge was in some other decade. For El Dorado County vintners, it’s all in a day’s work to contend with whatever Mother Nature brings. Growing grapes is farming. And all farmers know they are at the whim of the […]

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  • The two (beer) sides of Lake Tahoe

    The two (beer) sides of Lake Tahoe

    By Jay R. Brooks, San Jose Mercury News Each year, nearly 5 million people visit Lake Tahoe. You could almost say there are two Tahoes. And considering that each state has its own alcohol laws that determine what’s available and where it can be sold, there are two Tahoe beer scenes, as well. If Lake Tahoe […]

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  • Free food distribution in South Lake Tahoe

    Free food distribution in South Lake Tahoe

    The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in South Lake Tahoe on May 24. Food for those eligible to receive this assistance will be handed out at a new location. From 10-11am people make pick up food at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church on Lyons Avenue. For more information, email info@foodbankedc.org.

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  • EDC seniors eligible for farmers’ market booklets

    EDC seniors eligible for farmers’ market booklets

    The El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging has a limited supply of senior farmers’ market check booklets available for qualified El Dorado County residents. Each eligible senior will receive one booklet that includes five checks redeemable for $4 each to be used at certified farmers’ markets for the purchase of fresh, unprepared, locally grown […]

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  • Retail crisis could be coming to U.S. groceries

    Retail crisis could be coming to U.S. groceries

    By Craig Giammona, Bloomberg The American grocery store has so far been mostly immune to the ravages of online shopping and the all around apocalyptic outlook facing the nation’s retailers. But a war is coming to the staid supermarket, and that could mean more consolidation, bankruptcies, and falling prices. An invasion is getting under way. Lidl, a German […]

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  • Farmers’ markets gearing up to open

    Farmers’ markets gearing up to open

    Farmers’ market season is about to begin in the Lake Tahoe-Truckee area. Here is a schedule of most of them: ·      Sundays – June 4-Sept. 24, 10am-2pm: 12047 Donner Pass Road, Truckee (in the Sears and Coffeebar Bakery center). ·      Tuesdays – June 6-Oct. 10, 8am-1pm: American Legion parking lot in South Lake Tahoe. Certified […]

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  • Workshops focus on growing veggies in Tahoe

    Workshops focus on growing veggies in Tahoe

    UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe is hosting free workshops to teach people how to grow food at the lake. These spring workshops will be focused on strawberries, asparagus and tomatoes. May 13: Kahle Community Center, (1-3pm)—Strawberries May 20: South Lake Tahoe Library, (10am-noon) — Asparagus May 30: South Lake Tahoe Library, (6-8pm) — Tomatoes […]

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