• Farmers’ market vouchers available for seniors

    Farmers’ market vouchers available for seniors

    The El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging has a limited supply of senior farmers’ market check booklets available for qualified El Dorado County seniors. 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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  • Intriguing wines in full bloom at foothill wineries

    Intriguing wines in full bloom at foothill wineries

    By Mike Dunne, Sacramento Bee More than spring flowers are blooming along the slopes of the Sierra foothills. New, bright and intriguing wines also are unfolding, as we discovered during a recent swing through the backroads of El Dorado and Amador counties. Gordon and Chris Pack are from England, where Champagne has been appreciated long […]

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  • Food tourism something Tahoe could cultivate

    Food tourism something Tahoe could cultivate

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – Food. It’s what matters to many travelers. But it’s not a reason to visit the South Shore – not yet, any way. The importance of being a culinary destination was illustrated during a presentation last week by Erik Wolf. He is the executive director and founder of the World Food […]

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  • Tahoe farmers’ market season about to open

    Tahoe farmers’ market season about to open

    By Susan Wood Farmers’ markets sprout summer like no other symbol of outdoor living. At Lake Tahoe, it’s almost an emotional tie to Mother Earth’s bounty after enduring the harsh nature of winter. It’s also a time to connect with neighbors – whether here permanently or part time. The South Shore kicks off the season […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Caprese bowl tastes like summer

    K’s Kitchen: Caprese bowl tastes like summer

    By Kathryn Reed After being out of town for a week last month, I was craving vegetables. I don’t always get enough veggies when I eat out – all depends on the restaurant. The combo of tomato, mozzarella and basil is one of my favorites – usually in summer when tomatoes are fresh. This recipe […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Simple lettuce wraps

    K’s Kitchen: Simple lettuce wraps

    By Kathryn Reed Lettuce wraps are really just tacos without the carbs. They are often smaller, which might have people eating less. While I used what I call “fake meat” because I’m a vegetarian, it would be possible to use ground beef, pork or even fish. You’ll just need to cook them. Using the microwave […]

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  • Food that goes bad in fridge amounts to trillions of gallons of wasted water

    Food that goes bad in fridge amounts to trillions of gallons of wasted water

    By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times You walk into the grocery store with the best intentions, filing your cart with kale, broccolini, tofu and Greek yogurt. Then you get home, feel pressed for time and order a pizza. Before you know it, the perishables are going bad at the back of the fridge. They’ll wind […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Manicotti with pesto and marinara

    K’s Kitchen: Manicotti with pesto and marinara

    By Kathryn Reed Sometimes comfort food is what’s needed and calories should be ignore. When three types of cheeses are in a recipe you know it’s not health food. Still, as long as this is not something you eat on a regular basis, go for it. In the past I’ve made manicotti with spinach as […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: A healthy salad dressing

    K’s Kitchen: A healthy salad dressing

    By Kathryn Reed Blue cheese is normally my go-to salad dressing. Nothing about it is healthy. And that usually doesn’t matter. But it does matter if salads are a staple in one’s diet. I go in waves of eating salads on a regular basis. It means the blue cheese should stay in the fridge. Changing […]

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  • Tickets available for Tahoe City food-wine event

    Tickets available for Tahoe City food-wine event

    One of Tahoe City’s signature events and a fundraiser for the nonprofit Tahoe City Downtown Association, the 13th annual Tahoe City Food & Wine Classic, will return to the shore of Lake Tahoe on June 16 from 1-5pm. It features more than 30 tasting locations that highlight varietals from area wine producers and gourmet bites […]

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