• K’s Kitchen: Polenta with mushroom ragout

    K’s Kitchen: Polenta with mushroom ragout

    By Kathryn Reed I could have this dish every week. It satisfied my need for comfort food on a cold night and as well as what seems to be a never-ending mushroom craving. The trick to polenta is you can’t leave the kitchen. It takes constant stirring. The rest of the dish is pretty straight […]

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  • Ways to make healthy eating less of a chore

    Ways to make healthy eating less of a chore

    By Jessica Keys The conversations and attitudes we have with children about food can be linked to their eating habits. Use these new sayings developed by childhood obesity researchers to help guide children in a healthier direction during the holidays and beyond: Old: Clean your plate. New: Eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full. […]

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  • Squaw Valley creating on-mountain dining experience to match its legendary terrain

    Squaw Valley creating on-mountain dining experience to match its legendary terrain

    By Kathryn Reed OLYMPIC VALLEY – November skiing is always something to be thankful for in the Sierra because Mother Nature seems to be so fickle in the fall. Out of the last five years, this is the most terrain Squaw Valley has had open this time of year. It’s obvious there has been a […]

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  • Ski resorts betting big on booze tourism

    Ski resorts betting big on booze tourism

    By Louise Hudson, Dallas Morning News The bubbly allure of beer and Champagne is being adopted by ski resorts around North America — with an educational twist. The latest après ski is beer and distillery tours, private in-room liquor tastings, Champagne toasts on the slopes, and beverage and food pairings.  At Aspen, it’s Vive La […]

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  • Thanksgiving can be a dangerous time in the kitchen

    Thanksgiving can be a dangerous time in the kitchen

    By Bart Chambers Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries and Thanksgiving Day is one of the peak days for home cooking fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,760 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving in 2015. Unattended cooking was the leading contributing […]

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  • Wine isn’t necessarily vegan

    Wine isn’t necessarily vegan

    By Peter Fish, San Francisco Chronicle There you are, you and friends on a fall afternoon, gathered in a Napa Valley tasting room. You’re primed, pumped, ready to savor the world’s best Cabs, Chardonnays and maybe a Fume Blanc or two. As you swirl and sip, you focus all your brainpower on the wine terms […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Gyros for vegetarians

    K’s Kitchen: Gyros for vegetarians

    By Kathryn Reed When I was in Greece in my 20s I lived off gyros. They were easy to come by, super cheap – and oh, so incredibly delicious. They were sold on the street. (Not sure if this is still true.) Vendors would shave off thin slices of lamb from the large spit. The […]

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  • Farm conquers Truckee’s harsh growing climate

    Farm conquers Truckee’s harsh growing climate

    By Ally Gravina, Moonshine Ink Little Roots Farm, occupying a half-acre of land in Truckee’s Prosser neighborhood, is the only commercial farm within a 50-mile radius. Owned and operated by Todd Karol and Stacie Schultze, graduates of Sierra Nevada College, Little Roots focuses primarily on eight varieties of microgreens and also carries 10 to 20 […]

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  • K’s Kitchen: Red peppers and feta — perfect combo

    K’s Kitchen: Red peppers and feta — perfect combo

    By Kathryn Reed This is going to be my new go-to recipe when I need to take an appetizer someplace or when I have friends over. I made it recently for a tennis match. Even the opposing team wanted the recipe. The only labor intensive part is actually roasting the peppers. I’m sure using jarred […]

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  • Trend for restaurants to be found only via apps

    Trend for restaurants to be found only via apps

    By Christopher Mims, Wall Street Journal   If you have ever ordered a burrito or a Hawaiian poke bowl through a food-delivery app, you may have been the patron of a virtual restaurant. No, you don’t need to put on a VR headset to experience one, and the food is quite real. What makes these […]

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