Wine And Dine

Northstar's Mountain Table Dinner offers food to remember, even for a vegetarian 

By Erin Meyering

 

Seasonally, Northstar hosts a coursed dinner series at Zephyr Lodge, a grand cabin overlooking the Sierra skyline at the top of the mountain. Each dinner offers a carefully crafted menu, paired with selections from elite wineries. 

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Read more: Mountain Table Dinner featuring William Hill Estate Winery

Warm or Cool Weather, Enjoy "Cinnful" Cookies

Heidi Gansert, local entrepreneur, chief of staff, and triathlete shares her delicious cookie recipe!

Written by Erin Meyering

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Read Gansert's incredible story here. She's done a lot in our local community, in business and in government. She's even run the Boston Marathon four times. After you read her story, make her cinnamon cookies, perfect for a movie night inside away from the cold, or even an upcoming spring barbecue or party. You won't be sorry. 

Read more: Be "Cinnful" with Cinnamon Cookies

Going Green

Here's Campo's kale salad recipe — the best salad you'll ever have!

Written by Erin Meyering

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Hometown Health, Renown Hospital's healthy living group, was able to get chef Mark Estee's unbelievably delicious kale salad recipe. And boy, aren't we thankful? I'm sure you've heard, kale is a superfood! To read about kale's major health benefits, visit Well-Being Secrets here

Read more: Campo's Kale Salad Recipe Revealed

We Scream for Ice Cream — Even In Winter

Have you ever considered making ice cream with fresh snow?

Written by Erin Meyering

 

It's anywhere between 15 and 45 degrees F. We know you may not be reaching for the frozen sweet treats yet, but we have an idea that may make you reconsider. We've found a recipe for making ice cream with fresh snow. We're serious. It's easy, it's a little weird, but it's absolutely delicious. 

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Read more: Make Ice Cream with Fresh Snow

Local caramel sauce versatile and perfect for Valentine’s Day

Written by Erin Meyering

 

In our first-ever issue dedicated entirely to drinks, we created a list of drinkable Valentine’s Day gifts that are sure to wow your loved ones’ tastebuds. 

One of those gifts is Cathy Thorne’s homemade caramel sauce, a recipe handed down from her great-grandmother. 

Read more: Drink Ideas for Caramel Sauce

CAMP N' COOK

Satisfying recipes easily made outdoors, in a trailer, or an RV

As the weather warms up and camping season is near, we unpack our gear — ready for adventure, ready for smores, and ready for savory comfort food. All of the recipes below are tailored to be made outdoors, or in a trailer/RV, with few ingredients. 

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Read more: Cooking Outdoors with Sierra RV

Truckee River's water finally allocated under new regulations 

Written by Erin Meyering

The recent settlement will reserve more water for times of drought, helping area farmers and ranchers. 

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Read more: TROA Settled After 27 Years

Most Popular Stories of 2015

Revist the top five articles of this year. 

Written by Erin Meyering

Because the new year is right around the corner, we wanted to go back and look at some of our best. So, you clicked, and we tracked. Here's a round-up of the stories with the most clicks on our website this year. We hope you enjoy them just as much as you did when they were first published, or if you're reading for the first time — indulge! 

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Read more: Most Popular Stories of 2015

12 Days of Recipes

Savory and sweet treats to you and your loved ones from edible Reno-Tahoe. 

Compiled by Erin Meyering

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Let There Be Chickens and Bees 

Limited urban agriculture approved in Sparks

Written by Erin Meyering

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Lovers of backyard chickens and beehives (and honey) received good news in mid-October when Sparks City Council members voted to allow them in certain neighborhoods of the city for the first time in more than 10 years. The ordinance and its approval were four years in the making.

Concerned citizens who attended the public meeting expressed support for urban agriculture in Sparks, especially chickens. Several attendees were chicken owners and described how important they have been to their own well-being, and their children’s knowledge of where their food comes from.

Read more: Let There Be Chickens and Bees

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