Blended Benefits

How to steep original combinations of herbs, spices, and leaves to create more than just a delicious cup of tea. A pinch of this. A sprig of that. Add some […]

Seeking Clarity

How to make large-format, clear ice at home. There’s something magical about a hand-carved, clear chunk of ice. The way a drink can catch the light and glow with the […]

Free Spirits

No-ABV cocktails for the new year. A person might choose to abstain from alcohol for any number of reasons. Maybe you imbibed a little too heavily over the holidays. Perhaps […]

Common ground

Local organizations come together to ease hunger in Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe. Many dining tables and kitchen countertops will overflow with food and drink for family, friends, and guests […]

Fungus Among Us

Meet local farmers sprouting mushrooms in the high desert. The dryness and extreme temperatures of the high desert certainly are not ideal conditions for humidity-loving mushrooms, but that hasn’t stopped […]

Grow food, not lawns (or parking lots)

Reno-Tahoe urban farms foster community connection. The front yard of Mark Hebert and Becky Jessee’s Midtown Reno home is bursting with life. Green beans climb homemade trellises, Cherokee purple tomatoes […]

Livestock Limitations

Local meat-processing industry struggles to meet pandemic-driven demand. “Pssst. Hey, buddy. Want to buy some meat?” Let’s hope consumers are never faced with having to buy bootlegged meat products. But […]

Spread Compost, not COVID

Backyard Farms’ pandemic-fueled growth proves the power of locally grown food. There’s nothing like a global pandemic to test the human spirit and remind us what really matters. Like knowing […]

A Master of Tools … and the Kitchen

Randy Brown is an accountant by day, home chef by night. Randy Brown works as a certified public accountant for AT&T, and for nearly 25 years he’s served in various […]

Banking on a sure bet

A lifetime as a casino exec proved the best training for this food bank dynamo. “There was a time in my life when I bought a $27,000 case of wine […]