To refrigerate or not to refrigerate

By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·   Bananas Let ripen at room temperature Store in refrigerator to stop ripening process Peel will darken in refrigerator, but not affect taste Cut...

Tahoe City Solstice Festival

Celebrate the start of summer at Tahoe City’s 13th annual Solstice Festival through June 16. Enjoy the Tahoe City Farmers Market on Commons Beach,...

Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival

The 12th annual Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival returns to the Village at Northstar from July 6 to 8 with roots jams, family mountain fun and...

Wine tasting in the mountains

Courtesy Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows The 30th annual Alpen Wine Fest returns on Sept....

Cheesemaking with a Cheesemonger

Downtown Truckee is bustling with people shopping, eating and enjoying the sunshine. Inside Restaurant Trokay owner Nyna Weatherson is busy stirring a pot of...

Chili Fest on the Comstock

The 36th annual Chili on the Comstock on May 18 and 19 in Virginia City., Nev.. brings together the best chili cooks in the...

Volcanic wines of The South of France

Provence is clearly known in the wine world for light, ethereal Rosé and in the world of luxury travel for sunny villages and some...

Foam Fest benefits Achieve Tahoe

The Village at Squaw Valley is the site of the annual Foam Fest on Aug. 31 from 2 to 6 p.m. Participants can enjoy...

Seasoning and flavoring spices

In the articles about herbs, I said as a general rule that you want to only use one or two herbs per recipe so...

Onion Rings

Onion rings are usually served as an appetizer or often substituted for French fries as the side to a burger or sandwich. Out here,...