California wines shine at Wine Walk

The 8th Annual Tahoe City Wine Walk in June presented tourists and locals a chance to taste wines from regional California wine producers as...

Mrs. Smith’s Pork Chops and Rice

The best thing about having a vacuum sealer is that I can buy things in bulk, portion it out, freeze some and save lots...

Summer’s bounty

Nothing says summer like a farmers’ market. Whether you are wandering through the pine trees in Truckee, or hanging out just above the sun-drenched...

Wine flights great choice at Spindleshanks

Spindleshanks American Bistro and Wine Bar boasts one of the most extensive and fun wine lists in the Lake Tahoe area. No matter how...

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp

I admit it. I had it. Hey, it happens to everyone once in a while, and this was about as bad a case as...

Celebrate summer at Solstice Festival

Ron Richman Tahoe City celebrates the official start of summer with the annual Solstice Festival from June 20 to 23 with a Classic Car Stroll,...

Raley’s provides great wine selection

The newly renovated Raley’s in Incline Village gives wine lovers cause to rejoice. Store Manager Mike Finn knows what he is doing in the...

Pineapple Lamb Kabobs

Wow, was it hot enough last week? When it gets that hot, choosing something for dinner can be kind of difficult. I mean, who...

Picks for California Cabs

To many people, when you say California Wines, the mental leap is immediately to Cabernet Sauvignon. In fact, the growing conditions in many parts...

Chocolate Ganache

Editor’s Note: This is part three of a three-part series on Boston Cream Pie. All three recipes are needed to make Boston Cream Pie,...