Tahoe’s best summer events

  Memorial Day is the kick-off for summer fun in the Sierra, and the crowds will be out for warm days filled with boating, hiking,...

Great wines for spring

The summer season is just around the corner, which for me means shifting primary attention from the Bay Area wine scene and concentrating on...

Incline’s Newest Jewel

The most recent eatery to hit Incline Village is Nine 41, a charmingly remodeled fine dining establishment with a clean, yet cozy atmosphere, and...

Warm Spicy Shrimp Salad

It seems pretty clear that winter is really over. OK, it’s been really over for quite a while now, but we all know there...

Dockside offers excellent wine pairings

Dockside offers excellent wine pairings By Barbara Keck I think that Dockside 700 is going to be my new favorite place in Tahoe City for...

Corn Chowder

Sometimes after skiing it is the quick and easy bowl of soup or chowder that hits the spot. Corn Chowder By Chef David Smitty Smith Another year...

Wine tasting in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Time to get away from Tahoe for a while? You might go to Carmel-by-the-Sea on California’s Monterey Peninsula where everyone is proud of the...

Chicken Burritos

Over the last few articles, I’ve talked about herbs and spices and some of the thoughts behind their usage. Now, let’s put some of...

Pairing wines with pizza

With all the outdoor work to do at this time of year, I don’t always feel like cooking on weekends. But I can always...

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...