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Written by Erin Meyering

 

We're here to give it all to you. Want to learn about sustainable agriculture? Or maybe you want to find a new food-focused book to read? Maybe you just want a somewhat healthy dessert recipe. Whatever you're looking for, if it's food, drink, or ag focued, we've got you covered. Go to our Pinterest page to not only explore past issues, find new recipes, and plan your seasonal garden, but also to be inspired. You can even pin delicious lunch ideas and edible garden suggestions to help inspire us, too. 

Here's your chance to be a part of the conversation. We'll help you discover new things and you can help us by pinning edible-focused websites or material for us to peruse. 

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Strawberry Bliss

Incorporate sweet summer fruit into your seasonal menu

Written by Erin Meyering

 

It’s June, which probably means you’re gearing up for warmer days, summer barbecues, and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Summer also brings you a bounty of seasonal fruit, including strawberries. And you’re in luck because June is the perfect month to pick up a basket full (they’re perfectly ripe and in abundance). 

Sure, strawberries are plenty delicious on their own but how impressive is it to make a special drink, ice cream, or another culinary treasure using only fresh ingredients? Strawberries pair well in a drink muddled with lime or even in a smoothie blended with banana and a splash of almond milk. 

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Read more: Strawberries Are In Season

Eat well. Live well. 

Wanderlust Squaw Valley is not just for yogis, but also for health food fanatics.

Written by Erin Meyering
Photos by Tory Putman for Wanderlust Festival

 

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noun | wan • der • lust
a strong desire to travel; a yoga and wellness festival in Olympic Valley (among several other cities nationwide) bringing together like minds for yoga practice, community connection, and of course — food. 

The festival itself is a surreal experience. A time lapse of the event would reveal a slurry of people wearing yoga pants, munching granola bars, and raising their reusable water bottles (and wine later in the evening) to good heath, sustainability, and kindness. Having attended the last two years, I can say with confidence that every bit of yoga and bite of vegetarian street food (did I mention the food trucks?) is worth it. The festival, which takes place once a year in Olympic Valley, is a place for you to walk in the sunshine, visit various shops and booths, participate in an extraordinary variety of yoga classes, and indulge in fresh, healthy cuisine.

Mark your calendars July 14 – 17 for this year's Wanderlust festival. The food and drink options are expanded yearly and this year, they're better than ever. In July, you'll be able to participate in evening wine walks, farm to table dinners, and attend several talks on the future of food as it relates to wellness.

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Read more: Wanderlust 2016

Mountain living and lodging, elevated 

Nakoma Resort is an adventurer's paradise.

Written by Erin Meyering
Structural/landscape photos by Vance Fox, food photo by Digiman Studio 

 

Set in the midst of The Lost Sierra's towering pines, and an expansive 18-hole championship golf course, Nakoma Resort's offerings include an abundance of amenities and outdoor activities. In tandem with its new lodge, which opened in August 2015, Nakoma boasts its distinct clubhouse, the only one designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Although the plans were originally for another site, the clubhouse was brought to life in 2001 when the golf club property opened. The clubhouse, home to the Wigwam restaurant, serves a wide variety of cuisine year-round and is just one of the perks of this resort's selling points. 

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Read more: Nakoma Resort

Accomplishments and Awards

edible Reno-Tahoe takes home 18 Nevada Press Association Awards 

 

We wanted to take a moment to congratulate our amazing contributors. In the 2015 Nevada Press Association Awards, we took home first place titles in catagories including Advertising General Excellence, Best Overall Design, Best Multiple Photo Essay, Best Regular Department, Best Explanatory Journalism, Best Investigative Story, Best Informative Graphic, and Best Local Column. Additionally, we placed in many other categories. 

See the entire list of our awards here. And did you know we've receieved a James Beard Award? Thanks for continuing to support us and we'll do our best to keep up the good work! 

 

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Grow baby grow

Revist these spring articles to start your edible garden. 

Written by Erin Meyering

 

Starting an edible garden is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Growing fresh tomatoes, composting scraps, and learning to work in drought conditions are all things you can do to better your own nourishment, environment, and possibly even lower your stress levels. Regularly tending to a garden can simultaneously help boost creativity, focus, and even overall wellness. According to Sound-Mind.org, "Fresh air is full of oxygen and it provides health to the cells in our bodies. Fresh air can help us feel more energized and even help us sleep better at night. Being outside in the fresh air promotes a sense of well-being and good mental focus."

In addition to providing us relaxation and rejuvenation, gardening provides us food! What's better than needing a single sprig of cilantro for a recipe and walking out to your herb garden to retrieve it? Or those cucumber ends you never use? How about composting them (along with egg shells and other scraps you may normally throw away) to create soil rich in microorganisms? This is a must for healthy soil and, eventually, good growth in your garden.

Whether you’re an edible garden novice or expert, growing everything from mint to peppers, you’re sure to find several tips and tricks to help you along. 

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Illustration by Reed Dewinter 

 

Read more: Spring Gardening

Grab Your Glass!

Reno Craft Beer Week is set for May 13 – 22

By Erin Meyering

 

Reno is an emerging hub for craft beer. During the week of May 13, breweries, pubs, restaurants, and all those with a passion for craft beer will come together for various events, specials, and more. 

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Read more: Reno Craft Beer Week

Sip the Season!

Tahoe Blue Vodka is the perfect summer cocktail starter. 

Written by Erin Meyering
Photos by Chris Holloman 

 

The craft of creating the perfect cocktail is pretty amazing, a science really. Mixing different alcohols with various juices or with fresh herbs can create unique flavors that can signal the season. We enjoy warm, rich, and hearty drinks during winter months and sip sangria, fruity and light drinks when warmer weather hits.   

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Read more: Tahoe Blue Vodka

Green Living, Good Living 
 Celebrate Earth Day by supporting local, sustainable businesses

Written by Erin Meyering

While we should perhaps be doing it year-round, April the time we, collectively, turn our attention to our carbon footprints, recycling habits, and overall resource consumption. It's also the month we ask ourselves how these methods affect our planet, local economy, and greenhouse gas emissions. Are we doing the best we can do preserve our earth and its wonderful landscapes? In conjunction with Earth Day events throughout the month, we published our first edible Reno-Tahoe Green Guide. It's full of suggestions and opportunities for you to live more sustainably. One easy way is to support local businesses that already have the environment in mind. 

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Read more: Earth Day 2016

Tradition at its Finest 
Mark your calendar for the Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby Brunch

Written by Erin Meyering

It’s late June and the weather is unbelievably perfect — not too hot and not too cold. It’s derby day and everyone is wearing his and her best  — the ladies in beautiful, big floppy hats and the gentlemen in freshly pressed sport coats. As you walk along the large grassy lawn, you realize you’re in for a treat. Admiring horse royalty and witnessing each horse’s incredible athleticism is just one of the experiences on the docket. Enjoying expertly hand-selected wine pairings and local beer with your brunch is another.

In its seventh year, the Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby will draw equestrian enthusiasts, families, and community patrons to picturesque Washoe Valley at Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility. One hundred percent of the funds from the event benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada in providing assistance to more than 97,000 people each month. Read more about the cause and what the Food Bank of Northern Nevada does for the community here

Festivities will unfold throughout the weekend of June 25 – 26. Gates open at 10 a.m. each day and guests will be treated to a fun-filled weekend of equestrian excellence, as well as shopping, children’s activities, a Calcutta auction, and more. On Sunday, VIP guests will delve into a decadent brunch, organized by Blend Catering in Reno. Along with a variety of fresh, delicious breakfast and lunch items will be white, red, and sparkling wine pairings hand-selected by experts at Peter Paul Wines. Great Basin Brewery from Reno also will provide libations. 

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Read more: 2016 Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby

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