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Easter dining options bring brunch and benedict 

Written by Erin Meyering


There's much to look forward to on Easter Sunday. You may visit with family, you probably aren't working, and you may want to indulge in a grand meal and a few chocolate eggs. Easter Sunday (March 27) is right around the corner. Below you'll find some stellar options for the perfect celebratory meal. 

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Read more: Easter Brunch 2016

Got Beer, Corned Beef, and Cabbage?

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and we're getting ready!

By Erin Meyering


On St. Patrick's Day, we celebrate our Irish heritage (if we have any) and we have a legitimate excuse to pinch people if they aren't wearing green. Then we eat rich, delicious food and drink beer! 


Photo courtesy of F5Paper website. 

Read more: St. Patrick's Day 2016

Raise Your Glass!

Virginia City Brewery & Taphouse celebrates its 1-year anniversary!

Written by Erin Meyering


Virginia City Brewery & Taphouse celebrated its 1-year anniversary this Saturday with a house full of patrons, some good ol' fashioned grub, and LOTS of beer. Virginia City's rich history motivated several partners and a brew master to build a brewpub that both locals and out-of-towners could enjoy. Based off of the brewpubs in the state during the 1860s, Virginia City Brewery and Taphouse is the first brewery to operate in the town since 1995.


Read more: VC Brewery

Imbibe and Enjoy

Enjoy our picks for upcoming local drink events!

By Stina Fausone 


Like most, we love a nice stiff drink at the end of a long day. We even devoted an entire issue to exploring our local drink culture. It's March, and we're still keeping our drink tab open. Check out these upcoming drink events, offering everything from a beer crawl to painting a picture while sipping locally-made whiskey. 

Read more: Upcoming Drink Events

We love Pi(e) pi

Monday, March 14 is Pi Day!

Celelebrate by doing baking math and enjoying PIE!

Written by Erin Meyering


Pi is a mathematical constant, and represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, approximated as 3.14. Pie, on the other hand, is a delicious dessert. Although I acknowledge pi, what I really want is pie. There is some math and number awareness in measuring ingredients when baking afterall. 

Are you a lover of pie with a perfect lattice top and flaky crust like I am? I appreciate taking spring and summer's bounty of fresh fruit, baking it, and transforming it into a delectable dessert. There's a song that says, "if heaven were a pie, it would be cherry." I must agree wholeheartedly. Nothing beats homemade cherry pie to commemorate the start of warmer days.


Read more: Pi Day 2016

Blast From the Past

We're revisiting some of our favorite spring stories

Written by Erin Meyering


Spring is nearly here... the season and our new issue, which hits stands in early March. To prepare, we're taking a stroll down memory lane to share some of our favorite spring stories from previous years. 

Read more: Welcoming Spring

Hard-working women impact the local and global food scene

Written by Erin Meyering


We're counting down the days until March, which is Women's History Month. One can argue whether or not women have always been an intergral part of farm/ranch life, but now there is no denying that they are now major players in local food production. According to the United States Department of Agirculture, the number of U.S. farmers operated by women over has tripled in the past 30 years. And did you know, on average, women currently represent 43 percent of the world's agricultural labor force and 47 percent of the global fisheries labor force (according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization)?

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Read more: Women in Agriculture

Wine And Dine

Northstar's Mountain Table Dinner offers food to remember, even for a vegetarian 

By Erin Meyering


Seasonally, Northstar hosts a coursed dinner series at Zephyr Lodge, a grand cabin overlooking the Sierra skyline at the top of the mountain. Each dinner offers a carefully crafted menu, paired with selections from elite wineries. 

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Read more: Mountain Table Dinner featuring William Hill Estate Winery

Warm or Cool Weather, Enjoy "Cinnful" Cookies

Heidi Gansert, local entrepreneur, chief of staff, and triathlete shares her delicious cookie recipe!

Written by Erin Meyering

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Read Gansert's incredible story here. She's done a lot in our local community, in business and in government. She's even run the Boston Marathon four times. After you read her story, make her cinnamon cookies, perfect for a movie night inside away from the cold, or even an upcoming spring barbecue or party. You won't be sorry. 

Read more: Be "Cinnful" with Cinnamon Cookies

Going Green

Here's Campo's kale salad recipe — the best salad you'll ever have!

Written by Erin Meyering

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Hometown Health, Renown Hospital's healthy living group, was able to get chef Mark Estee's unbelievably delicious kale salad recipe. And boy, aren't we thankful? I'm sure you've heard, kale is a superfood! To read about kale's major health benefits, visit Well-Being Secrets here

Read more: Campo's Kale Salad Recipe Revealed


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