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Tahoe recipe: Creamy cauliflower soup makes for great comfort food

March 19, 2017 — Enjoy a classic comfort meal with a healthy twist. While I always enjoy a loaded baked potato soup made with pureed potatoes, sour cream and cheddar cheese, I try my best to eat healthy by making modifications for a healthier meal. This recipe uses cauliflower […]

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Sierra Snapshots: Bodacious bobcats and sun-lit scenes (photo slideshow)

March 19, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes. Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches […]

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Taste of Tahoe: Healthy Now recipe — teriyaki pineapple pork tenderloin

March 18, 2017 — Usually as we head into spring, people start reassessing their Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District Pool and Fitness Center memberships. First, there will be a mad rush to get in shape as people realize their days hiding in winter coats are numbered. Then, when summer […]

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Wine Ink: World Cup racing — what kind of grape do you ski like?

March 18, 2017 — With this prodigious winter winding into spring, the fastest ski racers in the world will be coming to the United States for the FIS World Cup ski races. The Finals will be contested on the slopes of Aspen mountain this weekend — and this past […]

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: An American success story

March 16, 2017 — Don't you love American success stories? Me too. I got to talk to one this morning on the telephone… Forty years ago, a Maui mom who had raised her kids got a divorce and became an empty nester for the first time in her life. […]

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Check out these three Tahoe places to eat and drink on St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2017 — In the 17th century, a cultural and religious celebration honoring Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland began. Today, few people (at least in America) do anything more than use St. Patrick's Day as an excuse to wear fun outfits and get drunk. […]

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Lake Tahoe recipe: Stuffed mushrooms make a perfect appetizer

March 13, 2017 — These stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers to serve at a cocktail party. They are super tasty and simple to make, as well as gluten free and vegetarian-friendly. The cremini mushrooms make for a nice one-bite appetizer, or you can use baby portobello […]

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: The ‘Secretary of the Committee on Global Worming’

March 13, 2017 — Hello, my name is Dr. Juvenal Swift, Secretary of the Committee on Global Worming. It has become my responsibility to alert America to the truth that there is absolutely no scientific evidence to substantiate any worry whatsoever about Global Worming. I have personally studied the […]

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Sierra Snapshots: Hawks in flight and snowy Tahoe views (photo slideshow)

March 13, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes. Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches […]

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Wine Ink: Wine education — it’s a lifelong pursuit

March 12, 2017 — "I don't know anything about wine," said the woman next to me as she looked deeply into a glass of tawny port at a recent wine tasting. "But I do know one thing," she continued as she took a big sip of the wine, "I […]

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Truckee Healthy Now recipe: Feel like Chicken Puttanesca tonight?

March 12, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — The longer this winter and the heavier the snowfall, the more runners we are seeing at Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District's indoor track. We are not talking our usual joggers, or women running with strollers, or fast walkers — we are talking […]

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Wine Ink column: Veuve Clicquot — making celebratory wine since 1772

March 5, 2017 — "It is such a great pleasure to travel and come to meet people who love our wines and to share what we do," said Gaelle Goossens, oeneolgist and winemaker for Veuve Clicquot, following a sumptuous luncheon in the Element 47 wine room at The Little […]

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Sierra Snapshots: Backcountry skiing and snow-covered fun (photo slideshow)

March 5, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes. Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches […]

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Tahoe Pine Nuts: The taming of North Korea

March 3, 2017 — There is only one thing North Korea is afraid of, and that's the eruption of Mt. Paektu. The last time Paektu erupted it covered the entire peninsula with ash, and released 45 megatons of Sulphur, creating a year without summer for the entire planet. The […]

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Truckee Healthy Now recipe: Naturally healthy shrimp fajitas

March 3, 2017 — The sign at the indoor track at Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District's Fitness Center reads, "Water only." Fortunately it is a very small sign — not even eye level — so when Peggy brought in some killer shrimp fajitas to share with the gym "regulars" […]

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Taste of Tahoe: Want to make your own classy cocktail? Truckee Tavern’s got you covered

March 2, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee Tavern and Grill is helping visitors not only learn to make incredible cocktails at home, but also feel more comfortable when ordering from the bar. The business' "Blueprint of a Cocktail" course teaches simple, executable formulas with proper ratios and ingredients […]

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Your Tahoe Weekend: SnowFest! begins, Great Ski Race and more!

March 2, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun's picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe. Have an event you want considered for a future Your Tahoe Weekend calendar? Email Reporter Cassandra Walker at cwalker@sierrasun.com. 1. Brave […]

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Keep Tahoe Read: Breaking down top Tahoe-themed must-read books

March 1, 2017 — There's no shortage of excitement and adventure to be had outdoors in beautiful North Lake Tahoe, and locals get especially fired up during storms dumping feet of freshies. But what about those times when the power's out and you're homebound — or you're just otherwise […]

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Sierra Snapshots: Tahoe dogs and snow-filled scenes (photo slideshow)

February 26, 2017 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Each week, the Sierra Sun publishes a handful of Sierra Snapshots images based on reader submissions of their photography of beautiful Tahoe-Truckee scenes. Have a photo to share? Email a high resolution version (200 DPI or higher and at least 5 inches […]

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Lake Tahoe recipe: Take a Thai chicken twist on pizza

February 26, 2017 — Typically, I am a very traditional red sauce and mozzarella pizza eater. But recently a friend introduced me to her version of Thai chicken pizza. I loved every bite and had to go home a re-create it immediately. I just love the red curry béchamel. […]

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