LAKE TAHOE

Perfect Pairs December/January 2018-19

It’s that time of year when you are entertaining colleagues, neighbors and relatives—at the office, at home or in the family cabin near the ski resort. You can always open some bottles of wine, but what about serving elegant...

TERC

Located in an area north of Lake Tahoe, the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center focuses on research to help understand Lake Tahoe’s physical, chemical and biological processes and how they interact. Not only has it studied the ecosystem...

Downhill Racer

It’s easy to take our ski resorts for granted. You glance up and see a snow-covered mountain on the way to the grocery store and it barely registers, let alone strikes you as jaw-dropping. Or you—and your kids—have been...

Day Tripper

Autumn is actually the perfect time to meander through the Sierra, which is of course famous for its fall colors. (For example, both Nevada City and Mammoth Lakes, Calif., have month-long celebrations, complete with downloadable activity guides and interactive...

A Step Out of Time

Learn why land stewardship is critical to our environment. An area north of Lake Tahoe near Truckee dubbed “The Secret Garden,” in the Lower Carpenter Valley, is part of an enormous region that has been untouched for more than 100...

Best of the Sierra

Here are Sierra Living’s Editors’ Picks for people to watch and trends to admire, followed by the “winners” of categories that are very deliberately tongue-in-cheek. Despite our humorous approach, however, we are perfectly serious about our recommendations, all of...

Tahoe Tea

Friends Bring Heart-Sourced Kombucha to the Sierra Nevada. By Katrina Paz Photos courtesy of Folk Brewing Co. There are many things that make a product special: Where it’s made, how it’s made and who makes it. FOLK Brewing Co. incorporates all these...

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Perfect Pairs Summer 2019

BBQ SEASON It’s summertime and that means pulling out the grill for some lazy dinners on the deck or easy dinner parties for a crowd. But what to pair with that delicious charred meat? We turned to Ed Ferencik of Butcher’s Kitchen Char-B-Que, which he co-owns with his father, also named...
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Summer Markets

Summer produce tastes delicious, but is also fun to buy—especially when you ditch Safeway for an evening of art, music and kids’ activities instead. This time of year, you almost feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t live here. Delectable berries, corn, tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, peaches, watermelon—you name it, we...
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Saturday mornings in the summer are made for farmers’ markets. Perusing the vibrant bounty of local harvests inspires healthy living and innovative dishes. Debora and Leo Chapman, of Chapman Family Farms, are on hand every week at the Nevada City market to give guidance and fresh ideas to shoppers...