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Happy Easter 2016!   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi

 

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This time of year we tend to think of spring, with crocus and daffodils peeking up in the yard. Not this year. Mother nature has blessed us with yet another several inches of snow, and it appears we’ll be skiing through June at this rate.

But Easter weekend is upon us, and somehow or other, your kids can participate in Easter Egg Hunts and several places offer Sunday Brunches. Be sure to check your favorite places for availability. Here are a few options:

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Easter Egg Hunts:

Tahoe City at Commons Beach at 10 am.

Truckee River Regional Park at 11:30 am.

Incline Village Recreational Center at 11 am.

The Ritz Carleton, Northstar. 10:30 am.

Gar Woods – 11 am

Sunday Brunches
The Ritz Carleton, Northstar. 11:30 am to 2:30 am

Sunnyside, West Shore – 9 – a pm.

The River Ranch, Tahoe City – 10-2 pm

Gar Woods – 9:30 – 2:30 pm

The Lodge at Tahoe Donner. 10 – 2 pm.

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Photo from Carmela Pop

 

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And if you prefer a quiet brunch at home, here’s an easy and fresh pancake recipe you’ll love. Filled with lemony goodness, these are light and lovely. I tried them myself, and they were incredible.

Serves: 8 lemon pancakes
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 Tbsp oil or melted butter
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • 1⅓ Cup flour
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ Cup lemon juice
  • ¼ Tsp lemon zest
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a bowl mix the oil with the sugar. Add the eggs and the milk and continue mixing.
  2. Slowly incorporate the flour and baking powder and mix until there are no lumps left and the batter is shiny.
  3. Pour the lemon juice and the lemon zest and mix for 1 more minute.
  4. Lightly grease a pan and place it over medium heat.
  5. Once the pan is hot add ¼ cup of batter and cook until there are small bubbles on top.
  6. Flip and cook for 1 more minute. Remove from the heat.
  7. Repeat the process with the rest of the batter.
  8. Serve while hot with butter. Enjoy!

    For this and more recipes from this site or to subscribe to it –  carmelapop.com

 

From everyone at Your Friend in High Places, have a wonderful, safe and Happy Easter!

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THINK OF ME, LYNN RICHARDSON, FOR ALL OF YOUR LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

 

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The Global Cafe – Tahoe Vista   Leave a comment

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The Global Cafe. Order at the counter and your food will be up in a jiffy!

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By Michelle Portesi

Located across the street from the Tahoe Vista Boat Ramp and Beach, the new Global Cafe is an old building that has been completely remodeled and revamped from its previous life as a Mexican ‘to go’ taqueria.  While I just loved those little tacos with cilantro, onion and lime, this little cafe is a much needed improvement.

Having lived at Tahoe Vista some time ago, I always lamented that there was no place nearby to just walk over and get a latte or breakfast without hopping in my car. With so many vacation hotels, motels and condos in the area in addition to the year round neighborhoods, it was something that was sorely missing.

Well, lament no more! The Global Cafe serves everything from breakfast, to lunch to an early dinner.

On recommendation from the gals running the front end, I had the breakfast burrito with sausage. Not only was it extremely tasty, but it was HUGE! Not being a ravenous, 6 foot, muscle bound buff male ready to conquer some hill, I easily made 4 meals out of it. (Hint: ask for a to go box when you order as you will most likely be taking some of it home.  Or better still, bring your own bag for the leftovers).

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Breakfast Burrito with potatoes, egg, mild green chili, sausage (add on), cheddar and jack cheese with a fantastic dipping sauce!

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And goodness knows, you can’t beat the view! You can sit at the window and gaze out at beautiful Lake Tahoe while having your coffee and reading the paper, or pack it all up and head across the street and dine at the beach. Park it at one of the picnic tables or bring your towel and beach chair along and eat at the waters edge.

In addition to their eclectic breakfast selections, they also serve soups and salads, burgers (both vegetarian and regular), sandwiches and flat bread pizzas. Made with the freshest ingredients, while the food is made fast, this certainly is no fast food joint.

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View of the Tahoe Vista Beach from the bar seat at the Global Cafe, Tahoe Vista, CA

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The Global Cafe also serves a wide variety of espresso drinks, tea, Italian sodas,  wine and an impressive array of specialty beers to wet your whistle.

Visit their website to view their complete menu, promotions (Tahoe Adventure Company Paddle Tours) and for more information. globalcafetahoe.com

 

The Global Cafe is located at:

7019 N. Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista CA

PHONE: 1-530-553-1717

HOURS
Sun – Wed ….. 7am – 5pm
Thu – Sat……   7am – 7pm

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THINK OF ME, LYNN RICHARDSON, FOR ALL OF YOUR LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

Autumn at Lake Tahoe and Truckee! It’s the Local’s Best Kept Secret!   2 comments

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By Michelle Portesi

There’s a nip in the air and the leaves are just now starting to turn even as I write this. Even though most of our visitors have left, what they don’t seem to know is that there is still plenty to do here and Fall at Lake Tahoe and Truckee is one of the best seasons of all!

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OKTOBERFESTS ABOUND! 
Even though it’s not quite October, we apparently can’t wait to get our oomp-pa-pa on.

Stateline, NV holds their SeptOberfest on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6pm at the Mont-Bleu Resort Casino. Featuring a German Buffet, Biergarten, wine tasting, music, dancing and more. $45. To reserve tickets go to tahoesierrakiwanis.org

Squaw Valley is hosting their annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept 24 from 2 to 6pm at the Village. Serving up Beers and Brats, with live music and games of the season. squawalpine.com/events

Tahoe City. Oktoberfest at the Gatekeepers Museum/Layton Park. Oct. 1 from 12 to 6pm. Featuring craft beers, food from local eateries, traditional Bavarian games and live music.  Visit their website at: visittahoecity.org/event

Historic Camp Richardson Resort – Oktoberfest at South Lake Tahoe – the yearly celebration of all things German – is in its 22nd year at Camp Richardson Historic Resort and Marina October 1 & 2, 2016. 10am-5pm. (530) 541-1801. 1900 Jameson Beach Rd. www.camprichardson.com/oktoberfest

 

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The Sierra Boat Company

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OTHER EVENTS

Red, White and Tahoe Blue. – Antique Classic Boat Society’s International Boat Show. Sept. 23 & 24 from 9am to 4pm. At the Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay, CA. ACBS.ORG

Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop –  Saturday, October 1, 2016 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Historic Downtown Truckee. 12-4pm. www.truckeewinewalk.com

Fall Fish Festival – Oct. 1 and 2nd at the Taylor Creek Visitors Center. 10am-4pm.  Visitors can learn about the natural wonders of Taylor Creek from Forest Service biologists, as they stroll along the accessible, ½ mile loop Rainbow Trail. A family fun event, with a treasure hunt, fish painting and more! www.fs.usda.gov

Donner Party Hike: October 8th and 9th celebrates Truckee’s rich history with a weekend of guided hikes. Explore scenic Donner Summit with local historians on interpretive hikes followed by BBQ lunch and music. Donner Ski Ranch-  19320 Donner Pass Rd, Norden, CA 95724. donnerpartyhike.com

Truckee Haunted Historic Tour. Oct. 13 & 14. Each year the highly anticipated performances take place in new featured haunts. Our writers skillfully weave together dramatic, downright haunting and funny stories inspired by times of yore, this Tour is complete with treats and tricks. www.truckeehistorytour.org

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Truckee Haunted Historic Tour. Photo from their website.

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LOCAL RESTAURANT 2 FOR 1’s!

These are just starting to appear, with more restaurants offering deals the further we get into the off season. Here are the ones I know about. Be sure to call your favorite restaurant for their local specials.

Spindleshanks in Kings Beach. 2 for 1 Wednesdays. 2 course minimum per person for dinner only. Get your coupon from The Tahoe Weekly and present it at time of ordering.

The West Shore Cafe in Homewood. 1/2 price dinner entree Mondays – through Sept.

The River Ranch – Return of Friday Night Prime Rib – Starting Friday, September 30th, 2016. $21.95 Prime Rib while it lasts. Make your reservations early for this one. www.riverranchlodge.com/events

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The Bar at the River Ranch in Tahoe City

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NEARBY DAY TRIP FUN FESTIVALS.

Genoa Candy Dance Faire – A local favorite since 1919! Sept. 24 & 25 from 9am-5pm. Nestled into the foothills of the eastern side of the Sierra’s is the quaint little town of Genoa. This long running local Arts and Crafts Fair features over 300 craft booths and food vendors. Live music. www.genoanevada.org/candydancefaire

The Celtic Festival. The Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA. Sept 30-Oct. 2.  kvmrcelticfestival.org

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