Author: Melissa

Spicy Quinoa Salad Recipe

                Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 limes, juiced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste 1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes 1 cup cooked corn 1/2 cup sliced green olives 1/2 cup black olives 1 cucumber sliced and quartered 5 green onions, finely chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro salt and ground black pepper to taste Directions: Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is...

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Spicy Grilled Chicken Recipe

            Ingredients: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/4 teaspoon grated lime zest 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 teaspoons fresh oregano 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves Directions: In a shallow baking dish, mix the olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and black pepper. Add chicken, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 1...

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Lake Almanor Snowmobile Club – Poker Run 2018

  By Melissa Wynn In 1996 when the Chester Snowmobile Club disbanded, Janice Brinkman and her husband Richard, along with Dick and Patty Caywood, took the reins and formed what is now the Lake Almanor Snowmobile Club (LASC) and a new adventure began. More than just a group that like to ride snow machines together, LASC is comprised of kind, fundraising people looking to give back to their community while promoting winter sport activities. This 501(c)(4) non-profit has generously donated locally to schools to support the youth, the Lake Almanor West Fire Association that so bravely protect and Long-Term Care...

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Escaping The Everyday in Chico & Paradise

By Melissa Wynn The first time I heard of an escape room I thought it sounded like great fun. So, when I learned that Chico Escape Rooms had opened in Chico I began to plan my own escape and this amazing road trip to the valley. While making reservations for our luxurious accommodations at Chapelle d’La Artiste in Paradise, owner Melissa Schuster recommended dining at a hopping little Japenese sushi place downtown known as Ikkyu. I took her advice, made a reservation, compared calendars with Molly Barber and we were on our way. The Escape Room While making arrangements...

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Burgers, Beer, Coffee and Buns At Yaks On The 5

Voted into the ‘Top 100 food destinations in the nation’ by the users of YELP® By Melissa Wynn On a recent Road Trip to the Mount Shasta area, a group of friends and I just had to go check out Yaks On The 5. While surfing the web I learned that this artsy little burger dive in Dunsmuir was voted in the top 100 food destinations in the nation by the users of YELP®. I found them again online in the Big List Of Northern California strange and unique spots. How could we not give it a try? Yaks...

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