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Get Jiggly with old school gelatin molds

August 5, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

It will come as no surprise that the pandemic has me feeling nostalgic about the dishes served at large social gatherings – backyard barbecues, church potlucks, family reunion picnics, Thanksgivings and Christmases and Fourths of July. In my youth, every one of these events invariably featured a festive gelatin mold, usually made by a grandma who had been turning out these fancy jigglers since they were fashionable in the ’50s. Read story

Camas fragrance expert knows noses

August 2, 2020, 6:30am Clark County Life

Publications like Scientific American and Psychology Today have examined our sense of smell and its emotion-triggering component, and many books tout the connection between fragrance, memory and mood. Companies sell scented candles, household cleaners and mindset-enhancing essential oils. Workplaces and medical clinics purchase scent-diffusing systems to make employees more productive or patients more relaxed. Read story

Three recipes for poke cake with hidden pockets of flavor

July 29, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Cake is a carbolicious creation of flour, sugar, butter and eggs, with a top layer of extra calories in the form of sweet, creamy frosting. There’s nothing not to love about the whole ensemble. But if you’re a true lover of cake, a real cake devotee, then you’ve got to adopt a more-is-more attitude. You’ve got to find ways to pack even more sugary flavor into every single piece. Read story

Clark County’s Natural Garden Tour grows online

July 25, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

For 15 years, Clark County residents have enjoyed the chance to look inside other people’s private gardens during the Natural Garden Tour. This year, you can peer into 15 gardens without leaving your own home. Read story

Think outside of the jar for many uses of pickle juice

July 22, 2020, 7:40pm Clark County Life

There are two kinds of people: those who understand the pleasures of taking a couple swigs of cold pickle juice right out of the jar, and those who think drinking pickle juice is absolutely vile. To the second group of people I say: How can you love the pickle, but disdain the brine that created it? Read story

Camas artist Liz Pike opens her gardens for Fern Prairie Art Fest

July 16, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

Camas artist Liz Pike will host the Fern Prairie Art Fest this weekend at her own Shangri-La Farm. Read story

Whip up sweet treats featuring unusual uses for instant pudding

July 15, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

About once a month during my girlhood, my mom would whip up a batch of instant pudding. We consumed it without whipped cream, unaccompanied by cookies or brownies — just plain pudding, uncomplicated and delicious. Read story

Clark County pros say create a scent garden to elevate your mood

July 14, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

There’s hardly anything that delights the eyes more than a well-tended garden — but what about a garden designed to delight the nose? A fragrance garden might be just the remedy for these stressful times. Read story

Hockinson introduces a berry delicious fest

July 9, 2020, 6:06am Clark County Life

If you’re feeling like you need a lot more freshly picked, locally grown blueberries, Saturday’s Hockinson Berry Festival is custom-made for you. Read story

Five easy, customizable options for delicious smoothies

July 8, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

When I got married, my parents gave me their blender. I don’t have its exact date of origin, but it wasn’t much younger than I was, a child of the ’70s. No matter — I was simply grateful to have an appliance in which to make margaritas. Read story