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These lemon berry cheesecake bars, with an upper and lower crust made of crescent roll dough, are absolutely heavenly.

Lessons learned in a Clark County pandemic kitchen

These lemon berry cheesecake bars, with an upper and lower crust made of crescent roll dough, are absolutely heavenly.

December 30, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

While the world has debated whether 2020 is the dawn of the apocalypse (I’m thinking yes?), I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with condensed soup, crescent rolls, hot cereal, instant pudding, onion soup mix, gelatin and crackers. This isn’t because I’m unfeeling. I feel deep sadness and… Read story

Nothing says "Merry Christmas!" like a steamed figgy pudding, full of dried fruit and the Christmas tipple of your choice.

Now bring us some figgy pudding

Nothing says "Merry Christmas!" like a steamed figgy pudding, full of dried fruit and the Christmas tipple of your choice.

December 23, 2020, 11:09am Clark County Life

Many of you have no doubt lain awake at night during many a Christmas past wondering just what the heck a figgy pudding is, and why it’s so urgent to bring one right here. Read story

See seven swans a-swimming with this artist-designed wrapping paper, available only at The French Door in downtown Vancouver.

No time like the present: A last-minute Clark County gift guide

See seven swans a-swimming with this artist-designed wrapping paper, available only at The French Door in downtown Vancouver.

December 18, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Keeping the doors open at independently owned retail stores this year has required a combination of innovation, flexibility and sheer grit. With only six days left until Christmas, here’s some last-minute inspiration from Clark County merchants that will make you feel extra good about shopping local. All places take phone… Read story

These sweet and spicy glazed carrots can be topped with walnuts or dried cranberries for holiday oomph.

Three recipes that make canned veg taste pretty OK

These sweet and spicy glazed carrots can be topped with walnuts or dried cranberries for holiday oomph.

December 16, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

While canned vegetables are no one’s culinary darlings, they are perhaps undeserving of their unglamorous reputation. Many people would just as soon leave them on the grocery store shelves or shove them to the back of the pantry, reserved for a nuclear apocalypse, after all the fresh vegetables have been… Read story

At the Buchanan home at 15309 N.E. 7th St., Vancouver, thousands of colorful lights illuminate the night sky.

Clark County families make spirits bright with dazzling holiday displays

At the Buchanan home at 15309 N.E. 7th St., Vancouver, thousands of colorful lights illuminate the night sky.

December 13, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

If there’s one thing we can count on, even in 2020, it’s the joy created by a festive light display. Clark County residents, sensing the need for extra cheer, have pulled out all the stops on their holiday houses. The lights are on. The plastic reindeer are hitched to Santa’s… Read story

Recipes from "The Pickled Picnic." Foreground, left to right: Crispy Brine-Glazed Tofu, Pickled Three-Bean Salad, and Spiced Chickpeas With Fermented Rhubarb.

Battle Ground native knows how to pickle practically anything

Recipes from "The Pickled Picnic." Foreground, left to right: Crispy Brine-Glazed Tofu, Pickled Three-Bean Salad, and Spiced Chickpeas With Fermented Rhubarb.

December 2, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

You may think “cucumber,” when you hear “pickle,” but pretty near anything can be pickled, including eggs, beef, fish and cheese. Preserving food in a brine of salt, vinegar and spices is an age-old technique that imparts a tasty tang and allows crisp things to retain their fresh crunch. It’s… Read story

The Christmas Ship Parade organizers have cancelled a planned parade near Camas and Washougal Saturday night due to high winds, but there are plenty of other parades scheduled through Dec.

Pandemic can’t quash Clark County’s Christmas spirit

The Christmas Ship Parade organizers have cancelled a planned parade near Camas and Washougal Saturday night due to high winds, but there are plenty of other parades scheduled through Dec.

November 27, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

The lighting of the Christmas tree in Esther Short Park passed without fanfare because pandemic safety measures forced cancellation of the usual downtown Vancouver festivities. You can still find plenty of holiday cheer in local celebrations of the lights, sights and music that make this season so beautiful. Here’s a… Read story

Dawn Iveane-Curell, a Meals on Wheels People Friendly Chat volunteer, talks with seniors on the phone in her bedroom office or while on walks as part of the program.

Volunteer callers in Clark County make connections with isolated seniors

Dawn Iveane-Curell, a Meals on Wheels People Friendly Chat volunteer, talks with seniors on the phone in her bedroom office or while on walks as part of the program.

November 26, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

Today, Dawn Iveane-Curell, along with some 500 other volunteers, will dial up local seniors to wish them a happy Thanksgiving. Read story

These easy treats rely on apples' natural sweetness, which is enhanced by baking.

5 fun apple recipes that ditch the dough, keep the delish

These easy treats rely on apples' natural sweetness, which is enhanced by baking.

November 25, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

North America’s only native apple trees are the tiny, jewel-like crabapples. Other varieties didn’t arrive on these shores until the 17th century. America’s first apple orchard was planted in Boston in 1625, but the tart, bitter apples grown back then weren’t for eating. They were for drinking in the form… Read story

Clients at In Light Hyperbarics can purchase a session in a light sauna room, where they're bathed in soft light.

As winter skies darken in Clark County, keep it light

Clients at In Light Hyperbarics can purchase a session in a light sauna room, where they're bathed in soft light.

November 24, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

Pacific Northwesterners know that keeping spirits up during this time of short days, long nights and perpetually overcast weather is no joke. Like plants, we seek the light and crave its enlivening power. Read story