Friday, May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020

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Going nuts for peanut butter again

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

I have not, for most of my adult life, been the biggest fan of peanut butter. Read story

Let Market Fresh Finds help you shop amid new normal

May 22, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

The emerging warmer weather and the opening of farm stands and farmers markets is a sign of hope for me during this COVID-19 pandemic. With so many uncertainties this year,… Read story

Market Fresh Finds: Asparagus can be eaten at any meal

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

When I was a child, I thought asparagus was soft, mushy and stringy. As an adult, I discovered that roasting, grilling and lightly steaming asparagus makes the stalks more enjoyable to eat by themselves or mixed with other great fresh vegetables in a lovely stir fry. My husband enjoys tossing asparagus into scrambled eggs in the mornings. Read story

Rachel Pinsky asks: Has the pandemic changed dinnertime at your house?

May 29, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

Food writer Rachel Pinsky is working on a story about how family dinners have changed since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Do you have more people around the table as college kids return home? Is someone else doing the cooking? Are you eating at strange times? Are you dining in different parts of the house? Are you trying new things? Email Rachel Pinsky at Read story

Cold brew for later? In Clark County, they can (and bottle)

May 29, 2020, 6:00am Business

As the calendar shifts toward June, many of the temporarily closed coffee shops in Vancouver are slowly reopening. Business owners weren’t idly sitting around during their spring closures. They spent the time imagining new ways to make online ordering and takeout transactions quicker, easier and safer. Everyone seemed to reach the same solution: lattes and cold-brew coffee in bottles and cans. Read story

Clark County health inspections, May 18-25

May 28, 2020, 11:05am Clark County Life

Name Address Total Points Amboy Middle School, cafeteria 22115 N.E. Chelatchie Road, Amboy 0 Arby’s 7117 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver 10 Brickhouse Bar and Grill 109 W. 15th St., Vancouver 0 Burgerville 2200 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver 5 Burton Elementary School, cafeteria 14015 N.E. 28th St., Vancouver 0… Read story

Spices power this delicious meal

May 27, 2020, 6:05am Food

The spice section of the market helps create this simple meal packed with punch. Prepackaged chili seasoning mix gives zip to the mild flavor and firm texture of farm-raised tilapia. Read story

Gumbo easy, quick to clean up

May 27, 2020, 6:05am Food

This one-pot gumbo is made with chicken, spicy andouille sausage and the holy trinity of Creole cooking — onion, celery and bell pepper. Read story

DIY mayonnaise easy, delicious

May 27, 2020, 6:04am Food

Making mayonnaise from scratch requires only four pantry staples and takes less time than running to the store for a new jar. Once you’ve got it, the BLTs, tuna and/or egg salad in your days ahead will be better for it. Read story

Easy yogurt lemon loaf will brighten mornings

May 27, 2020, 6:04am Food

What makes this lemon loaf stand out is the addition of orange blossom water. Distilled from orange flowers, it encapsulates the heady scent of blooming citrus trees. It’s that perfumed air you catch on some sunny Southern California mornings, that happy smell that transports you to bucolic groves and wide open spaces. Here, the water is baked into the batter and soaked into the cake, and for extra credit you… Read story