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Market Fresh Finds: Pick picklers for crunch, flavor and preserves

July 24, 2020, 6:30am Clark County Life

Pickling cukes are here. Available through September, these are my favorite cucumbers. Here’s why: The skins of these cucumbers are thinner and less bitter than the slicing variety, and the flesh has fewer and smaller seeds. They are great for fresh eating as well as being the go-to vegetable for pickling — a truly all-around cucumber. Read story

Clark County caterers create winning recipe

July 24, 2020, 6:02am Business

With pandemic safety measures canceling events, caterers now are focusing on heat-and-eat meals for individuals and families, offering us the chance to try out the luxury of a virtual personal chef. Read story

Downtown Vancouver’s Angst Gallery to close July 31

July 23, 2020, 6:02am Business

Downtown Vancouver’s Angst Gallery will close July 31 after more than a decade of displaying emerging artists’ work. 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

Homemade salad dressings: Say goodbye to the bottle

July 22, 2020, 6:05am Food

A salad without dressing is just a pile of limp, uninspired lettuce. Read story

Ice pops and cream pops make an easy, cool summer snack

July 22, 2020, 6:05am Food

Technically, we aren’t supposed to call them “popsicles.” That’s a registered trademark. But ice pops, creamy pops made with milk or yogurt, and other fruity desserts-on-a-stick are having a moment. You might be seeing them pop up on your Instagram feed, in bright colors, made with orange and mango and filled with pieces of fruit. Read story

Try vegan picadillo empanadas

July 22, 2020, 6:05am Food

The best toddler-birthday-party food I’ve ever had were picadillo empanadas. Fede, a boy from my daughters’ day care, turned 3, and his mom baked a huge batch of them. She had made the dough by hand and pulled out tray after tray while the kids played. Read story

Mint adds flavor to sirloin skewers

July 22, 2020, 6:00am Food

Fresh mint is one of the best herbs to have in your kitchen. This often-overlooked herb has a clean, refreshing taste that can elevate simple home cooking into something special. Toss a few leaves in your morning smoothie, shower torn leaves on salads, blend it into a mint pesto, or add chopped mint to add to salsa for grilled vegetables. Read story

Mangoes sweeten shrimp salad

July 22, 2020, 5:23am Food

July is the height of the mango season, and good mangoes can be found everywhere. There are many different varieties of mango with different textures, sweetness levels and flavors. Any type works well in this recipe. They add a sweet flavor, soft texture to the plump shrimp. Read story

Clark County health inspections, July 13-20

July 21, 2020, 12:00pm Clark County Life

For more information, call Clark County Public Health at 564-397-8428 or visit In the health department’s scoring system, the fewer the points, the better. A perfect score is 0. The worst possible score is 418. An establishment with 100 or more points will be closed. Read story