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Beer al fresco: Time right for drinking beer in Clark County in the open air

July 17, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Summer vacations have been scrapped, concerts and festivals canceled, but one Pacific Northwest summer ritual remains: sipping a cold beer outside with friends. This is the perfect time to explore the outdoor patios serving locally brewed beer throughout Clark County. Read story

Market Fresh Finds: Buckle up and let blackberry season take you for a tasty ride

July 17, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Blackberries are sometimes confused with black raspberries because of their appearance. Read story

Clark County health inspections, July 6-13

July 15, 2020, 9:04am 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

Ice cream toppings to help you chill out this summer

July 15, 2020, 6:05am Food

Ice cream without toppings is like a salad without dressing, burger without fries, chips without salsa. It just should not be. Read story

Choosing the best fats for frying will make your food tastier (and less greasy)

July 15, 2020, 6:05am Food

Using the right kind of fat for different types of frying will make whatever you cook more delicious. Read story

Tricks to make mayonnaise your go-to secret ingredient

July 15, 2020, 6:04am Food

Granted, it doesn’t roll off the tongue like “Jimmy ‘the Greek’ Snyder” or “Vlad ‘the Impaler’ Tepes,” but, over the years I’ve acquired the sobriquet, “Jim ‘Won’t-Shut-Up-About-the Visigoths’ DeWan.” But, come on, who doesn’t love a bit of the old barbarian? Read story

Flavorful salad perfect for a hot summer night

July 15, 2020, 6:03am Food

Walnuts and basil flavor this simple chicken salad. It’s a flavorful salad that is easy to put together. The only cooking is to toast the walnuts to enhance their flavor. So, it’s perfect for a hot summer night. Read story

Vegetarian take on chicken parm

July 15, 2020, 6:01am Food

I stumbled upon a forgotten head of cauliflower that I’d planned on roasting. It had a few brown spots but not so many that it wasn’t usable. With the help of a sturdy kitchen knife, I got rid of them quickly. 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

Parklets, sidewalk cafes help Vancouver restaurants weather pandemic

July 10, 2020, 6:01am Business

It's been less than two months since Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle floated the idea of bringing "parklets" -- street parking spaces converted into outdoor restaurant seating areas -- to Vancouver, and the program has already led to four downtown installations. Read story