A new farmers market at Battle Ground Village opened in July. The Farmers’ Market at Battle Ground Village is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 20. It’s a smaller venue with fewer crowds than you find at other, more established markets in Clark County.
Chutneys Indian Restaurant and Grocery Store has enjoyed many years of success serving authentic Indian cuisine seven days a week for the whole family. Located just off of state Highway 14 and Southeast 164th Avenue, do not let the unassuming strip-mall location fool you — this place is one of our food gems in Clark County.
It’s pickle season and for the perfect pickle you need a pickling cucumber. At the farmers markets and produce stands May through late September you’ll find three varieties of cucumbers: pickling, slicing, and seedless. Compared to slicing cucumbers, picklers tend to be shorter, less regularly shaped, have bumpy skin, are never waxed and come in colors from pale to dark green with a touch of yellow sometimes where they were laying on the ground. The skin of a pickling cucumber is less bitter than slicing cucumbers, has fewer and smaller seeds, thus making it the perfect choice to choose to make a delicious pickle.
As a responsible homeowner, housemate or parent, you’ve likely tested for radon, installed smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, removed lead paint, covered or removed asbestos, and forbidden smoking inside. So, now your home is healthy and safe, right?
I have attached an article about tomatoes which recommends planting tomatoes in partial shade for best yields. I have always planted mine in full sun. Would I be better off to give partial shade? What about the other recommendations in the article?
PROEBSTEL — Despite all the growth in Clark County, Proebstel, an unincorporated community just east of Vancouver, still feels pretty country. Large grass-covered lots line state Highway 500, the arterial that runs through it. There’s a “country market,” a church, a few businesses and farms offering blueberries or eggs. The area’s even named after a pioneer.
The dog days of summer are certainly upon us. Wouldn’t it be awesome if “dog days” truly meant days of dogs instead of days of insufferable heat? I might be barking up the wrong tree, but I think a season of wet noses and tail wags would make the world a better place. Since I can’t change the season, or the world, I’ll just have to settle for some doggone good reading. True, I am more of a cat lady than a dog lady, but watching dogs be dogs always makes me smile, and I’ll hazard a guess that they make you smile, too. If there’s one takeaway from reading today’s column, I hope it’s this: dogs are the comedians of the animal world. And we’re the better for it.