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May 2011

Potato Soup: A Generational Staple that's Good for All Seasons

05/08/11

Potato Soup: A Generational Staple that's Good for All Seasons

Potato soup reminds me of times past. It warms my stomach on cold days and makes me happy on evenings at home with my family, even during Benicia's long days of summer.One of my go-to meals when I can’t think of anything to cook, potato soup is a staple in my home as it was in my parent’s home when I was young. It’s versatile, cheap, and easy to make—and I can have a hot, homemade meal on the table in under 40 minutes. It was a wonderful everyday meal, but special enough for a family celebration.My maternal grandmother was an Idaho farm wife who made potato soup and biscuits every Christmas Eve. Feeding family and farm hands, she was kept busy preparing for the big Christmas Day feast. It was the only day in the year that she could get away with soup and not a...

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Politicians, City Staffers and Residents Model for a Good Cause

05/04/11

Politicians, City Staffers and Residents Model for a Good Cause

This year’s annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, benefitting the Benicia Community Action Council (CAC), rocked the Clocktower with lively Beatle’s tunes and good times. Christina Strawbridge, Chair of the Economic Development Board and owner of Christina S, and Claudia Mahrt, owner of Be Chic Boutique, put on a rollicking good show for the sold-out audience.A nod to all things British during the month of the Royal Wedding, Strawbridge, who is the creative force behind the decorations and fashion show, chose a 1960’s mod theme, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” While the music blared with Beatle’s classics such as Help, Eleanor Rigby and Strawberry Fields Forever,” the models strutted, danced and hammed it up on the runway to enthusiastic...

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