The idea came to Eileen Shibley from out of the blue. It was risky but somehow she knew it would work. She knew she could make an impact in an up-and-coming field, but the financial risks would be high. She decided to give it a try.
The local chapter of the American Red Cross hosted its Annual Donor Recognition Luncheon at the Bakersfield Fire Department Station 1 in downtown Bakersfield. Certificates were handed out and speeches were made about the incredible progress and community support the Red Cross provides citizens through the efforts of their donors. A buffet lunch was served to the happy attendees, as well.
The days are shorter, the nights are colder, but this time of year also means our annual Cheap Eats guide is back to light up your lunch hour! We’ve once again compiled a list of flavorful dishes from great restaurants that are guaranteed to fill you up without emptying your wallet. And we’ve got a few special dishes peppered throughout the list this year, but more on that later.
Speaking of pepper…get ready to whet your appetite!
When I am craving something rich, I always think about chocolate truffles. These small chocolate truffles can be made ahead and are great for a party. They have a firm consistency that lasts and you can make them with different coatings, such as unsweetened cocoa powder, roasted almonds, or melted white chocolate. Arrange them on a pretty platter and serve them with your favorite after-dinner drinks! This rich chocolate dessert is very tempting and elegant, I promise!
Two things are true of this time of year. First, people start to really indulge in desserts (sweets offer extra padding against the cold, right?) and second, the inevitable guilt follows close behind. But I believe you can have special treats occasionally and love them, too.
Bakersfield’s annual Via Arté Festival has thread its way through some of Robyn Lace’s most important life events. In 1999, her participation in the first Via Arté was a high school project. “Jeremy Bingham and I were assigned to work together by Mrs. Reynolds, our art teacher.”