I think I may have dodged the stomach bug this weekend. My husband, Charlie, had it last month and I managed to miss it that time. But Sunday, waves of nausea kept sweeping over me, and I vacillated between feeling lousy and feeling fine. In the end, feeling fine won out. We had made plans […]

Staff reports VERONA – Two days of seminars and activities are planned for the North Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Conference and Trade Show on Thursday and Friday in the Magnolia Building at the Lee County Agri-Center, located at 5395 Highway 145 in Verona. Topics on the agenda include honeybees, business management, wildlife enterprises, […]

Restaurant rollouts take coordination. Whether it’s the unveiling of an entirely new concept or the rollout of a new menu, a lot of detailed planning is involved in all departments. It took a few decades for that lesson to sink in. In the early days of my restaurant career I flew by the seat of […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – The BancorpSouth Arena might look a little more like Paris than Tupelo in a couple of weeks when the Junior Auxiliary presents the 51st Annual Charity Ball. “Le Grand Bal Parisien” is set for Feb. 7 from 7 p.m. until midnight. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased […]

Boeuf Bourguignon (a la Park Heights) 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 strips thick-cut bacon, diced 21⁄2 to 3 pounds quality stew meat or chuck beef, cut into large cubes 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 pound carrots, sliced 1 pound fresh mushrooms, stems discarded and sliced into 1-inch chunks […]

We’re four weeks into the new year and are still eating healthfully at our house and making regular gym visits. I’m down seven pounds, but I’ve always found the first five are the easiest to lose. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that if you go from eating fried foods, pizza, chips […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal OXFORD – Make plans to visit Oxford between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1 so you can participate in Restaurant Week. The event is a celebration of local food and charities. Every time you dine at a participating restaurant during the week, you’ll have the opportunity to vote for one of […]

Last Friday, I found a recipe on Pinterest for a salad I wanted to try. I texted a picture of it to my husband and daughter and they both responded, “Let’s do this!” So Saturday night, I made it for supper and I can say, without a doubt, this chicken is one of the best […]

Network and cable television channels are filled with reality television programs. There are shows about Alaskan truck drivers, loggers, moonshiners, alligator trappers, people who try to choose a girlfriend, people who try to choose a boyfriend, couples who race each other around the world and contestants who voluntarily strand themselves on deserted islands and stab […]