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Washington state native Lindsey Alade, a service worker for FoodCorps, will be helping to introduce healthy food choices to elementary students in the Tupelo Public School District during the 2014-15 school year.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Lindsey Alade discovered nutritious food a little later in life than others. “I grew up in a single-mother household and we ate whatever she put on the table,” said Alade, 25. “And then in college, I worked on an organic urban farm and I started recognizing you could […]

On Saturday afternoon, my husband and I traveled to Birmingham for a quick getaway. We wanted to try Frank Stitt’s French restaurant, Chez Fonfon, because we’ve had so many good meals at his signature eatery, Highlands Bar and Grill. We were not disappointed in the food at Fonfon. Charlie had the trout amandine with browned […]

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I don’t know who “they” are, but I agree. It’s also my favorite meal of the day. Breakfast offers many opportunities. During the school year, the morning meal is a come-and-go, in-and-out proposition in my home. I have a high school senior and an […]

A number of years ago, I found a recipe for maple-glazed salmon that sounded very good, but a bit complicated. So I improvised, and just brushed pure maple syrup on my salmon fillets before roasting them in the oven. The end result was always good – not spectacular – but tasty. Sometimes, I sprinkled the […]

My roots are deep in Nashville, though I never lived here. My mother’s people all come from Nashville. When I was a child, my grandfather, who grew up on the banks of the Cumberland River, told me stories about life in and around the hilly woods of Tennessee. His childhood, and the landscape and terrain […]

Grilled bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. (Photo courtesy of "The Loving Kitchen")

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal September is National Better Breakfast month. I know the point of this push is to get some of the 31 million Americans who are not eating breakfast to do so, and I applaud that effort. But at my house, we do have breakfast. Every morning, my husband, Charlie eats two […]


Maple Bacon Muffins 12⁄3 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1⁄8 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 cup whole or 2 percent milk 1⁄2 cup pure maple syrup 1⁄3 cup butter, melted 1 large egg 1⁄2 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled (about 6 slices) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease or […]

This past Saturday, I received the news that June Groover, my “second mother,” had died in my hometown of Dothan, Alabama. I spent much of the day crying.The Groovers moved across the street from us when I was about 9 years old. Their second-oldest child, Merry, was my age, and once we discovered we both […]

I have become bored with lackluster food. I don’t know if it’s an age thing or that my taste buds have dulled over the years, but bland, lifeless, boring food just doesn’t cut it anymore. This thought occurred to me as I was having dinner with my wife in the new Indian restaurant that opened […]