In the Earth Lady’s garden the welcome mat is always out for her avian friends. During spring migration the garden serves as a sort of bed and breakfast for transient, neo-tropical birds that are just passing through, and some, like the scarlet tanager, are so lovely that one wishes they would linger awhile. Their stay […]

Choosing flowering annuals at the garden center is always an easy task if you have celosias on your shopping list. Celosias attract a lot of attention, and their flowers come in a virtual kaleidoscope of vibrant colors. This tropical plant is one of the best flowering summer annuals we can grow and an almost guaranteed […]

There can be no scene more typically Southern than the summer produce stand, standing by the side of the highway with a rusty pickup loaded with watermelons parked beside. We pull in, lower the window and call out, “Got any early tomatoes?” This scene is repeated today in a more sophisticated way as farmers’ markets […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Pickers and players, unite. The annual Down from the Hills Heritage Museum and Mississippi Bluegrass Competition kicks off in New Albany at the Union County Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. on Saturday and lasts throughout the day. Individuals and groups of all ages will compete for more […]

Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Donald Trump sits high above Manhattan in his penthouse in Trump Tower. He lifts the hair back on a bust of himself and pushes a button, which lowers him and his chair from “The Apprentice” down a floor to his office below. A team of advisors and executives wait at a […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I consider “Money Monster” further proof of my theory about Hollywood stars. George Clooney and Julia Roberts lend their time and talents to this film, and that makes all the difference. The movie probably would’ve fizzled without their combined charisma. Clooney is Lee Gates, the host of a fictional […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal At the end of this month, we’ll celebrate Memorial Day and kick off the official start of summer. What better way to mark the occasion than to head outside for a cookout with family and friends? According to a recent survey by the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, 75 percent […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – This past February marked the 14th year I’ve been writing the Cook of the Week feature. That adds up to more than 700 people featured on the Food front of the Daily Journal every Wednesday. There was a time, even as recently as 10 years ago, when it […]

I received the May/June issue of Mississippi Magazine in the mail last week and was immediately drawn to a recipe from Patty Roper for pork tenderloin that was rubbed with spices, wrapped in bacon, slathered with peach preserves and Dijon mustard and cooked in a cast iron skillet. Hungry yet? By coincidence, the same day […]