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Editor’s Note: “The New Southern Living Garden Book,” released in January, is the revised edition of what affectionately has become known as “the bible of Southern gardening.” Daily Journal food/home/garden editor Ginna Parsons recently interviewed Southern Living garden editor Steve Bender (aka The Grumpy Gardener) about the new book. Q. How is “The New Southern […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When Becky Rollins became involved with the Friends of the Lee County Library, the first question she asked was whether or not they ever did any fundraising. “When they said no, I asked them if they would consider it,” said Rollins, who became chairman of the volunteer group […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – If you can name it, Chris Winders has probably cooked it. The Tupelo businessman remembers being in the kitchen with his mother and grandmother while growing up in Aberdeen, but he figures it was about 15 years ago – when Food Network became popular – that he took […]

Korean Beef 1⁄3 cup soy sauce 1⁄3 cup mirin (Japanese cooking wine) 1⁄3 cup brown sugar or 1⁄4 cup honey 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh chopped ginger 1 teaspoon of Sambal Oelek chili garlic sauce (or Sriracha) 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 bunch scallions, white and green parts chopped and separated 1 […]

One day last week I received in the mail the most extraordinary press kit. It’s called a Kitchen Curry Master and it contained a stainless steel spice box, known as a Masala Dabba, and a cookbook with authentic Indian recipes. The spice box, which holds little metal pots without tops and is covered with a […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal FULTON – Quentin Clifton’s passion is cooking, and it shows when he talks about food. “I started watching my mother cook when I was 12 or 13, especially Sunday dinners,” said Clifton, who works at Mueller Copper Tubing in Fulton. “When I got home after school or at night, if […]

Hawaiian Chicken 5 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 1⁄3 cup soy sauce 1⁄3 cup brown sugar 1⁄2 cup pineapple juice Cooked rice Cut chicken into small chunks and place in a slow cooker. Cover with soy sauce, brown sugar and pineapple juice. Cook on medium heat for 3 to 4 hours. Serve over […]

A few weeks ago, my friend and co-worker Leslie Criss decided she was going to put her Crock-Pot to work. As the cold, dreary days drag on, she was finding it harder and harder to go home in the evenings and prepare a meal and, as such, was resorting to protein drinks and peanut butter […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – A day or two of warm, sunny weather here and there may have you thinking it’s time to start getting seeds and plants in the ground, but if you’re smart, you’ll be patient and wait a couple of months. “It’s really too early to plant anything, but it […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Last October, Sweet Tea and Biscuits owner Beverly Blaylock got a call from an associate editor at Cooking with Paula Deen magazine. “She said she was going to be going through the state of Mississippi tasting food at different locally owned eateries,” said Blaylock. “Our place in Tupelo […]