Leading (and eating) by example

Leading (and eating) by example

Luis Fernandes remembers the joys of spending time in his mother’s kitchen. Growing up in Macau, south of Hong Kong, he fondly remembers markets with fresh foods and spices that regularly found their way onto his family’s dinner plates. It was through his mother’s tutelage and encouragement that he developed a lifelong culinary passion, resulting […]

Soup’s On! A hearty bowl does a body good especially when dairy’s involved

Soup’s On! A hearty bowl does a body good especially when dairy’s involved

They say soup feeds both the body and the soul. During the winter months especially, truer words were never spoken. Options abound for brothy elixirs, creamy vegetable concoctions, and even hearty thick stews that warm our bodies and souls. A seemingly endless variety can be whipped up with the most basic ingredients – vegetables, meats, […]

Heart and hustle: Seniors in Hasselbring Hustlers can’t stop dancing to the music

Heart and hustle: Seniors in Hasselbring Hustlers can’t stop dancing to the music

Four years ago the Hasselbring Senior Center on West Home Avenue was headed toward demolition. Then along came Garald Haralson, a local DJ and entertainer who had been spinning and performing at Loving Hands, another senior center in town. There he would play older music– Motown from the ’60s and funk from the ’70s – […]

Mobile food pantries to distribute nutritious food to Flint families in January: Here’s the schedule

Mobile food pantries to distribute nutritious food to Flint families in January: Here’s the schedule

Flint families will be able to get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure from mobile food pantries in January. The pantries will distribute foods rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron such as apples, carrots, potatoes, onions and cabbage. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department […]

Wild About Wildtree: Flint entrepreneur’s organic meal workshops gain interest

Wild About Wildtree:  Flint entrepreneur’s organic meal workshops gain interest

Making meals. The very words send chills up the spines of some – especially those who tend to stay away from the stove. Still, it happens, three times a day. Enter Wildtree Certified Organic Foods, a line of organic products and easy recipes that help make mealtimes easier. Wildtree was founded on the premise that food should […]