Going Bananas and a Little Sweetness in a Week of Sour News

DEElicious

We used the wonderful All Clad Copper Core wok today to make Thai Chicken with Basil and Rice with Pickled Cukes and Radishes and it was a great meal.

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Celebrity Chefs

Getting Smart

Andy Warhol Moleskine

Andy Warhol Moleskine

While reading the article about Warren Buffet’s 10 Tips to Wealth on the AOL Welcome Screen this morning, I stumbled onto an equally as interesting (to me), less common sense bit of information article about Celebrity Chefs and the 10 Secrets They Won’t Tell You. There are mentions of the big celebrity chefs; Emeril, Bobby, Giada, Sarah, Paula and Rachel and … well, you get the picture. There is a brief “discussion” of when recipes go wrong, how you’re not likely to ever see one of these chefs in one of their restaurants and how rising to celebrity chef stature is tough.

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Where Does the Time Go?

Time

How often have you noted that time passes quickly, yet you look back on that period of time and it suddenly seems as though it’s been an eternity?

During tonight’s broadcast someone asked me if the year has gone quickly or if it feels like it’s been a year since I began the Justopia Cooks broadcast and as I took a moment to reflect I thought the answer was really both

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Twitter and the News and Tomorrow is an Auspicious Day!!

Current Events

MissouriMatt came through with help and taught me how to style the plate

As some of you have seen, CNN has become enamored with Twitter, the microblogging web app in which you post messages up to 140 characters long to a list of followers. I returned home after work, put my things down, washed up, sat down and turned on the TV to see what’s been going on in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.

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Touching Base

Tomorrow!

With the hurricane bearing down on the Texas coast, the Navigator's Monument in Lisbon seemed appropriate

I’ve had to close the store the past couple of nights and have been busy prior to heading to work so I have not been able to publish a blog post. This is very unusual for me. This is only the 3rd or 4th time I haven’t published a post for 3 – 4 days ever in the 15 months since I launched the blog and I’m feeling rather guilty, but I don’t want to babble on about nothing.

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KeyIngredient.com September Contest Recipe

Peach-Apple Chutney Surprise

A little more than a week ago after I submitted my entry for the Whole Foods Budget Recipe Challenge, I mentioned that I’d been invited to submit a recipe to KeyIngredient.com for the September Key Ingredient Cook’s Kitchen (KICK) contest.

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We Partied and I Received My Card

The Job Has it’s Perks

We paired my hot pepper jelly with cream cheese to put on crackers or bread

We had a party at my house last night to sample the new Williams-Sonoma drink mixes. There are 6 of them and one of our colleagues was a bar tender in a previous life, so she planted herself in the kitchen and mixed up the drinks while we devoured appetizers and had a good time.

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