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.

Continue reading 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 for the September Key Ingredient Cook’s Kitchen (KICK) contest.

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Stir Fried Beef and Soba Noodles


A DEElicious Asian meal!

It was a strange day. The weather was wet and windy as Hannah blew through on her trek north. I walked to the store as the rain started to whip up and was pretty wet by the time I arrived at the store 5 minutes later. My ran jacket doesn’t do much to keep the water off of me, but I didn’t mind

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Customer Service in the Age of Microblogging (Customer) Service With a :)


Slow Cooked Short Ribs, Roasted Potatoes and Squash, Tomatoes and Broccoli

As long time readers and viewers of the Justopia Cooks broadcast know, my background is Customer Service. Whether it be in sales or my 12 year tenure with AOL, I’ve spent my career serving customers. Don’t we all in some form or another? Sometimes it’s internal customers, other times it’s external, but in the end we are all working to deliver service to someone.

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Breakfast With Justopia

Matzoh Brei

I woke up hungry this morning. Not a usual occurrence. I think it’s probably because I went to bed thinking about making matzoh brei. I have had a box in the pantry since Passover and thought that if I didn’t use it, it would need to go in the garbage soon.

Contests and More Contests

Don’t Forget!

Mouth Watering Grilled Nectarine with Coconut-Cream, Maple Syrup Sauce

Mouth Watering Grilled Nectarine with Coconut-Cream, Maple Syrup Sauce

Remember, instead of week 5 of the Name That Exotic Food contest at this week, we are having the finish the Tenten story contest. If you haven’t taken pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, you have just 21-ish hours left to get your creativity going to finish up the great story that Peekers started for us last week. In case you’ve forgotten, you can find the story you have to work with here in the Extra! Extra! Read (and Write) All About It! blog post from last Thursday.

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Info and a Couple of Recipes

Viewer Count Info

Long after I finished broadcasting my playlists were showing on the JTV home page

We’ve talked about this before, but after seeing a blurb on a blog about “faked viewer counts” I thought it was worth another visit.

So, it goes like this — there are rooms with lots of viewers at one time. Most of the rooms with very large viewer counts are those broadcasting professional sports or first run movies or something you wouldn’t want your child watching, but on those occasions when a broadcaster is put into the Featured box on the welcome screen the viewer count can go very high.

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