Ahhh, food – shopping for it, growing it, cooking it, sharing it – we love the whole shebang.

Here’s our favorite recipes, cocktails, kitchen tools and helpful hints for everything that happens in the kitchen!

Julia Child’s Deconstructed Turkey is Just The Right Thing!

November 23, 2013 Food

Ah Julia Child’s Deconstructed Turkey recipe. I’ve been using her method since 1999 and wrote about it here on Just The Right Things in 2011 and 2010 and 2009. So, imagine my delight when my November/December 2013 issue of Cooks Illustrated arrived featuring “Julia Child’s Turkey, Updated.” I loved reading that article because the author, Andrea Geary, discovered […]

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Better Eggs For Your McDonald’s Breakfast Sandwich

April 1, 2013 Food

In the interest of full disclosure, I’d like to start by saying I’ve not purchased anything at McDonald’s except bagged ice (not available at all locations, but good, fresh and cheap for you ice connoisseurs out there) for probably at least 10 years.  No fries, no hot apple pies, no iced tea swill in a […]

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The Food Conspiracy

March 7, 2013 Food

I don’t know about you, but the CONSTANT media buzz about diets, dieting, obesity, fitness, food that’s good for you (no wait, now it’s bad for you!) drives me plain nuts.  Yes, I could turn off my TV – but I like my TV. Michael Pollan’s quote, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” sums up […]

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Red Pepper Ring Egg Breakfast

February 26, 2013 Food

Our just the right readers may know Joan launched a  blog devoted to her chicken life :). Every Sunday she features an egg recipe and I can tell you from close up personal experience they are always eggcellent! At my house Alan and I are focusing on eating more vegetables this year. Browsing through my […]

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Jalapeño Margarita

February 23, 2013 Food
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In honor of National Margarita Day (It was yesterday, but should’t EVERY day be National Margarita Day?) I’m sharing some awesome margarita love with you. No more words.  Just go make the margarita.  Now.         Jalapeño Margarita 2 oz. good tequila 1.5 oz. triple sec, or if you’re feeling fancy, Cointreau 1.5 […]

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Shopping Saturday: A See-Through Toaster

January 12, 2013 Food

Why didn’t somebody think of this sooner? I’m not in the market for a toaster but if I were I’d pick this Magimix Vision Toaster. Pricey for a toaster but it would make a neat wedding gift. Comes in stainless, red and black.

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Hello 2013

January 4, 2013 Food

A few days ago Joan summed up her 2012 just the right things.  Like Joan, my year was a combo of ups and downs, something that seems to come with the territory of getting older. But, in keeping with the spirit of looking on the bright side here are some of my just the right […]

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Just The Wrong Things #1

October 18, 2012 Food

I found this product to be the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in a long time.  Their website says, “Mixes cocktails at the touch of a button – batteries included.”  It’s hard to say much else, except SHAKE YOUR OWN DAMN DRINK, OK?  

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A Cheesy Recipe for Fall

October 4, 2012 Food

Hello, October!  I hope all you “oh-my-god-it’s-so-hot-I-can’t-stand-it” summer haters are enjoying fall.  Me, I think of it as the season of things dying.  Because it is.  (You know I’m right, Nancy.)  The yard is full of work dealing with dead stuff – raking leaves, turning under the exhausted garden, pulling the wilted annuals… As if […]

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A Tomato A Day….

September 12, 2012 Food

How about these AWESOME tomatoes?  I gather a huge bowl like this every other day.  I am swimming in tomatoes. And what is the cause of this tomato extravaganza?  I believe it’s two words – chicken poop.  Organic chicken poop cured over the winter and applied to the beds in the spring.  I’ve been growing […]

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