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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.

(Not) In Our Kitchen

We recently visited some friends for a long weekend and as thanks for a free place to stay we cooked one day. Here are some photos of their fantastic kitchen and our meal. I really liked the chalk board as … Continue reading

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Baked Apple Pancake

This is great as a course for brunch or as dessert for a night that breakfast was for dinner. The recipe is adapted from this one. Baked Apple Pancake 1 cup milk 4 eggs 3 tbsp sugar + 1/4 tsp … Continue reading

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Garbanzo Soup

The slow-cooked beans really bring a fantastic flavor to this simple soup adapted from The Silver Spoon. Creamed Garbanzo Bean Soup 1 cup dried garbanzos soaked in cold water overnight then drained 1 onion, sliced thin 3 cups chicken stock … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Fall Soups

It’s cool enough to survive without air conditioning, but our weather isn’t quite fall-like yet. Still we’re ready for crisp autumn days to arrive, perhaps they’ll be here by December. Here are some of our favorite soups to herald fall. … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

This is a recipe I adapted from my second favorite baker’s book, Bernard Clayton’s New Complete Book of Breads. I promise this is not an advert. This bread is fantastic as a loaf but works even better shaped into buns … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Pear Coffee Cake

This is chock full of fruit. Apples or pears would work. We used pears because one of Katherine’s coworkers has a pear tree. Have we mentioned how much we like Katherine’s coworkers? Cinnamon Pear Coffee Cake 6 tbsp unsalted butter, … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Apple Drinks (So Far)

The foliage isn’t ever that grand down in these parts. But hey the apples are lip-smacking and since the temperatures are still in the 80s we need refreshment suited to the season. That’s why we love these apple drinks. (We’re … Continue reading

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