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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.

Browned Nectarines in Honey and Whipped Cream

This is a really simple dessert that works well with really ripe or not so ripe nectarines. Nectarines with Honey 5 nectarines sliced thick 3 tbsp butter 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp amaretto 1 cup heavy cream Melt butter in … Continue reading

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Negroni

Readers often comment on the seemingly bottomless contents of our liquor cabinet. But we really don’t have every mixer on the planet. Sometimes we pool our resources and head to a friend’s house where Campari is stocked and the Mad … Continue reading

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Veal Shoulder Roast

This is a great way to use a tender tasty veal shoulder. Pork will also work, but not nearly as well. Roasted Veal Shoulder Rubbed with Basil 4 lb veal shoulder bone removed 6 large cloves garlic minced Zest 1 … Continue reading

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Carrot and Red Bell Pepper Soup

The secret to this soup is the toasted bread rubbed with garlic. Dip it or pour the soup over it at the bottom of the bowl. The other secret is really fresh carrots and bell pepper. Carrot and Roasted Red … Continue reading

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Fall and Winter Garden

For those folks who have not already done so, now is the time to plant for anything that needs to overwinter, like garlic and carrots. It is also time to plant for the fall garden here in the south. Anyone … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Fall Garden

Here are some meatless options for a nice fall feast. Start with a mushroom soup A nice rice dish and some pears for dessert

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Barbcue Rib Calzones

By Katherine I have a terrible confession: After almost a decade in the South I’m a little tired of barbecue ribs. OK, a lot tired. Do you know how much meat sticks in your teeth and how many napkins you … Continue reading

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