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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.

Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potato and Onion

By Katherine   This was so ridiculously simple that I didn’t even think to do a post on it. But Greg insisted and a good wife should never argue with her husband. Hey, does anyone else smell smoke? I might … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Tomato Time Part Two

You didn’t think we’d do just one post extolling the virtue of summer tomatoes? Here are some more of our favorites, like breaded tomatoes pictured above. Tomatoes baked with Goat Cheese and Anchovies  Roasted Tomato Macaroni and Cheese Roasted Tomato … Continue reading

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A Garden Update

The okra is finally producing now that the true southern summer is here. The peppers are also getting to the right amount of spiciness now that the days are in the upper 90’s and the nights cool down to the … Continue reading

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Summer Vegetable Tart

This recipe comes together quickly and is perfect for brunch or breakfast. Or dinner. Add some bacon or chicken livers to the sauteed mushrooms if you want non vegetarian. Zucchini Tomato Torte 1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup red … Continue reading

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Cherry Bourbon Old Fashioned

Here is a fun twist on the classic old fashioned cocktail that makes use of some of that fantastic cherry liquor for these. If you did not make the cherries then maybe it is time you did. Cherry Bourbon Old … Continue reading

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Ratatouille

Thanks to a very entertaining film from Pixar, ratatouille has had a reboot from the rustic roasted casserole that nine times out of 10 turned into a gummy inedible mess. The fancier version is good, but it loses some of … Continue reading

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Corn Salad with Feta and Candied Bacon

Here is another use for candied bacon. Serve this on top of a bed of greens, or on top of a pile of stewed black beans on top of a bed of greens on top of tortilla chips. Or use … Continue reading

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