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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.

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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Squash with Wild Rice, Pears and Almonds

This is a great main course or side depending on the size of the squash used. Acorn squash has the best texture for roasting, but any gourd would work. Make sure to toast the seeds for a snack later. Acorn … Continue reading

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Baked Apples Stuffed with Apples

This is a fairly simple dessert that makes use of apple guts in the stuffing. It also takes advantage of melted brown sugar as a tasty internal sauce. This recipe is for two but can easily be increased for as … Continue reading

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An Apple A Day…

If you saw yesterday’s post, you know we love apples. Here are some of our favorite ways to end a meal. Apple-Topped Coffee Cake Apple Cake with Custard Cream Spiced Apple Cake Baked Apples for Two Applesauce with Brown Sugar … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Apples Galore

The farmers markets are still going strong, but the peaches and tomatoes are making room for apples in these parts. We’re happy with that. Apples are great in any course, why hoard them for dessert? Here are some of our … Continue reading

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Stewed Mayocoba Beans

Mayocoba, or Peruvian beans, are similar to pinto beans in texture and meatiness and taste like a mix between a kidney bean and a lima bean. They are an excellent addition to chili, stew or soup and are fairly inexpensive. … Continue reading

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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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