Monthly Archives: January 2011

Cheese Plate

For my birthday instead of dessert, my wife made a cheese plate. It was easy to do, for the most part, and really made for a nice finish to a heavy meal. What I like about cheese plates is they … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday 3

Here are some examples of real pub food. It only takes 6 hours from the east coast to get there.

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Scotch

As Ron Burgundy so succinctly put it “I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly” and I couldn’t agree more. I may not have an apartment that smells of rich mahogany or is filled … Continue reading

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Beer Tasting

During a recent visit with friends I did something that was a lot of fun. We had a beer tasting. I know most people think of wine as the alcohol to learn more about, but the world of beer is … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut

After moving to Arkansas I discovered the range of ethnic foods I could buy at the grocery store was severely limited. After searching the Little Rock area, I still came up short for many things I was used to having … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomato Salad

While on a trip to visit friends in St. Louis my wife and I offered to cook dinner. While I took care of the main course, Katherine invented this dish, recalling an heirloom tomato salad she’d had years before at … Continue reading

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Grits

It took meeting a girl with Southern parents to realize I liked grits. Before that I thought they were a lot like cream of wheat, and I hated cream of wheat. Luckily she taught me the error of my ways. … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday 2

Here are a couple of things to make you skip that New Year’s resolution before it starts.

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Rufus’ Food and Spirit Guide. I hope everyone had a good time and hopefully can remember it the next day.

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