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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.

Creole Rabbit

This is a great way to cook a whole rabbit. Creole Rabbit 2-3 lb fresh young rabbit cut into pieces 1 onion diced fine 2 ribs celery diced fine 2-3 carrots diced fine 4 cloves garlic minced 1/4 lb pork … Continue reading

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Pickled Radishes

So aside from kale the only thing at the farmers market worth buying is radishes. Luckily this helps them taste a lot better. This fills one normal sized wide mouth ball jar. Pickled Radishes 1 bunch radishes tops removed and … Continue reading

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In Our (New, Shiny Red) Kitchen

After almost a year of rental living, we’ve bought a new home and are seeing red. We’re typically earth tone people and love green, but the previous owners picked a red palette for the kitchen and we’re making the most … Continue reading

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Swordfish on a Bed of Creamy Lentils

Fresh swordfish steaks and morel mushrooms are the secret. Swordfish and Red Lentil Puree 2 swordfish steaks 3/4″ thick 1 tsp turmeric 1 tbsp fresh oregano chopped fine 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 2 tbsp olive oil 1 cup red lentils … Continue reading

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Oyster Soup

Oyster soup recipes are mostly cream based. Mostly. Oyster and Andouille Soup 1 lb shucked oysters about 14-20 depending on size 2 fresh andouille sausage sliced 6 whole anchovies packed in salt rinsed and chopped 2 chili de arbols chopped … Continue reading

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Roast Rutabaga

This is a simple way to serve rutabaga. any assortment of root vegetables will work. Roast Root Vegetables 1 rutabaga peeled and cubbed 2-4 carrots peeled and cut into large bites 1-2 potatoes peeled and cubed 6-8 small whole cloves … Continue reading

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Lamb Roast Stuffed with Dried Fruit

This is a great stuffing for lamb. I used a mixture of golden raisins, figs and currants. It can be topped with a light pan gravy as well. Fruit Stuffed Lamb 2 1/2-3 lb boneless lamb roast butterflied 2 cups … Continue reading

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