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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.

Apple Sangria

This drink is perfect for a crowd, but also light enough that if you just happen to finish the whole pitcher with the help of your lovely spouse you won’t be hurting the next day. You can make it the … Continue reading

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Cranberry Orange Punch

This is drink is pretty, simple and serves a crowd. What more could you ask for the holidays? Cranberry Orange Punch 4 cups cranberry juice 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, pulp strained 12 oz ginger beer or ginger ale … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sauce with Pears

We’ve had a plethora of pears this season so it seemed only right to incorporate them into cranberry sauce. For other cranberry sauce ideas from mulled wine to ginger spiced go here. Cranberry Sauce with Pears 12 ounces cranberries 2 … Continue reading

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Fried Eggs and Ham

Technically this is fried eggs and mortadella, but that just doesn’t have the same ring. To recreate this sandwich at home: Fry up a few slices of baloney, ham or mortadella, (about 30 seconds over medium heat should do it), … Continue reading

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Baked Apples with Ginger and Marsala

We find a lot of apples in the sale bin this time of year. To us paying a third of the price make up for a few bruises. That said we try to use them up as quickly as possible, … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Turkey Day is When

This year was tough on the hot peppers, but I was able to get one good harvest with enough for a batch of pepper jam and a couple containers of pickled jalapenos. For awhile I was hoarding the last of … Continue reading

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Dove with Yogurt Sauce

This will work well for quail and pigeon as well. The recipe is adapted from The Silver Spoon. Dove Breasts with Yogurt Sauce 8-12 whole dove breasts still attached to the bone 1 lime 1/2 cup onion finely diced 3 … Continue reading

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