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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.

4th of July Roundup

Here are some ideas for how to spend the 4th. Everything will include a common theme ingredient. For a hint think sauce. Pulled Pork Chicken Cornbread Calzones Beans    

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In Our Kitchen: Pickling, Garlic and Eggs

The title may seem confusing if you do not understand the use of a comma. I spent an entire afternoon canning 36 large jars of pickles. Go here for the recipe.This happened because when I bought the 20 lbs of … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: The Summer Sandwich Edition

Nothing says summer like a fresh tomato, especially when it’s between two toasty slices of bread. This week’s Sunday Suppers is an ode to the summer sandwich that glorious handheld bit of heaven whose time is way too short. Eggplant … Continue reading

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Glazed Tofu

This is a simple and tasty way to cook tofu. If sorghum is unavailable then honey can be used. Glazed Tofu 1 package extra firm tofu 2 tbsp sorghum 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 tsp … Continue reading

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Summer Eats

Summer may come at the same time each year, but summer weather down here almost always arrives by mid Spring. Here are some of our favorite summer eats — heavy on the tomatoes, corn, zucchini and peppers. Roasted Tomato Pasta … Continue reading

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Fermented Pineapple

This authentic Mexican drink comes from the same region that brought the world tequila and is called Tepache. It is relatively simple to make and with pineapples on sale it is hard to find a valid excuse not to have … Continue reading

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Massaman Curry

This curry is more in line with Indian food than Thai due to the sweetness of the sauce and the use of potato. Regardless it is very tasty. Authentically this is made with cheap beef cubes, but chicken thighs work … Continue reading

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