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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.

So long to the South

By Katherine Greg and I have spent most of this year in different time zones. We didn’t plan to be apart so long, but it turns out moving cross country (which we’d done twice before) is a lot harder when you’re selling … Continue reading

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Pickled Carrots

The carrot harvest this year was exceptional. Time to try a new type of pickle. Go here for how to can. Remember to use only the freshest best quality ingredients. The brine amount will fill 6 pint sized canning jars. … Continue reading

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Sesame Chicken Wings

This is a really simple quick way to use up all those chicken wings that may be around after butchering a bunch of chickens. What, you buy chickens already cut up without the bones and pre made chicken stock from … Continue reading

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Snow Geese “Pastrami”

Our hunting friend asked if we had any use for snow geese since he had a bunch. He made sure to warn us that it is a really gamey hard to cook meat. The only response to free fresh meat … Continue reading

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Tomatillo and Chili Pepper Stewed Venison Shoulder

This is a great way to use a venison shoulder. The meat can be used as filling for tacos, burritos, tamales or on top of a sandwich. Venison Shoulder in a Tomatillo Chili Pepper Sauce 2-3 lb venison shoulder 2 … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Tatties

So this is what happens when you forget to buy potatoes but have a mess of sweet potatoes still around from last year’s harvest. The final result was actually very good and the sweeter flavor of the yams and molasses … Continue reading

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The Irish Flag

So we missed St. Patricks Day this year and as punishment forced ourselves to drink one of these. Then we forced ourselves to do three more. We’re still having fun trying out our new camera phone. To read a more … Continue reading

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