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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.

Duck Breasts in Orange Sauce

Here is a really quick and fancy way to serve wild or farm raised duck. Juice the oranges, do not buy orange juice. Seared Duck Breasts with Orange 8 wild duck breasts or 4 farm raised some fat trimmed off … Continue reading

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Salmon and Red Pepper Quiche

The sweetness of the roasted red bell peppers and the smoky salmon really elevate this quiche. As does the cream and cheese. Salmon and Red Bell Pepper Quiche 1 pie crust 8 oz smoked salmon chopped fine 1 red bell … Continue reading

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Scofflaw

Here is another great way to enjoy bourbon. For those who do not know simple syrup is 1 part water and 1 part sugar brought to a boil and then cooled. Scofflaw 2 oz bourbon 1 oz dry vermouth 1/4 … Continue reading

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Grit Cakes with Spicy Cheese Sauce

Here is another way to use grits. Any sauce can be poured over the cakes and they work as well as polenta with most meats. Of course a heavy cheese sauce is always a good way to go. Grit Cakes … Continue reading

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Stout Marinated Venison

Here is another way to cook venison shoulder. This marinade could also be used for a tougher cut of beef. Serve this with rice or bulgur pilaf. Use Guinness extra stout for this or any recipe. That is the version … Continue reading

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Strawberry Pecan Pancakes

Strawberry season is getting close. Here is a good way to use some berries that may have been bought before they should have. For those who want a lighter cake use all white flour. Strawberry Pecan Pancakes 3/4 cup whole … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Easter Brunch

We thought about going out to a fancy brunch since so many restaurants in town have Easter specials, but we called for reservations to late. Instead of eating brunch on the mezzanine we’ll be eating on the patio. Now what … Continue reading

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