Author Archives: Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

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.

Chilled Cucumber Soup

We got a ton of cucumbers from the garden. What to do, what to do. Chilled Cucumber Soup 2 1/2 lbs cucumbers seeded and chopped roughly 1 1/2 cups non fat Greek Yogurt 1/3-1 cup buttermilk 2 tbsp chopped fresh … Continue reading

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Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake

The blueberry bushes are really at peak production and there are too many berries to eat slowly. This is my type of problem. Blueberry Cheesecake Sauce 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries 1/4 cup sugar 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tsp … Continue reading

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Blueberry Rolls

These are a great way to use some fresh blueberries. Blueberry Rolls Filling 2 cups fresh blueberries 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 tsp cornstarch Dough 2 1/4 cups unbleached white flour 3 tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt 2 tsp … Continue reading

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Grilled Artichokes

So this guy named Arty walks up to the Whole Foods checkout line and before anyone can stop him chokes 3 people so he can pick up a dropped $5 bill. The next day the local paper’s headline was Arty … Continue reading

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Whole Cherry Pie

This is a perfect pie to use up a load of fresh cherries that may be a hair under ripe. Whole Cherry Pie 1 double pie crust 5 cups whole pitted cherries 3 tbsp chopped fresh mint 1 tbsp lemon … Continue reading

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Asian Slaw

This is a good coleslaw for fish or any grilling with a tropical/Asian twist. Asian Slaw 1 bok choy sliced into thin ribbons 1/2 head red kale sliced into thin ribbons 1 lrg green onion halved and sliced thin 1/2 … Continue reading

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Pasta Salad with Kale and Red Beans

When we lived in the South, every potluck had about four plates of deviled eggs and at least two banana puddings. Here in the Northwest, whenever we go to a barbecue where people bring sides there are about 15 kale … Continue reading

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