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.

Spring Sipping Favorites

To us spring means strawberries and light drinks, sparkling and otherwise. Here are some of our favorites: Cucumber Coolers Strawberry Mezcaritas Grapefruit Spritzers Strawberry Mojitos Pimm’s Cup

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Rustic Apple Tart

This tart is fairly straight forward and a great way to use up apples. Rustic Apple Tart Dough 1 1/3 cup unbleached white flour 8 tbsp butter 1 egg yolk Pinch salt Ice water Filling 1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 … Continue reading

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No More Snow (Most Places)

After the long winter it is finally time to get back out in the garden. After a good bit of weeding and pruning I have most everything ready for spring. The garlic and carrots survived the heavy, late snowfalls and … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Shaking Off Winter

Is your grill still covered in snow? Then maybe bookmark this one for later. Spring is in full swing down here. Don’t be jealous. By mid-April we’ll probably need to turn our AC. Artichoke Bowls Grilled Truffled Fingerling Potatoes Salmon … Continue reading

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Warm Pear Salad

We concocted this on a day so cold, we even wanted our salad to warm us up. Warm Pear Salad 1 bosc pear, thinly sliced and cored (Peeled or unpeeled) 2 tbsp butter 1 tbsp fig jam 4 oz blue … Continue reading

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Roast Red Snapper with Fennel

This is an easy and tasty way to prepare a whole red snapper. Roasted Whole Red Snapper with Fennel 2-3 lb whole red snapper 2 bulbs fennel 1 lemon sliced into thin rounds 4-5 cloves garlic cut into thin slivers … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: The Luck of the Irish

Because once a year we’re all part Irish, here are some great dishes to bring out your inner leprechaun. Potato Scones Baked Eggs with Black Pudding Hash Corned Beef and Cabbage Soda Bread Beef and Guinness Pie Colcannon Apple Barley … Continue reading

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