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.

Champagne Cocktail

  This is an easy way to use up a less than fantastic dry champagne without any juice in the house. Don’t go too sweet since you’re adding sugar! Champagne Cocktail 1 sugar cube 3-5 dashes Angostura bitters Brut champagne … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen

Who can guess what is pictured above. Winner gets a super prize called self satisfaction. Here is another hint. Pork shoulder finally went on sale. Enough hints. Anyway a friend made us a fantastic note holder out of old corks. … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Got Venison?

Here are some ways to take advantage of deer season or the generosity of your hunter friends like we do. Stuff it Stew it Grill it Sear it Or simply pack it  

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Mushrooms Stuffed with Mascarpone

These are very simple and quick. Mushrooms Stuffed with Mascarpone 24 stuffing mushrooms 1/2 cup diced green onion 3/4 cup bread crumbs 3 cloves garlic minced 5 oz mascarpone 3-4 slices ham chopped into small dice 2 tbsp olive oil … Continue reading

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Homemade Irish Cream

Once again homemade is so much better than anything on the market to buy. If you make this now it will be ready for a certain Irish holiday. This recipe makes roughly 2.75 liters so have a few empty glass … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Vinaigrette

This is a very simple healthy salad dressing. It has to have ripe red grapefruit to taste right. Grapefruit Vinaigrette 2 tsp Dijon mustard 8 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 tbsp fresh grapefruit juice 1/2 tsp minced garlic Whip … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Winter Whites

We’ve been spared the snow that’s blanketed much of the country, but early this week a layer of ice made our landscape more than a little frosty. Instead of making us feel a little blue, we’re craving food that warms … Continue reading

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