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.

Mustard Molasses Pork Loin

Here is a simple marinade and glaze for roast pork. Mustard Molasses Pork Tenderloin 5-7 lb pork loin 2 tbsp dijon mustard 2 tbsp stone ground brown mustard 1 tbsp molasses 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary Mix everything into a … Continue reading

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The Sazerac Revisited

Pechaud’s bitters were finally available again so it was time to find out what type of whiskey works best in a sazerac. After following the recipe with rye and bourbon the final decision was….. They each tasted excellent. So I … Continue reading

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Avocado and Chickpea Salad

This simple salad is a perfect side for grilled meats or burgers. Don’t skimp on the cheese. Avocado and Chickpea Salad 3 cups cooked chickpeas 1 red bell pepper diced 2 avocados cubed 3 tbsp diced green onion 4 oz … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Eggs and Cheese

This would make a wonderful brunch, lunch or dinner. We’re partial to all three. Asparagus and Spinach Souffle Cheesy Grits Broiled Grapefruit  

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Polenta Bites with Pepper Jam and Ham

This is a simple appetizer or first course that can be made ahead and brought back to heat when ready to serve. Polenta Bites with Pepper Jam and Ham 1 batch polenta roughly 1/2 cup thinly sliced ham roughly 1/2 … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Drinkies

These drinks are perfect for this Saturday’s celebration of romance and all things pink and red. Raspberry Cocktails Chocolate Raspberry Creamsicle The French Martini Raspberry Cheesecake Martini Pomosas

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Venison Bourguignon

Slow cooked venison shoulder is substituted with amazing success in this classic stew. If no venison is available then the standard beef roast can be used. Use a young full bodied wine like a cotes du rhone or chianti. Venison … Continue reading

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