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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.

Fish Chowder

Recently I bought a halibut. Here is a good way to use the bones and bits. Fish Chowder for broth 24 clams washed 1 lemon 1 8-10 lb halibut carcass chopped into small pieces Fronds from 1 bulb fennel 1 … Continue reading

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Grilled Halibut with Fava Bean and Oyster Mushrooms

Recently bought a halibut. Make sure the fava beans are really fresh, small and tender. They can also be called broad beans. If you do not have scallion scapes then garlic scapes will do. You could serve this on top … Continue reading

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Grilled Opah Salad

This is a great grilled salad. Opah is a mild firm flesh fish similar to swordfish. Splurge on good potatoes for this. This serves 3-4. Grilled Opah Salad with Asparagus and Poatatoes 1 lb fresh opah fillets 1″ thick cut … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen – All Things B

Basil and arugula for pesto The baker’s new blender A bouquet from outside Proofing bread A local brew A bushed dog To get a peek inside other bloggers’ kitchens hop on over to Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for her … Continue reading

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Seared Porcini Mushrooms

This requires at least 1 lb fresh porcini. Pick caps over stems. Florentine Porcini Mushrooms 1 lb porcini mushrooms 1 whole head garlic 8-12 leaves basil 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tsp dijon Salt/pepper Butter Peel paper from garlic. place … Continue reading

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Creole Rabbit

This is a great way to cook a whole rabbit. Creole Rabbit 2-3 lb fresh young rabbit cut into pieces 1 onion diced fine 2 ribs celery diced fine 2-3 carrots diced fine 4 cloves garlic minced 1/4 lb pork … Continue reading

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Pickled Radishes

So aside from kale the only thing at the farmers market worth buying is radishes. Luckily this helps them taste a lot better. This fills one normal sized wide mouth ball jar. Pickled Radishes 1 bunch radishes tops removed and … Continue reading

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