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.

Sunday Suppers: A Mexican Feast

Since Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner it’s only fitting that this week’s roundup feature some of our favorite Mexican dishes. Picking our favorite Mexican dish is about impossible though. Check out our previous Cinco de Mayo roundups … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Marinara and Pretty Things

So who remembers those glasses from their grandparents house? The 70s are back. I have to say that Kroger brand tomatoes are pretty good for marinara. I prefer Hunts but it has been awhile since they were on sale. We … Continue reading

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Carrot Top Pesto

Normally I use carrot fronds in stocks but this is a really tasty way to use them as well. Use only the leaves for this and make sure the fronds are really fresh, like out of your garden or from … Continue reading

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Duck and Apple Crepes

So maybe there is some left over seared duck breasts in the refrigerator and maybe the sage plant is producing giant leaves like crazy. Time for breakfast, or dinner. Go here for the crepe batter and how to make them. … Continue reading

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Mint Julep

Bourbon has been on super sale at one of our favorite liquor stores and our mint plants are already beginning to take off. We think this might be our drink of the summer. But no we don’t plan to buy … Continue reading

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Duck Breasts in Orange Sauce

Here is a really quick and fancy way to serve wild or farm raised duck. Juice the oranges, do not buy orange juice. Seared Duck Breasts with Orange 8 wild duck breasts or 4 farm raised some fat trimmed off … Continue reading

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Salmon and Red Pepper Quiche

The sweetness of the roasted red bell peppers and the smoky salmon really elevate this quiche. As does the cream and cheese. Salmon and Red Bell Pepper Quiche 1 pie crust 8 oz smoked salmon chopped fine 1 red bell … Continue reading

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