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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.

Dove with Yogurt Sauce

This will work well for quail and pigeon as well. The recipe is adapted from The Silver Spoon. Dove Breasts with Yogurt Sauce 8-12 whole dove breasts still attached to the bone 1 lime 1/2 cup onion finely diced 3 … Continue reading

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Game Days

We can and plan all summer so we can trade all winter with our hunting friends. Katherine’s work friends not only bring her eggs, but venison, duck and even dove, on occasion. In exchange she brings them pickles, jam, pickled … Continue reading

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Candied Pears

This is pretty much the same as fruit pie filling that comes in a can. Except it tastes so much better. Use these in pies, cobblers, pancakes, syrups, sauces or over ice cream. Candied Pears 8 cups pears peeled and … Continue reading

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Soups: Our 10 Favorites for Fall (So Far)

Beans, potatoes, cheese, grains, squash. Chunky, pureed. Simple, involved. Light, hearty. All sorts of soups warm our souls. Here’s our top 10 list — starting with the Cheddar Potato Soup above. These are listed in no particular order. Because, really … Continue reading

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Apple and Pear Crisp

By Katherine We had an apple tree in the front yard growing up and one of my mom’s go-to recipes was Fannie Farmer‘s apple crisp. It’s not too involved and tastes great with ice cream or a little slice of … Continue reading

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Favorite Fall Sips

We know fall is supposed to have a certain bite in the air, but around here many folks don’t turn off their air conditioners until well into October. So our list of fall favorites includes hot and cold drinks, because … Continue reading

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Savory Fall Favorites

Who says fall meals have to be drab and colorless? Here are some of our favorite ways to make the most of autumn’s best ingredients. Squash with Wild Rice, Pears, and Almonds Duck with Cranberry Orange Sauce Toasted Pumpkin Seeds … Continue reading

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