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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.

Duck in Marsala Quick Sauce

This is a great way to use up some marsala and amazing freshly shot wild duck. Use the freshest meat and cook until just rare. For this to really sing serve it with polenta. We’re still having fun trying out … Continue reading

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Testing a Camera and Sorghum Brussels Sprouts

The above photo and all the photos in this post were taken with the new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.  To truly test the camera I used it in pro mode adjusting the exposure, focus, and white balance manually and also … Continue reading

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Blood Orange Tonics

By Katherine It’s been way too long since we shared a new cocktail recipe. We picked up some blood oranges the other week and were faced with a dilemma. Use them on shrimp or just grill the shrimp with some … Continue reading

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Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy

By Katherine Drum roll please…. The bathroom remodel is finally done. Greg will get back to being the regular cook any day now. First he just has to fix a fence, paint a door or two, patch some grout…. Remind … Continue reading

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Black Bean Hummus

By Katherine It’s been a hectic few months in the Rufus household. Most of our weekends have been consumed by a bathroom remodel and Greg’s dad came for an extended stay to help with the project. It wasn’t extended enough … Continue reading

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Salisbury Steak

This is a classic recipe found at any late-night diner as a blue-plate special. It is also very tasty and simple to make. Salisbury Steak For patties 1 lb ground beef 2 tbsp garlic chopped fine 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce … Continue reading

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Honey-Mustard Potatoes

By Katherine This side is simple enough for a weeknight meal and tasty enough for a more elaborate dinner as well. I hate baking potatoes because it seems like there’s always something else that needs to go in the oven … Continue reading

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