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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.

Stout Marinated Venison

Here is another way to cook venison shoulder. This marinade could also be used for a tougher cut of beef. Serve this with rice or bulgur pilaf. Use Guinness extra stout for this or any recipe. That is the version … Continue reading

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Strawberry Pecan Pancakes

Strawberry season is getting close. Here is a good way to use some berries that may have been bought before they should have. For those who want a lighter cake use all white flour. Strawberry Pecan Pancakes 3/4 cup whole … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Easter Brunch

We thought about going out to a fancy brunch since so many restaurants in town have Easter specials, but we called for reservations to late. Instead of eating brunch on the mezzanine we’ll be eating on the patio. Now what … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: So Long Saint Patrick

So a favorite holiday of ours passed and as you can see it was celebrated in spades. Even after the corned beef was finally finished in a pretty tasty hash a week later there is still leftover beer in the … Continue reading

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Bourbon Iced Teas

We always have unsweet iced tea in the refrigerator. In the summer months we can’t seem to keep enough brewed. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you may also know that we generally have bourbon on hand. Often … Continue reading

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Grilled Orange Salmon

Here is a quick simple way to grill salmon. The grilled oranges are especially good if they are Mandarin. Grilled Orange Salmon 1-2 lb salmon fillet skin on 2 Mandarin oranges peeled and separated in half 1/2 cup fresh orange … Continue reading

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Spring Sipping Favorites

To us spring means strawberries and light drinks, sparkling and otherwise. Here are some of our favorites: Cucumber Coolers Strawberry Mezcaritas Grapefruit Spritzers Strawberry Mojitos Pimm’s Cup

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