A writer living in rural Oregon, I am inspired by the people who produce our daily bread. I am the author of the cookbook Pure Beef: An Essential Guide to Artisan Meat with Recipes for Every Cut and write articles and essays for print and online publications.

From Rural Eating Blog

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Retro Albacore Tuna Noodle Salad

I’m taking a page of my Mom’s dinner playbook with this tuna noodle salad: boil the noodles early in the day when it’s still cool, then mix the ingredients together and chill until somebody gets hungry.

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Giant Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Time

Don’t miss out of the part of summer that includes these cookie ice cream sandwiches. A batch of these chocolate cookies is all you need!

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Tamarind Whiskey Sour

Turn tamarind agua fresca, an everyday Mexican drink found at taco stands, into a divine sweet-and-sour cocktail with whiskey, lime and orange to kick off summer.

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