A writer living in rural Oregon, I recently opened a farm-to-table tavern in the historic town of Lostine (pop. 203). I’m relying on all my know-how—and the help of many—to create a local foods-based menu. You can read all about it in my articles and on my blog.

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Rancher & Farmer Wisdom

By far, my most favorite part of running the Lostine Tavern is talking with, learning from and purchasing foods from the array of local producers here in the Wallowas. How do we make agriculture sustainable for them?

My chai

Let’s Stop & Have Tea

It’s been eight lightning-quick months since the Lostine Tavern opened, and I’m just finding my writing life again. So, let’s share a cup.

spring pickles

Pickling for a Living

Just 51 days until opening the Lostine Tavern, I am about to pickle on a scale I have never before imagined.

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