Blueberry Lavender Jam with Vanilla Bean

blueberry lavender jam with vanilla bean | rosemarried

Sadly, this has not been a summer of canning. Rather, this has been a summer of work, writing a cookbook, throwing a pop-up beer garden for the World Cup, and getting ready for a tiny human. I’ve been distracted, to say the least. In the midst of the craziness, I’ve found pockets of spare time to can and preserve a… Read More »

The Best Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

classic wedge salad with buttermilk blue cheese dressing |

  I will make no apologies for my love of a good wedge salad. No, there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of here – just crisp iceberg lettuce, drowning in blue cheese dressing and adorned with a myriad of tasty toppings. Sure, a wedge salad is a little cliché. This is nothing new, people. But you know what? A… Read More »

Roasted Corn and Blueberry Bruschetta

roasted blueberry and corn crostini |

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, but I would also argue that abundance is another mother of invention. Last weekend, I came home from the PDX Food Swap with 5+ pounds of fresh blueberries. I made jam (recipe to come!), enjoyed fresh blueberries with my yogurt and granola for breakfast every morning, and even froze a few… Read More »

Zucchini and Corn Skillet Sauté

Zucchini and Corn Sauté with Parmesan and Basil | Rosemarried

So far, I’ve craved the following things during pregnancy: apricots, deli macaroni salad, blueberries,  cookies n’ cream ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, macaroni and cheese, french onion dip (and potato chips), grapes, s’mores, brownies (from a box), peaches and cottage cheese, and cereal. (I’ve been eating a lot of cereal.) Sadly, there have been zero vegetables on the cravings list…. Read More »

The Latest and Greatest: A Cookbook, A Weekend on the Umpqua, and Grilled Brussels Sprouts.


I blinked and found myself smack in the middle of July. It’s 95 degrees and I’m 6 months pregnant, and I’m trying my darndest to not be crabby about it. I’m gobbling up summer berries like a crazy woman. I cannot stop eating cherries, apricots, and blueberries. I bought a kiddie pool (when my niece was in town visiting), but… Read More »

Broiled Apricots with Whipped Goat Cheese, Pistachios, and Honey

Broiled Apricot with Goat Cheese, Honey, and Pistachio | Rosemarried

Oh, summertime. I just can’t get enough of you. I love the heat, brightly colored sundresses, summer reading, and family vacations. I love stone fruits and summer squash and berries and green beans and peppers and fresh basil. I love camping, grilling, boating, and hiking. I love summertime adventures. And, I love fruit-laden summer desserts. James beard once said, “Of… Read More »

Spring Strawberry Salad with Lime Poppy-Seed Vinaigrette

spring strawberry salad |

This is such a simple and pretty spring salad. I won’t pretend this salad is anything new or revolutionary – let’s be honest, we’ve all seen spinach and strawberry salads before – but I think the simplicity of this salad is what I love most about it. It’s chock-full of gorgeous spring produce – strawberries, spinach, fennel, radishes, and snap… Read More »