Apple & Thyme Custard Tart

Apple Custard Tart | Rosemarried

A couple of weeks ago, I went apple picking in Hood River with my friend Adriana. Long before we picked our buckets apples, we had grand plans for them. Adriana wanted to try her hand at apple butter for the first time. I was determined to make a simple and unsweetened rustic applesauce. There would be cakes and pies and… Read More »

Spiced Cider and Bourbon Punch

Spiced Bourbon Cider Punch | Rosemarried

I’ll admit it, I’ve been hesitant about saying goodbye to summer. Blame it on my California roots, but I’m a sucker for sunshine and blue skies. I like summer, a whole lot. But, then, October creeps up on me and surprises me in the best possible way. Fall is a magical time in the Pacific Northwest. The leaves are turning… Read More »


Haystack Rock (Photo by LIndsay Strannigan)

O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; To-morrow’s wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all. The crows above the forest call; To-morrow they may form and go. O hushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this day slow, Make the day seem to us less brief. Hearts not averse to being beguiled,… Read More »

On Mushroom Foraging + A Recipe for Cream of Chanterelle Soup

Cream of Chanterelle Soup | Rosemarried

For most of my life, I despised mushrooms. I hated the taste and color of mushrooms, but most of all I hated their slimy texture. I viewed mushrooms as an obstacle between me and a delicious slice of pepperoni pizza. Granted, I had good reasons for hating mushrooms. When I was a kid, I ate a small handful of mushrooms… Read More »

Feast Wrap-Up: A Wonderful Food-Filled Blur of a Weekend

Salmon Ceviche at Feast Portland | Rosemarried

This past weekend was a blur. A wonderful and delicious blur, filled with food and wine, friends and famous chefs, and a whole lot more. Feast is truly an incredible event and I am so grateful that I was able to take part in some of the festivities. Truth be told, I don’t think I’ll ever be hungry again, but… Read More »

Find Me At: Feast, Portland

Image courtesy of Pollinate

If you need me this week, I’ll be at Feast. Feast is a 4-day food extravaganza, in which chefs and foodies from across the country come together to celebrate the incredible resources that Oregon has to offer. There are dinners and wine tastings, cookbook parties and cocktail classes, speaker series and fishmonger contests. (Oh, and food. There will be so… Read More »

Summer Corn and Vegetable Chowder

Summer Corn and Vegetable Chowder | Rosemarried

I hate to break it to all you pumpkin-loving peoples, but summer isn’t over yet. I know that it is September, and signs of fall are all around us: school is back in session, leaves are starting to turn, and pumpkin spice lattes are back. (I think? I don’t actually drink them as I think they taste like crap.) Let… Read More »