Saturday, September 28, 2013

Spiced mango and peach lassi

Fall is in full swing my friends!  It's been just dumping rain nonstop all day, and I'm totally loving it.  Sweater on? Check.  Rainboots out? Check. Hot cider in my mug? Check.  Recipes a brewin? CHECK!

I made this spiced mango and peach lassi yesterday when I found some frozen peaches and mangos in our freezer.  I know, I know...... SO not a fall recipe.  But hey, still damn delicious.

It ended up so tasty, I thought I'd share.  

Here's what you need to make about 8 cups:

1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup vanilla yogurt (go the not-greek route here, you don't want it too thick.)
2 cups frozen mango
2 cups frozen peaches
1 teaspoon freshly ground cardamom
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

First start by mixing the yogurt and milk in a blender.  Slowly add the mango and peaches, so you don't overload your blender with frozen fruit.  Blend in spices and TADA!  

Top with a dash of cinnamon and enjoy!

Lassi is a wonderful option for a breakfast smoothie or just a refreshing snack.  Now for the next rainy day projects!  I've got some pork brining in some apple cider brine, and some tomatoes ready to be roasted.  Recipes a comin your way soon!

Enjoy your weekend friends,



Monday, September 23, 2013

The wedding highlight reel

Such a sweet and happy day...........

Check out the Youtube link here for a larger screen.  I'll post more pics soon!  We've got over 500 to go through.  They are really beautiful.

See you soon friends!


Thursday, September 19, 2013


It's been a while since I've done one of these insta-dumps!  So much has happened in the last 3 months friends, and sadly I didn't get enough photos of it.

Here are a few of my faves:

I needed a LOT of this elixir during wedding planning.  A lot.

Creepy creep.  That's my husband!

Being cool.  Or trying hard anyway.


Mai tais forever.

The Iao Valley Needle.  So rad!

 On top of the Haleakala crater.  See those people above the clouds?

Another day at the office.

I am so pumped about these cozy foggy mornings.

Table set.

Moonstruck moon.

These last 3 make me so happy.  Seattle is just beautiful right now, with foggy cold mornings and crisp sunny afternoons.  I love it!  We are heading to the photographer's tonight to finally see all those photos!  Oh man, so pumped.

If any of you want to see instagrams of the wedding, search for the hashtag #triciajared.  Some gems in there! 

Want to follow me Instagram?  Go here!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Herb and lime marinated mozzarella

Happy Sunday friends!  I'm headed off to the state fair today, the yearly activity to mark the official end of the summer season.  Dudettes....... I'm so pumped.  It's no secret that this little lady is an Autumn lover.  Get ready for pumpkin recipes galore!  Still waiting to see the wedding photos too.  Waiting.... waiting.... I want to see those damn things already!

Anyways.. I found this rad recipe on Cooking Stoned.  Jerry James Stone is pretty much my hero.  You should totes check his blog out if you haven't already.  Super inspirational, that guy.  This mozzarella (which is misspelled in my photo! GAH!) is really quite fantastic.  So simple and easy!  I love it!

Here is what you need to make 1/2 pound:
  • ½ Pound fresh mozzarella
  • 1 Tablespoon Cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Basil, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ Teaspoon Tarragon, coarsely chopped
  • ½ Cup Olive Oil
  • 3 lime peels
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Peppercorns
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
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Just mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and let stew in the fridge for 6 hours, stirring every so often.  The ingredients listed are directly from the original post, but I added way more of all the herbs than it called for.  I actually let mine sit overnight last night and it tastes absolutely incredible.  More garlic would have made it just the best ever.

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 I expect to use this tonight on a homemade pizza or some fresh late summer pasta for Breaking Bad dinner!  With some cheap but good red wine.  



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Blackberry bourbon wine cocktail

 I'm back with a vengeance foolios!  This married booze hound hasn't changed a bit.  We have these little rad wild bushes around these parts...... BLACKBERRIES!  Holy cowza they grow everywhere.  Like strangle other plants, need to cut them down in September everywhere.  Love em.  I didn't really get to experience the yearly tradition of blackberry picking this year.  Cause you know, I was a little busy, but I was able to snag a few before the season totally ended. 

May I present to you, one of the best cocktails I've ever made, a blackberry bourbon red wine cocktail.  Recipe only slightly adapted from here

To make 1 amazing cocktail you need:
  •  1 oz bourbon
  • 1 1/2 oz red wine
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 3 blackberries 
 Muddle 3 blackberries in a cocktail shaker with the simple syrup.  Add all of the other ingredients to the shaker and shake with ice for about 10 seconds.  Pour over a fine mesh strainer into a cocktail glass full of ice.  Add some blackberries for garnish and you have a really impressive cocktail.  YESSS!

Enjoy friends.


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Some honeymoon snapshots

Hey peeps!

Anyone want to move to Hawaii with me and drink cocktails on the beach all day.  EVERY DAY!  Jesus I loved Maui.  Here are some snaps:

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 Those pics where we look like we are above the clouds...... WE ARE!  About 10,000 feet up actually on the top of the Haleakala crater.  Quite possibly the coolest thing I've ever seen.  Ever.

Jerdy and I are definitely still adjusting to "normal" life again.  It feels a bit odd not having the crazy whirlwind of wedding/honeymoon madness going on.  I can't believe it's all said and done with.  It went by SO EFFING fast!  Holy moly.  

Anyone have any advice for newlyweds?  We are definitely in purge mode right now, our little apartment is packed with a bunch of stuff now!  Can't wait for this cozy fall to show up so we can hunker down and relax.  

Ah sigh........ another week in Maui doesn't sound so bad either. :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I'm back bitches!

For just a brief moment.  I've missed the bloggie!  Man guys........ I'm a married woman now! 

Here is a little peek into the wedding day.  Still waiting on the pro photos..... so pumped for those!  Well.... I'm looking forward to playing a LOT of catch up with everyone. 

How was everyone's summer????

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