First of all what is the correct term blogiversary, blogoversary or blogaversary? Beats me! I’ll go with blogoversary (shrugging), just because.
I can’t believe that this month, July 2011, marks the 2nd blogoversary of my baby, Spicie Foodie. When I first started kicking around the idea of becoming a blogger, I could have never imagined that it would have put me on the path I’m on. All I can say is Wow!, Thank you and I can’t wait to see what the next 2 years hold.
Previously I mentioned incredible people I’ve met, one of those incredibles is Maya from Foodiva’s Kitchen. Maya is not only a fantastically talented woman but also very kind and giving. I love reading and of course drooling over her blog because she never lets me down. Every sweet treat is stimulating to the eyes and gets your tummy growling. Her eye for vibrant food and delicious flavor pairings is quite unique, in a very good way. You just have to see it for yourself, so stop by and say hi to Maya at her blog Foodiva’s Kitchen.
This treat, or that is the Classic Chocolate Agar Agar recipe, is from one of the most adorable cookbooks I have ever seen and owned. Maya heard that I was learning to cook with Agar Agar and just had to send me this adorable book. It is called “Pretty Little Agar Agar” by Amy Wong, and if you can find it you have to buy it. It was so difficult choosing which recipe to try first because they all look so delicious and beautiful. We went with this creamy chocolate and vanilla layered agar that did not let down. If you love chocolate you have to make this. Quite simply this is the best jelly I have ever had! Plus you don’t have to use disgusting gelatin made from animal “stuff” . Agar Agar is a vegan product made from seaweed. Also if you are looking for a summer treat that doesn’t involve turning on the oven, agar is a great no-bake dessert. Here it the heavenly recipe that stole my heart.
Classic Chocolate Agar Agar
Heavenly to the last bite! Thankfully the recipe yields enough to feed 8 or more so I have plenty leftover for snacks and desserts. Next time I need to work on getting the layers perfect so they do not bleed on to the previous layer. Oh well I’ll just have to keep making more until I get it perfect ;) Thank you Maya for the lovely gift, I love it! What about you, have you ever made Agar Agar?
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