Amparo Bertram (spacealien_vamp) wrote,
Amparo Bertram

Agar: Not just for scientists anymore!

It seems to be a Japanese tradition to eat agar, particularly in the summer. You can dissolve it into pretty much any liquid to make a Jell-O-like snack that even vegetarians can eat. The Itou-ke no Shokutaku show had a suggestion to try mixing coconut milk with it, because the fat from the coconut milk will float to the top as it cools, giving a two-layer effect. I tried it this weekend, and it's not too bad. (I flavored mine with cocoa powder, which is why it looks brown.)

Today, despite the rain, I decided to make a trip to Kyoto to pick up a couple things. I had only intended to buy a few books and then stop in the sock store, but...well, it started when I went down the wrong street (again) and just had to stop in the fabric store while I was there anyway. One thing led to another, and by the time I finished my shopping at my last stop, the imported food store, I had bought way too much. You know how I can tell it was too much? I had to CARRY it all. It's a miracle I still have arms.
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