Thank you all for the comments about yesterday’s post on blog meetups.
I had my own little meetup yesterday which you will hear about tomorrow. Hence this post will be short and sweet and with a sweet recipe.
I just wanted to add to a blog meetup I didn’t get to yesterday:
The Power of Voice: One of the most surreal things about meeting bloggers is hearing their voice! Some people sound exactly how I imagined (like Janetha) and some sound so different (like Ameena, I dont know why but I thought she had a British accent before I met her in person). Its cool though to discover what bloggers sound like! I think the sound of my voice sounds awful….so I’m wondering for those of met me….
Anyhow, short and sweet, heres the sweet!
I entered this for a fudge recipe contest. Even if I don’t win, I sure as hell made an easy, delicious, not-so-terrible-for-you fudge.
- 2 cups (10 oz bag) white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt
- 1 can of evaporated milk
- graham crackers (enough to cover your surface)
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
To make the blueberry balsamic drizzle, add all ingredients to a medium saucepan, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer 20-30 min or until its gets to a syrup consistency. In a microwave safe dish, melt white chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk, greek yogurt and salt on high for about three minuets. Stir well and place it back in the microwave if its not all incorporated. Spread evenly into graham cracker lined 8 inch square pan. Pour over the blueberry glaze and with a toothpick or knife, swirl around the glaze all throughout the fudge.Chill 2 hours or until firm n the freezer. Lift fudge out of pan and place onto cutting board; peel off paper and cut into squares. Store covered in refrigerator or freezer.
It’s so funny– now that you mention it I kinda imagine Ameena’s Fancy that, Fancy this voice to have a British accent as well haha.
She still sounds witty and intelligent, mind you! And I’m sure she fakes it better than me.
I think I’m always surprised by bloggers heights in real life! So many have been much much shorter/taller than I imagined!
I have a deep voice but because I post so many videos people expect that. But when I was a waitress lots of people used to comment “Wow, I didn’t expect you to sound like that!”
i imagined Ameena’s voice as slightly different, also! but she definitely sounds as sophisticated as she appears on the internet
the best thing about entering a fudge recipe contest is that even if you don’t win…you get to eat fudge. And white chocolate fudge is easily better than chocolate fudge. In my opinion, this is a serious winner.
There’s only one way to find out though…into my belly it goes!
I’ve never been to a blogger meetup, only vicariously lived through them from other’s blogs. Believe me there is no shortage of posts and pictures when there is a festival or something. I just started my own little blog, but it’s more just for me rather than trying to get ‘stats’ or whatever like many do. Anyway, just wanted to say ‘hi’ and that you are certainly one of the bloggers on my list that I would love to meet. You seem like someone I would really jive with. I’ve been following your blog for quite some time, and now that I have my own I’m trying to be more social. I feel more comfortable commenting when people can see who the comment is coming from. Anyway, just wanted to say I love your blog!
Wow, I’m flattered. But I think if youd meet me youd be like, “what??? thats it?”
MMMM blueberries. And it’s funny you say that about voices. I didn’t have a clue what my friends Jessica and Jolene were going to sound like. Thankfully it wasn’t annoying 😉
I don’t know many people with “annoying” voices, but some bloggers that I met at foodbuzz sounded SO different from what I though! Sometimes, people write like they talk, and sometimes, people barely talk!
To quote Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (regarding your fudge)…”I want it—NOW!!”
Its seriously that amazing! go get your balsamic!
You might find me to be a creep but I think you are super cute and your voice is adorable.
i LOVE white chocolate!! this fudge sounds amazing and i bet would be epic to bring to a party or something 🙂 tell about your meetup and then get on a plane and come to new yawwwk!
Julie, I must say, from you vlog, your voice surprised me! I thought youd sound more “new yawk” than you actually do. But I’m glad i did get to hear your voice. Dont fret, its pleasant sounding!
In my experiences anybody with a British accent sounds brilliant no matter what they are saying, with the possible exception of futball fans 🙂
I like the sound of your voice 🙂
I think everyone hates their own voice … I cringe when I hear mine on an answering machine or something!
I need to start experimenting more with balsamic … I have only really had it in savoury things, or on salads.
i sound like you thought?! woohoo! i dont know why that is a good thing, but i feel like it is. ahahah. ohhh eden i ❤ you.
p.s. tell me if you get some mail soon!
I think its a great thing that you sounded like I thought! I really feel like I can hear your voice when I read your posts! Not everyone can capture that. Some blogs are well written but they sound like novels.