Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Bloggers Around the World: World Cup 2014 - Brazil (and a Chocolate #Giveaway)

What does all of this has to do with football? Usually that question is not difficult to answer: not much or even nothing at all. However, this time, things are different ...
It all has to do with it. Whether you like it or not, the World Cup is due to start on the 12th of June in Brazil. So, do you care about it? Or even about who's going to win it?
I don't ... unless it's going to be an underdog.
No matter what, I decided we are going to do a little game of our own in connection with this Bloggers Around the World challenge. Before you leave now and say, 'I don't care about football or any kind of challenges along that line', let me tell you there is something in for you. Chocolate! I'm sure a lot more people care about chocolate than football. I care about chocolate so it's 1 - 0 already here.


Before I go into detail regarding this chocolate giveaway and how you can get it, I wish to outline the main theme of the challenge ...

WORLD CUP 2014 - BRAZIL

The first part of the challenge is to cook something Brazilian. What comes to your mind in connection of food when you think about Brazil? Honestly, for me it wasn't too much, fruits, Brazil nuts, Caipirinha. At least that's something to work with.
Since fruits grow well in the tropical and sub-tropical conditions of the country, that point is obvious. At least it was to me. Accordingly I see some mangoes, papayas and pineapples coming.
Brazil nuts sprang to me ... eh ... you know ... the name. However, and that is if Wikipedia is true 50 % of the Brazil nut harvest is rather coming from Bolivia and only 40 % from Brazil. Still Brazil nuts are a good choice. After all Brazil nuts have a high content of omega-6-fatty acids and also vitamins. Check it out!
For all those loving booze, Caipirinha is the most obvious choice. It's the national cocktail of Brazil, containing limes, brown sugar and cachaça, which is made from sugarcane. I don't want to bother you with more details about it. For sure there are also other uses of cachaça than Caipirinha. I hope we see some of those.
Anyway, here we already have a little foundation and unless you are an expert in Brazilian cuisine it means some further research on the topic.
I already did a little bit of that and like to share some of the results with you ...
For that I like to mention two main dishes and two accompaniments. The first dish is Feijoada. It's a stew with black beans and smoked meat. As far as I have seen it, the preparation of this dish can be a bit time-consuming. So you better plan ahead for that one. As a side note let me mention, that beans can be classed as a Brazilian staple or base ingredient.
The next dish is Vatapá. This is a shrimp and cashew nut stew. Sorry, no Brazil nuts here, but I'm sure you will like it anyway.
While rice is always a good choice to go with a dish you might want to try Pao de Queijo as well. Do I have to say more than 'cheese bread'. Of course, there might be the chance you don't like cheese or can't eat it without negative effects. Then I offer you Couve a Mineira, garlicky collard greens that is.
For more you have to do some research for yourself. Fine, fine, you got me, dessert. I should at least mention a few things about dessert. Ha, I could say, 'have some fresh fruits', and that would be it, but I am nice and offer you a little bit more: Banana Frusta Com Canella Angular. That would be fried banana with cinnamon sugar. Or have some Crème de Papaya. Ice cream is involved here. I think I already know where to look for more details on this. Then, something else, that might interest you would be a Passion fruit mousse cake.
That should now really be enough for now. You have a lot food for thought to produce some lovely Brazilian food.

Now we have to discuss some rules and the chocolate thing again ...
  1. In order to take part you have to leave the link to your post as a comment in this very post and in this very post alone. So you better bookmark it then.
  2. Refer to my blog and this very post and this very post alone in your post. You know, others might see it and join. The more the merrier.
  3. Use the "Bloggers Around the World" badge. You find it in this very post and ... no ... not this very post alone, but also any other Bloggers Around the World post.
  4. You can use a new or an old post, but it has to be adjusted accordingly. Besides that, read some additional thoughts about it further down.
  5. If you tweet your post use #BloggersAroundTheWorld and @ChrisCH2011, so that I can retweet your posts. Of course I will also +G any posts I see on G+.
  6. If you don't have a blog of your own, you can post a photo (or a bit more) on the Cooking Around the World Facebook page. Some further thoughts about that will follow next as well.
As it happens to be, the theme of this Bloggers Around the World is not Brazil, but World Cup 2014 - Brazil. While you are free to post Brazilian posts until the end of the challenge, here comes a special rule ...

During the World Cup itself, which starts on Thursday June the 12th and ends with the final on Sunday July the 13th, you can post something with the cuisine of the country that is playing on a special day. For example, on the opening day Brazil is playing against Croatia. That means on that day, you could post something about Croatian food. What counts here is the date of your comment here in this post or on the Cooking Around the World Facebook page.
Another example, on Friday June the 20th, Japan plays against Greece and Italy against Costa Rica. Therefore you have four countries to choose from on that day: Japan, Greece, Italy and Costa Rica.
I'm sure with some planning you can do something. Along that line the challenge ends just after the final on July 13th. After that, no more posts will be accepted. Until then, you can share as many as you want and with a little bit of effort and a very tiny bit of luck you will be able to win a selection of chocolate I get from some shops around here. That would at least mean, you get some Lindt chocolate. Be assured, though, it will not just be one tiny chocolate item.
I should be able to sent a package to almost any place, so there is no excuse for not taking part.

In order to determine the winner of the chocolate, there is a system of points. The person with the most points will win. At a tie of two, I won't be stingy, but above that, I will select the winner randomly. Besides that, I count my points, too. So, to win, you need at least as many points as I have myself.

  • 1 point, if you enter an older post containing a Brazilian dish.
  • 2 points, if  you enter an older post containing a dish of a playing country on a game day.
  • 3 points, if you enter a new post containing a Brazilian dish.
  • 4 points, if you enter a new post containing a dish of a playing country on a game day.
  • 5 points, if you guess the winning country of our Food World Cup correctly. That country will be the one with the most posts on game days. However, you can only guess until the 11th of June. Just mention the country in the comments. Will it be Brazil?

Got it? Did you understand everything? I hope so. At least I understand it. In the unlikely case you don't understand it fully, feel free to fire your questions ahead!

I'm sure you can find out, which country is playing on which day. However, I will also keep you posted during the event to the best of my abilities. 
Well, I'm sure, I wrote already more than enough now. Most probably you are already fed up with reading so much text here. I am sorry I am not able to provide a photo of a Brazilian dish I did, because I didn't do any yet.

Therefore I stop talking now and only say:

'Let the game begin!'


167 comments:

  1. Fine, I give you no chance and fire away first with the guess for our Food World Cup winner: Brazil.
    I simply guess it because of the home advantage.

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  2. Yippee! I just cooked a Brazilian pork and black bean stew yesterday called Feijoada, will try to do the post later today. A bit confused with the points system, but it sounds like fun!

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  3. OK, here it is. http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/feijoada-brazilian-pork-and-black-bean.html
    1 point? I think I deserve 10 as the first one. ;)

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    1. Lovely, what a great start. Hm ... too confusing the point system? Maybe, but ... no worries. I have to inform you, that you have 3 points now, although a 'first one' bonus would have been nice. However, I can't just go and change the rules.

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  4. Ok I'm in this month! About time I played along anyway but this month I'm working on a big World Cup project so I have no excuses!!

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    1. You say it! So ... I wonder what this will be all about exactly ...

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  5. What a great idea for a challenge! My prediction for the winner is Argentina - I know nothing about football but apparently they are one of the favourites!

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    1. That sounds you are predicting the one for the real World Cup. We are looking here also for the one, we will get the most recipe posts during the World Cup for. I hope, we are having some fun here along that line.

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  6. Ooh lovely idea, although I won't be watching the football so I'll rely on you for the country updates !

    First, I'll guess the winning country - I'll go for Brazil too

    And finally, I have a couple of old Brazilian posts to link up already :
    http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/05/globe-cooking-recipe-simple-feijoada.html (a less authentic and simplified version of feijoada than Galina's, using just store cupboard basics)

    http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/02/flavour-forecast-brazilian-inspired.html - Brazilian street food-inspired Spicy Steak Sandwiches

    And a new one from yesterday :

    http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/brazilian-bbq-challenge-fruity-burgers-coleslaw.html

    I have another recipe bookmarked that I want to try too so I'm sure I'll be back ! :)

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    1. Wow, really some action here. So things really get started here. Thanks for being with us. Counting the points from those post brings you already to 5.

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  7. You very nearly lost me at football Chris, but luckily I spotted the chocolate in the title just in time ;-)

    Sounds complicated, but I'll see if I can give it a go.

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    1. All you have to do is to prepare some nice food, post it and trust me.

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  8. Fantastic challenge Chris - love it! Love your scoring system too - what fun! I have no idea which countries are playing so I'm going to have to show a vague interest in my husband's footie ramblings for a change! I cooked a Brazilian pudding today and it is delicious, so will be blogging it this week. :-D

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  9. Oh - almost forgot - my prediction for winner of the Foodie (not footie!) World Cup is Mexico.

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  10. Quick question, do we only enter on game days?

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    1. You can enter Brazilian dishes any time. The tricky part is, other countries you can only enter on the day they play. What counts is your comment here, you can post also at other times, but to count you have to comment on the playing day.
      Looking forward to seeing that Brazilian pudding of your ...

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  11. One more Brazilian recipe from me http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/brazilian-potato-salad.html

    As for the prediction, I doubt it Italy or Russia will win, maybe Brazil or Germany.

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  12. Hi Chris,

    Here's another Brazilian recipe : Vatapa (fish/prawn stew with coconut milk) - http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/brazilian-unileverrio-recipe-vatapa.html

    :)

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  13. ... and we're off ! Here's my Croatia post : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/globe-cooking-recipe-kiflice-croatia.html :) *looks at Galina in anticipation* !! ;-)

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    1. Hm, why are you looking at Galina? Well, I have a Brazil vs Croatian post ready: http://chris-cookingaroundtheworld.blogspot.de/2014/06/brazil-vs-croatia-file-osvaldo-aranha.html It has a Brazilian and Croatian dish, but will only count as one post.

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    2. LOL Because Galina had already told me on twitter that she had a Croatian post ready and waiting for match day :)

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  14. Here is my first post - I am going for a Brazilian recipe to kick-off with as they are the hosts. I hope I'm getting that extra point as it is a match day for them too! ;-)
    http://vohnsvittles.com/food/quindao-brazilian-flan

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    1. Sure, you get that extra point. You really have a good grip on those rules. :-)

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    2. Haha - well I think I have - I wasn't sure if Brazil was going to count on match days! :-)

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  15. And here am I, with a savoury Croatian dish, cevapi. http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/cevapi-for-world-cup-kick-off.html

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  16. Just for the record: Something Mexican: http://chris-cookingaroundtheworld.blogspot.de/2014/06/mexican-guacamole-and-beef-wraps.html

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  17. Getting in early today before I forget ! Today is Holland-Spain so I'm linking up a Spanish dish, Patatas a lo pobre - http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/globe-cooking-recipe-patatas-lo-pobre.html (My husband is totally confused as to why, for the first time ever, I know who's playing who in the world cup ! lol)

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    1. A friend of mine was the same - she gave me a very funny look when I started reeling them off! :-D

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    2. So, overall, do you think it's a good thing?

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    3. For the food, yes - for the footie, who cares ?! lol ;-)

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  18. Mexico playing today: Step-by-step photo tutorial for Quesadillas - a delicious Mexican snack of toasted tortilla with melted cheese inside. Crispy crunchy on the outside, tasty and gooey on the inside.
    http://vohnsvittles.com/food/q-is-for-quesadillas

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  19. I have a Spanish dish for you, although it's not a new post: http://8ampersandruth.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/quick-tasty-frugal-tortilla-espanola.html
    My prediction for the food world cup winner is Brazil. :-)

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    1. Oh, that's what most went for. So far, Brazil is not in the lead.

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  20. Mexico are playing today, so here's a cheesy Mexican chicken recipe! http://www.carolinemakes.net/2013/03/cheesy-mexican-chicken.html

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  21. I picked a Dutch recipe for today. Go Holland! http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/lego-stamped-speculaas-dutch-spiced.html

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  22. Greece is playing today, so here's a recipe for pastitsio- Greek pasta bake http://www.carolinemakes.net/2013/10/pastitsio-greek-pasta-bake.html

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  23. And Italy is also playing this evening so here's my vegetarian cannelloni http://www.carolinemakes.net/2014/01/spinach-cottage-cheese-and-roasted.html

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    1. If you call that evening. It's rather the night, the same as with the match Chile vs Australia, I overlooked it. So, good you noticed.

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  24. And finally for today a new blog post (the Greece and Italy ones were old posts) as of course there is an England match tonight - Queen Cakes. http://www.carolinemakes.net/2014/06/queen-cakes-blueberry-muffins.html

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  25. England playing today: Here's a step-by-step photo tutorial for easy and delicious Homemade Lemon Curd http://vohnsvittles.com/food/homemade-lemon-curd

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  26. Something new for Costa Rica: http://chris-cookingaroundtheworld.blogspot.de/2014/06/a-typical-costa-rican-meal-casado.html
    However, don't worry, I don't really take part when it comes to the chocolate. That's just for you know.

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  27. Hope Italy does well today. Here is the focaccia I baked today. http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/focaccia-ripiena-for-world-cup-go.html

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  28. Something new for Costa Rica for me too :) - http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/globe-cooking-recipe-chile-rellenos-casserole-costa-rica.html ... and you know we don't just love you for your chocolate really, it's a really fun challenge to take part in :)

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    1. I'm so glad you all enjoy it so much. That will be one really huge round-up at the end. It will take at least a day to write it all up then.

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    2. Maybe a round-up per country, if lots of people start joining in ? :)

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  29. Hello again! Japan is playing today so here is an old blog post for chocolate mochi http://www.carolinemakes.net/2013/06/chocolate-mochi-food-from-fiction-jiro.html

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  30. Switzerland is also playing today so here's another old post of Swiss roll.... http://www.carolinemakes.net/2014/01/slimming-world-half-syn-chocolate-swiss.html

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    1. Lovely, here some Switzerland, too: http://chris-cookingaroundtheworld.blogspot.de/2014/06/switzerland-engadine-nut-pie-v20.html

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  31. And finally as France are playing today here's a recipe (another old post) for pissaladiere. http://www.carolinemakes.net/2013/10/pissaladiere-food-n-flix-good-year.html
    I'm racking up the points lol

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  32. Ah, I read it as one post per day, so I'll stick with one country - it has to be France for me really, doesn't it? Here's an old post for Cheesy Chicory Bake or Endives au jambon : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/05/madhouse-recipe-cheesy-chicory-bake.html

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    1. Ah, I already have some photos for a few French posts, but I can't get the computer starting and so the photos are lost for now. Maybe I get them some day in the future, so I can use them to make a post for France.

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  33. France playing today: Here's a step-by-step photo tutorial for Pear Tarte Tatin, a French autumnal classic. Crunchy pastry, sweet caramel, juicy pears, autumnal spices. Easy and delicious! http://vohnsvittles.com/food/pear-tarte-tatin

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  34. A French recipe from me, Salade Nicoise http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/salade-nicoise.html

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  35. A bit late to the party but I managed a Brazilan fish stew http://www.dragonsandfairydust.co.uk/brazilian-fish-stew/

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  36. USA playing today: Here's a very quick little recipe for my favourite non-alcoholic cocktail, which is super-easy as there are only two ingredients! I'm deeming it American as the main ingredient is Diet Coke.
    http://vohnsvittles.com/food/pina-colapple

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  37. Here's a new one for Ghana : Bananas Ghana (and yes, that is a real recipe, I didn't make it up !!) : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/globecooking-recipe-bananas-ghana.html

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  38. Germany: http://chris-cookingaroundtheworld.blogspot.de/2014/06/germany-kasespatzle-swabian-cheese.html

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  39. A Portuguese dish today http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/portuguese-style-chicken-for-world-cup.html

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  40. hi I meant to send you these last night but I was ill and went to bed.. will you accept them now for the countries that were playing last night (it was only a few hours ago anyway!) For Germany, stollen: http://www.carolinemakes.net/2012/12/christmas-stollen-bundt.html and for America http://www.carolinemakes.net/2014/06/doberge-cake.html

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    1. Only, if they are very authentic. I cross check with my International-Mumbo-Jumbo-Ethnic-Food-Consultant. Nah, just kidding. I accept them once, although you could have them added the next time those teams would be playing.

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  41. And for today, Mexico is playing: here is chicken in mole sauce http://www.carolinemakes.net/2013/01/mexican-chicken-in-mole-sauce-and.html and Russia is also playing: here are some shashlik kebabs http://www.carolinemakes.net/2013/05/russian-shashlik-kebabs.html

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  42. Mexico playing today: Here's my favourite guacamole recipe. Quick and easy! Great as a dip, a side-dish or even spread on toast or crackers! http://vohnsvittles.com/food/velvet-guacamole

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  43. Here's one for Korea Republic : Japchae http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/04/madhouse-recipe-japchae.html :)

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  44. Of course, I have to support Russia today. http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/pirozhki-with-rice-eggs-and-spring.html

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  45. I was just chatting with Galina about the massive recipe roundup you're going to have to write Chris. I'm sure you already have a plan but here's one idea. You could do one roundup for each country as they get knocked out - then you'll have a handy blog post for each individual country, which will be so useful for evermore, and also you won't have to do them all in one go! :-)

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    1. Plan? Me? That are two words that don't work well together. You have some good suggestions here. I might do it as a round-up series. Right I could already start at the end of the month with the first one with all the countries that have been knocked out or ... I might just go for the full thing. Anyway, I need to start soon ...

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    2. Haha - no plan? No problem it'll all come together somehow!
      So you can actually start now if you want to, as Spain and Australia are already out!

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  46. OK a little early here is an english one http://www.dragonsandfairydust.co.uk/elderflower-gooseberry-sorbet/

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    1. Oh, oh, what am I going to do about that?! It's not according to protocol, but I will allow it once.

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  47. Today sees Spain play and hopefully not get a beating like last time - I made Paella which you can find here - http://www.foodjam.co.uk/recipes/recipes-j-z/spanish/106-paella.html I will have my English one tomorrow! Nice work Chris! :-)

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    1. Thanks, I still can't believe what is happening ...

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  48. Australia playing today: Here's my mum's recipe for my favourite Aussie dessert - the fabulous pavlova! http://vohnsvittles.com/food/spring-pavlova

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  49. A Dutch cake to cheer the Netherlands http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/advocaat-cake-for-world-cup.html

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  50. The time is now to post for Australia, otherwise I don't know how long it still will last. So, here I promote my cake and ... it's about surfing ... eh ... kind of: http://chris-cookingaroundtheworld.blogspot.de/2013/09/catch-my-drift-surfer-cake.html

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  51. A new post for a Spanish dessert - Crème Catalane - http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/globe-cooking-recipe-creme-catalane.html

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  52. Spain is playing today, so here is a Spanish paella http://www.carolinemakes.net/2013/09/spanish-paella.html

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  53. HI, England is playing today - Here are some nice English Burgers - http://www.foodjam.co.uk/recipes/recipes-a-i/english/108-cheese-burgers.html

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  54. Greece are playing today so here Dolmades or Stuffed Vine Leaves : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/11/Kitchen-Nomad-Greece-recipe-Dolmades-stuffed-vine-leaves.html

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  55. England playing today: Here's my recipe for the quintessential English dessert of strawberries and cream but I've adapted it into ice cream form and scattered throughout with crunchy meringues.
    http://vohnsvittles.com/food/strawberry-crunch-icecream

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  56. En-ger-land! here's my recipe for shortbread with rose petals http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/rose-petal-orange-shortbread.html

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  57. England are playing right now - badly - so here is a classic English snack, a new post I have just published, for cheese on toast http://www.carolinemakes.net/2014/06/posh-cheese-on-toast.html

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  58. France playing today: Here's my recipe for "Mangetout, fromage bleu et aux noisettes Ouvrir Toastie" - not traditional French cuisine but the flavours always remind me of France. http://vohnsvittles.com/food/mangetout-blue-cheese-hazelnut-toastie

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  59. A French recipe from Dunkirk for the seemingly unpronouncable potjevleesch (it's actually quite simple, it's potchaflesh) : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/06/traditional-dunkirk-recipe-potjevleesch.html

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  60. French from me, too :-) ... http://chris-cookingaroundtheworld.blogspot.de/2014/06/going-french-with-rillettes-and-fougasse.html

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  61. The simplest Italian recipe ever http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/insalata-caprese-for-eating-al-fresco.html

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  62. I could have gone for one of the 'easier' countries playing today- but instead here is a new blog post, a recipe for Ecuadorian potato cakes with peanut sauce! http://www.carolinemakes.net/2014/06/ecuadorian-potato-cakes-with-peanut.html

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  63. Now I bring you something I already had been waiting for my blog, it's from Nigeria: http://chris-cookingaroundtheworld.blogspot.de/2014/06/semolina-fufu-and-nigerian-chicken-soup.html

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  64. Had this one planned for today for Germany and it was lovely - http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/globe-cooking-recipe-lentil-stew-abernmauke-sausage-germany.html

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  65. Last minute German recipe for the egg salad http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/eiersalat-german-egg-salad.html

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  66. Germany playing today: Here's my step-by-step photo tutorial for German Bierocks - a great snack to accompany beer whilst watching the footie! http://VohnsVittles.com/food/german-bierocks

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  67. The USA are playing today so here's one of my archived posts of American food - with ingredients I bought on a trip to the USA! Mini heath bar pies http://www.carolinemakes.net/2014/01/mini-heath-bar-pies.html

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  68. Russia is also playing today - so here's an archived post for my Russian doll birthday cake http://www.carolinemakes.net/2013/05/russian-doll-matryoshka-birthday-cake.html

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  69. And here's a new post I've just written this morning, piri piri chicken for Portugal. I guess there is some debate as to where piri piri or peri peri comes from but I found it on a website for Portuguese recipes! http://www.carolinemakes.net/2014/06/piri-piri-chicken.html

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  70. A new post for USA - Parmesan Chicken : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/globe-cooking-recipe-parmesan-chicken.html

    I wouldn't worry about the recipe round-up, I'd worry about counting the points - you'll need to be a mathematical whizz to keep track of this lot ! lol ;-)

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    1. Did I mention I had top grades in mathematics the last few years at school? Anyway, if you care to know, you have 39 points so far while I myself have 32.

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  71. Here an old one I decided to use for USA: http://chris-cookingaroundtheworld.blogspot.de/2014/02/life-darkness-randomness-chocolate.html

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  72. Russia playing today: Here's a quick and easy recipe for Low-fat Mushroom Stroganoff. http://vohnsvittles.com/food/mushroom-stroganoff

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  73. Russian recipe from me - Mushroom Julienne http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/mushroom-julienne.html

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    1. Wow, that was comment number 100 for this post. I decided, you get an extra point now!!!

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  74. Australia are playing today so I'm linking up to ANZAC biscuits - http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/02/anzac-biscuits-recipe.html

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  75. Today it will be Chile with a bit of chilli in it - http://chris-cookingaroundtheworld.blogspot.de/2014/06/chilean-palta-reina-avocado-stuffed.html

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  76. Spain playing today: here is my very quick recipe for Easy Peasy Cheesy Stuffed Peppers. I have no idea if this sort of dish would actually be served in Spain but the main ingredient is Spanish chorizo, so I'm going for it! http://vohnsvittles.com/food/easy-peasy-cheesy-stuffed-peppers

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  77. I have picked a Spanish recipe as well today http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/ensalada-mediterranea.html

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  78. England are playing today, even though they are already out of the competition, so here is an old post for an English pudding - Queen of Puddings http://www.carolinemakes.net/2012/12/queen-of-puddings.html. And for Greece, also playing today, baked prawn enchiladas with feta cheese http://www.carolinemakes.net/2013/10/baked-prawn-enchiladas-with-feta-cheese.html
    and finally as Italy are playing, a real classic - spaghetti bolognese http://www.carolinemakes.net/2013/09/my-almost-first-cookbook-and-spaghetti.html

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  79. Greece are playing so I'll link up my Greek-style Lamb, Potato & Thyme Kleftiko : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2012/02/slow-cooker-recipe-greek-style-lamb.html

    England need a bit of a boost too so here's a nice traditional Bangers & Mash (with root veg mash) : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/09/Bangers-with-red-onion-gravy-and-root-veg-mash-recipe.html

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  80. I shouldn't have supported the losers. Italian recipe today http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/spaghetti-primavera.html

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  81. England playing today: Here is the best ever recipe for Prawn Cocktail, the classic starter for dinner parties throughout Britain in the 1970s & well worth reviving!
    http://vohnsvittles.com/food/the-father-of-all-prawn-cocktails

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  82. An old post first for the teams playing today. Apple clafoutis for France http://www.carolinemakes.net/2014/06/low-fat-apple-clafoutis.html

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  83. And a new post today for Argentina, pionono dulce de leche http://www.carolinemakes.net/2014/06/pionono-dulce-de-leche.html

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  84. Not one but two new recipes today - I give you Honduras (total disaster !!) and Ecuador (delicious) :

    http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/globe-cooking-recipe-baked-cheese-empanadas-ecuador.html

    http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/globe-cooking-recipe-pupusas-honduras_25.html

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  85. France playing today: Here's one of my 10 minute lunch recipes, Green Bean and Hazelnut Salad with Quail's Eggs, which uses some French ingredients.
    http://vohnsvittles.com/food/green-bean-and-hazelnut-salad-with-quails-eggs

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  86. Nigeria played today so here's the recipe for Akara...its also found in Brazil ( Acaraje)

    http://spicesgalore.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/akara-or-acaraje-black-eye-pea-fritters/

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  87. A Belgian apple tart which I baked yesterday was very nice http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/belgian-apple-tart-readcookeat.html

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  88. I'm quite busy at the moment, so here an old one for Germany: http://chris-cookingaroundtheworld.blogspot.com/2012/07/quest-for-mini-blackforest-gateaux.html

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  89. A new post for Algeria - Bourek : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/globe-cooking-recipe-bourek-algeria_26.html

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  90. A new post today and it's a Belgian dish as Belgium are playing tonight - sole meuniere http://www.carolinemakes.net/2014/06/sole-meuniere.html

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  91. And here's an old post for the USA which are playing today http://www.carolinemakes.net/2013/02/american-style-banana-pancakes.html for USA

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  92. South Korea playing today: Here's my recipe for Korean Kimchi - the national dish that Koreans have been eating for over two millennia!
    http://vohnsvittles.com/food/korean-kimchi

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  93. No matches today, so here's a recipe for hosts Brazil - my homemade Papaya and Melon jam, as the papayas flew to me all the way from Brazil!
    http://vohnsvittles.com/food/papaya-and-melon-jam

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  94. Brazil are playing today, so here's a new post - Brazilian beef in black bean stew http://www.carolinemakes.net/2014/06/beef-and-black-bean-stew.html

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  95. And Brazil it is for me, too: http://chris-cookingaroundtheworld.blogspot.de/2014/06/if-its-not-for-you-you-are-too-weak.html

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  96. I'm linking up an old post that I originally posted as Mexican but it's popular all over Latin America so could work for any of the countries playing today (do I get quadruple points ?! lol) - Black Bean Soup or Frijoles Negros : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/11/Kitchen-Nomad-Mexico-recipe-Black-Bean-Soup.html

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    1. No, you can't confuse me with this. Wait and see what I make of it.

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    2. LOL Don't worry, I was kidding ! ;)

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  97. Brazil playing today: Here's my recipe for Brazilian Spring Greens
    http://vohnsvittles.com/food/brazilian-spring-greens

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  98. Both Greece and Mexico are playing today so I'm linking up some old recipes :

    http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/12/Kitchen-Nomad-globecooking-Mexico-autumn-stew-with-pipian.html

    http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/11/Kitchen-Nomad-Mexico-recipe-Chilli-Honey-Crumble.html

    http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/09/Kitchen-Nomad-Greece-recipe-Tomato-olive-caper-tart.html

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  99. Here are my contributions for today.They might not be authentic but are definitely inspired from Mexico and Greece. They are old recipes but definitely good ones .

    http://spicesgalore.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/guacamole-hush-puppies/


    http://spicesgalore.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/mediterranean-quesadillas/


    http://spicesgalore.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/chipotle-black-bean-soup-with-orange-and-red-onion-salsa/


    http://spicesgalore.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/light-yet-flavourful-fajita-wraps/

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  100. Mexico playing today: Here's my recipe for Mexican Tomato Soup full of the flavours of Mexico – fresh vibrant tomatoes with a gentle hint of chilli, coriander and lime. Delicious hot or chilled.
    http://vohnsvittles.com/food/mexican-tomato-soup

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  101. Germany against Algeria on one plate :) http://www.dragonsandfairydust.co.uk/pork-schnitzel-recipe/ Pork Schnitzel and Algerian carrots

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  102. I have a sneaky feeling this will be Les Bleus last match so I have a new post for France and am also linking up a couple of old ones :

    http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/globe-cooking-recipe-rosemary-stuffed-chicken-Mediterranean-roasted-veg.html

    http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/04/madhouse-recipe-french-onion-soup.html

    http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/03/globe-cooking-France-recipe-beer-doused-ham-hock.html

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    1. Fine, fine, fine, we don't know whether it will be the end for France today, but I get another one ready for them, that will secure their position in our Food World Cup: http://chris-cookingaroundtheworld.blogspot.de/2014/06/just-make-it-simple-ratatouille.html

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  103. Germany playing today: Here is my recipe for Suaerkraut - that traditional German soured cabbage - I LOVE it!
    http://vohnsvittles.com/food/german-sauerkraut

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  104. A new blog post, as Argentina are playing tonight
    http://www.carolinemakes.net/2014/07/steak-with-chimmichurri.html

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  105. And an old post for America also playing tonight http://www.carolinemakes.net/2013/10/chocolate-and-peanut-butter-with-reeces.html

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  106. Well, someone has to go for Belgium today. Eh, no, not necessarily, but I do it anyway: http://chris-cookingaroundtheworld.blogspot.de/2014/07/go-for-belgium-with-stoemp.html

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  107. I have one for Belgium :
    Beef carbonnade - http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2011/03/morphy-richards-4-slow-cooker-challenge.html

    and also the USA :
    http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/04/madhouse-recipe-mac-cheese-with-spinach-and-bacon.html

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  108. Argentina playing today: Here's my recipe fail for Argentinian Chimichurri sauce, which became a recipe success by turning it into something else!
    http://vohnsvittles.com/food/mint-chimichurri-failure-success

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  109. No matches today, so here's a recipe for hosts Brazil. This Brazilian slow-roasted lamb is deliciously succulent and infused with heady garlic and bay.
    http://vohnsvittles.com/food/brazilian-slow-roasted-lamb

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  110. No matches today, so here's another recipe for hosts Brazil. A refreshing and healthy suco.
    http://vohnsvittles.com/food/strawberry-melon-mint-sucos

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  111. There are matches again today. France is playing Germany. This one is for Germany: http://chris-cookingaroundtheworld.blogspot.de/2014/07/chanterelle-medallions-of-pork-and.html

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  112. I made quick schnitzel for Germany tonight : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/07/globe-cooking-recipe-quick-breaded-pork.html

    As France were knocked out, I'll link up a couple of old ones to say au revoir to them too ! :

    http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/03/French-recipe-Chunky-Savoie-Salad.html

    http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/09/Madhouse-recipe-slow-cooked-pork-pot-au-feu.html

    http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/McCain-Wedges-Summer-of-Sharing-recipe-Salade-Nicoise.html

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  113. Brazil played today & here's a recipe for a classic Brazilian cocktail - Passion Fruit Batida.
    http://VohnsVittles.com/food/brazilian-pasion-fruit-batida

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  114. Still going strong here ! - a new post for Argentina : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/07/globecooking-recipe-argentinian-potato-salad.html

    Phew, a few days off now (unless I make something Brazilian !)

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  115. I still have one left for Brazil, even though I am fully aware that Cheryl posted a similar recipe before: http://chris-cookingaroundtheworld.blogspot.de/2014/07/in-past-i-was-younger-but-now-vatapa.html

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  116. Here's an old one for Germany : Bierocks - http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/10/recipe-hairy-bikers-meat-cabbage-buns.html

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  117. Beautiful challenge...Can I link a recipe which is more of a veggie quiche and less of a Veggie Pizza :)
    Hope it works...
    http://anshu-mymomsrecipes.blogspot.in/2014/07/ebs-pizza-my-style.html

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  118. I am adding and entering into the fun with my Argentinian Picada recipe for TODAY'S match between The Netherlands and Argentina Chris! All linked up! Karen
    GREAT challenge too!
    http://www.lavenderandlovage.com/2014/07/a-snack-for-viewing-the-world-cup-semi-final-argentinian-picada.html

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  119. *waves* Did you think I'd forgotten ?! ;-)

    For the Netherlands, here's my version of the Hairy Bikers' Dutch Apple Cake : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/10/my-version-of-hairy-bikers-dutch-apple.html

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  120. Well, there's no match today but I had a go at a Brazilian recipe : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/07/globe-cooking-recipe-beef-churrasco-farofa.html :)

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  121. Winner of this World Cup...... Can I have two guesses.....guess not....well I'm going with Mexico.

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  122. Getting in early today. Yay, I've paced myself so I haven't missed a post for any single match day from beginning to end - impressed ?!

    Today, Brazil play (hope they do better than last time) so here is my attempt at making Quindim : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/07/globe-cooking-recipe-coconut-quindim.html

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  123. I've just remembered I picked Argentina as the winner back at the beginning so am keeping my fingers crossed! Here's a new post today as Brazil are playing - Brazilian coconut chicken http://www.carolinemakes.net/2014/07/brazilian-coconut-chicken.html

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  124. Here's my version of Xin Xim de Galinha for Brazil today.

    http://spicesgalore.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/brazilian-potato-and-bean-stew/

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  125. I'm on holiday, so no recipe entry but here's my menu roundup to celebrate the final match tomorrow - featuring some of the recipes entered here.
    http://vohnsvittles.com/food/scrumptious-saturdays-11

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  126. No, you're not seeing double - I'm back ! We made Brigadeiros, Brazilian truffles - and we've eaten them all already !! lol http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/07/globe-cooking-recipe-chocolate-bridadeiros.html

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  127. And I'm back for the last time ! Apple Strudel for Germany : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/07/globe-cooking-recipe-apple-strudel.html

    Thanks for a fab challenge Chris, look forward to reading the round-up(s) ! xx

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  128. I haven't got any more Argentinian or German recipes but since it's the final I hope you will accept this football cake as my final entry! http://www.carolinemakes.net/2014/07/chocolate-football-cake.html

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