Sunday, 13 January 2013

Bloggers Around the World: Caribbean Round-up and New Challenge

Did I mention to shut down this blog? I would say that was a total misunderstanding. What shall I say? At times I don't even understand myself.
I know, however, that it's time again for another Bloggers Around the World round-up.
Therefore, without any further ado I bring you the December/January round-up of Bloggers Around the World: The Caribbean ...


Depending on the area were you live on our wonderful planet, you may feel like Elizabeth from the The Law Student's Cookbook. She would rather trade ice scraping of her windscreen with putting on sunscreen. I can only agree with that, although I hardly use sunscreen even when there is sun.
Anyway, have a closer look at this sunny and warming Jamaican Curry from the Law Student's Cookbook.

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Thank you, Elizabeth, for taking part. Well, I don't know about you, I can already feel the sun coming.
If that's not sufficient to bring you in the mood, I like to remind you have a few things I did here on my blog a few days ago.



There was this dessert that was created from a cocktail ... the Paradise Cocktail Dessert. If that doesn't help towards the sun ... at least if you would have five in a row ... well, it would make a difference ... or rather change things ... in your head it is.
In that post I disclose a few things from my past life ... and I might go on with that in the next post of this series.
Not dwelling too long on the aforementioned thought I like to draw you attention to a warming soup: Sopa de elote.



As far as I know, soups help in cold weather. Therefore I also have a few more soups ready at my disposal.
For now we are through with the Caribbean round-up for Bloggers Around the World ...
... that is at least what I thought, but ...
... there is one more ... eh ... soup, that reached us and I don't want it to go unnoticed. Ruth from 8&Ruth kept fighting and finally brought as a quite greenish ... eh, green vegetable soup, that has written Jamaica on it. Have a look and see, whether you notice ...



Where shall we turn next?
I know at least were some would like to go, but ... somehow my mind is already fixed concerning the next stop. I hope, all the fuss about the Maya calendar last year didn't make you feel bad about the Maya and you don't mind to go to Mexico.

Yes, that's our next stop: Mexico. I guess you know what that means and you don't need any further rules as to that. I only hope, we will turn up the heat considerable ... chilies, you know!

I don't want to forget to remind you of a few things (rules):

  1. Leave a comment with a link to your post here in this very post, below. 
  2. Link to my blog and this challenge in your post.  
  3. Use the "Bloggers Around the World" badge (the one you find at the beginning and end of this post).  
  4. You can use a new or an old post, but it has to be adjusted accordingly (you know, all the linking). 
  5. Have fun and enjoy it!
Get your chilies, chocolate and whatever you need ready and start cooking or baking something lovely Mexican ...


22 comments:

  1. Oh Chris, so sorry I didn't have time to enter this one, it's all been a bit manic recently. BUT I will try really hard to make something for Mexico and I love Mexican cuisine.

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    1. It could work out this time, but, no worries! I love Mexican food very much. So this will be a special month for me.

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  2. I'm sorry, I'm sorry, sings as Nick Clegg. I completely missed the Caribbean challenge. Hope Mexico would spur me on some adventures in the kitchen. And don't you ever joke about stopping blogging. You have a duty to blog. You owe it to the people. Lol

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    1. Well, what else should I do. All this here is what keeps me going in these dark times ...

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  3. Oh oh oh -I have made the recipe just not posted it yet. If I get it up tomorrow can I still sneak on? She aaks, heart in her mouth?

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    1. Yes, that is absolutely fine, no worries! You are very welcome to do so.

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    2. Late late late - but I finally posted it!!! I'm hoping to be a little bit more on time with Mexico. :-)
      http://8ampersandruth.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/massively-late-its-my-caribbean-recipe.html

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    3. Thank you so much for letting me in late. I'm bad! I've added your logo too now - so rude I forgot it!!!! :-)

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  4. How did I not know about this? Is there a calendar of events so I can plan a bit ahead? I'd love to join in on of these days. (We eat tons of Mexican but we eat it all away from home so I can't do this one ... unless you want my microwave nachos recipe, lol)

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    1. Well, this one just started and the theme changes every 13th of the month to have it a bit different from most others that usually begin at the beginning of the month.
      Maybe you get any ideas as to prepare something Mexican anyway, maybe a drink where you can have your microwave nachos with.
      Anyway, so far I have no clue as to what to do next month ...

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  5. Hello, I've just come across your blog - when is the deadline for the Mexico challenge?

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  6. I've just made a Mexican Chicken Stew, adding cocoa powder for the first time! I love Mexican food so I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else has made.

    http://searchingforspice.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/mexican-chicken-stew/

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    1. Thank you very much for taking part. Choolate, chicken stew and Mexican ... sounds perfect to me.

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  7. Caroline, the deadline will be at the 13th of February. During that day I will post the round-up.

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  8. My Mexican dish has been made!
    Slow Cooker Machaca http://lawstudentscookbook.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/slow-cooker-machaca/

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    1. Oh, that is wonderful. Thanks for joining. I head over to have a closer look ...

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  9. Hi!Here's my Mexico-inspired cake. http://www.chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/orange-polenta-cake.html

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    1. That's great, Galina! I head over right away to check it out ...

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  10. Chris, I did it, I did it, I did it - hooray - Mexican Chocolate Pudding with Chilli & Lime Mango Slices
    http://choclogblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/mexican-chocolate-pudding-with-chilli.html

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    1. He he he, I was faster than you! Hooray - you made it congratulations and thank you for blessing us with such a sensuous pudding.

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