Meeta from What's For Lunch Honey? has invited us over to mingle and a truly appropriate theme to kick off this event - Football!
Well, it's soccer for those of us down here in Australia.
It's a momentous occasion as it's Australia's second only time in the World Cup - the first being back in 1974 (also in Germany). As a child of Italians, I've always held a soft spot for the Italian team so my world cup experiences haven't been all that fruitless. Still it's a special time for us and if it's an Australia v Italy final, I'll be over the moon!
For the mingle I've decided on two dishes, sweet and savoury, one especially should tempt Meeta and her love of Italian food.
I had to think of something that fitted in with the round ball game and nothing was quite as round as these Carrot Falafel. Just don't head-but them or try to kick them.
Vanilla and Chocolate Cannoli (recipe coming soon)
The traditional Sicilian versions contain a filling made from ricotta and a mix of candied fruit, whereas from my mother's region (Emilia-Romagna) they prefer these types, filled with either a Vanilla or Chocolate Crema Pasticcera.
Good-luck to all the teams and here's hoping for a victory on the 12th when Australia faces Japan.
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