Monday, 12 November 2012

Favourite Blog and Turnip Inspiration...

Most of the blogs I read are beauty based. However amongst these beauty blogs are a few others on subjects ranging from: bees, fashion, pubs, architecture and food.

My favourite blog on food at the moment has to be Desert Candy. Desert Candy covers all kinds of Middle Eastern cookery. It has been running since 2006 so currently I've lots of posts that I'm still working through, which is lovely to do when I get a spare minute, kind of like a online cookery book.

I discovered Desert Candy when I was looking how to make Arabic/Turkish coffee (which I'm intending to do another post on at some point) and I've been reading it ever since.

The most recent post on Desert Candy is on pickled turnips, which weirdly coincided with me going to a farmers market yesterday and buying turnips and beetroot. I regularly have lunch at a takeaway called 'Falafel' in Rusholme (Manchester's curry mile) and I'd always wondered what the bright pink pickle thing was on the mezze - turns out its turnip pickled with beetroot!

As I had both items after visiting the farmers market, and I had the recipe at my finger tips thanks to Desert Candy, I decided to make my own pickled turnip to have with hummus and pitta which is staple for me. I won't bother putting the recipe here as you can read it on Desert Candy but here are some pictures of my pickled turnip...I let you know how it tastes!


  1. i've never had turnips!! i'm following ya now. :)

  2. They aren't something I normally have if I'm honest! Thanks for following - I'm following you too :)

  3. these look lovely!
    i love little jars like this too!
    i love your blog, i've just started following, please pop over and say hello, i'd love to speak some more, you seem so nice and genuine!
    laura x

  4. Thanks Laura - am now following your blog, lots for me to read through :)

  5. Lovely post! :)

    Great blog, feel free to come and say hi!
    Seeking Serendipity

  6. Thanks Leanne - am now following your blog, the layout is lovely :)


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