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Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour, I’m so happy to have you here!  My home tour is 1 of 29 Canadian Holiday Home Tours hosted by the lovely Christina of The DIY Mommy!  29 homes…isn’t that amazing?!  I hope you c...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Dec 8, 2016

5 Minute Christmas Mason Jar Candles

These 5 Minute Christmas Mason Jar Candles are a simple and quick DIY!  They’re perfect for a Christmas table setting! – – – – – – – I really love projects that are simple to make, require really no t...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Dec 5, 2016

How to: Passion Fruit Juice

Travel. Broadens the mind. Teaches you so much that you might not have known. That’s the story of my learning to make good and proper passion fruit juice, all thanks to Nairobi. Read: Favourite Drinks in Nai I’ve been a passion fruit love...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Dec 2, 2016

9 Delicious Zucchini Recipes To Try

Have more zucchini than you know what to do with?  Here are 9 Delicious Zucchini Recipes To Try! – – – – – – Zucchini is one of the most versatile vegetables available!  Zucchini is technically a fruit, but for a...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Aug 15, 2016

Recipe: Kasza and Lentil Salad with Griddled Courgette and Halloumi

A super-quick store-cupboard/fridge-raid supper – Kasza and Lentil Salad with Griddled Courgette and Halloumi.  Hello! It has been a long time since I have sat down to share a simple recipe, without the pressures of looming deadlines. I am pleased...
by renbehan.com on Jul 23, 2016

Updated: 12+ Alternative ‘Stews’ & Sauces You Can Make Without Fresh Tomatoes

…because we cannot go and die because tomatoes are outrageously expensive. Nigerians, praised for their resilience and ingenuity are currently seeking ways to do without Fresh tomatoes. Fresh tomatoes aren’t cheap for various reason but t...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Jul 6, 2016

Easy DIY Patio Lights

String patio lights around your deck or patio space to make a magical nighttime garden retreat! – – – – – – For as long as I can remember I have wanted to string patio lights around my deck but just never got arou...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Jun 29, 2016

Recipe Box: Lamb Steaks with Mint Ajika Sauce by Olia Hercules for Marley Spoon

This week I’ve been cooking from a recipe box from Marley Spoon, including a recipe by Olia Hercules for Tender Lamb Steaks with Mint Ajika Sauce and Grilled Potatoes. Recipe below.  Recipe boxes are soaring in popularity at the moment and there a...
by renbehan.com on Jun 8, 2016

Serve an Easy Pasta Salad Bar for Your Next Party

There’s something very intimidating about cooking ‘real food’ for a large group of people, especially if you’re on a budget. Shoot, some days I feel like I can barely get food prepared to feed my family, so to feed a crowd mea...
by Kitchen Stewardship on May 21, 2016

10 Alternative ‘Stews’ & Sauces You Can Make Without Fresh Tomatoes

…because we cannot go and die because tomatoes are outrageously expensive. Nigerians, praised for their resilience and ingenuity are currently seeking ways to do without Fresh tomatoes. Fresh tomatoes aren’t cheap, fresh tomatoes…on...
by Kitchen Butterfly on May 17, 2016

Tips to get your container garden ready for planting!

This spring I am working with Lowe’s Canada to share some ideas and tips for container gardening, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  I absolutely love gardening! – – – – – – – Spring here in Calga...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on May 6, 2016

Recipe: Spring Vegetable and Chicken Pie

Hello! It’s officially springtime for me when I spot the first bunch of British asparagus and I found my very first bunch this week. The British asparagus season is short so you have to pounce in it when you can. You really can’t beat the flavour...
by renbehan.com on Apr 15, 2016

Deconstructed: Tigernut Crumble with Mango Cream & Candied Zobo Flowers

I love to repurpose things in the kitchen – whether its turning zobo flowers into sauce after making an infusion or making a crumble with leftover tigernut chaff from making kunnu aya, the milk. It works. Rather beautifully too. Here’s wh...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Mar 21, 2016

Baked: Agbalumo Upside Down Carrot Cake

This is my second take on an agbalumo carrot cake. Because of the zobo pineapple upside down cake, this came to mind. I used macerated agbalumo – flesh tossed in sugar and left to sit overnight till the sugar has drawn out a lot of the liquid and s...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Mar 16, 2016

An Easter Table Setting in Green and White

Setting a beautiful table for Easter doesn’t have to be complicated!  Here’s a simple Green & White table setting idea! – – – – – – – With Easter just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about your brunch a...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Mar 15, 2016

Nigerian Fruit Salad 2.0 | The New Nigerian Kitchen

Desserts & Presentation – two ways in which we should progress Nigerian cuisine :). This week, I will focus on Nigerian desserts. And yes, I dare say we have a class of them, if budding. Truth is, dessert for a long time was fruit salad (wi...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Mar 14, 2016

Friday Cocktails: Agbalumo Mimosas

I love mimosas – that sweet combination of often fragrant acid and a bit of bubbly. I love the way we peel oranges in Nigeria – with a knife, making a circular journey round the orange, from head to toe as you cut into skin, separating it...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Mar 11, 2016

Quick & Easy: Weeknight Dinner of Sausage & Carrot Cannelloni

This recipe was inspired by @recipetins’s Baked Spinach & Ricotta Rotolo.  That morning, I saw it on Instagram on my way to work – I couldn’t stop thinking, dreaming, wishing. As soon as I got home that Friday night, I...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Mar 10, 2016

In Season: March

Fresh Cashews, pitanga cherries, mulberries, carrots, agbalumo, mangoes…these are a few things in seasons Cashews/ Cashew Apple Woo hoo, sooooooooooo happy to get my hands on some. Which I plan to juice, bake and do a host of other things. We s...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Mar 9, 2016

An Easter Table Setting in Robin’s Egg Blue

Setting a beautiful table for Easter doesn’t have to be complicated!  Here is an idea for a pretty Robin’s Egg Blue Easter table! – – – – – – – I’m getting so excited for Easter now that it...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Mar 7, 2016


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