Blog Posts - In Season



An Easter Table Setting in Pink and Yellow

Setting a beautiful table for Easter doesn’t have to be complicated!  Here is a simple and cheery pink & yellow table to get you inspired! – – – – – – – I really love Easter.  Everything about it feels fresh and springy which...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Mar 4, 2016

Valentines Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft and chewy, and decorated with red & pink smarties, they’re perfect for Valentines Day! xo – – – – – – It’s February!  How is it already February?  At the spee...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Feb 2, 2016

The Gift of Home Made

A few days ago my husband received the nicest package in the mail from his Mom…when I saw what she had sent over I could hardly believe my eyes.  It was a box full of hand made gift bags, complete with tissue paper and gift tags to be used to...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Dec 22, 2015

Christmas Place Setting Ideas

Setting a beautiful table at Christmas doesn’t have to be hard!  I’m sharing some simple ideas to make your table festive! – – – – – – – I find when I’m cooking a meal for a big holiday or...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Dec 18, 2015

Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies are a must for your Christmas treat plate!  And double the batch because they’re going to get eaten fast! – – – – – – What is it about the Christmas season that just makes one feel like th...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Dec 11, 2015

My 2015 Holiday Home Tour

Welcome to my holiday home tour!  I’m so happy to have you here.  xo – – – – – – – The wait is finally over…I can finally show you my holiday home and I couldn’t be more excited!  There a...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Dec 10, 2015

Mincemeat Pie

This Mincemeat Pie is the perfect Christmas dessert!  Serve it up warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream…delicious! – – – – – – – My friend Clare has been delivering mincemeat tarts, made from he...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Dec 9, 2015

Twenty (20) Things to Know & Make With Agbalumo

Last season (December 2014 – April 2015), I ‘discovered’ other aspects and characteristics of Agbalumo that hitherto were unknown. I’m glad  its back because I have a few more recipes to try with our African Star App...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Dec 8, 2015

White Chocolate Eggnog Scones with Eggnog Glaze

Eggnog scones are a delicious way to use up leftover eggnog!  Add a little white chocolate and eggnog glaze, and you have a perfect holiday snack or addition to brunch! – – – – – – Eggnog seems to be one of those...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Dec 7, 2015

Simple Evergreen Christmas Wreath

Today I’m participating in the Home for Christmas blog hop hosted by Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com!  I’m sharing my Simple Evergreen Christmas Wreath that you can make in less than 15 minutes with simple materials you might alread...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Dec 6, 2015

First Sighting: Agbalumo, In Season

I miss my friend, Ramon. Much. We talked first sighting and last sighting, of fruits and vegetables. Agbalumo is back my friends. Just this morning, my son woke up and declared it foggy on the horizon and true to his word with ashy ankles, harmattan...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Dec 4, 2015

My Holiday Home Part 1!

I’m so excited to be a part of Lowe’s Holiday Home program which has allowed me to completely transform my home into a classic Christmas wonderland!  This year I’m fully embracing my love of the traditional holiday colours of red...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Dec 2, 2015

Traditional and Festive Gift Wrapping Ideas

I’m sharing some simple & festive gift wrapping ideas using plaids and natural elements!  Perfect for Christmas! – – – – – – Welcome my friends!  I’m so happy you are here today because there is a...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Nov 30, 2015

Getting ready to decorate for the holidays!

I’m getting ready to decorate for the holidays so wanted to share where I got my inspiration! – – – – – – – Getting ready to decorate for the holidays! This year I could hardly wait to decorate for the...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Nov 25, 2015

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri

With this Christmas Stovetop Potpourri, you are 5 minutes away from your home smelling like Christmas! – – – – – – It’s time to kick off the holiday season, and what better way than to make your home smell ju...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Nov 24, 2015

Homemade Mulberry – Almond Gin

As simple as stewing fresh mulberries with almond brittle, sugar, Cointreau and gin. I liked Sarah Raven’s suggestions about adding almonds to the gin.  putting in a bottle… and topping with Gin The colour comes through imm...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Nov 23, 2015

Golden Turmeric Milk

A few mornings ago, I made some delicious golden turmeric milk. Thank you @afolakea. Turmeric has so many glowing nutritional qualities – from being an awesome antioxidant to boosting immune health and on and on and on. I believe.I heated milk...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Nov 22, 2015

Grown in Nigeria – Passion Fruit

I. Love. Passion fruit. The fact that we’re growing it in Nigeria. And the fact that I could make food gradients out of them :). They come from Jos, via a company called Veg Express. They deliver to some major cities – Lagos is...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Nov 20, 2015

In Season: Mulberries & Turmeric

In season. I love fruits and vegetables in season. I’ve been enjoying a lot of them – passion fruit and mulberries and last week, fresh Turmeric. Interesting, I always thought strawberries were my favourite berry. Alas people, t...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Nov 19, 2015

The Anatomy of Fresh Turmeric

The rhizomes – small tubers – of Turmeric remind me of Jerusalem artichokes and ginger at the same time, smaller though. There are a few differences I’ve observed –  Difference 1 – Anatomy The skin has more ribs tha...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Nov 19, 2015


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