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Raw Sprout Clementine Cranberry Stilton & Walnut Winter Salad

At this time of year there are always certain ingredients that appear and there are certain recipes they will be used for. Think sprouts, walnuts, clementines, cranberries, Stilton cheese. I have been making a real effort to use these ingredients in...
by how to cook good fpod on Nov 17, 2015

Ghost Pizzas for Halloween!

Make Ghost Pizzas for Halloween!  Such a simple and fun dinner idea! – – – – – Happy Halloween! I wanted to pop in today to share this simple and spooky idea for your Halloween dinner!  Every year I try to make a spoo...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Oct 31, 2015

The Anatomy of a Tangelo

I’ve always loved tangelos, bigger and juicier than regular tangerines, we would ‘import’ them to Warri and Port Harcourt whenever family came from Lagos and Ore in the west of the country. I always thought they were a cross between...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Oct 29, 2015

Take 1 – Tangelo Scent leaf Mojito

Tangelos are halfway between oranges and grapefruits – juicy and tart and this minute, they are in season in Nigeria. I love them and I’m desperate to approximate their flavours in a delightful cocktail. My first attempt involve...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Oct 18, 2015

Pumpkin Pear & Amaretto Trifle

This pumpkin, pear and Amaretto trifle wasn’t supposed to be my next post. I had made what I thought to be the most fantastic caramel apple pie with crisp, short pastry and layers of softly baked apples. But noooooo, I forgot to add flour to th...
by how to cook good fpod on Oct 8, 2015

On Gifts & In Season: Custard Apples

In season – custard apple. This was a gift from my oldest daughter who has a best friend who has a grandmother with a custard apple tree in Lagos, Nigeria. Convoluted, this source? They went on a visit and this was what they...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Sep 16, 2015

Decorating for fall!

I’m decorating for fall!  I really enjoyed putting together our mantel and decorating our living room for fall, and I hope you like it!  Maybe you’ll even feel inspired to bring some fall into your home this season! – – R...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Sep 15, 2015

Question: Why is New Yam So Expensive?

Yesterday, my friend, @Shutupkecy asked me why New Yam was so expensive – a fact I had noted but rather silently. So, here we are? @Kitchnbutterfly oz why is yam now so expensive 😂😂 can you make a blogpost about that? — Mr Dalloway...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Sep 7, 2015

Camping Food Checklist

Take the stress out of what food to pack on your next camping trip, with this camping food checklist!  And while you’re here grab some camping recipe ideas too! – – – – – We love to camp.  It’s just a great...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Aug 25, 2015

Nigeria Corn Pancakes with Ube

This is what you make when you have left over corn mix from making Sapala – you shallow-fry small pancakes because you’re too lazy to deep-fry. It is better for your health so you proceed. You serve it with steamed ube filled wi...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Aug 15, 2015

Sapala, Fresh Corn Moinmoin

Save the silk Stock the cobs Blanch the leaves Eat the corn {What to do with the whole corn} Because corn is in season. And because I tried it last year and told myself I would make it again. Similar to the Mexican tamale…Except tamales are...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Aug 14, 2015

Friday Cocktails with Sugarcane-Cucumber-Vodka

The wheelbarrows are back, pushed by young men and full of short purple stems of Saccharum officinarum. I’m buying. I’m halving the trauma of peeling sugar cane by having them skinned and cut into segments on the streets. The Mallam uses...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Aug 14, 2015

{Simple Summer Recipes} At Home in NWCT

I am soaking up the last bits of Summer in New England while the Mr is traveling for work this week. Without hesitation, I decided to hide away in the country and eat well at home. This is something I have not done nearly enough since the New Old St...
by ABCD Design on Aug 13, 2015

{Simple Summer Recipes} At Home in NWCT

I am soaking up the last bits of Summer in New England while the Mr is traveling for work this week. Without hesitation, I decided to hide away in the country and eat well at home. This is something I have not done nearly enough since the New Old St...
by ABCD Design on Aug 13, 2015

The Whole Corn: Husk, Kernel, Cob & Silk

I’m a fan of ‘whole food’ cooking – putting every part to good use. Enter, food52 and their ‘How to use a whole ear of corn‘ post. Here it goes: The Husks Nature has a way of creating its own vessels and corn...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Aug 12, 2015

The Character of Cucumbers

Crunch. Refreshing. Clean. Really, that’s all you need to know. All there is. Well, not all but most of what there is.  This is the season for cucumbers, Cucumis sativus. Originally from Southern Asia, they now grow in most climes and...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Aug 11, 2015

Cucumber-Mint-Lime Aqua Fresca

Aqua Frescas, Cool waters. From The Spanish. Aguas frescas (Spanish “cool waters”) are a combination of fruits, cereals, flowers, or seeds blended with sugar and water to make light non-alcoholic beverages. They are popular in Mexico, Cen...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Aug 11, 2015

Recipes for Komkommertijd, Cucumber time

I was an adult when I learnt about Komkommertijd. I was an English-speaking adult in The Netherlands and so I thought of it as Komkommer time – a contraction of away and home. It was 2009, the year of my transition, my translation from grown-up...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Aug 7, 2015

Ube’camole with Corn & Groundnut

I’m feasting on corn and ube, boiled groundnuts, walnuts and the sound of rain on roof tops. I’m enjoying the cool breeze that ushers in nights and stirs up the dawn.  I’m making dips with Ube, each time venturing out a bi...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Jul 28, 2015

In Season: Soursop Frozen Dessert

Soursop is in season and I’ve finally made the frozen dessert I’ve longed to since forever. These days, for creamy fruit, I tend to go with condensed milk as the ‘dairy’ of choice. Why? Well, condensed milk is rich and th...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Jul 22, 2015


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