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‘Adalu’ Salad – Brown Beans & Corn

I’ve wanted to make a bean salad for ages and finally got round to it.  This is a simple spiced salad, flavoured with cinnamon powder and lime juice. The recipe comes from a book ‘Hot, Hot, Hot’. You’ll need cooked beans...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Jul 21, 2015

Asala – Egg Salad

I’ve been serving up lots of devilled eggs lately. While halving them for stuffing, many casualties result. And so it was that I resolved to make an egg salad – the perfect one. I wanted to bring some texture into the creamy, chewy mix an...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Jul 20, 2015

In Season: Fresh Dates

My first taste of fresh dates left the taste of disappointment heavy on my tongue, my lips. It was the first time I’d tried them. Seen them close-up, so when I saw them on an enamel tray in Lagos traffic, I ‘dived’ for a bag. A...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Jul 17, 2015

In Season: Ube’camole

A version of the creamy avocado dip, but with Ube, African Butter pear. Because they’re similar and can pass one for the other. Except avocados are eaten raw and these cooked, and that the skin of avocados aren’t feasted on, unlike Ube sk...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Jul 16, 2015

Roasted Summer Vegetables with British Goat’s Cheese #TasteOfSummer

Roasted Summer Vegetables with British Goat’s Cheese Most of the time we associate roasted vegetables with autumn or winter, in that root vegetables roast so well and sweeten up in the process. But I find that certain summer vegetables get on v...
by renbehan.com on Jul 13, 2015

Tomatoes: What’s Not in Season

My advice on tomatoes may test ye, o virtuous cook for who fresh is best. Stay with me. Yes, it is the season of fresh corn and African butter pears, Ube; African walnuts, fresh dates, mosquitoes, sugar ants, guinea fowl eggs, yellow p...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Jul 13, 2015

In Season: Spiced Boiled Groundnuts

These don’t need no introduction or explanation. Take fresh groundnuts, in season – add sugar and spice (fresh ginger, cardamom, 5-spice) and boil away. I promise, you’ll want to bathe, sleep and wrap yourself in the fragrance of th...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Jul 13, 2015

Simple and in Season June – 30 Summer Recipes

Are you ready for the summer? Having seen the entries for June’s Simple and in Season recipe link up I certainly am! I’m going to jump straight into the round up and also announce that the winner of a copy of At Home in the Whole Food Ki...
by renbehan.com on Jul 5, 2015

Simple and in Season – July & August – Join In!

Welcome to Simple and in Season July & August! The summer holidays are upon us and I thought it would be nice to have an extra long link up with a round up at the end of August. The June recipes are here – full of wonderfully light, summery...
by renbehan.com on Jul 4, 2015

In Season

I’m so thrilled that this season of corn and yellow peppers, ose Nsukka is the one which follows mango season. This is the season of monsoon rains, nights lulled to sleep with drizzles and mornings rudely awoken with pounding drops, thunder and...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Jun 22, 2015

Organic Granola & Sunshine Smoothie for #WakeUpToOrganic

Before I tell you about #WakeUpToOrganic and the two recipes I have created, I thought I would also introduce to you my shiny new look blog, what do you think? Up until now, I have had the last theme for FOUR years, as long as I have had my blog, so...
by how to cook good fpod on Jun 19, 2015

A Polish-Inspired Beetroot Summer Salad with Apples, Radish and Dill

A Polish-inspired beetroot summer salad with apples, radish and dill I was interested to read this week about the four distinct waves of Polish migration to the UK. I tend to only think of my parents’ generation, resettling to the UK after the Seco...
by renbehan.com on Jun 15, 2015

Rhubarb Simple Syrup + Fika!

“You’ve got a mighty fine rhubarb plant, ma’am”. No, that’s not a pick up line, it’s a compliment from the old locksmith who came out after we moved in to our house last summer. In the ridiculous whirlwind that is...
by Powered by Tofu on Jun 11, 2015

‘Local Strawberry’ Liqueur

Because once you’ve slain vanilla extract, the world is your essence. Or extract. Because you can pop any old thing in vodka and in its colourless, tasteless way, it’ll absorb colours and flavours and scents. Because, when in doubt, pickl...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Jun 10, 2015

Simple and in Season June – Join In!

I can’t believe we’re in June already. It’s going to be a busy month for us as our little boy turns one. Where has the year gone?! We’ll be celebrating with lots of birthday cake – in fact, I’ve already spotted the...
by renbehan.com on Jun 1, 2015

My Summer Patio!

I can’t even begin to tell you of the relief I feel that we can now use our deck without needing to wear toques and mittens.  Nope, it’s flip flop and fancy drink season on the patio!  Can I get a woot-woot?! We’ve been busy over...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on May 29, 2015

The End. Of Mango Season

The season’s coming to an end. At least for the variety of mangoes I hold dear. They are going fast out of season. The mangoes are smaller, softer. Fewer trays are out. Stacked high before, they are now plateaus. I’m holding on hard. Its...
by Kitchen Butterfly on May 26, 2015

In Season/ Rainy Season

This is the season of waking up to storms – skies thick with grey and streaked with silver. Thunder, lightening, all are part of the rainy season. I need to equip myself well – ditch blue flannel blankets for tartan ones. Find good books...
by Kitchen Butterfly on May 26, 2015

Grilled Corn Scent leaf Coconut Cream & Feta

I love my corn. I’ve been known to run after sellers, craving it with such desperation, one might wonder if the cravings are of a more primal, pregnancy sort. Alas, I like fresh and sweet, juicy too. I like to chew the kernels off and suck the...
by Kitchen Butterfly on May 26, 2015

Mango & Passion Fruit Swirls in Vanilla Ice Cream

Flavour prints and profiles and stamps. Ice Cream for breakfast. Anyone? I have no issues exploring them over and over and over again. Each new canvas throws up nuances, subtle differences till we ‘appropriate’ all the deliciousness. This...
by Kitchen Butterfly on May 21, 2015


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