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Guest Post: My First Biz Memories

Here’s Part 2 of Tipu’s nostalgic journey back to the days of Ebelebo. —–00000—– I come from a very sheltered home. My parents never let me take lunch money to school. Instead they gave me lovingly packed snacks of...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Mar 10, 2015

Naija meets France: Agbalumo & Mango Tarte Tatin

On an eternal quest for Nigerian desserts and a love for all things French, this was birthed. I have always wanted to bake with Agbalumo, and I’ve succeeded – I’ve made pancake puffs and leather, and now this.  This isn’t...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Feb 24, 2015

The Anatomy of Agbalumo

This study was taken on, to find out the best way to remove the flesh of the agbalumo for preservation and processing. Typically, after a thorough washing, I press the top sides of my agbalumo around the stalk in to ‘break the fruit’. Out...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Feb 18, 2015

Agbalumo, The New ‘Orange’

Down with a cold? The sort that most people get on the cusp of changing seasons, from harmattan to rainy? Don’t just reach for oranges, grab some agbalumo.  Agbalumo? Yes, agbalumo. Rich in ascorbic acid – hence the tartness (th...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Feb 15, 2015

Nigerian Agbalumo Puree

I have a dream, that one day, Nigerian cuisine will be spoken about, for its richness and diversity. That one day, the world will know that there’s more to our food than ‘pepper’ and ‘swallow’. I intend to play a small role in making that h...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Feb 11, 2015

Nigerian Agbalumo Drink

With the remains from the vinegar episode, I decided to make an ‘infusion’. This drink is a classic case of using up leftovers and doing something I’ve wanted to do for ages – make a drink of Agbalumo. The seeds and skin were tos...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Feb 11, 2015

Nigerian Agbalumo Vinegar, In Progress

Over the holidays, I got so many vinegars to add to my growing collection. I now have bottles of Mango, Lime, Palm, Cane Sugar, Champagne, Sherry and others…so much so I’m beginning to think of setting up a rack. The mango vinegar inspire...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Feb 10, 2015

In Season, In Season – Mangoes…

…are in season and I am stoked. Mangoes are in season across oceans and continents, from India to Pakistan, Australia to Nigeria. How fragrantly we’re joined. For me, the first fruits of the season are always eaten out of hand. We spend t...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Feb 9, 2015

Harmattan: Seasonal Foods, Interesting Facts & Tips

Harmattan – the season of dry and dusty, of conjunctivitis and freshly pressed mosquitoes (is this just at my end?) Of orange fruit and vegetables – carrots, agbalumo, oranges and tangerines. This season past, I noticed a few things ̵...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Jan 30, 2015

Brown sugar meringues with Grilled Rhubarb & Blood Oranges

Meringues are a delight to eat. Crisp shells giving way to marshmallow soft interiors. Light as a wispy cloud, melt in the mouth and only made from two ingredients.How could they possibly be bettered? Well they can. Brown sugar meringues knock their...
by how to cook good fpod on Jan 27, 2015

Beetroot and Kale Soup | Kale and Almond Crumble | Jumpstart2015

Beetroot and Kale Soup with a Kale and Almond Crumble – virtuous!  So, are you really, really fed up of healthy eating now? Have you fallen off the wagon? Or, are you still ‘being good?’ If you started a new healthy eating regime a...
by renbehan.com on Jan 22, 2015

Harmattan: Seasonal Foods, Interesting Facts & Tips

Harmattan – the season of dry and dusty, of conjunctivitis and freshly pressed mosquitoes (is this just at my end?) Of orange fruit and vegetables – carrots, agbalumo, oranges and tangerines. This season past, I noticed a few things ̵...
by Kitchen Butterfly on Jan 20, 2015

26 Seasonal Recipes – Simple and in Season December Round Up

Where did January go?! Simple and in Season December was a feast for all the senses – beautiful colours, aromas (I’m sure) and even some interesting textures! This selection is perfect for bookmarking for next year and perhaps you’l...
by renbehan.com on Jan 16, 2015

Valentines Day Recipe Ideas

Hi friends! Lately I’ve been thinking about recipes for Valentines Day, even though it’s still a month away!  I like this time of year and planning for Valentines Day even though we don’t really do a lot for it.  I just like tha...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Jan 14, 2015

Jerusalem Artichoke Chestnut & Mushroom Soup

I have for you a soup that truly reflects this time of the year. Earthy, woodsy, deeply rich flavours speak for themselves. Before making this soup, I hadn’t eaten Jerusalem artichokes for years. I remember a time when Jerusalem artichoke puree...
by how to cook good fpod on Jan 12, 2015

Christmas Vegetable Strudel

Just before I head off to begin my Christmas celebrations I wanted to share with you my Christmas vegetable strudel. It could not be simpler to prepare and even though I would class it as a vegetarian main course, I would happily add a slice to my tu...
by how to cook good fpod on Dec 23, 2014

Last Minute Christmas Recipes

  Well today marks the official one week countdown to Christmas!  If you are still wondering what to put on your table this holiday season, here are some delicious last minute Christmas recipes for you!  These are a mixture of some great feat...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Dec 18, 2014

Easy No Bake Christmas Desserts

Since it’s almost Christmas, I thought I’d share some easy no bake Christmas desserts with you!  We could all use some easy in our lives this time of year, I’m sure!  These scrumptious recipes are feature from our Holiday Recipes...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Dec 17, 2014

Merry and Bright Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

Hello friends! Can you believe it’s 10 days until Christmas?!  I officially declare this week gong show week…the week where I tackle my #paniclist.  I was chatting with my friend Tara of Suburble, and she referred to a Christmas To-Do l...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Dec 15, 2014

Candy Cane Cloud Dessert

We’re coming up to the final stretch before Christmas!  I can’t believe how fast December is flying by, can you?!  I really have to remind myself to step back and enjoy the holiday season.  Next week I’m going to be slowing down...
by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs on Dec 11, 2014


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