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Matrimony – An Agbalumo (Star Apple) Fruit Salad From Jamaica

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 16, 2017
It’s the season of my favourite ‘fruit to explore’ – Agbalumo aka the African star apple. The star apple is found in many Caribbean and South East Asian countries, including Jamaica. Around the world in star apples Around the world in star apple names Why am I so intrigued about this fruit one might wonder? […]

True or False: Thou Shalt Not Pluck Fruit from the Agbalumo/ Star Apple Tree?

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 6, 2017
It’s agbalumo season people! Have you ever seen an agbalumo tree? Well, yes, I have! Thanks to my friend Tomi who showed me one in Lagos, Nigeria :).   What does it look like? Well it towered above two floows, several ten’s of feet tall. Tree trunks twisted and mangled, leaves lush and green, like those […]

2017: Happy New Year

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 4, 2017
Dear Family & Friends, I’d like to wish you the very best of 2017. Thank you for making 2016 the awesome year it was. I can’t even begin to list all the amazingness that was, the things I learnt and how much I look forward to the year ahead. I have a few goals this […]

Merry Christmas

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 25, 2016
From me & mine to you & yours.  I hope you have an amazing, safe, joyous season.  God bless you all. 

New Nigerian Christmas Drinks: Three (3) Perfect Ones

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 22, 2016
I like to have lots of drinks at home over the holidays – easy to make, easy to make ahead and refreshing. This holiday, I have 3 drink ideas for you: #1: Iced [Rooibos] Tea Make ahead tips: Brew tea a day or two before. Make it slightly stronger than you would normally do – […]

New Nigerian Christmas Chicken #3: Suya-spiced Roast Chicken

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 21, 2016
This is the easiest and one of the tastiest roast chickens, ever. No need to brine, simply rub the chicken with suya spice – inside and out and a bit of salt, place in your oven on the highest – my oven goes up to 260 deg C, cook for 1 hour plus and voila…done. I […]

New Nigerian Christmas Chicken #2: Suya-Herb-Honey Chicken Skewers

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 21, 2016
Chicken skewers are quick, easy and you can prep all the elements a few hours before. Make ahead tips If using wooden skewers, soak them in water at least an hour before you skewer the ingredients – just so the skewers don’t burn. Prep your ingredients – note that food shrinks to varying degrees, your chicken […]

New Nigerian Christmas Chicken #1: Stuffed Chicken Legs & Breasts

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 20, 2016
Chicken is essential to the Nigerian Christmas lunch or dinner. This year, venture further than your fried or grilled chicken with these ideas – three of them: Stuffed chicken is my personal favourite. I have two options for you with chicken legs and breasts. The chicken legs are off the chain! Oh, my word. This […]

My Personal History of Fruitcakes & Another Recipe

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 19, 2016
A lot of my preferences in life have been shaped by my parents, my family. As an adult, a lot of my preferences are deeply subconscious – I can’t explain half of them save for – this is how my mother used to do it. This is how my dad did it. Christmas and fruitcakes […]

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