Blackberry Cheesecake & Jelly Verrines….

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 30, 2010
….with a crisp almond & brown sugar topping and lime I sit down and write, a part of my journey, a place in my daily struggles to find who I am. I want to know me, in my entirety and what I want. I want to walk this earth with gratitude but also fired up […]

Roasted Rhubarb Limeade

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 27, 2010
The prospect of S’mores fired her up intensely. From deep in her belly, she longed to stoke a fire, so its rising flames and cackling sounds could warm her and melt her ‘mallows till they softened and oozed their sugary goodness onto some good grahams. And the chocolate would quickly follow, it too melting in […]

Black & White – All you need to know about garlic

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 23, 2010
This is one post I haven’t planned – rather unlike me!

Chocolate glut. Chocolate dessert

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 20, 2010
I have a chocolate glut. Oh yes. Chocolate. Glut. If you didn’t know, I’ll tell you now – I have a huge chocolate plant in my back garden, right next to the trampoline (my non-DIY husband sweated to put together) and my not-so-barren veggie patch, teeming with mint and lemon melisse.

Ladurée in London- Perfect Calibration for my Macs

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 16, 2010
A throne is only a bench, covered in velvet Napoleon Bonaparte ———-♥———– We just got back from a few days away in London. I especially wanted to attend a one-day seminar being organised for ‘Women in Energy’ in London plus we had public holidays in the Netherlands so we all trooped over. The seminar was […]

International Dumpling Incident – Soup up too!

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 12, 2010
This month for our International ? Incident party, we made dumplings. And we celebrated a few birthdays: Mardi of ELTW Divina Pe of Sense & Serendipity Shirley of Enriching your kid Pam of My Man’s Belly Evelyne of Cheap Ethnic Eatz

Matcharons and Midnight feasts

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 10, 2010
My most loved stories and books as a child were all written by Enid Blyton. My sisters could well say the same. We sought book after book after book from Famous Five to Secret Seven, culminating in the adventures at St Clare’s and Malory Towers. The one thing I loved the most and still remember […]

Dutch Stroopwafels, revisited

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 7, 2010
Its my nature. I can’t leave things be. I like it like that so bear with me. Not satisfied with having witnessed stroopwaffels being made by experts, I decided that I would try it at home – without a proper stroopwafel maker. And try I did. Verdict later!

Rhubarb Tian – in the shadows of the Daring Bakers….again

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 4, 2010
I will not be left out, it is rhubarb season after all and this time I am determined to cook it rosy pink. Last year when I rustled up a compote of rhubarb and ginger, I was happy with the taste but secretly abhorred the brown, ugly compote. Thankfully, this year, none of that happened. […]