Guest Post on Meyer Lemons: The Joys and Sorrows

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 31, 2013
I’d like to welcome my dear friend Velva, of Tomatoes on the Vine who took me up on my challenge of writing about the joys and challenges of having tons of Meyer Lemons in my post on Wara, Nigerian cheese curds. Velva shares her passion for food, gardening and travel on her blog with delicious and food […]

Grilled Meyer Lemon Citrus Salsa

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 27, 2013
Oh the Meyer Lemon. One fruit but a many-splendid one. Full of tastes from bitter to sweet and floral. This recipe plays on the lemony bitterness of our beloved Meyer, enhanced by the smokiness of the grill. Perfectly paired with pan-fried white fish fillets and sauteed potatoes. An easily accomplished weeknight dinner. It all began with […]

The Anatomy of a Meyer Lemon

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 21, 2013
I have a list fetish. I feed it in my ever-present notebook. Shopping lists, reading lists, lists of places to see, people to write to and on and on. When you combine both, you end up with a bucket list. Not for everything but for ‘big’ occasions. Like I had for my first New York trip. At the […]

34 Meyer Lemons Sitting in a Box

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 18, 2013
There were 34 Meyer lemons sitting in two boxes There were 34 Meyer lemons sitting in two boxes And then 4 lemons went to the friend down the road then there were 30 Meyer lemons sitting in two boxes Then 2 went in a pie

Baking with Guinness: Four-Leaf Clover Rolls

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 17, 2013
If four-leaf clovers are the plants of luck Then four-leaf clover rolls are the breads of good fortune   Full of Guinness goodness, and the nuttiness of dark rye Sweetened with maple, brown sugar Softened with milk and eggs   These are the perfect celebration of Paddy  (Paddy, a word in Nigeria which means friend) […]

The Preview to St Patrick’s Day: Guinness Caramel Sauce

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 16, 2013
Guinness on my mind. For I am seeking ‘things I have in common with….’ The Irish. You know, in honour of Paddy. And his day. And one of those things would be Guinness. (PS: Dark chocolate and coffee lovers will adore this sauce. More on that later) And Nigeria would be the first country outside […]

Nigeria’s Dry-Wet Season’s Produce: February/March

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 13, 2013
The first rains have begun, jerking me out of my bed in the wee hours of a Saturday morning. Windows are hurriedly shut while thunder pounds the skies with no desire to let up. This is Nigeria. And the rains are almost always knocking at the door. I’m not opposed for the rains bring goodness, by the […]

Nigerian Peanut Butter (Okwu-Oji) with Grains of Paradise aka Alligator Pepper

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 4, 2013
 I know a place inspired by a library book my 5-year old brought home: I know a place by Karen Ackerman I know a place where vanilla and cloves meet And embrace with warm, heady scents Where citrus and nuts mingle in a pungent dance Where ginger and cardamom, black pepper and coriander come alive […]

Thanks Femme Lounge: 20 Nigerian Food Bloggers We Love

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 4, 2013
Interesting things happen every day. So began my Friday, last Friday. I was chatting online with a colleague about a shared responsibility we have, and when we were done, I left my desk to another building. On my return, I saw she’d sent me a link – I had absolutely no idea what it was […]