Travel by Plate: Tales of Moroccan Mint Tea

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 29, 2013
Our ‘dining room voyages’ begin with mint tea – thanks to Morocco and its famous tea culture. We drink our Nigerian version, out of a rather English teapot from Turkish tulip glasses – evidence of our global identity.  We love it. Mint is somewhat vital to our family’s happiness. For months, our garden blooms with […]

Banga Soup: Love in a Claypot

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 17, 2013
Tales by Oritsegbemi Emmanuel Jakpa  With the spliced rhythm of tribal Africa,  with the pulse, and raw hide cloak of riddles, with the drizzling monsoon on lemon grass, with the serene river songs of the canaries, with the dim light of the oil lamps, I reflect on the times when under the tropical moon fierce […]

Edinburgh, by Instagram

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 12, 2013
I’ve been away in Edinburgh, where love has taken me by surprise. For love has a way of doing that, doesn’t it? Be it love for a man, your child and even a city. All my life, I’ve dreamt of loving only a handful of cities –Tokyo in the spring when the cherry blossoms perfume […]