The Day Before Thanksgiving

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 27, 2013
Yes, we celebrate ‘Turkey Day’ as D put it. But not with Turkey. With Chicken. Tomorrow we’ll sit together and we’ll feast. We are thankful for life. We have reason to be thankful. Reason to be thankful for so many things. Like Failure. Like learning ‘How not to do it’. Embracing the foolhardiness of choices….and […]

Kumquats in Lagos

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 22, 2013
From this…. …to this in 24.

Its Official – I LOVE RADIO

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 21, 2013
Oh Gosh, I LOVE Radio. I just might have found myself a new calling. Sure, I’ll have to have proper media training so I don’t stammer and stutter so much :-), but I think I’ll make it alright. Discover Food Internet Radio with Chow and Chatter on BlogTalkRadio

Today Thursday: On Blog Talk Radio with Rebecca/ Chow & Chatter

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 21, 2013
TODAY Nig/4.30pm: @chowandchatter & I on #blogtalkradio, talking #Nigeriancuisine & #foodblogging “#rdchat Join&RT — Kitchenbutterfly (@Kitchnbutterfly) November 21, 2013 Excited! Join Rebecca, of Chow & Chatter and myself for a wonderful show at 4.30pm West African Time  [wpurp-searchable-recipe]Today Thursday: On Blog Talk Radio with Rebecca/ Chow & Chatter – – – [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]

My Favourite Things: Travel Treasures

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 19, 2013
Its past noon and the skies are pounding Pounding hard with rain Yet it was just this morning that I Welcomed the Harmattan Crisp, dry, foggy too The promise of warmth…. …..only underneath thick blankets and cardigans Best had with books and tea Our Nigerian winter But it never rains Never rains in Harmattan season […]

Juice: Romancing Nigerian Sugarcane

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 13, 2013
Romance – budding or not A glass of crushed ice (must be beaten. To ‘crushes’ with a rolling pin) Must Fragrant lime cheeks, off the slant. Squeezed for juice (Held and inhaled. Transported to green hill far, far, away. Romance again) Yellow ginger. Fresh. Peeled with a spoon then sliced thin. Juiced too. The heat […]

Weekend Wonders: Cardamom – Green, White and Black

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 9, 2013
This Weekend Wonder is dedicated to Cardamom and Deception.  Sweet. Deeply aromatic. Mentholated. Cooling spice. Beguiling. Exotic. Heady scents. Complex, Intensely aromatic, sweet, complex, spicy, beguiling, heady. Intoxicating. Complex, of citrus, peppers, flora and herbs. Bringing intrigue. Delivering depth.  Resinous. Deception. That feeling of being let down. Lied to. Treated with malicious intent.

Juice: The Truth about Passion Fruit

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 8, 2013
This is for you @Naijawife. It all began on twitter.

Greens: Sauteed Nigerian Greens

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 6, 2013
Green. That’s what we call it. ‘Buy me Green’, I say. Being Nigerian, she understands. No need to explain to my ‘home assistant’ what I need her to get. I like ‘green’, for its neither too tough nor too soft. It cooks in minutes and retains some character, not turning to slimy mush like waterleaf […]