Saturday Waka: Songhai Farms, Rivers State

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 22, 2014
This is how to see anew Find friends from out of town. And out of country Take a ‘road trip’ with them See their eyes widen at the beauty in your country Their country Their adopted homeland Hear them ooh and aah about the gorgeous blue pattern on her dress The neckline. The sleeves. The […]

Quick & Easy: Fresh Ginger & Garlic Paste

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 15, 2014
She was beautiful. Silver-haired, petite and with the finest English accent to boot. We sat next to each other on two silver benches, side by side, watching other beautiful people and the world inside the George bush airport, Houston go by.

On Love & The Things That Matter To Me

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 14, 2014
Note this post is full of photos…of me! Total overload but….hey, that’s the result of a recent photo shoot! For a while now I’ve been ‘stuck’. In the past. In my head. In the past.

Passion Fruit, Carrot, Ginger & Papaya Smoothie

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 12, 2014
For when you can’t eat. Two pains I cannot fathom or explain – heartbreak and toothache. Are they really necessary for life, growth, healing? I wonder. I had an impacted wisdom tooth extracted last Monday. It’s not something I’d like to repeat. Or wish on my worst enemy. Now I understand what my friend Joy […]

Travel by Plate: Saminaka & Its Yaji-spiced Fried Yam with Crunchy Chicken Skin

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 2, 2014
Travel by Plate is a series exploring food, culture and travel, from Nigeria to South America and beyond. Please welcome my friend, the wonderful Adetoun of Finding Uhuru who wrote this post. A few weeks ago, I cried out on Twitter, desperately seeking someone, anyone who’d been to Saminaka in my yaji-craze, someone who had experienced the piping hot […]