Archive for April, 2014
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Frejon: Of Nigerian And Brazilian History

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 27, 2014
Connectedness. The thing that fascinates me the most in life. If I had to narrow down the things I find fascinating. This would be one of them. Connectedness – of people, places and things. Brazil. Nigeria. Connected. By slavery and freedom. In culture and cuisine. Like Carnivals. Connected, with thick tropical rainforests and love for football. Connected in […]

‘Nigerian’ Bread Pudding with Pawpaw Custard

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 23, 2014
This was the point of the lime marmalade…but it was TOO bitter. Even to feature, not less star in the dish. Thankfully, I had some great, store-bought orange marmalade which took its rightful place at the table. This is another recipe from Zina. This time though, she cooked. Baked it. For us.

Technique: How to Juice a Lime

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 19, 2014
To juice a lime…with ease, you’ll need the greenest, smoothest-skinned, most fragrant limes. Ever. Well…..even yellowing, gnarled limes would work. Moving on. You’ll need a sharp knife and thus your wits about you. And a beautiful handheld citrus press, or you could be here all night. Don’t forget you’ll need a cup too, a receptacle to […]

Mango Salsa: A Quick & Easy Recipe Guide

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 13, 2014
Salsa, of a rhythmic Latin American dance. And of a sauce. A condiment with names, types, characters varied. From Roja, of red to verde, of green. With sweetcorn, onions, carrots, pineapples and mangoes – each starring as the main ingredient. Even with citrus too. This salsa I present to you is of mangoes.

#Video: How to Cut a Mango

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 8, 2014
I didn’t grow up cutting up mangoes into pretty chunks for food. I didn’t worry about how to get my chunks all lined up in a row. I didn’t find my days and night taken with thoughts of salsas and salads Limed-fruit and whatnots. It wasn’t till adulthood beckoned… That I learnt how to cut […]

Nigerian Desserts: Mangoes & Lime with Cardamom Yogurt

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 6, 2014
As much as I love lemons, they have nothing on limes. Even Meyers. I’m sorry. So sorry. Limes transport me to a place. Sharp. Vibrant. Fragrant. All at once. Yes, harsh but with the feeling and willingness to be tempered. I think one of the most sacred combinations of fruit and citrus lies in Mangoes […]