Yogurt-White Chocolate Breakfast Bowl

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 30, 2015
A chance find of natural yogurt, and a gift of white Toblerone, shortly before I leave to catch a plan results in this – what I consider the discovery of the year. Well, that would be going a bit too far but I have to say this is an amazing blend. The beauty? Plain, unsweetened […]

The Anatomy of a Tangelo

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 29, 2015
I’ve always loved tangelos, bigger and juicier than regular tangerines, we would ‘import’ them to Warri and Port Harcourt whenever family came from Lagos and Ore in the west of the country. I always thought they were a cross between oranges and tangerines, I didn’t know till a few weeks ago that they are actually […]

Suya-spiced Cauliflower Steaks

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 28, 2015
Because Yaji is bae. And is delicious on almost every single thing – even white chocolate. Which is chocolate (argue in your back garden)! I’ve wanted to make cauliflower steaks since I came across the stunning recipe on Food52. And I did. And made it tres Nigerian with the addition of suya spice – yaji. […]

The Instagram Breakfast Edition @RSVPLagos

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 28, 2015
When @instagram invites you to breakfast, you turn up. I don’t know if to say ‘in style’ but you know, you do you. Be you. You prep to feast and to trade hugs, laugh with fellow ‘grammers and generally have a good time. Photo Credit – Tope Horpload If you know me, you’d know that […]

Photo Essay: Salted Caramel-Bacon Beignets

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 23, 2015
Because bacon, salted caramel and beignets are an amazing combo. A photo-essay (or photographic essay) is a set or series of photographs that are intended to tell a story or evoke a series of emotions in the viewer. A photo essay will often show pictures in deep emotional stages. Photo essays range from purely photographic […]

Take 1 – Tangelo Scent leaf Mojito

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 18, 2015
Tangelos are halfway between oranges and grapefruits – juicy and tart and this minute, they are in season in Nigeria. I love them and I’m desperate to approximate their flavours in a delightful cocktail. My first attempt involved passion fruit, tangelo juice and Tequila. It was nice but I didn’t get the distinct citrus flavour. This weekend, I […]

World Food Day 2015

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 16, 2015
Hunger. I’m not often hungry. When I am though, I am almost stark raving mad. I could cry, throw tantrums, scream, and act silly. That often takes me by surprise, this reaction, unplanned, sudden yet totally consuming. Quite often, I can stem the hunger, with food or drink and in no time, all’s right with […]

‘Texas Cake’, Just Because

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 15, 2015
Just because.  Because we all have that one friend who makes us be, become more than we feel capable. The one who encourages, who pushes us forward in spite of our own reluctance. The one who is always and forever there. This is for IJ, who forced me to learn to make layer cakes and […]

Free Download & Recommended Reading: Lost Crops of Africa Series

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 14, 2015
Below is an extract from a personal essay I wrote on ‘An Issue of Importance’, as part of an application to a Fellowship program. I didn’t get in but the process of writing this brought clarity and focus. I hope you enjoy reading it. In addition, I’ve included 3 links to books in the Lost Crops […]