Happy New 2016

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 31, 2015
Thank you for all your love in 2015. I wish you all the very best – peace, love, joy, courage, hope, good health and much more in 2016. God bless you. With love, Ozoz[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Happy New 2016 – – – [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]

Postcards From Lagos

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 18, 2015
This Saturday, 19th December 2015 my first ever photo exhibition opens at Freedom Park, Lagos. I am beyond excited. This collection are my notes of a city that I’ve began to call home. These postcards…are my memories, my hopes, my inspiration for living la vida Lagos. Please come.  See catalogue x

On my Cookshelf – The GroundnutCookbook

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 9, 2015
I first heard/ read of the ‘guys’ of The Groundnut cookbook on Twitter which led me to their website where I pored over the menus and intriguing combinations. I loved the communal feasts/ long table meals they served and still serve up because that’s my dream.  A few weeks later, out of the blue and a very pleasant surprise, […]

Cookies of The World by Food52: #26 Nigerian Coconut Cookie Crisps

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 8, 2015
Last week, I received this email and my eyes were awash. ‘My friend forwarded your recipe/blog on the coconut cookies. First of all, I remember those! Second, Peugeot 504 – I hadn’t thought of that car in forever and I remember getting squished in the back seat as well! Third, my dad worked for the State Department […]

Twenty (20) Things to Know & Make With Agbalumo

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 8, 2015
Last season (December 2014 – April 2015), I ‘discovered’ other aspects and characteristics of Agbalumo that hitherto were unknown. I’m glad  its back because I have a few more recipes to try with our African Star Apple, My intention is to make some specialty Agbalumo treats for sale, especially the drinks and chutney. In the meantime, here’s […]

Last of The Preserved: Agbalumo Ice cream

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 4, 2015
I’m rushing to finish up the last of the Agbalumo, stashed in my deep freezer.  I want to make a salted caramel Agbalumo ice cream. I imagine it would be perfect. I get home from work, puree thawed Agbalumo flesh (1 1/2 cups) with water (1 cup) and white granulated sugar (1 cup) till smooth then I […]

First Sighting: Agbalumo, In Season

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 4, 2015
I miss my friend, Ramon. Much. We talked first sighting and last sighting, of fruits and vegetables. Agbalumo is back my friends. Just this morning, my son woke up and declared it foggy on the horizon and true to his word with ashy ankles, harmattan is here. The day stayed grey, chiffon veils in the […]

Friday Cocktails – Tangelo Mimosa

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 4, 2015
When life gives you Tangelos and Champagne, make mimosas. I’d never had a mimosa before I made this version. I’ve heard about that them as perfectly paired with Brunch but I’d never ever tried them.  I always thought they were similar to Buck’s Fizz and they are, save for the fact that the proportions of […]

Kitchen Butterfly for Hire – The Tradversary Dinner

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 2, 2015
I hosted a dinner last Sunday – a ‘catered’ event. Though it was at mine, the guests weren’t :). The ‘hosts’ – the gorgeous Kingsley and Osemhen of Eureka Naija wanted to celebrate their 1st year’s ‘Trad-versary’.  {See some photos of the gorgeous Traditional wedding} We agreed on a 3-course menu including drinks, which was slightly adapted to add […]