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Friday Cocktail: Passion Fruit Caipirinha – Twists On The Classic

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 8, 2017
So, here are the recipes Casesario promised – Passion Fruit Caipirinha and twists on the regular – I can tell you it is delicious – fragrant with the citrus and the rich tropical fragrance of the passion fruit. So I made a single serve cocktail using cubes of sugar and I love the way it was sweet […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Passion Fruit #9

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 2, 2017
‘Nigerian Seasonal Produce’ is a monthly column published on the last Saturday of each month (except when your host decides to mess up and you’re forced to find your own solutions and make it happen – bluehost, our relationship shall come to an end – soon! A huge thanks to Sanusi – super hero extraordinaire for helping me […]

Friday Cocktails: On Pepper Fruit Gin & Simple Syrup

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 2, 2017
I’ve been thinking about a way to create a non-alcoholic infusion of pepper fruit without losing flavour and fragrance and then two things happened: Ramon shared that cooking killed the flavour [baking them in scones worked well though – flavour remained] And I watched Mary Berry make an Elderflower infusion. So I knew there’d be […]

How to Make The Bestever Zobo

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 12, 2017
After a few months of getting family members addicted to my Zobo, my friend M came round one Sunday. All excited to serve a Hausa person my version, I poured out a cup.  She tasted and smiled and turned her head, puzzled.  ‘Did you use ginger?’ ‘Yes I did, lots’ ‘What kind?’  ‘Fresh now’ ‘Ah, […]

Agbalumo Gin & Tonic

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 21, 2017
Well, y’all know my love for Agbalumo. And cucumbers…Which got me thinking once I’d made my Cucumber gin, that a G & T would be nice since I sometimes mix my Agbaulmo drinks with soda or tonic water to lighten them. A gin and tonic is a highball cocktail made with gin and tonic water […]

Homemade | Cucumber Gin

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 21, 2017
Ever so often, I have this romantic interlude with cucumbers. Sometimes it’s eating, other times in a glass. I want to say cucumbers are in season and I do. I see them in wheelbarrows around the city, sometimes watered from a ‘pure water’ satchet so they stay green-skinned and fresh. I love cucumbers (even as I […]

In the Middle: With my Agbalumo Wine

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 17, 2017
The internet is a wonderful place. I’m one of those people who recognises it’s dangers but benefits so much from its abundance. So, I was ‘racking’ my wine – basically employing the services of my auto-siphon to remove the clear part of the wine without the sediment at the bottom. My work was done. All […]

In the Beginning: The Making of Agbalumo Wine

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 10, 2017
In 2015, I decided that one of my tasks on this earth was to create wine, homemade wine with Nigerian ingredients.  To this end, I went to the Philly Homebrew Outlet while in the US and got myself all the tools one might need for the job. Online, I ordered wine books and began reading […]

Monday Mocktails: Agbalumo – Soursop Drink

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 6, 2017
I am a believer that if certain fruits and vegetables are in season together, they are meant to be combined – within reasonable bounds of course. Though what’s reasonable to me, might strike another as not. This case for an Agbalumo-soursop drink was really easy. Not only were they in season together but I’ve made […]