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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 […]

New Nigerian Christmas Drinks: Three (3) Perfect Ones

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 22, 2016
I like to have lots of drinks at home over the holidays – easy to make, easy to make ahead and refreshing. This holiday, I have 3 drink ideas for you: #1: Iced [Rooibos] Tea Make ahead tips: Brew tea a day or two before. Make it slightly stronger than you would normally do – […]

How to: Passion Fruit Juice

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 2, 2016
Travel. Broadens the mind. Teaches you so much that you might not have known. That’s the story of my learning to make good and proper passion fruit juice, all thanks to Nairobi. Read: Favourite Drinks in Nai I’ve been a passion fruit lover since forever. It grows in Nigeria, is nutritious and delicious. At the […]

‘Drinking’ in East Africa

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 28, 2016
You’ll never hear the last of it – how taken I was, still am with East Africa. All of it. At least all the parts I’ve visited – Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. Where I had some of the most amazing drinks in my life Freshly juiced passion fruit, Zanzibar Like freshly juiced passion fruit. […]

Friday Cocktail – Watermelon & Lime Shandy

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 21, 2016
Okay. I’m sorry. The truth is…yes, another Shandy. I wish I could promise you it would be the last :(, sigh…I’m thinking of a tangelo version because tangelos are in season but first, watermelon. Don’t you just love the colour? This has to be one of my favourite shandies. Why? The surprise – watermelon has […]