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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 […]

Homemade Mulberry – Almond Gin

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 23, 2015
As simple as stewing fresh mulberries with almond brittle, sugar, Cointreau and gin. I liked Sarah Raven’s suggestions about adding almonds to the gin.  putting in a bottle… and topping with Gin The colour comes through immediately that pleases me much.  Right now, it’s setting in a cook dark place to ‘chill’ and infuse. I wonder if it’ll […]

Friday Cocktails: Tepache

by Kitchen Butterflyon July 31, 2015
Lawddddd, its been ages since I wrote about ‘Friday Cocktail’… so here I am, with Tepache. On pineapple, the fruit, the whole fruit and nothing but the fruit. Tepache. Of Mexico. From Mexico. Not a cocktail in the true sense of the world…Not a combination of drinks and liqueurs, but still… Tepache is a fermented […]

‘Local Strawberry’ Liqueur

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 10, 2015
Because once you’ve slain vanilla extract, the world is your essence. Or extract. Because you can pop any old thing in vodka and in its colourless, tasteless way, it’ll absorb colours and flavours and scents. Because, when in doubt, pickle it. Or liqueur it. And because it’s worked so well with coconut, mango and dare […]

Homemade: Tropical Fruit Liqueurs

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 20, 2015
I love making (more than drinking) liqueurs 🙂 for the tons of flavour they bring to cocktails – sweet cocktails for a sweet tooth. Since I first made vanilla extract, the idea of going further, not only with seeds has taken root. There are a few principles to this: Read before you make – the internet is full of knowledge. If […]

Philly Homebrew Outlet

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 3, 2015
I go through phases where I ponder the meaning of life. What and why we’re here. If human beings are really human. Just how much meanness there is and the like. Then I walk in the door of the Philly Homebrew Outlet on 1447 N American Street, right on the corner with a United States […]