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From Ugep with More Love: Yam Mash & Yedamblongh

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 19, 2017
As I ate Yedamblongh,  I kept thinking of how  perfectly it would go with yam mash… And so I got making some. I simply boiled yam and pureed it with a touch of water. I’ve made yam mash/ puree before so this was no newbie or biggie. In the past, I’ve added a touch of […]

The ‘Krum Krum Factor’: Erunrun & Sensory Perception

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 8, 2017
My colleague, Oga Vee calls it the krum krum factor – that crispy crunch of snails and gizzards, biscuit bone, pomo, kanzo aka bottom pot. Erunrun. Crunch. Crust. The pendants from Akara. It is the corner of the loaf cake or bread, the edges of a crumble – that crunchy part in the midst of soft. […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Mangoes, #3

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 25, 2017
‘Nigerian Seasonal Produce’ is a monthly column which will be published on the last Saturday of every month. In this column, a writer explores a specific seasonal fruit, vegetable or leafy green assigned by the editors of Kitchen Butterfly and based on the Nigerian Seasonal Produce Calendar. Our author this month is Eromo whose writing I love, […]

From Ugep With Love: Yedamblongh or Okana w. Kola Nut

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 21, 2017
Have you ever eaten kola nut with a pepper sauce? No? Me neither…till now. And I have to thank Carol of Bread & Baskets for this introduction.  A few weeks ago, I toasted some Nigerian calabash nutmeg, Ehuru and shared a photo on instagram. Wofai sent me a message saying that where she was from – Ugep […]

Spice: More about Nutmeg

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 18, 2017
I’ve written about Nutmeg before, about discovering it shelled, walled in Dubai. And still there’s more. And Zanzibar served it up, on a Spice Farm tour. Here, I saw the entire nutmeg fruit – nut, shell, mace and all. Our tour guide, Ramadan shared the fruit and more with us. That nutmeg comes ‘as a fruit’ […]

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 […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Udara [Agbalumo, African Star Apple], #2

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 25, 2017
‘Nigerian Seasonal Produce’ is a monthly column which will be published on the last Saturday of every month. In this column, a writer explores a specific seasonal fruit, vegetable or leafy green assigned by the editors of Kitchen Butterfly and based on the Nigerian Seasonal Produce Calendar. Our author this month is Keside Anosike – writer extraordinary who teases me […]

Spiced: Vanilla

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 6, 2017
Did you know that vanilla pods start out (plump and) green? Or does that come as a surprise to you? Like it did me. Walking around the Tata farm in Zanzibar, I was stunned to see a cluster of pods, green. To be honest, I hadn’t ever even thought of what vanilla was beyond orchids […]

Passion Fruit: The Fruit, The Whole Fruit & Nothing But The Fruit

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 1, 2017
I love passion fruit with all my heart and soul and was thrilled to discover a few years ago that it grew in Nigeria. Seasonal, I get mine from Vegetable Express who work with farms and farmers in the north of Nigeria. Nigerian Seasonal Produce Calendar – fruits and vegetables in season  Because I order […]