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 […]

Cucumber-Mint-Lime Aqua Fresca

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 11, 2015
Aqua Frescas, Cool waters. From The Spanish. Aguas frescas (Spanish “cool waters”) are a combination of fruits, cereals, flowers, or seeds blended with sugar and water to make light non-alcoholic beverages. They are popular in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Some of the more common flavors include tamarind, hibiscus, and agua […]

The Character of Cucumbers

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 11, 2015
Crunch. Refreshing. Clean. Really, that’s all you need to know. All there is. Well, not all but most of what there is.  This is the season for cucumbers, Cucumis sativus. Originally from Southern Asia, they now grow in most climes and regions of the world where they sliced, picked, eaten, juiced and more. I like cucumbers […]

Recipes for Komkommertijd, Cucumber time

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 7, 2015
I was an adult when I learnt about Komkommertijd. I was an English-speaking adult in The Netherlands and so I thought of it as Komkommer time – a contraction of away and home. It was 2009, the year of my transition, my translation from grown-up to adulting. Or is it the other way round? Which […]

Two Recipes from Thanksgiving

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 7, 2013
We feasted and we drank plenty. My back ached but I was thankful in spite of it.

Cucumber Fried Eggs

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 12, 2012
Meet Cucumber, the fruit and the vegetable. At least in Nigeria, it is. On the right fork where Old Aba road meets the Aba expressway in my city of Port Harcourt, women sit on wooden stools and chairs, selling wares. These squat seats, close to the ground keeps them close to their planks full of cucumber […]

February With The Daring Cooks: Cold & Soba

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 17, 2011
Soba noodles rock and if you like them hot, I bet you’d love ’em cold.

Warm salad of Soba noodles & Yakitori chicken

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 14, 2009
Multiple influences with one confluence: a warm salad of soba noodles with yakitori chicken!