Posts Tagged ‘in season’
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Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Yellow Chilies/ Ose Nsukka, #7

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 24, 2017
‘Nigerian Seasonal Produce’ is a monthly column published on the last Saturday of each 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 moi and I’m bringing you a double-bill…first there […]

Akara Sandwich, Remixed :)

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 18, 2017
Because some people might come for me if I call this Akara Burger – the original bean fritter in fresh bread mix. Random, I have a colleague who can’t eat fresh bread if it isn’t pressed together. Hear me – he takes a loaf, slice and then presses it down till all the rise, the […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Corn, #6

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 17, 2017
‘Nigerian Seasonal Produce’ is a monthly column published on the last Saturday of each 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 Timi – writer at Livelytwist.com and friend. We’ve […]

Soundbites | Pepper fruit: On Heady Scents & Numbing Tongues

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 8, 2017
We kind of made a podcast 🙂 – Ramon, Banks and I, talking about pepper fruit. I find the scent of pepper fruit heady. I can smell the spice, the freshness but lately, with the copious amounts I buy every week, I find myself asking people questions and noticing a few other things – Like […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Pepper Fruit, #5

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 27, 2017
‘Nigerian Seasonal Produce’ is a monthly column published on the last Saturday of each 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 Ramon – serial experimenter, documenter, eater with a le cordon […]

The Anatomy of The African Walnut

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 18, 2017
I’ve always associated these walnuts with road trips since I was a child. Now, I see them on trays, little bags tied in cones, part black, part glistening.  While in traffic a few weeks ago, I purchased a bag, tore it open and cracked a shell after ‘cleaning” it. It split in half, and I […]

Pepper Fruit Scones

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 13, 2017
I wanted a way to ‘trap’ the sweet and spicy flavours of the pepper fruit and I dreamt up scones. I felt as though the slightly sweet dough could work well with the spice and scent of pepper fruit. I got a mix of green and red pepper fruit and blitzed them – seeds and […]

In Season: Obi-Edun, Another Monkey Kola

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 4, 2017
The first time I heard of a fruit with a name prefaced by ‘Monkey’ was in 2011, when I encountered ‘Epapa‘, which turned out to be one local name for Cola lepidota, aka Monkey Kola. It didn’t seem peculiar to me – I put it down to ‘things monkeys also ate in the forest’. Till […]

In Season/ Pepperfruit: Unripe & Ripe

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 1, 2017
It is the season of pepperfruit. It is. I find them on trays all around Warri – my  birth city, where I spend Easter.  I’m a fan only of the red ones – sweet tooth and all. But back in Lagos, I spot the green ones and buy some to compare. What I find is […]