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Reasons To Believe: Thank You for 2013

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 24, 2013
They put up the tree. With no help from me. I’ve taught them well. They’ve bought the presents – no help required, save for a few Naira bills. They’ve picked what they want to feast on. Croquembouche. Cinnamon Sugar Breakfast Puffs. Coffee 🙂 For Breakfast. I’ve decided on Lunch. Roast chicken. Potatoes. Suya-spiced Roasted Butter-nut squash. […]

Reasons to be Thankful: Thanksgiving

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 22, 2012
I have reasons to be thankful, even if I am a desperado. Desperate to be American, in part…..purely to eat Turkey, or Turducken. Ok….we’ll have to settle on chicken. I am thankful for food on our table. Simple, fancy, tasty and homemade. Eaten with people to love. That I love. Thanksgiving on the third Sunday […]

Reasons to Believe: Happy Macaron Day

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 20, 2012
Imagine that? A day celebrating the delicate beauties that ‘macarons’  are? Not that I’ve attempted them recently……but I still love ’em, with heart and soul. Click on each photo to get to the ‘relevant’ recipe/post In Paris, where holidays are done right, it’s Jour du Macaron, and about eight hours ago, hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren […]

Reasons to Believe: All things Creme Fraiche, Mascarpone and Ricotta

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 21, 2012
Domestic goddess that I am. I’m in red raffia heels. OK….wedges. I feel like Nigella. Creme Fraiche on the go, 2 fruit cakes in the making (last Christmas’s success), this time the recipe is adjusted to include some Maltina and pureed lemon sugar. Its the creme fraiche that I’d like to start off with. Thankfully, […]

Reasons To Believe – Locally Grown Strawberries in Nigeria

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 27, 2012
When we returned home last August, my older sister told me about strawberry season in Nigeria – January/winter to you in some parts of the world. I was convinced it was a joke. Till last Friday when I held a pack in hand.

Reasons to Believe: Celebrating Sinterklaas in Nigeria

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 5, 2011
What are memories made of? Fragments of colored glass, perfect for life’s grand mosaic Pieces of patterned cloth for the patchwork quilt of our earth journeys And thick threads, for the tapestries we weave of the world