Quick & Easy: Lime-Pickled Onions

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 9, 2014
It’s the transformation that gets me. The beautiful change of colour in the purple onions to almost magenta. It’s the acid in the fresh limes that result in this. That creates this thing of beauty. The bite of the onion is tempered, and the texture is slightly softened. The acid in the lime juice sets […]

Nigerian Fruits In Season: Herby Mango Salad

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 7, 2014
I never think of mangoes and think sweet recipes or bakes. Rarely do I even think of cooking with them. My bad, perhaps. It’s that the few times I’ve tried to….have been ‘just-there’ experiences. No earth-shattering moments, nothing. Mangoes, the fruit of a tropical evergreen tree, generally taste sweet and have fruity, creamy and floral flavours, […]

Take Two: Catfish Ginger Curry from Songhai Farms

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 5, 2014
I post this, long overdue……from Sunderland, in the northeast of England where I’m putting my feet up, enjoying single-digit temperatures and reveling in the stunning views of the North sea. —–00000—– To say I brought back evidence of my trip to Songhai Farms would be right. Evidence in photos, and in food. I brought back […]