Month: January 2015

Spices, Travel & Exploration

A Primer on Saffron

Saffron. Zaafran is the first thing I see – the first thing that lets me know where I am – the Deira Spice Souk in the heart of old Dubai. We’ve gone in the evening, about 6pm. We couldn’t meet the morning opening a 10am. We are after all on holiday. As the souks are closed for […]


Regular Programming Resumes…

Hi  and welcome to the new look ‘Kitchen Butterfly’ site! First of all, apologies for being away for so long. We’ve been cooking something exciting for you…and now it’s done – hope you like it. After five + years, it was time for a re-organisation. So, whats new? The new look KB site is powered by a new, […]

Drinks, Recipes

Five (5) Favourite Mocktails

The last cups are poured slowly, sipped with dreamy eyes. Eyes glazed with memories of mornings and glasses of juice – mostly orange, memories of heat at noon and refreshing drinks, full of muddled mint and ice. Holidays for me are mostly about the unhurried cups of tea at dawn, the fresh juices I down […]