Daring Cooks Go South Indian With A Feast

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 14, 2011
If you are acquainted with Indian food, like I thought I was then consider this question I pose to you today: Is Indian food countriversal (like universal but for countries)? Is it? Well I certainly thought it was. Sipping on a mug of steaming ginger tea and chatting with friend and neighbor I reeled off […]

Daring Cooks Fresh Pasta Challenge

by Kitchen Butterflyon July 15, 2011
I couldn’t believe when he gave me the machine…..8 years ago. I had wanted to make my own pasta forever and getting one of the silver, rolling thingies was top of my list in Nigeria, in 2003. So when a friend moving abroad offered me his brand new, unused machine, I snapped it up!

The Daring Cooks Soufflé: Rising to the Challenge

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 14, 2010
I have many habits – good and bad. Some I’ve stemmed with age, like tearing recipes out of magazines. I don’t do that anymore. Well, I shouldn’t do that anymore and I don’t except when I come across a stack of mags with recipes I know the ‘owner’ would never cook. Take my sister, K […]

Daring Cooks get stuffed with Dolmades

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 30, 2010
Our October 2010 hostess, Lori of Lori’s Lipsmacking Goodness challenged The Daring Cooks to stuff grape leaves. Lori chose a recipe from Aromas of Aleppo and a recipe from The New Book of Middle Eastern Food. Historical Note: Stuffed grape leaves are a part of many cultures including the Syrians, the Turks, the Greeks, the […]

Daring Cooks make Pierogi in August

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 20, 2010
Sometimes I’m stunned by his partial food memory. He could have a delicious meal today and not remember a single component the following week.  That’s my husband. Last year, he went to Krakow (Poland) and in true foodie style, I organised with staff at the hotel where he stayed to make sure he tried pierogi. […]

Daring to Cook Brunswick Stew!

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 15, 2010
It was a year ago, almost to this day, when I gave up watching TV, for good. The good news is one year later, I’m back. But why did I let go in the first place? Well, this – my hiding place, my lab, my joy, my blog. For me…and for you (if you want, […]

March on Risotto, with the Daring Cooks

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 14, 2010
To be honest, I’m not that fussed about risottos anymore. I’m more concerned about testing some ‘realities’ with it! Don’t get me wrong, I like risotto but its Arancini which I’ve been hankering after, especially cause I hadn’t tried it!

Mezze with the Daring Cooks, this Feb

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 14, 2010
What’s in a name? To me, as an African,….a Nigerian, I could say it was everything.

Minced Chicken Satays with the Daring Cooks

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 14, 2010
The January 2010 DC challenge was hosted by Cuppy of Cuppylicious and she chose a delicious Thai-inspired recipe for (Pork) Satay from the book: 1000 Recipes by Martha Day. We, cooks had the options of doing what we wanted as long as we marinated the chosen meat or veg!!! Can you believe it is already […]