On Independence: Freedom & Cultural Exchange

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 26, 2016
October 1st is in a few days – I have a plan 🙂 – to share musings and recipes and what Freedom means to me. Independence makes me think of Freedom..and food and Acaraje – the Nigerian export to Brazil via slave trade. Freedom is Cultural Exchange…in which some changes become celebrations of shared history. Cultures […]

Independence Day | Around Nigeria & The New Nigerian Kitchen in 57 Bites

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 25, 2016
Fifty seven bites. 57. One to celebrate each year of Independence and in no particular order.The recipes, ideas, concepts embrace and celebrate Nigeria, old and new.  I find my love for this country on its plate. I say you have to do whatever you need to find your connection with this place…it’s always going to […]

Green-White-Green Recipes for Your October 1st Menu

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 30, 2015
Here are a few green-white-green recipes to set you on your merry October 1st menu way. Enjoy. Starters Deep Fried Green beans Scent Leaf Dip Ube’camole Scent leaf  Blinis with fish Salads & Sides   Sauteed Greens Grilled corn scent leaf coconut cream Garden Egg Salad and more Farofa Main  Scent Leaf curry Pounded Yam and […]

On Turning 55 & 55 Things To Celebrate About Nigerian Cuisine

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 29, 2015
In honour of our 55th year as an independent nation (for all intents and purposes) on the first of October, here are 55 things you should know about Nigerian cuisine, 55 things I’m celebrating. What is it like? How to describe it? An interesting melange that’s vibrant and  flavourful with rich stews, sauces, fresh fruits and vegetables […]

Green White Green: Happy 53rd Independence Day, Nigeria

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 1, 2013
Another October 1st. Another day to sit back and think. This October 1st, this Independence Day, I am thinking a few things. Reinventing Hope Where it not for Timi of Lively Twist, I would be moaning about my country. Instead I’m thinking of ‘Reinventing Hope‘. She writes ‘ Little hinges swing huge doors.  Change will elude […]

1st of October – Nigeria’s Independence Day

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 1, 2011
Nigeria is independent, her independence already 51 years long. And still….a distance to go I’d love to share two poems: one written by me and the other, shared with my daughter’s class (full credits to come) #1 – ‘Nigerian Green’ with Angry Pride, Oz Today, I am green Green with anger Longing for the Nigeria […]