Best-ever, Timi’s Fried Rice

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 23, 2015
If you ever move house, ask me to loan my friend, Timi to you. She’s the business. And not only because she made the most amazing Nigerian fried rice for me when I first moved to Lagos…nope, not only because of that. First up, just for being there/ here. Going at my own pace and then […]

Unpacking a House to Home

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 23, 2015
The first few days are the hardest. The transplanted mind, body and soul aren’t exactly sure where to begin this new life, in this place, which you might grow to love in the end; but right now?… No love. I have this overwhelming sense of newness and it doesn’t matter who I’m with, I’m trapped […]

Packed with Care & Baked: Apple & Chia Seed Cake

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 22, 2015
Six months ago, I moved cities. It was hard, hard to leave what I knew and loved and had become used to. Here is Part 1 of many…I wrote back in October. —–00000—– How do you pack up memories Happy and sad How do you box up thoughts Ferry them across tar and concrete ‘Cause […]

My Favourite Things – Nigeria and Beyond

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 11, 2011
One man’s goodbye is another one’s hello. This month, my favorite things span two continents, thousands of miles apart,  but places I’ve called home, back to back. I pay tribute… to the discoveries I made in the last hours of our stay in the Netherlands and share some of the things I love about Nigeria. The Bankastraat […]

Welcome to Nigeria with Maltina

by Kitchen Butterflyon August 25, 2011
We’re home – back on Nigerian soil. In the heat (and even with my nasal congestion), we’re in our land. It makes me smile…in disbelief almost. I can’t believe its been so long. My son says ‘Mama, we’re brown people, there are brown people here’. He’s only 4 years old so arguments about being ‘black’ […]