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Cocktail Monday: The ‘Nina Simone’

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 18, 2017
I’ve loved Nina Simone since 1994, thanks to a boyfriend who loved her. Her voice – rich, smooth; he words – full of hope, longing, loss and love. There was something about her that drew me 23 years ago and hasn’t left me since, even past the memories of that relationship and others. Her ‘Feeling […]

Friday Cocktail: Passion Fruit Caipirinha – Twists On The Classic

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 8, 2017
So, here are the recipes Casesario promised – Passion Fruit Caipirinha and twists on the regular – I can tell you it is delicious – fragrant with the citrus and the rich tropical fragrance of the passion fruit. So I made a single serve cocktail using cubes of sugar and I love the way it was sweet […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Passion Fruit #9

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 2, 2017
‘Nigerian Seasonal Produce’ is a monthly column published on the last Saturday of each month (except when your host decides to mess up and you’re forced to find your own solutions and make it happen – bluehost, our relationship shall come to an end – soon! A huge thanks to Sanusi – super hero extraordinaire for helping me […]

How to Make The Bestever Zobo

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 12, 2017
After a few months of getting family members addicted to my Zobo, my friend M came round one Sunday. All excited to serve a Hausa person my version, I poured out a cup.  She tasted and smiled and turned her head, puzzled.  ‘Did you use ginger?’ ‘Yes I did, lots’ ‘What kind?’  ‘Fresh now’ ‘Ah, […]

Agbalumo Gin & Tonic

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 21, 2017
Well, y’all know my love for Agbalumo. And cucumbers…Which got me thinking once I’d made my Cucumber gin, that a G & T would be nice since I sometimes mix my Agbaulmo drinks with soda or tonic water to lighten them. A gin and tonic is a highball cocktail made with gin and tonic water […]

Homemade | Cucumber Gin

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 21, 2017
Ever so often, I have this romantic interlude with cucumbers. Sometimes it’s eating, other times in a glass. I want to say cucumbers are in season and I do. I see them in wheelbarrows around the city, sometimes watered from a ‘pure water’ satchet so they stay green-skinned and fresh. I love cucumbers (even as I […]

Monday Mocktails: Agbalumo – Soursop Drink

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 6, 2017
I am a believer that if certain fruits and vegetables are in season together, they are meant to be combined – within reasonable bounds of course. Though what’s reasonable to me, might strike another as not. This case for an Agbalumo-soursop drink was really easy. Not only were they in season together but I’ve made […]

New Nigerian Christmas Drinks: Three (3) Perfect Ones

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 22, 2016
I like to have lots of drinks at home over the holidays – easy to make, easy to make ahead and refreshing. This holiday, I have 3 drink ideas for you: #1: Iced [Rooibos] Tea Make ahead tips: Brew tea a day or two before. Make it slightly stronger than you would normally do – […]

How to: Passion Fruit Juice

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 2, 2016
Travel. Broadens the mind. Teaches you so much that you might not have known. That’s the story of my learning to make good and proper passion fruit juice, all thanks to Nairobi. Read: Favourite Drinks in Nai I’ve been a passion fruit lover since forever. It grows in Nigeria, is nutritious and delicious. At the […]