Failure & Success – Goat Confit to Dambun Akuya

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 18, 2016
Because sometimes, in spite of your best intentions, things will fail spectacularly. All that’s important then is what you learn and what you decide to do with it. The idea for a goat confit came after a discussion with a friend, B. I don’t remember the exacts but I know I was at a store […]

Don’t Bother With This Amarula-Tamarind Cocktail

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 27, 2015
As in seriously, trouble not yourself. For if you seek rich and cream, you’ll end up with yuck, the texture of grit and curd. When tamarind syrup meets cream at first, nothing much happens but gravity. I marvel at the gorgeous whirls stirred up just by pouring one drink into another. I get the umbrellas […]

Fail: Agbalumo Toffee

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 12, 2015
Today, I have three stories & recipes to share on and with Agbalumo – Success with a delicious chutney, A’yt with nice enough cake and outright Fail. Here. With this. Sigh. I’m comfortable with the fact that not all my ideas will succeed, not everything will go as planned. I was so hopeful about this […]

What Lime Marmalade Taught me About Failure

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 19, 2015
The truth is, sometimes in spite of your best intentions, of your efforts, you will fail. Sometimes it’ll happen quietly. No one will see, no one will hear. It’ll be you and only you who know the depths of the letdown. Sometimes, you’ll do it spectacularly and the world will see and decide whether to […]

Easter Egg Lamington Cake Pops…That Were Not!

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 17, 2011
Rhema. The revelation word. A-ha moments – they happen every day. Simple statements filled with deep insights which cause one to take pause and reflect.

Matcharons and Midnight feasts

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 10, 2010
My most loved stories and books as a child were all written by Enid Blyton. My sisters could well say the same. We sought book after book after book from Famous Five to Secret Seven, culminating in the adventures at St Clare’s and Malory Towers. The one thing I loved the most and still remember […]