Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Sugar Cane #10

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 30, 2017
‘Nigerian Seasonal Produce’ is a monthly column published on the last Saturday of each month to celebrate Nigerian fruits & vegetables, and personal stories.   In this column, a writer explores a specific seasonal fruit, vegetable or leafy green assigned by the editors of Kitchen Butterfly and based on the Nigerian Seasonal Produce Calendar. This month of September, we’re celebrating […]

Friday Cocktails: Scent Leaf & Sugarcane Mojito

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 6, 2015
..because it’s cocktail hour in Alice Springs, Australia. —–00000—– My first Mojito was drunk in a dimly lit room with walls I imagine red and a carpet thick. I think. To be honest, I have no idea what the colours were. I only imagine that being an Indian restaurant, thick with the scents of tempered spices […]

Sugarcane: Juiced versus Blended

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 4, 2015
And juiced wins hands down. I’m still here, Take 3 of 3 of the trial and error. Though my last experience with juicing sugarcane presented mixed results, I went ahead and tried again. I did two things differently. First – when the cloud of juice of sugarcane in my glass had settled, froth and flotsam […]

Juicing, with Sugarcane

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 24, 2015
Genius, I thought as soon as my eyes fell upon the juicer. Still in its box after 6 months, the time was now. If you know me, you’ll know I’m crazy about sugarcane, even when it involves physical labour. So the idea of juicing it was sooooooooo welcome. Well, it took me a few minutes to get […]

Fruit & Tea: Green Tea with Sugarcane Juice, Watermelon & Mint

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 23, 2014
Embrace the ittars, the exotic scents of the Levant In tendrils of steam from the hammams of Turkey Rosewater. Orange Blossom. Jasmine Fragrances captured and essences preserved by ancient methods that go back to the Renaissance Experience the abundance of fragrances Get carried away with the heady notes and exotic dances of the Levant Captured […]

Sugarcane Juice Revisited: Three (3) Ways

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 21, 2013
This post is as much about showing off my bargain ‘Eva Solo’ Danish Design tumblers…. ….as it is about exploring new flavours with sugar cane juice.

Vietnamese Ga Nuong Lu: Chicken, Dry Steamed in Rock Salt and Fresh Sugar Cane

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 10, 2013
The expedition continues. Sugarcane and spice. I’m determined to cook with all my fruit. Not purely reserve them for out-of-hand eating, so when I had left-over sugarcane from my juice bar, I decided it would be absolute perfection to use up my rock salt- legally obtained from a salt factory in Port Harcourt many moons […]

Juice: Romancing Nigerian Sugarcane

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 13, 2013
Romance – budding or not A glass of crushed ice (must be beaten. To ‘crushes’ with a rolling pin) Must Fragrant lime cheeks, off the slant. Squeezed for juice (Held and inhaled. Transported to green hill far, far, away. Romance again) Yellow ginger. Fresh. Peeled with a spoon then sliced thin. Juiced too. The heat […]