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chocolate snowflake cupcake class

Chocolate Snowflake Cupcake Class

chocolate snowflake cupcake classI have two classes coming up on December 20th at Serendipity Cafe. The first is chocolate snowflake cupcakes. This will be a family friendly event and pricing will be number of cupcakes made/decorated per group. Please feel free to sign up with a friend or as a family.

Chocolate Snowflake Cupcake Class

December 20th, 1-2:30pm
At Serendipity Cafe, Chigasaki
3000 yen for six, 4000 yen for twelve

*pricing is by number of cupcakes, not person so feel free to come as a family or with a friend

To sign up, click here.


Iron Chef Serendipity

Iron chef serendipity chigasaki

It’s time for a challenge. Are you ready to put your cooking and teamwork skills to the test?

Two teams, two boxes of food and one kitchen.

Come join me at Serendipity Cafe in Chigasaki for a night of creativity and socializing. I will divide everyone into two teams, give each team a mystery box of food and see what happens.

Date: November 30th
Time: 4-6pm
Place: Serendipity Cafe, Chigasaki
Cost: 2500 yen per person (includes the food we make as dinner)
Sign up: below or on Facebook

If you let me know in advance, I can try to be flexible around allergies and eating styles.

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Hummus Workshop Announcement


I’m doing my first workshop. I’ve been wanting to for a long time but never got going on the planning but the lovely Lisa of Serendipity Cafe suggested it and I jumped on board. It’s almost summer and it’s the perfect time to start playing around with hummus recipes. I love hummus in sandwiches, as dip and by the spoonful. There are so many things you can do with it once you have the basics down.

Come join me in learning the basics of hummus. From there you will be able to experiment with different flavors and textures. We will make hummus and then eat a healthy dinner together.

Date: Sunday June 9th, 2013
Time: 16:00-
Place: Serendipity Cafe in Chigasaki
Cost: 2500 yen (includes dinner and tea/coffee)

To RSVP please email serendipity.cafe.chigasaki (at symbol) gmail.com




To market, to market


On May 19th I’ll be participating in the Sunday market at Serendipity Cafe here in Chigasaki. I’ve decided to make hummus and flat bread. I haven’t decided the exact flavors of hummus but I’m thinking Moroccan spice, texmex and something Indian.

Serendipity Cafe is my favorite place to hang out here in Chigasaki. The owners, Mabo and Lisa, have build a great community and host events run by members of that community. I’m running a hummus workshop there next month. If you come to Chigasaki I highly recommend checking out Serendipity Cafe.

If you are in the area, I would love to see you at the market a week Sunday.

Address: 1-7-35 Matsugaoka, Chigasaki

Phone number: 047-84-5244

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/CM8iT


Chigasaki Industrial Fair

Chigasaki Industrial Fair

Last weekend I went to the Chigasaki Industrial Fair. It sounds boring but it was actually more like a huge farmer’s market. Lots of tables with local businesses and their products. I picked up some great black current jam (from an import company) and promptly made muffins with jam swirled in. Yum.


The classic choco banana. I didn’t actually have one because I find the chocolate is not up to par. Great fun though.

breaded deep fried tunaThese breaded deep fried tuna bites were amazing. They added a bit of onion before they breaded them and it added great flavour.

spiral sausageAnd these cute little spiral sausages. Pretty good sausage but it was all in the presentation.


industrial fare garbage station

 And what impressed me the most was the garbage station. You had to separate garbage, wash out plastic bottles/cans, remove bottle labels and squish them. They had people to help and monitor to make sure everything was done correctly. Good planning.