Curried Pan Fried Japanese Pond Smelt

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Curried Pan fried japanese smelt wakasagi

I whipped this up one morning to put in lunches. As it was cooking, I found myself getting excited for lunch. It smells great. Not having grown up near the ocean, it sometimes doesn’t occur to me to buy fish. I love fish but we rarely ate it when I was a child. I went through a fish poor couple of weeks and decided to try something new. Small fish are good for you so I picked up some Japanese pond smelt (ワカサギ wakasagi) on a whim. When I find a new ingredient, I often turn to Cookpad.com (I use the app so it is the Japanese version but the English site is supposed to be great). This recipe is so simple and tasty.  It takes less than five minutes from start to finish. Continue reading

Guest Post: Gluten Free Cupcakes with Blueberry Buttercream

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gluten free vanilla cupcake blueberry buttercream

I was contacted by KA Japan a while ago asking if I’d like to contribute a recipe. Of course, I said yes and I sent them the gluten free cupcakes with blueberry buttercream recipe I used in my recent gluten free cooking class. Hop over to the KA Japan website for the recipe. Enjoy!

Looking for my next cooking class? Head over to this post to find out what I have coming up for Canada Day.

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Canada Day Workshops

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July first is coming fast and it’s time to celebrate. Come join me on June 29th for an early celebrations. I’ll be running two cooking classes – Oh Canada cupcakes and poutine.

Poutine cooking class japanIn the poutine class we will make homemade fried and gravy and then construct the classic dish beloved by Canadians.

Date: June 29th
Time: Time: 4-6pm
Cost: 2500 yen
Location: Serendipity Cafe
RSVP: on Facebook

Red velvet cupcake class Japan

The cupcake class will be family friendly so you are welcome to bring your children. Families do not have to be related. Feel free to find a friend and form a family. Each “family” will make and decorate six cupcakes.

Date: June 29th
Time: 1-3pm
Cost: 3000 yen per family/pair (includes six cupcakes)
Place: Serendipity Cafe, Chigasaki
RSVP: via Facebook