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.