Prime Brunch in Hayama, Japan 

Yesterday three gal friends and myself ventured out to Hayama, Japan to enjoy brunch at Prime Brunch.  The food, environment, and staff were wonderful. The french toast platter was delicious. I’ll be visiting again soon with my kids who also love big American style breakfast food.  Here are the details:  Website: Located: 3 Chome-4-3 … More Prime Brunch in Hayama, Japan 

Kawaii Monsters Cafe: Harajuku,  Tokyo 

 Two weeks ago we went to the infamous Kawaii Monster Cafe by Sebastian Masuda in the Harajuku area of Tokyo. It was as creative and amazing as advertised. There were cute monsters, as the word kawaii denotes “cute”, adorable desserts, delicious food, and fun themed japanese dishes with wasabi dip, and scientific dessert concoctions. Even … More Kawaii Monsters Cafe: Harajuku,  Tokyo 

Napoli Pizzeria Cantina Italian Restaurant

Our favorite Italian restaurant in Zushi, Japan has recently reopened after a restorative remodeling project. Cantina still offers the same delicious Italian food, as before, but now offers more stunning views of Zushi beach and Sagami Bay. If you’re lucky on a clear day you can see beautiful Fuji-San (Mt. Fuji). Our family went to … More Napoli Pizzeria Cantina Italian Restaurant

Quinoa Taboule

Quinoa Taboule Ingredients 1 cup uncooked quinoa (about 4 cups quinoa cooked) 1 1/2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 tbsp olive oil 1 green bell pepper 1 red bell pepper 1 medium tomato 3 green scallions 1/8 cup minced cilantro 1/8 cup basil 2 medium garlic cloves Salt and pepper to taste 1. To … More Quinoa Taboule

Tuna Cheese Dip

Tuna Cheese Dip Appetizer Mixture: 1 cup cream cheese 2 small 5 oz cans tuna 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/3 cup shredded pepper jack Toppings: 1/8 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/8 cup shredded pepper jack cheese (Optional) 1 avocado Combine cream cheese, drained tuna, cheddar cheese and pepper jack cheese in skillet. Heat ingredients … More Tuna Cheese Dip

1-2-3-4 Cake

While scanning through the recipe book Birthday Cakes: Recipes and Memories from Celebrated Bakers by Kathryn Kleinman, I found a simple yellow cake recipe created by Alice Waters, owner of the world- famous Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California. For Miss C’s second birthday cake I choose to make her this delicious and less fuss … More 1-2-3-4 Cake

Tanabata: July 7th

Tanabata is celebrated on July 7th here in Japan. I took my children, and my oldest son’s friend, to a kids Japanese cooking class. Classes were lead by a talented Japanese mom, Saori, who runs her own business Saori’s Kitchen. Here are a few pictures of my kids helping cook, learn, and enjoy a yummy … More Tanabata: July 7th