We're back from Winter Break! We have hot cocoa! We have hot ginger tea! Delicious coffee and espresso drinks! We have cookies, brownies, sandwiches, soups, we have pancakes, French toast, and more! Come by and warm up!
Kanreki Rocks! Celebrating 60 at Michael’s Cafe
Why celebrate one birthday when you can celebrate two? We teamed up to combine the July birthdays of Kazuhiko Tada & Michael Dougan and threw a party. The tradition of commemorating the 60th birthday as a special one is new to me. In the Chinese zodiac it means completing a cycle. In Japan it's called … Continue reading Kanreki Rocks! Celebrating 60 at Michael’s Cafe
All The Americans In Tono Are Celebrating Independence Day At Michael’s Cafe American!
We're celebrating Independence Day! We're gathering all the Americans in Tono to watch "Captain America" movies, and enjoy milk and chocolate chip cookies.
The Week That Was Golden
Golden Week brought many new faces, and lots of good food and celebration. We're still new (only about ten weeks!) so this was our first test serving Tono during a busy holiday. Cold beer and iced coffee, now available, and free WiFi, too. There's lots more pictures from last week in the Cafe Gallery. We survived, … Continue reading The Week That Was Golden
The Four Stages of Muffin
Oops! I ate one. Important to test what's coming out of the oven, right? Banana, pecan, and a hint of ginger. Now all it needs is decoration and presentation. I think home-made chocolate syrup would be a nice touch. So I decorated them.
Chizuko’s Kitchen: Banana-Pecan Bread with an Orange-Zest Twist
Chizuko's banana bread just got better. Today's fresh-baked treat is banana bread with candied spiced pecans, and orange zest, made with oranges grown right here in Tono!* It's moist and delicious. Get some while it lasts! *disclaimer: oranges don't grow in Tono. That was a joke. 🙂
It Gets Even Better: Mini Apple Pie 2.0
This time Chizuko added a home-made caramel sauce finish to the baked apples, cranberries, and walnuts, and instead of won ton wrappers, we're using puff pastry. It's delicious.
What’s In Chizuko’s Kitchen? Apple Pie Cake
Is that Apple Pie Cake? Yes, it is. How does it taste? Come to the cafe and find out! Made with Tono's own sanfuji apples.
Featured Dessert: Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce
Today's featured desert is apple cake with home-made caramel sauce. This cake is so good ...
Pointing East, West, and South: Pound Cake with Chocolate Syrup
How To Eat a Mini Won Ton Apple Pie Cup
How To Start Your Day: Pound Cake with Strawberry-Banana Monkey Sauce!
That's how I started mine!
Mystery: What’s Happening in Chizuko’s Kitchen Today?
To be revealed soon. Stay tuned!