Are these the most American pancakes ever? With homemade strawberry sauce, whipped cream and sliced banana.
Kozue came in, bringing some interesting pickled ingredients for us to test. And had a taste of Chizuko’s apple pie cups. Verdict: she liked. Here’s Chizuko
entertaining being entertained by our guests.We made a new friend! This is Rio, with her mom. Rio is 8 years old, speaks good English, and likes cookies. They’re originally from Japan’s Akita prefecture.
Ryuko-san, left, dropped by with Tono’s Tennessee friend Parker J. Allen, who’s visiting this week. We had the good fortune to meet Parker, along with a lot of other fine folks from Chattanooga, Tennessee, only days after Chizuko and I first arrived in Tono last summer at the event where Chattanooga and Tono were officially joined as sister cities. Here’s a brief clip from that event:
What is an ‘Americano’? Espresso, with hot water added, to approximate the strength of a cup of drip coffee. Note the layer delicious crema on top. A characteristic of espresso made with fresh-roasted, fresh-ground coffee beans.