… 19. September 2017

 Potato and minced meat stew over brown rice

 A pancake with banana and honey

 Cherry-aronia skyr drink. This was way too thick to drink, most of it didn’t come out of the bottle.

 Dried strawberries

 Carrot soup

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Rough day… 18. September 2017

 Cranberry kohuke

 Two bacon and cheese pastries straight out of the oven

 Miso soup @ Tokumaru

 Chicken katsu curry. I felt upset and tired after my doctor’s appointment, so I decided to treat myself to something nice. This truly hit the spot.

 Salad with lamb’s lettuce

 Potato and minced meat stew with sour cream

I went and opened the café before my doctor’s appointment in the morning. Then I had the appointment which was… difficult. So, after I had run a few more errands, I treated myself to some nice food and then went home to sleep. The evening was quite a lot more tolerable after my long nap. Sometimes nice food and sleeping the day away are just the answers you need.

The best days are like this… 16. September 2017

 Brownie quark

 Rye bread and cheese sausage

 Boiled potatoes, sausage sauce, some salad with marinated garlic

 Apple-lingonberry crumble with vanilla ice cream

Sometimes the most mundane and boring days are the best ones. I had a day off work, so I caught up on some chores I had been neglecting while busy. I washed the dishes, boyfriend vacuumed the floors, we took out garbage to recycling. I did laundry and fixed the pocket of my parka. I wrote two blog posts and edited some photos for our café facebook page. Took a nap and had a shower afterwards. I drank hot cups of coffee and listened to podcasts. I cooked proper dinner. I was really content and happy.

Costa Rican Night… 15. September 2017

 A wiener pastry and a quark pastry. Fresh from the oven in the morning and so delicious.

 A nectarine.

 Brownie quark. My new favorite! It had tiny bits of brownie in it.

In the evening, we had a Costa Rican event at work, celebrating Costa Rican Independence Day, with amazing chefs in the kitchen preparing delicious food. The house was packed with people, so me and my boyfriend, we ate in the back office xD

 Our chefs for the night- Ráu and François. I am pretty happy to have made their acquaintance this year… and to think this happened by a mere chance 🙂

 Mixed seafood ceviche we shared with my boyfriend

 Boyfriend had a pulled beef casado with gallo pinto (refried rice with black beans), plantain slices and salad.

 I had a vegetarian casado which had creamy zucchini and corn stew instead of beef.

 Chilera (spicy pickle)

 Churros with dulce de leche

I was so happy and full after all of this!

Getting things off my chest… 14. September 2017

 Salmon and egg bagel and salted cucumber from a convenience store and a cup of hot lovely coffee.

 A couple of tangerine candies. I got these from Candy Japan and I was absolutely thrilled about how cute they were and how good they tasted.

 Beetroot latte.

 Clear vegetable soup with minced meat and a dollop of sour cream + some coriander bread.

 A couple of apples.

 Dinner with boyfriend. I had another beetroot latte and we shared some sweet potato fries.

 A pancake with honey.

 A chocolate pastry.

I have been unhappy with my work lately. I mean, I still enjoy the actual work part, I am just tired of running against walls and minor problems not getting solved for months and then us, the people behind the counter, getting blamed for things going wrong even though we have no control over any of it. It has been frustrating and stressful. I got the owners involved now, so hopefully all parties will get their proper say and changes will be made. If not, then… I will be very very sad.

Work… 13. September 2017

 Coffee and two quark pastries

 Grapes

 Beetroot latte. This was really yummy and the pinkness of the drink made me all cheery.

 Boiled potatoes with pork sauce and some salad

 Cheese pastry

 Last night’s spicy soup turned into something with rice 😀 It was still good. Also had a slice of rye bread with butter.