Café life… 23. March 2017

 Coffee and Take a Bite Love snack bar (dates, cashew, cherry, cranberry, almond, sea salt, clove, cinnamon)

 A pancake with mushrooms @ Koloniaal

 Chickpea soup with feta cheese, cashews and seeds

 Had two sausage sandwiches with the soup too

It sucks to wake up so early for work ( 6:30 D: ), but at the same time I quite enjoy the quiet mornings in the café: listening to music, sweeping the floors, lighting candles and making coffee for the trickle of sleepy people craving for their first dose of caffeine.

We also had some sourdough starter on sale in the shop, so I got a pack for myself too and made the dough in the evening. It needs to sit now for about 24 hours. We’ll see what comes out of this if anything :p

Junkfood kind of day… 22. March 2017

 Fried potatoes, sausage sandwiches and marinated cucumber.

 Kadi came to visit and she brought green tea cake and cookies from Killuke Kooki 😀 We had them with some peppermint tea. That cake was so so so good!

 Had about 1,5 bottles of beer… maybe a bit more.

 We had fun assembling some Japanese DIY candy kits. This one was called “Nyokonyoko Kororon” or as we called it “creepy candy wormies” xD The candy tasted weird and I didn’t like it much. It was fun to make though :p

This is a short vid of how the wormies were made:

 Sour cream and onion senbei that was spot on with the beer

 This candy kit was “Kurabete Neruneru”. The green goo was melon flavoured and the yellow one was pineapple flavoured. We both really liked the pineapple taste.

 Poppin’Cookin’ “Tanoshii Raamenya-san” aka “Fun Ramen Restaurant” ;D This was epic fun to make. It actually looked like real ramen and gyoza xD The gyoza tasted really nice too, the ramen had a weird texture, but didn’t taste bad.

 Chocolate ice cream break

 Soy flavoured senbei that also went great with the beer

 Tasty chickpea soup with feta cheese and assorted nuts and seeds. I followed this recipe to make the soup.

I had a really lovely and fun day with Kadi. The DIY candy kits were hilarious to assemble and after we were done with these, we just chilled with some beer and chattered away about all sorts of nonsense ♥

Most of the DIY candy was left for my boyfriend xD He appreciated it and ate them all without complaint when he got off work xD

Catan… 20. March 2017

 A fried egg, some salad with pumpkin seeds and garlic sprouts, sandwiches with smoked salmon

 Apple-pear pie with halva

 Some veggies with hummus

 Fruits

 Delicious quiche that Josie made

 Spicy and sour mushroom and chicken soup made with tom yum paste with rice noodles and sour cream

Went to visit Josie for a few hours during the day and watched her play Catan with another friend xD Sadly, when they finally persuaded me to play with them, I had to get going, so I left in the middle of the game. Well, it was fun while it lasted at least :p However, I still like watching people play board games more than actually playing them xD

Nanana… 19. March 2017

 Oatmeal porridge with pumpkin seeds, some butter, honey and a banana

 A slice of apple-pear cake with halva

 Fried potatoes with horseradish-cream cheese sauce, baked breaded fish and some salad with garlic sprouts

[Recipe.] Banana Bread with Raspberries

This banana bread is awesomely moist and the raspberries add a pinch of tartness to the overall sweet taste 🙂 Technically, I’ve made a version of this banana bread with and without the raspberries and one time I made it with pumpkin puree and nuts instead. So if you wish, you can leave out the raspberries or substitute them with whatever suits your fancy 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 235 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Half a tsp cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 150 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 ml of olive oil
  • 3 big ripe bananas
  • 200 g of raspberries

Directions:

Shift the flour into a bowl through a sieve, add baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

Whisk the eggs and the sugar into a thick foam with a mixer. It will take about 10 minutes in a medium setting to get the proper result. Add the oil and stir it in.

Mash the bananas with a fork and add them to the egg mixture. Then, add in the flour bit by bit while mixing gently. Finally, tenderly stir in the raspberries without breaking them too much.

Set the oven to 175°C and bake for 1 hour. Keep an eye on the bread during the last 15 minutes and if you think it’s starting to brown too much, you can cover it with aluminium foil to stop it from happening. Poke the cake with a toothpick and when it comes out clean it’s ready 🙂

Let it cool before serving. Enjoy!

Potato pizza… 18. March 2017

 Leftover rice omelette with some fried bacon and marinated cucumber

 A slice of apple-pear cake with halva

 Potato pizza with smoked salmon and horseradish-cream cheese sauce. Shared it with my boyfriend.

I had a slow Saturday. I did some cleaning, baked a pie while listening to podcasts and that was about it. Nice and relaxing.