Barley wine… 18. November 2015

 Multigrain-quinoa cereal with milk and a cup of coffee

 Another cup of coffee and a chocolate croissant

 Tofu and egg Japanese style curry with rice

 HAGGER BLEND 0615, barley wine. This was pretty interesting, it felt super rich on the tongue and tasted like… warmth. The taste also reminded me of SOMETHING, but I couldn’t really put a finger on it.

Tale of tales… 17. November 2015

 Tea, pineapple flavoured wafer candy

 A persimmon, cup of coffee and nākd. cashew cookie energy bar

 Tuna nigiri and miso soup @ Tokumaru. What I found a bit odd about the sushi was that the nigiri already had wasabi in it and for some reason the rice part was slightly soaked in soy sauce… so why serve it with extra wasabi and soy sauce then? I know in Japan it’s common for nigiri sushi to have wasabi in it already, but first time I encounter the sushi pre-soaked in soy sauce. If I hadn’t been in a hurry, I would have stayed and asked about it. Perhaps next time.

 Veggie tempura don

 Spicy vegetable soup with plain yoghurt and garlic rice on the side

 Skittles Darkside. I grabbed these from the drawer to take along to the movies and to my disappointment realized that they were not in fact chocolate buttons. I had forgotten that Skittles wasn’t chocolate but synthetic fruit candy. I guess I absentmindedly noted the “darkside” on the label, though ooh new Skittles with dark chocolate, let’s try it! and grabbed the pack. I blatantly mixed up M&M’s and Skittles :/ The candy wasn’t very good and I was all itchy and uncomfortable later.


Our 4th PÖFF movie was “Tale of Tales.” The movie incorporated three fairy tales in it that ran simultaneously: 1) A queen desperate for a child, willing to go to any length to have one. 2) A king, who fell in love with a woman by just hearing her voice. 3) A young princess, forced to marry a mountain troll who guessed his father’s riddle.

Now these were dark fairy tales with magic, tragedy and death not your average Disney fluffiefied versions and I loved it. The movie was very slow paced, but since everything was building up all the time and it was simply very beautiful and atmospheric, I didn’t feel bored for a moment. However, some guy next to me was asleep and snoring about 30 minutes into the movie xD His embarrassed companion was constantly trying to wake him up and shush him xD

Lovemilla… 15. November 2015

 Fried eggs with asparagus

 Baked salmon, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, salad



My family came for a visit. We had lunch and stuff. They gifted us a set of champagne glasses :D I think they weren’t too happy with my cooking skills, cause the fish was kind of weird and I overcooked the veggies :/

It really  bothers me that it’s almost impossible to get “clean” food from the shops these days. You’d think that if you avoid prefabricates and buy the basic ingredients to cook yourself, you’d avoid weird additives and preservatives, but you really don’t. The salmon I got for the lunch ended up leaking this weird white grease like stuff in the oven. Apparently it’s some sort of food preservative sprinkled on the fish (rubbed into the fish?) in the store. It’s “supposedly” harmless, but come on, first of all it looked gross and secondly, I’d rather not have crap in my food that I don’t understand and that isn’t supposed to be in there in the first place. Blah.

Later in the evening we went to see a Finnish film called “Lovemilla.” The Finns sure know how to make a good comedy! It was super fun :p I wonder when we Estonians will ever reach this level of movie making where all of our movies won’t look and feel like theatrical stage performances anymore.

Anyway, the story was about a girl named Milla and her boyfriend Aimo who were trying to move out on their own to get away from Milla’s drunkard zombie parents. The portrayal of alcoholism was brilliant in this movie. I mean don’t alcoholics kind of resemble zombies in their looks and actions? The young couple’s dream however isn’t easily established due to lack of money, meddling friends and villains and most of all due Aimo’s low self-esteem that prompts him to waste all their hard saved money on a metal exoskeleton thingy to feel more manly and powerful. It’s a colourful and silly portrayal of young peoples lives and problems that even includes a singing number at one point led by a glittering gay fairy.

There is a TV-show with the same characters too, but unfortunately it doesn’t seem to have any translations available and my Finnish is barely rudimentary :(

Atomic Falafel… 14. November 2015

 A slice of zucchini-tomato quiche

 Starbucks caramel macchiato coffee drink

 An apple pastry and toast with butter and tomato

 Spicy vegetable soup with some plain yoghurt; a hummus and veggie wrap; Starbucks chocolate mocha coffee drink


The second PÖFF movie that we saw was a collaboration between Israel, Germany and New Zealand called “Atomic Falafel.” It was a comedy about rather serious matters, nuclear war to be exact, but it was well done and thus the humour worked super well. Plus, it showed how petty and ridiculous the reasons behind a war can often be. Despite the subject matter, it was a rather light-hearted movie. The cast of characters was a crazy bunch- from horny teenagers and their falafel selling moms to human radio antennas, one eyed war leaders, overly paranoid national security leaders and nuclear observers with an acute allergy to uranium. Also the soundtrack of this movie was spot on! Really catchy.

Also because of all the eating and snacking that happened in this movie, me and my boyfriend, were craving for some juicy wraps or falafel or anything like that after we got out of the movie theatre xD We already had a huge pot of spicy veggie soup waiting for us at home, but we went hunting for falafel anyway. Sadly it’s not a food that is very easy to find in Tallinn… in the end we managed to score some semi-acceptable hummus, so we just grabbed that and some wrap material. I do crave for a falafel wrap still however.