Soup… 29. September 2016

 Tom yum flavoured instant noodles with wakame.

 Mulk’s porridge with crispy pork bits and onion. Also had a pumpkin juice.

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I am pretty sure I had some chocolate and a warm cheese sandwich at some point, but I guess I forgot to photograph them.

I spent most of the day at my mom’s place, helping her make some soup. She has trouble moving round due to the foot injury she sustained when falling down the stairs.

Downward spiral… 27-28. September 2016

27. September

 Tom yum flavoured instant noodles with a couple of sausages. I am stuck in the instant noodle trap again; I crave for them constantly.

 An apple.

 A Jäämari chocolate popsicle treat.

 Vegetable soup (potato, carrot, corn, peas, spinach) with sour cream.

 Apple cake and tea. Recipe I used for the cake (in Estonian) can be found here.

I went to check out a job fair, because the unemployment office told me I should. As expected it was mostly very big companies there recruiting and they weren’t really offering anything I’d be interested in. I kind of hoped that there would be some kind of training companies there offering their services, but I couldn’t find any. I figured a barista training or some seminar on customer service would be good, but yeah, nothing like that was there. I’ll probably ask my unemployment agent about where to maybe find something like that the next time I go to meet her.

28. September

 Udon noodles with wakame (had 2 servings).

 What the Fruit? Black currant and Cherry smart snack + coffee.

 Vegetable soup (potato, carrot, corn, peas, spinach) with sour cream + rye bread with butter.

 Tea and Karl Fazer Salty Toffee Crunch in Milk Chocolate.

I had a really bad day. One of these days where everything is bad and goes wrong. I couldn’t write, so I was frustrated. I decided to take a nap to clear my head and ended up missing the one hour window I had to call my doctor to get my blood test results. On top of that the nap was awful, because I had a nightmare and woke up to my own voice screaming for help. I can’t remember what the dream was about, thankfully? Then I somehow managed to take my daily medication twice… also I ate too much and had a headache for most of the day. And in the evening I got the news that my mom had fallen down the stairs and had torn her ankle. Thankfully nothing worse happened to her, but it was still scary news. I ended up having a pretty bad and embarrassing mental breakdown in the evening. Ughhh… I still haven’t quite recovered.

Junky foods, kitty, a good movie and a dream… 25-26. September 2016

25. September

 Pear halva cake.

 Tom yum flavoured instant noodles.

 An apple.

 Vegetable gratin, toasted rye bread and some pumpkin juice.

 Boyfriend took a nice photo of Loki.

26. September

 Oatmeal porridge with different seeds and some honey.

 Fried sausages and tom yum flavoured instant noodles.

 Raspberry lemonade @ Mack Bar-B-Que

 Fried chicken with guacamole

 Pulled pork pizza. I only had about half a slice, because the pizza turned out to be extremely sweet tasting and it was disgusting.

 I ate some fries instead. They were overseasoned and too salty 😦

We went to see “The Magnificent Seven” in the evening. I had no expectations for the movie, because it wasn’t a movie I had particularly wanted to see in the first place. I ended up enjoying the movie a lot. It had fantastic characters and a pretty straightforward storyline which was good. Honestly, I fell in love with ALL of the characters, even though most of them were pretty awful people. I bet the social justice warriors are giving this movie a lot of flak due to blatant racism in it etc, but in my eyes it was the most racially diverse movie with a strong female character I had seen for ages. I was also surprised later that the movie had managed to avoid so many clichés this type of movies usually have. The most notable missing clichés were flashbacks and a corny romance storyline. So if you want to watch something action packed and fun with great characters, I really recommend this western.

Also, Chris Pratt’s smug face for the win! 😀 I had a dream about him kissing me the following night xD Unfortunately the dream me is still faithful to my boyfriend, so I rejected him xD What the heck of a dream was that!?!?

Lazy cooking… 23-24. September 2016

23.September

 Coffee and blueberries in dark chocolate.

 Rice with tomato, eggs, Chinese cabbage, meatballs and black roasted sesame seeds.

 Some of the rice we had for lunch with white roasted sesame seeds and a couple of fried beef cutlet. Also had some milk.

24.September

 I baked this amazing halva pear cake and had quite a few slices with some coffee. The recipe for the cake (in Estonian) can be found here.

 A fried beef cutlet.

 Some potato chips.

 Matchbata matcha tea lemonade. This was super nice!

 Veggie gratin with potatoes, carrots and other stuff.

Cool things I found while wasting time online #20

This is a post of interesting things I’ve found online (and sometimes offline) in one week. These things may include among others: recipes, fandom stuff, interesting articles or artwork.

I’ve missed several weeks of posting this, but I guess I’ve been rather busy and haven’t had my usual time to roam the web. Which in hindsight is a good thing, because it means I’ve been actually somewhat productive, right? 😀 Anyway, some random finds over the weeks:

Drop me a line or two if you liked or found anything interesting in my choices as well 😀

Last day… 22. September 2016

 Coffee, mulk’s porridge with chanterelle-pork sauce.

 Vitamin Well Reload vitamin water and What the Fruit raspberry snack bar.

 Had two of these vanilla kohuke.

 Rum pastries. Bad photo.

 Coffee and cookie cake @ Kohvik Maiasmokk.
You, bitch behind the counter, who you were a complete dick to a confused tourist and later refused to give some tap water to an old lady, I hope you realize what a crap impression you left of the establishment you work in. Sadly, I am not a confrontational person by nature and tend to make things worse when I do try to confront people, because I’m not very eloquent in stating my thoughts. I do however hope you noticed us buying the old lady the water you refused to give her and I hope you felt at least some remorse because you are an awful human being. In hindsight I should have tried to ask for tap water too to see if you’d give it to me but not to her. I am still contemplating if I should write to her employers.


A mimosa @ Telliskivi No15

 Spicy chicken wings

 Tuna steak with mint risotto, oven baked veggies and fennel sauce. I hadn’t had tuna for ages (if you don’t count canned tuna and I don’t) and it was super yummy.

 Beer @ Hell Hunt

 Potato fries with ketchup

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On the last day of our guests being here we visited the Estonian Open Air Museum. Sadly, we only managed to see about a quarter of the exhibit as it started raining heavily and none of us were prepared for that. I really want to go back there on a better day and explore more, because that place is amazing.

We went to The Museum of Occupations instead. That place was rather depressing to be honest, but at the same time interesting. For a small nation, us Estonians have been through a lot and under many occupations. Only for a little while have we been our own country. Kind of weird this all.

The day ended at Hell Hunt where I got really really drunk xD

 This is how we used to live

 A big cock

 Homely

 Windmill

 Resting our feet

 A fisherman’s home

 A traveller’s suitcase

 At the Museum of Occupations there was an exhibition about homosexuality during Soviet times.

 Randomness in town: that sounds like a challenge :p

It was great finally meeting Sempi and Sylva in real life. The week we spent with them was loads of fun. I got to visit so many places with them I hadn’t been to before and got to eat so much delicious food as well.

A slower day… 21. September 2016

 Coffee and some kama I shared with my boyfriend.

 An apple.

 Lunch at Rataskaevu 16. Amazing restaurant this place! I started with this amazing latte.

 Aww 😀

 We shared a pumpkin soup with the boyfriend.

 Complimentary delicious bread and butter. Also tiny snacks with horseradish I think they were.

 Slow-roasted duck leg, hulled barley with leeks and a cherry sauce. This was so good! The duck meat was super tender and the cherry sauce was spot on with everything.

 Warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and raspberry-lime sauce. Omnomnom!

 Hot cocoa @ Café More

 A cucumber and gin cocktail @ Scotland Yard Pub

Thick meat soup and bread with butter @ Olde Hansa. I also had a jug of mead! Olde Hansa is a fantastic place really. I really enjoyed the meat soup and the atmosphere there.

 Strengthened house coffee with whipped cream and St.John’s cake. The coffee was great, but the cake was a bit too gingerbready for me, so boyfriend got to eat that :p

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Oh gosh. We took a bit of a slower day with our guests without so much walking xD We visited Tallinn City Museum and after that we mostly sat in different cafés and restaurants and did some light souvenir shopping in between. I was in a complete blissful food coma by the end of the day 😀

 Good company 😀

 Pub time. Photo by boyfriend. I look so tired.


Great atmosphere and amazing live music @ Olde Hansa

  Mead time! Photo by Sempi.