[what I ate.] 21 – 27 January 2019

21. January

Breakfast was smoothie with berries, banana, linseed and soy milk. I am making a conscious effort to eat breakfast now, as it’s what the doctor recommended.

Baked salmon and simple carrot salad.

An apple and some almonds for a snack.

Tofu-spinach curry with quinoa and garlic sprouts.

22. January

Coffee, scrambled eggs with turmeric, garlic sprouts and nettle rye bread with salted salmon.

Half a tuna-rice pastry.

Turnip-cauliflower soup.

Cottage cheese with raspberries.

Tofu-spinach curry with quinoa and garlic sprouts.

23. January

Nettle rye bread with salted salmon and avocado.

Freeze dried raspberries and some pecans.

Broccoli soup.

Natural 12 crispi roll. This is a really nice snack treat.

Mashed cauliflower and green peas with baked white fish.

24. January

Buckwheat porridge and salted salmon.

Went to my favourite coffee shop for some great coffee and some manga time. @The Living Room Café

Broccoli soup.

Some grapefruit.

Konnyaku noodle wok with mung bean sprouts, cauliflower and green beans.

25. January

Toasted nettle rye bread with salted salmon and a cup of coffee.

A couple of Kalev’s cherry flavoured jelly candies.

Some sunflower seeds.

Smoothie with banana, persimmon, soy milk and linseed.

Tomato-white bean soup with fresh basil and toasted pine nuts and sunflower seeds.

26. January

Mostly egg white omelette with spinach and some cucumber.

Warabi mochi and some coffee.

Tomato-white bean soup with fresh basil.

Beetroot-chickpea patties with mayo, salad with orange and mung bean sprouts.

27. January

Greek yoghurt with honey, puffed millet and sunflower seeds. Also had some coffee.

A couple of beetroot-chickpea patties with some cucumber, tomato and a slice of toasted nettle rye bread.

A couple of these canapés with elk meat and marinated cucumber.

A slice of this raw cake that mom made. It had different nuts, dried dates, raspberries and passion fruit in it. It was good albeit really heavy to eat xD

[Noms.] Kalev cherry flavoured jelly candy

I don’t remember this candy from my childhood, so I am guessing it must be a newer addition to the shelves, but I think it has been there for a couple of years at least. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong. I tried looking up release dates for specific candies but didn’t find anything like that online. Anyway, I spotted it in the store the other day and thought that I haven’t tried that one before, so I grabbed it.

Ingredients: Sugar, glucose syrup, water, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, gelling agent furcellaran, acidity regulator (citric acid), apple puree, emulsifier (lecithin), flavourings. Chocolate 22% min.
Preservative free. May contain traces of different nuts, cereals containing gluten, egg and milk products.

Nutritional value per 100g:
Energy – (kJ/kcal) 1539/365
Fat – 7,6g of which saturates 4,6g
Carbohydrate: 71g or which sugars 59g
Protein – 0,9g
Salt – 0g

Nutritional value per 1 piece (approx.12g):
Energy – (kJ/kcal) 185/44
Fat – 0,9g of which saturates 0,6g
Carbohydrate: 8,5g or which sugars 7,1g
Protein – 0,1g
Salt – 0g

On the product page they describe the candy as follows: One of the sourest candies among the Kalev marmalade candies has an intense cherry flavour and is therefore suitable for those who are not too fond of very sweet candies.

The marmalade in the candy is super smooth and a bit gooey in texture. It feels like biting into a tiny chocolate covered morsel of smooth jam. Very pleasant mouthfeel.

It is slightly sour tasting when you first bite into it, yes, but mostly I think that the chocolate and the sugar overwhelm the sour taste quite fast. To me this is sweeter than I would normally like, but it is not bad, especially when paired with black coffee as I decided to do while tasting. I couldn’t eat more than a couple at once due to the sweetness.

The cherry flavour is nice, though I would like it to be more pronounced and not so hidden behind the general taste of sugar. I definitely don’t agree that this candy isn’t very sweet. Overall, it’s not bad at all for a small sweet treat in the middle of the day.

Will I buy/eat this candy again: I probably am not inclined to buy it again, but I would not turn it away if offered by someone.
Would I recommend this candy to others: Wouldn’t be my first recommendation, but if you like cherry flavours, sure, give it a try!

Have you tried this candy? If you have, let me know how you liked it 😀

More noms I have tried.

[what I ate.] 14 – 20 January 2019

14. January

Coffee, fish pastry with rice.

Cauliflower soup with roasted seeds and bacon crisps.

Coleslaw salad and some chicken.

Coffee and some dark chocolate with blueberries and nuts.

Sour plum flavoured gummies.

15. January

Curry udon with corn. So delicious!

Boiled wieners.

Roasted chicken and some salad.

Apple-berry pie.

16. January

A couple of bites of cheesecake.

A taste of some pastries.

Some beef stroganoff, beetroot salad and sugar snap peas.

Coffee, salad with roast chicken and mushrooms.

17. January

Roast chicken and salad.

Not sure if I ate anything else that day. I probably did, but apparently forgot to snap photos.

18. January

A couple of boiled eggs and some persimmon.

Rice with soy sauce and mushrooms.

Baked white fish with some tomato, cauliflower and garlic sprouts.

19. January

Buckwheat porridge with tuna.

Blueberries and coffee.

Some carrots and hummus.

Bubbly and Napoleon cake.

Instant noodles with chicken, broccoli and tomato.

Some chocolate-orange gelato.

20. January

A couple of boiled eggs, nettle rye bread with vegetable paste. Also, a cup of coffee.

Steamed cauliflower and green beans with katsuobushi and ponzu and a slice of nettle rye bread.

Boiled potatoes, salad and baked white fish.

Playing with clay

I joined a pottery class last year with friends and it has been a lot of fun. Here are some of the things I have made:

Skull bowl:

This started out as a cup xD But it turned out too big and heavy, so I made it into a bowl instead.

Blue bowl:

This was actually the first thing I made, but it got glazed and burned later than the skull bowl. It’s quite wonky, but I love it anyway.

Mug for mom:

Oh wee, this took almost 4 sessions to finish 😀 Thankfully I made it before Yule, so all good.

If you are interested, you can find more of my art on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/roadwaffle/ 🙂

[what I ate.] 7 – 13 January 2019

7. January

A banana.

Coffee, a couple of rye bread-chocolate truffles.

Minced meat soup with sour cream. Turmeric-onion bread with avocado and tomato.

Japanese style tofu curry with rice.

Arepas! I ordered 3 different ones to share with hubby. This one was with pulled beef.

With refried beans.

With chicken and avocado. So delicious!

8. January

Honey-ginger tea, an apple.

Boiled pelmeni with mushroom sauce and some arugula.

Beef pilaf.

Soba noodles with some tomato and wakame miso soup.

Some lychees. It was my first time trying them and I loved their mild flavour.

9. January

Some hazelnut-cranberry pastry with chocolate.

An orange.

Chili con carne with spaghetti.

Sourdough bread with butter.

And some with honey.

Pelmeni with sour cream.

10. January

Brownie quark.

Coffee, Karl Fazer Dumle milkchocolate. So good!

Coffee, corn bread, minced meat soup.

Cherry cake.

11. January

Mashed potatoes with beef sauce and some baked veggies.

A couple of bites of this delicious caramel pastry.

Strawberry milkshake.

Minced meat soup and toast with beef sausage.

12. January

Pear yoghurt, coffee.

Toast with vegetable paté.

Coffee, a smoked white fish-rice pastry.

French fries.

Mushroom soup with sour cream and a cheese pastry.

13. January

Coffee, poppyseed pastry.

Mushroom soup with sour cream.

Rice with tuna, wakame, soy sauce, sour cream and tomatoes.

[what I ate.] 31. December 2018 – 6 January 2019

31. December

Kinakomochi cookie. Was yummy.

A poppyseed roll.

Chicken pasta.

New Year’s Eve dinner with Anna and her mom: roast meat and vegetables, sausages, cheese, salads, pie…

And a sweet pastry for dessert.

1. January

Rice with tuna, wakame salad, garlic sprouts and mayonnaise.

Flatbread with a fried egg, tuna and cheese.

2. January

Beef patty with rice and some salad.

Chicken nuggets with salad and mayonnaise.

3. January

Butterfish with mashed potatoes and carrots.

Solyanka.

Cheese pastry, French fries, baked chicken and broccoli with mayonnaise.

4. January

Reindeer shaped chocolates.

Rice with tuna and wakame.

Beer and fries.

Cookies. Super delicious!

Pizza.

5. January

Coffee, cocoa pudding.

More coffee, pizza.

6. January

Buckwheat porridge with tuna.

Vitamin water and a Geisha chocolate wafer.

Mini tosca cakes.

Japanese style tofu curry with rice.

[what I ate.] 24-30. December 2018

24. December – Yule

Porridge with butter and jam.

Meat jelly (sült) and coffee.

Sauerkraut and boiled potatoes, roast duck.

Roast pork, marinated cucumber.

And blood sausage too!

Tea and delicious delicious cake.

25. December

Coffee and cake.

Walnut-caramel candies I made.

Coffee, sauerkraut, potatoes, blood sausage and other meats.

Kringel.

Berry jelly with ice cream.

26. December

Cucumber and sausage sandwich and some meat jelly (sült).

Coffee and porridge with butter.

Coffee and cake.

More cake :p

Coffee and tuna sandwich.

27. December

Coffee and some couscous.

Scrambled eggs and ham.

Coffee, some buckwheat, roast beetroot and salad.

28. December

Buckwheat and roast beetroot.

Coffee and a chocolate lollypop.

Onigiri senbei.

Meatballs in creamy parsley sauce with rice and salad.

29. December

Porridge and flatbread with cream cheese and sausage.

Some pretty crappy churros.

Coffee, persimmon smoothie.

Jellied beef and horseradish chips and two cheese cookies.

30. December

Jellied meat, wakame salad, garlic sprouts, pickled cucumber, tomato, a meatball and some mayonnaise.

Meat pastry grandmother sent.

Funny honey flavoured candies.

Blood pudding with salad and mayonnaise.