Treat yo’ self… 13. October 2017

 Coffee and an apple. I didn’t eat the lemon yoghurt cream, because the texture was weirdly liquid and the taste weird.

 I decided I needed a treat after my work week, so I went to Gelato Ladies and got myself a scoop of chocolate ice cream and their Halloween special black ice cream :p People looked at me weird, when I walked around eating black ice cream xD

 Treats continue: a small pastry from RØST. It looked so good, but it was too sweet for me 😦

 Even more treats: a sourdough sandwich with salmon also from RØST. I love their bread.

 Oven baked pumpkin and potatoes with some sour cream and a side of sliced cucumber.

 Lehe Ravnodenstvie BA Russian Imperial Stout. This was a super intense flavour bomb. Loved it! It was a good company to the nightmare rift run we did with my guild in Rift 🙂

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Pet all the puppies!… 10. October 2017

 A quark pastry, a wiener pastry and a cup of coffee.

 Pasta carbonara with some cherry tomatoes.

 Skyr with honey.

 Rice with tuna, tomatoes, sour cream and wasabi-sesame spice.

There are amazing pros and cons to working in a café. The pros are that we have a pet friendly establishment, so I get to pet a lot of cute dogs and an occasional ferret among other critters. No one has sadly brought their cat yet.

The cons are occasional unsavoury customers. For instance, this time a very drunken and smelly Russian guy first bothered women in the bus stop in front of our café, then came inside and attempted to bother my female customers. I told him to stop and managed to keep him away from my clients, but then he started professing his love to me over the counter. I played dumb, told him that I hardly understood what he was saying and invited our tall male chef to come and translate for me. The drunken guy didn’t seem to like that xD Ugh, I was so relieved when we finally got him to leave.

Bread progress… 9. October 2017

 Quark with raspberries and a cup of coffee.

 Pelmeni with sour cream.

 Vegetable and mushroom soup with sour cream.

 I made another attempt at baking rye bread. The last time the bread didn’t rise at all and I basically burnt it xD This time it rose nicely and I managed to not burn it. However, it was a bit too moist inside still. I need to buy myself an oven thermometer, because I can’t be sure how hot my oven gets and I think that is a part of the problem why my baking tends to go wrong. Anyway, this is the best rye bread I have managed so far- it actually looks like bread and it tasted good 🙂

Coffee grinder… 4. October 2017

 Coffee, a pear and a nectarine

 A quark pastry

 A different style of pasta with squid, grated cheese and some baby tomatoes

 A pancake stuffed with banana slices and drizzled with honey

 A glass of red wine after work. It was a lame wine, the taste of it disappeared in your mouth, so it felt you were simply drinking something… meh.

 Vegetable stew with smoked lamb and some sour cream on top

We went and bought a nice coffee grinder with my boyfriend after we both got off work. It was an early birthday present for my boyfriend that is actually kind of for the both of us :p The grinder will take a bit of getting used to and we will have to figure out the fineness of the grind that is suitable for our coffee machine. The first attempt was with a recommended setting for filter coffee and it wasn’t good at all xD I can’t wait to buy all the amazing artisan roasted beans tho! First I’ll get the Autumn blend from Haba when pay day arrives this month and I think they are going to ship my beans from Dodger Coffee Co soon as well 😀 So excited for coffee!

Why… is there water all over the floor?… 30. September 2017

 Potato gnocchi with tomato and meat from Attimo. These were divine tasting!

 Spaghetti with seafood also from Attimo

 Quark with praline

 Chanterelle soup with sour cream and potato vareniki also with sour cream

Our kitchen was closed at work due to an emergency, so I didn’t get to eat any breakfast. I hadn’t brought anything with me that day and had hoped for some porridge at work. It took me and the chef over four hours to eliminate the emergency and when we were done, I was ravenous. I ordered in some food and devoured it all xD

No Korean food for you… 29. September 2017

 Chanterelle soup with some nuts, seeds and some sour cream.

 Nelleulla milk chocolate with pistachios. This was an unsatisfying chocolate. It would have been better if it would have had more than four pistachios in it.

 Korean style “pancakes” with pickled radish and some sad tasting kimchi. The pancakes were undercooked and the kimchi had no flavour. The radish was tasty though.

 Toast with tuna tartare and some salad @ Grenka. Also had an ice coffee. I liked the coffee, but I didn’t like that the tuna tartare was sweet D:

There was a Korean fried chicken event at my work and we had planned to go, however, the place was packed and we felt in the way, so we decided to go and have some Korean food at Gostu instead… but Gotsu was reserved for the evening D: I was so upset! So, we settled for Grenka and the tuna tartare did fill my stomach, but didn’t sate my appetite.

Doughnuts and cake… 27. September 2017

 Coffee and two chocolate doughnuts

 Some carrots

 Spicy soup with corn

 Coffee and cake! Kadi came to visit and brought cake, one of them was with banana and the other was a passion fruit cheesecake. So delish!

 Leftover casserole with rice, potatoes and eggs. Some cherry tomatoes on the side too.