The future of my food project

As you may or may not have noticed, I have been missing from this blog for the past few months. To tell the truth, I have been struggling with my food photo project a lot. The taking photos part itself hasn’t been an issue but getting the photos up on this blog has been a huge problem. I no longer enjoyed doing the blog posts and it made me generally very unhappy. This meant that since I didn’t manage the food photo posts, I didn’t feel like I could post anything else in my blog either… even though I have wanted to do so.

So, doing this project in this format has turned from a fun thing into to a burden for me. I have been struggling for a while now actually and this prompted me to change my posting style a few times before. I went from daily posts to weekly ones etc to try and make it easier for myself, but honestly, it didn’t really work.

For a while I thought I would just end my project altogether. Struggle through until I ding 10 years and then just stop. But I have gotten so used to this, taking photos of everything I eat… So, I have decided that I will post the project here up to 31st of August 2019 and after that the project will move to instagram. Whether the project survives on there, only time will tell, but I will try at least 🙂

This blog will live on, but I will simply no longer continue the food photo project here. Expect recipes, art and random crap posts from me here from then on 🙂

If you are interested, you can follow the project on Instagram here. I will start from 1st of September 🙂

For now, I will try and catch up with my project and here, have a photo of one of my cats:

She so cuuuuuute!

[what I ate.] 6-13. December 2018

6. December

Kismet wafer and coffee.

Potato latkes with a poached egg @ RUBY. So delicious!

Grilled cheese sandwich and instant buckwheat.

Caplico mini. A cute tasty treat.

Chicken and dumpling soup with sour cream.

Coffee, chocolate-raspberry cake.

7. December

Chicken and dumpling soup with sour cream.

Stroopwafels.

Plum flavoured strong zero chuuhai. It tasted like soap water, but I was just so excited to find chuuhai in Estonia xD

Instant noodles with breaded chicken and mayonnaise.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Winter Edition. Was not a fan of this one, so gave most of it to hubby.

8. December

Coffee and Meiji Fran pocky.

Scrambled eggs with tuna and veggies.

Bubbly and Napoleon cake.

Tuna-potato salad.

Doughnut.

Instant noodles.

Cheese Pretz.

9. December

Coffee, omelette with ham, bread and mayo.

Matcha Meltykiss. So tasty!

Strawberry-rhubarb vitamin water and a couple of chocolate pastries.

Dinner @ Diner with hubby. We had naked burgers and fries and coffee. Still my fave burger place, best burgers in Tallinn.

Chocolate minimelts ice cream. I have been wanting to try these ice cream pearls for a while now. It’s a funny gimmick for sure xD They were however so cold that they tended to stick to my mouth uncomfortably. The taste was fine though.

10. December

Raspberry skyr and coffee.

Tangerine.

Barley-potato porridge with cottage cheese sauce.

A cheese pastry.

A poppyseed roll.

Pearl barley with smoked pork and some salad.

11. December

Coffee, an apple, some tangerine and a couple of mini scones.

Miso soup and tonkatsu don.

Calpis soda, salmon ochazuke, some salad and boiled sausages with sour cream.

12. December

Cheese pastry and coffee.

More coffee and brownie quark.

Chicken-spinach-quinoa soup with sour cream.

13. December

Chicken-spinach-quinoa soup with sour cream.

Husbands’ work Yule dinner @ OKO. The buffet was extraordinary and oh so delicious!

Herbed toast, epic delicious mozzarella, deconstructed chirashizushi, bulgur salad, duck salad.

Fries, baked mashed potatoes with cranberry sauce, backed chicken, kale chips.

Ribs and shrimp.

Coffee and cake.

It was such a pretty evening.

Whales.

Dir en grey Tour18 Wearing Human Skin, Helsinki, The Circus

Dir en grey has been my favourite band for the major part of my life. I had only seen them live once before and that was already 13 years ago, so when they announced their new European(ish) tour, I jumped at the opportunity to see them again. Since we had a miscommunication with my husband about buying tickets in the beginning of the year, we ended up accidentally buying 4 tickets instead of 2 xD Thankfully, Josie wanted one and Kadi decided to grab the second extra ticket to join us.

My outfit for the concert.

We got to the concert venue about the time the doors were opened. There was an epic long line of people queueing to get in, but we got in pretty fast as the entrance procedure was efficient enough. I grabbed some merch from their merch table – a t-shirt for myself and a hoodie for hubby – and then waited another bit for the concert to start.

We chose to stand at the back of the venue. I really didn’t feel like struggling around in the crowd for a closer view. I saw plenty on the stage thankfully and got to enjoy the music which was the most important part. Hubby had his arms around me occasionally, so it was extra cosy and nice like that. Good music and my husband’s breath tickling the back of my neck… mmmmmm  blissssssssss!

To my surprise they didn’t only play their newest releases, but also many older songs. I do like their newer music, but I admit that it’s not as familiar to me as some of the older stuff. It was all great to be honest. I also enjoyed that every song had an illustrative visual projected on the wall behind the band. I mean, it’s great to see my favourite band play live, but I always appreciate any artistic touch that adds to the overall experience.

During one of the songs, Kyo turned his back to the crowd and started making faces at a camera near Shinya’s drums. His face was then projected on the wall behind them with some filters xD It was kind of hilarious and especially so when he started shoving fingers in his mouth and dragging lines of spit in front of the camera xD Classic Kyo! xD

Random memories from the show:

  • Toshiya being super into it all. I am used to him just kind of being there, playing his bass, but this time he was jumping and dancing around a lot. He genuinely seemed to enjoy himself.
  • Kyo looked like a tiny angry goblin xD He had contacts that made his eyes look like snake eyes… It was adorable xD And man, has his singing evolved or what? It was brilliant.
  • Die was looking pretty and the fan directed at his face made his hair fly behind him very majestically xD
  • It was kind of a waaaaaaa moment when the entire crowd sang along to “The Final.”
  • Shinya was Shinya and behind the drums, so I didn’t see him much.
  • Kaoru was a bit out from my view as well. He did still look handsome tho.
  • I got several “lolz” moments when the apple computer running the background visuals froze and popped up errors XD

Sadly, the time flew past super fast and then it was over. It felt like they just started and then they were already finishing up. I wish it had been longer xD Oh well.

I loved the concert. I am so glad I got to go.

I will leave you with a few songs  from the band. Enjoy!

This is the song people sang along with. They played a bit updated version of the song during the concert, but the lyrics were still the same. And yes, the video is supposed to be silent in the beginning.

Their latest single. I figured Rannuculus would be some weird mythical demon or something creepy, but apparently it’s a common little flower :p

SPARK AND SPAAAARK

The last song wasn’t played during the concert we attended, but it’s one of my most favorite ones and means a lot to me. A funny fact, this song was playing in the registration hall when I got married to Indrek :p This is how much this song means to me.

– 10. October 2018

[what I ate.] 20-26. August 2018

20. August

Rice Krispies cereal with milk.


Coffee and apple yōkan in the cutest package I have ever seen.

The inner condom-like packaging didn’t look very appetizing however xD Thankfully the sweet treat was still yummy, despite the wtf moment I experienced with the rubber casing.

Couscous salad with avocado and garlic sprouts.

Jeriska’s Chips, jellied beef and horseradish flavour. These were really good actually!

Creamy pasta with wild garlic and rye bread with butter.

21. August

Some Rice Krispies. I was out of milk, so…

Creamy pasta with wild garlic.

Coffee and some doughnuts.

Potato salad.

22. August

Potato salad and coffee.

Had some of these tiny bite sized hazelnut-chocolate pastry bites.

Creamy baked cauliflower and broccoli with some salad.

A hazelnut-wafer popsicle.

Rice with tuna and potatoes with some sour cream and soy sauce.

23.August

Salmon pasta.

Some berry smoothie.

And a bit of spinach smoothie.

Had more salmon pasta for dinner, but forgot to take a pic.

24. August

Japanese style beef curry with rice and chicken katsu.

A tuna sandwich.

Plum cheesecake.

Blue cheese, potatoes and mushrooms baked into an oven omelette.

25. August

Puffed rice and sushi-burritos from Yui.

At La Muu: I had a scoop of charcoal white chocolate ice cream and a scoop of bacon-maple syrup ice cream. Both were delicious. I especially enjoyed the crunchy caramelised bacon bits in the ice cream. The other ice cream was my boyfriends, don’t remember what he had.

Rice with tuna, veggies, sour cream and soy sauce.

26. August

Coffee with whipped cream. I spilled most of it D:

My breakfast date

NOOOOOOM

I had squid pasta. Was delish!

Chili con carne with rice and sour cream.

Some senbei and delicious yuzu hard candies.

Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum

Last Saturday I went to the Estonian Open Air Museum with a few of my friends to very belatedly celebrate my birthday (that was back in April). Since I fell ill almost right after my birthday, I didn’t have the time nor the will to celebrate, so I did some late celebrating now when I am healthy again. We did a lot of walking around enjoying the historical houses and other exhibits and had a plentiful picnic on the seaside with a variety of foods that everyone had brought along.

The Estonian Open Air Museum is a fantastic place. It has houses (actual old houses taken to pieces and reassembled in the museum) from different parts of Estonia, showing the living conditions and lifestyles of people across history. One would think that a tiny country like Estonia would have mostly similar architecture and living conditions across, but the fact is that people in different areas had quite different lifestyles and living conditions. It was super interesting to peek through windows and doorways into history.

A kitchen of an old school house.

In a colonial store.

Dried mushrooms.

A friendly neighbourhood goat 😀

A sleepy neighbourhood cat 😀

A spinning wheel at the window.

I would live here.

Here not so much.

Is she asleep or dead?

Wooden toys.

Bliss.

Family photos.

A doll.

Sweets and other goodies.

Country view.

Unwillingly sharing all our food with wasps.

Only the sick and the dead lie down to sleep.

This looks like the scarecrow from “Howl’s Moving Castle.”

A fence.

Windmills.

A bit of colour.

Wedding garb.

Who left the gate open?

The wasps seemed to enjoy the kvass.

Bottoms up!

Who lives there?

An old smithy.

A buckwheat plant! My mind was blown. I had never actually seen buckwheat growing before.

Is this ripe buckwheat or over ripened and useless buckwheat? Hmmmmm…

Anyhow, I had a fantastic day with my friends 😀 Thank you, everyone who spent the day with me and thank you for all the silly jokes!

11.08.2018

Hard Rock Laager 2018

Some of my favorite photos from this years Hard Rock Laager festival.

Day 1

Festival feel

Portread

Husband made  friend


Blinded Memory


Festival style

Zoom

Magical Lacuna Coil

Lacuna Coil

Day 2


Signs of Execution

Vocalist of Signs of Execution – A beautiful being with a mindblowing voice

Crazy viking dude (Aghor)

Young punks on stage (Intrepid)


Must Hunt


As the shirt says 😀 Really love everything about this shot. (Dying Gorgeous Lies)

If you would like to see more photos from the festival, these can be found on my facebook:
Day 1 
Day 2

29-30. July 2018