At the lake… 24. September 2017

 Coffee and several sandwiches with butter and honey

 Porridge

 Leftover chicken and veggies from the day before, some sült and tomato-cucumber salad

 Coffee and a breakfast burrito (egg, bacon, potatoes) I shared with my bf

In the morning we helped Agu and Liia to set up a new corral for their cows and then move them to their new corral. Afterwards we went down to a lake. The others went out on a boat and tried to catch some fish. I stayed on the bridge, because I don’t feel comfortable with people swishing around fishing hooks near me :p It was so nice, warm and calm. It was such a shame we had to drive back to Tallinn. I would have loved to have spent another couple of days at the country side.

 There was water in the boat

 Sunlight

 Spiderwebs

 A water lily

 People fishing :p

 Forest magic

 Grasshopper on a log

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Mushroom hunting… 23. September 2017

 Skyr with cherry jam

 Coffee and cookies

 A really crappy ham and cheese pastry. This was awfully dry.

 Brioche with honey

 Omg, look at this chicken!

 Stewed chicken and vegetables with some tomato salad

 A yummy rum pastry

 Rye bread with butter, some sült and tomato

We went to Southern Estonia for the weekend. When we got to our destination, we were greeted with a delicious chicken dish for lunch. After the glorious meal we went to the forest to hunt for mushrooms. I think we spent over 4 hours in the forests… sadly we didn’t get as many mushrooms as I had hoped, because the season for them is over, but it was still great as a long hike.

 Buzzer

 Ants

 A funky mushroom growth

 Looks fluffy, but it was not

 Old stump

 Fly amanita

 Look out?

 A drop of red

 Gloopy looking

 Mushrooms up a tree

After the mushrooms adventure, everyone else went to a party nearby, but I was too exhausted to join them, so I took a nap on the couch. Later when they were back from the party, we went to sauna which was really nice…. I’d say it was a day well spent.

Jam, jam, making jam… 11. September 2017

 Rye bread with butter and coffee for breakfast

 I spent most of the day cleaning the lingonberries Loviise picked for me.

 Then I set a jarful of lingonberry kvass to ferment. Going to be an interesting experiment for sure. The yellow glob in the bottom is honey.

 Rye cereal with honey and milk for lunch

 After that I made lingonberry-apple jam.

 A luscious chanterelle beef burger from Diner. OMG HEAVENNNN! I had planned to make dinner at home, even bought the ingredients, but since my stove is tiny and the bubbling jam pot was big, I had no room on the stove for anything else. Thus, the take-out.

 But I gots jam!

Lingonberries… 10. September 2017

 Coffee, several slices of rye bread with butter and chocolate for breakfast. I basically ate the same thing for lunch too :p There were some slices of ham with some of the bread too.

I went to the forest with Loviise to pick some lingonberries. She did most of the picking whilst I took photos xD That spot was gorgeous! I have never seen that many lingonberries in one place before. It was almost impossible to walk without stepping on the berries.

 Funny moss

 A mushroom among the lingonberries

 So red!

 ♥

 A late bloomer

 An apple for a quick snack

 Coffee and a banana on the way back home to Tallinn

Uue Maailma Street Festival… 2. September 2017

I went and walked around the Uue Maailma Street Festival with Kerttu. This year the festival was on a considerably bigger area than usual which was kind of nice as it wasn’t as crowded. There were so many awesome artisans and artists taking part of the event and it hurt that I had a limited budget to spend. At some point, I called Indrek to complain about my distress: “Help, I want to buy things!” Some lady almost choked on her cake laughing at my exclamation xD

I didn’t snap many photos this year, as I got some annoying work messages and frankly I was in a bad mood after that, so I put away my camera. This is the crappy part of being constantly online and connected to everything. But whatever, we got a lot of lovely food and it was great none the less.

 Churros!

 Kerttu got me a unicorn shaped macaron. It was cute and delicious 😀

 A little girl was selling these cute chocolate cookie sticks, so I got us two. They were yummy.

 Nettle soup with sour cream. This hit the spot as it was kind of chilly and started to rain.

 A profiterole that was filled with huge amounts of divine pastry cream. It was so lush and tasty that I immediately regretted not buying more of these.

 More churros for dinner and a huge cup of coffee.

When I got home from the festival, I took a long nap and in the evening my mom called and invited us to come and check out the temporary apartment where they live while their house is being renovated.

 Sorrel soup with sour cream that my mom made. My mom’s cooking is still the best.

Some photos from the festival:

 Umbrella-eh-ella-ella-s

 More umbrellas and cute street art

 Churros being made

 These living statues were amazing

Töö ja jaanid… 22-23. June 2017

22. June

 NuGo FIBER d’LISH peanut chocolate chip energy bar and some coffee. The energy bar was okay, but not one of my faves.

 A cheese roll

 Oatmeal porridge by cinnamon and honey

 Custard flavoured Choco Aanpan snacks and more coffee

 Salmon pasta with some salad

 Jäämari chocolate ice cream

 Pelmeni with sour cream

 Oven baked potato slices

23. June

 Coffee, chocolate cake

 I baked some bread with black sesame seeds. It turned out fantastic.

 Coffee, different crisps, some salad and grilled chicken. Later I had a couple of grilled sausages too.

 Strawberries. Sadly, these ones didn’t have much of a taste.

We spent the Midsummer’s Eve at our friend’s place. We had a small bonfire, grilled some meat and just hung out. We got home at a semi-decent hour which was pretty remarkable for Midsummer’s Eve xD

 Valvavad lõket

Good job :D … 1-2. June 2017

1. June

I accidentally deleted all the pictures D:

2. June

 Coffee, skyr with gooseberries, two pears

 A cheese roll

 Slightly over baked, but none the less delicious, sourdough bread

 Buckwheat with bacon, onion and sour cream

 Some cocoa coated cashews

 Coffee and a chocolate gold medal that my boss gave me for doing a good job 😀

 Buckwheat with creamy pork sauce, some salad and sourdough bread

I had family over at the café in the evening 😀 It was great!

3. June

 Chocolate orange and coffee

 Fried egg, bacon, sweet potato fries and some leafy greens

 Cheese roll

 Solyanka soup

 Lamb kharcho @ my mom’s place

 Lamb plov (also mom’s cooking)

 Cheese from Romania

 Funky wooden cheese box also from Romania

 The cheese tasted like wood too, but in a good way 😀

 Some ice cream