[what I ate.] 22-28. October 2018

22. October – Venom

A banana.

Some vitamin water and a doughnut after working out. I took the second doughnut to Kerttu at her work place.

Coffee with my love in my favourite café The Living Room Café.

Popcorn. We went to see “Venom.” While not a perfect movie, it was still really fun and enjoyable. Not sure why most of the internet seems to be complaining over it. I had a blast and wouldn’t mind watching it again.

Salmon soup at my parent’s house.

Some cookies and tea.

23. October – from Tallinn to Girona

An almond pastry.

Quite crappy pelmeni with sour cream. The pelmeni were flavourless. I hadn’t bought this brand before, so it was a disappointment.

A grilled sandwich with cheese and sausage.

A latte and a chocolate croissant at KOHVer Café. Both were mediocre. I was disappointed, because I had over the top good memories of this place from the last time I was at the airport. No exquisite latte this time 😦 I mean it wasn’t bad, it was alright as far most coffee drinks go in Estonia, just I was hoping for a repeat wonderful experience.

Coffee on the plane. This was something new for me. They prepared this coffee by pouring hot water over fresh grounds in the cup. I mean I have made coffee like that at home many a time, but never have I seen such coffee being served in an establishment and with specialized disposable cups like these. Interesting and the coffee was good.

Some bread and ham late at night.

24. October

Fried eggs and bacon, some tomato, toast with cream cheese and ham. Coffee, a walnut-cereal yoghurt.

Coffee and a banana with a magnificent view. The kind of bananas I ate in Catalonia tasted different from the ones we usually can buy at home. I loved the flavour a lot and I hope I can find similar ones in Estonia too. Perhaps I should try to look in some organic food stores.

Pasta carbonara for dinner. There was also salad and baked chicken-vegetable skewers. I only remembered to take a photo midway dinner xD

Beer and ice cream.

25. October

An omelette and pa amb tomata which is a traditional Catalan breakfast staple. Basically it’s “bread with tomato” xD First you rub the toast with garlic, then with tomato and then pour some olive oil on top. Quite a tasty breakfast 😀

Some yoghurt, orange juice, coffee and cake.

Some orange and tomatoes, toast with hazelnut-milk spread and a cup of coffee.

Some cookies, brioche and a lemon muffin.

Beer.


Roast chicken with onions, plums, garlic and cinnamon, with a side of some salad and garlicy potatoes. Apparently, this type of meat dish is a typical Catalan Christmas food, but it was made for us as a special occasion 🙂 It was extremely delicious!

Yumyum!

A French style apple pie for dessert.

26. October

Orange juice, yoghurt, coffee, pa amb tomata, fried eggs, bacon.

A cappuccino and some complimentary olives. I almost never eat olives in Estonia, because most of the ones sold here taste gross. These were quite lovely tasting!

Bread and anchovies. I am not too sure about the anchovies, they weren’t bad, but I can’t say that I particularly liked them either.

Snails in spicy sauce. These were yummy!

Beer and a banana.

Vegetable puree soup with croutons and some funky French bread other guests from France shared with us.

Salad, some fried sausages (a bit too salty for my likes) and a macaroni dish with pork ribs that was oh so delicious.

Nice chocolate cake with crappy canned whipped cream.

27. October – going back to Estonia

Coconut yoghurt, coffee, omelette, bacon, pa amb tomata.

Some orange juice and chocolate chip cake.

A sugar doughnut and some coffee.

Roasted giant corn. So yummy!

Some potato chips and a cappuccino on the plane. I like the text on the cup: “Please attend to your own cappuccino before attempting to steal your neighbour’s” xD A funny twist on the airplane safety tips xD

Chicken tikka masala. It looked and smelled awful but tasted alright.

28. October

Coffee, chocolate chip bread.

Buckwheat with beef liver, sour cream and some salad.

Pocari Sweat. Good hydrating drink :p

[what I ate.] 1-7. October 2018

1. October

nākd. lemon drizzle raw nut and fruit bar. It was okay.

A banana.

Beef borscht with sour cream.

Fried seaweed with sudachi from Hiroshima prefecture.

2. October

Beef borscht with sour cream.

Rice noodle soup @ Kohvik Must Puudel. Didn’t like the soup very much.

Beef borscht with sour cream.

3. October

Coffee, beef borscht with sour cream.

Vegetable lasagna.

Beetroot brownie with hazelnuts.

Coffee and some chocolates my co-worker brought from Russia.

Buckwheat with beef liver, salad and sour cream.

4. October

Spinach smoothie, café latte and porridge with strawberry jam.

Pumpkin risotto with cold smoked salmon, pumpkin seeds and tomatoes.

Turkish delight.

Coffee, salmon pastry.

Buckwheat with beef liver and sour cream; pita bread sandwich with cold smoked salmon.

Coffee, a sweet pastry roll.

5. October

Buckwheat with beef liver.

Orange juice, baked potatoes with bacon and mushrooms.

Omelette with tuna, veggies and mayo.

Beer and beetroot brownie with hazelnuts.

6. October

Coffee, strawberry-passion fruit quark.

French fries and berry pastry from McDonalds.

Fried potatoes, boiled wieners and some salad.

Ice cream.

7. October

Coffee, fried eggs with potatoes and salad.

Coffee and banana bread.

Movie night, watched “Thor” (2011). We had cookies, coffee, mini doughnuts, gummy candy and plums.

Before the movie we assembled some mini building block figures: Thor, Batman and Loki 😀

[what I ate.] 17-23. September 2018

17. September

Coffee, wheat crackers with tuna.

An apple.

Grilled cheese sandwich with tuna.

Chicken risotto.

18. September

Coffee, cheese pastry.

A warm potato salad with champignons.

Pelmeni with sour cream.

19. September

An apple.

A cheese roll and some soup.

An iced mocha.

Sushi for dinner from Sushi Plaza.

Matcha cake and coffee.

20. September

Toast with salmon and poached eggs + a caffé latte.

Bread with butter.

Buckwheat, beef cutlets and salad.

Raspberry dessert.

21. September

Lemon-cookie quark.

Vegetable soup and tuna pie.

Some chocolates.

Fresh orange-apple-carrot juice.

A cheese pastry.

Beef tongue and sorrel soup with sour cream and a slice of bread.

22. September

Coffee, grilled cheese sandwich with ham. Also had a banana.

Plum ice cream shake.

Beef tongue and sorrel soup with sour cream and a slice of bread.

Hot cocoa and pelmeni with sour cream.

23. September

Coffee, oatmeal porridge with strawberry jam.

Three doughnuts I shared with Kadi.

French fries, fried chicken and beer @ Naganana.

Fish soup.

Quinoa-tuna salad. I tried the cappuccino drink, but didn’t like it, so hubby drank it.

Tiny Kit Kat bites. The hazelnut and salted caramel ones were the best. The double cocoa one was a bit too intense.

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

[what I ate.] 16 – 22. July 2018

16. July

Coffee, a couple of chocolates left over from the previous day.

Ice cream.

A sandwich with ham.

A burrito with salted salmon, rice and veggies.

More ice cream, because it was so damn hot.

17. July

Coffee, a sandwich with salted salmon and another one with ham.

Spinach smoothie.

Coffee and a cheese pastry.

Spinach-kiwi smoothie, sandwich with ham, and miso soup with nori and rice.

Ice cream.

18. July

Coffee, sandwich with ham.

Blueberry cake.

I made a cute mini sandwich 😀

Spinach smoothie.

Smoked flounder and some salad.

Coffee and some chocolate chip cookies.

Complimentary coffee at a nail salon.

Sushi for dinner. Yum!

19. July

Coffee and a chocolate chip cookie.

Melon-watermelon-pineapple ice cream.

Instant noodles with sour cream.

Potato chips.

20. July

A cheese pastry.

Cheesecake with strawberry jam.

Potato-sprat casserole with salad.

Some candies.

Berry smoothie.

Tuna sandwich.

Banana-coconut pastry.

21. July

Cheesecake with strawberry jam.

A cucumber sandwich and coffee.

Buckwheat porridge and a cheese-sausage sandwich.

Some watermelon.

Dark cherry ice cream.

Pancakes with fresh strawberry jam.

22. July

Coffee, porridge.

Some gooseberries.

Vegetable soup.

Green smoothie.

Coffee, tomato-sausage sandwiches.

Another green smoothie and a chicken sandwich.

A super busy day… 1. June 2018

Coffee, puffed wheat with milk.

A smoothie with raw buckwheat and berries. Also had a super delicious black currant-chocolate pastry. Didn’t eat the carrot muffin.

Carrot-cabbage cutlet, an egg and some salad.

Pasta carbonara.

Sea salt-vinegar potato chips. I only ate a few, because they were too vinegary and I didn’t like them.