I lost some days… 31. May 2018

Orange flavoured Greek yoghurt with granola.

Coconut milk soup with champignons and rice noodles; oven baked potatoes and tomatoes with some salad.

Some black currant-estragon kombucha and a sugar-cinnamon cookie.

Couscous salad.

Green grape flavoured chewy candies. These were not as bad tasting as purple grape ones, but I still didn’t enjoy them very much.

Vegan rocky road ice cream.

Cake and clay and grill… 13. May 2018

 Some quark pancakes.

 Coffee and Pavlova cake. I bought my mom a Pavlova cake for Mother’s Day and of course helped her to eat it :p and always like a good daughter, spilled coffee on the clean blanket we sat on xD

 ÖselBirch birch water with aronia juice. This was a nice and refreshing drink.

 Opened this pack of pineapple candy to share. It was good!

 Salad with sprouts, grilled couscous-chia seed sausages and grilled corn.

 More salad and grilled smoked wieners.

In the afternoon I went to a clay studio with Kadi and Miss K to try and make some stuff out of clay 😀 That was super fun! I accomplished a wonky bowl 😀

Exploding Kittens… 21. April 2018

 Fried eggs and broccolini.

 Coffee and a grilled sandwich with ham, cheese and tomato.

Kadi and Kerttu were over and we had some fun by assembling Japanese DIY candy kits. I’m glad I was feeling healthy again, because it would have been such a bummer to cancel the event. After the candy we played Exploding Kittens, a card game, for a while and it was very fun 😀

 This one was a cute one 😀 We pushed some soft candy into molds and made some adorable candy veggies. They tasted good too.

 Foam candies with nonpareils and chocolate sauce. The green one was melon flavoured and the pink one was cherry. These flavours were one of the best ones out of different ones I’ve tried so far with this type of kit.

 Foamy ice cream in a cone. This one was very bad, it tasted like baking soda and cardboard.

 A gummy skull from Kerttu.

 Some watermelon.

 Adorable and yummy chocolates we made with another kit 😀

 Dinner was mixed rice with enoki mushroom and broccolini miso soup.

 Forest berry juice and a lemon-white chocolate cookie and a pecan cookie that Kerttu provided for dessert.

Errands… 5. April 2018

 Coffee, potato salad, warm sandwich with smoked meat and cheese.

 A green smoothie.

 Some Kalev Laguun candies. Nice wafer candies with coconut flavour.

 Chicken pasta and some tomatoes.

 Kolk Nümf: strawberry and lime witbier. It was okay.

We went to Võru to run some errands. I handed in paperwork for a new ID and a passport and Indrek needed to do something at the Road Administration. After we were done, we visited the Võru History Museum, which was quite fun. I learned that once swamp turtles, wild horses and woolly rhinos used to roam around Estonia. Must have been warm here once if there was turtles.

I sleep a lot… 4. March 2018

 Rye-honey cereal with milk and a cup of coffee.

 Some Tõmmu candy.

 More coffee and some cookies.

 Breaded baked salmon, some salad and quinoa with mushrooms.

Sometimes I wonder if I sleep too much. I tend to sleep 7-8 hours regularly on work nights and around 8-10 hours when I have the next day off. On my days off from work I also usually take a 2-3-hour nap during the day when I can. On work days I do get sleepy during the day, but since I have stuff to do, it usually passes at some point. I am just wondering if this is normal or not.

[Noms.] Kalev Mesikäpp wafer candy with praline cream

Mesikäpp, or Honeypaw in English, is a cutesy nickname for a bear.

It’s a very old candy in Estonia. I remember it back from when I was still a tiny girl 😀 The packaging has changed several times over the years, but seems to have settled on this version of a cartoony bear nowadays. In fact, Kalev has turned “Mesikäpp” in to a general brand name, so several other products, for example cookies, ice-cream and chocolates, have made an appearance under the same name and advertised by the same “Mesikäpp” bear character.

Ingredients: Sugar, wafer 17% (wheat flour, rapeseed oil, emulsifier (lecithin), salt, raising agent E500, egg powder, stabiliser E414), cocoa mass, almond, cocoa butter, vegetable fats (palm, Shea kernel), emulsifier (lecithin), flavouring, vanillin. Chocolate 40% min.
Preservative free. May contain traces of nuts, peanuts, milk products and sesame seeds.

Nutritional value per 100g:
Energy – (kJ/kcal) 2135/511
Fat – 28g of which saturates 13g
Carbohydrate: 59g or which sugars 45g
Protein – 6,5g
Salt – 0,1g

It said on the back of the package that there are 15 pieces of candy in one package, but I counted 16, so win for me 😀

Even though this is supposedly an old flavour and I know I ate this candy as a child, but I don’t really have any memories of the taste with this one, so I can’t really tell if the taste has changed over the years or not. Doesn’t matter I suppose. It’s a crunchy wafer candy with sweet creamy filling between the wafers and everything coated in dark chocolate.

On their product page they claim that the praline filling is supposed to be almond and hazelnut flavoured (is that what praline means? xD), but to me it mostly just tastes like something sweet. I can’t particularly taste the nuttiness, but I like how the dark chocolate cover and the wafers balance out the quite sweet filling of the candy. I also like that the softness and the crunchiness of the candy is nicely in balance. The candy is neither too mushy nor is the wafer too hard.

It’s a nice crunchy treat to have with coffee for sure.

Will I buy/eat this candy again: I’m pretty sure I will.
Would I recommend this candy to others: It’s a simple traditional Estonian candy flavour, so yes, I think it would be a good thing to try if you are into wafer candies.