[what I ate.] 12-18. November 2018

12. Nov

Coffee, grilled cheese sandwiches with sausage.

Spinach soup with sour cream and cheese puffs.

Pucca chocolate filled cookies.

13. Nov

12 grain energy snack. Inga sent these to us from Texas. Quite a yummy treat.

Vegetable soup and bread with butter.

Red wine, rice with Japanese style curry @ Marit’s place.

Apple cake with ice cream.

14. Nov

Half an apple pastry.

Toasted rye bread, poached eggs with some salad and tuna.

A quark pastry.

Tuna bowl and chicken soup from Yui. Also stole some karaage from hubby’s bowl.

A treat we brought from Catalonia. I have no idea what it was, but it was good. Tasted of nuts and chocolate.

Tarhun soda and potato chips.

15. Nov

Sea salt and caramel marshmallow in dark chocolate.

Mashed potatoes with barley and cottage cheese salad. Also had some kombucha.

Soup with rice noodles.

Rice noodles with veggies and sour cream. Also had some rye bread with smoked beef sausage.

16. Nov

Coffee, beetroot-chocolate brownie.

Tuna pie and salad.

Delicious delicious matcha latte @ Washoku Story.

Karaage.

Tonkotsu soy ramen.

17. Nov

A cinnamon bun.

Fries @ Kivi Käärid Paber.

Roast beef and grilled Roman lettuce with black garlic aioli and onion crisps.

Captain America party: brownies, potato chips and vodka cocktails.

We also made soda floats 😀

Rice with soy sauce, sour cream and a beetroot-cream cheese stuffed cutlet.

18. Nov

Rice with furikake and a beetroot-cream cheese stuffed cutlet.

Fried ginko nuts and Gutetama custard filled chocolate. The ginko nuts were slightly bitter, but tasty. The chocolate was yummy.

Salted caramel Kit Kat and coffee.

Some Tõmmu candies.

Fried potatoes with smoked beef sausage, cottage cheese and some cucumber.

Shared some snacks with hubby: Osatsu crisps (from Tokyo), Sakusaku Panda Halloween cookies (from Okayama prefecture), white chocolate raisin sandwich cookie (from Saitama prefecture), apple butter financier (from Tokyo) and Halloween Poteco pumpkin gratin sncaks (from Saitama prefecture). The Osatsu crisps were meh, so hubby ate most. Panda cookies were cute and yummy. Did not like the raisin cookie. The pumpkin gratin snacks were good and the apple butter cake/cookie was super delicious.

[what I ate.] 8-14. October 2018

8. October

A delicious cup of coffee before work @ The Living Room café. I had the Guatemala one. It was divine.

A slice of mushroom-bacon pizza and some chickpea-veggie soup with sour cream.

Almond-cardamom pastry.

Japanese style pork curry with rice and some pickles.

Some delicious candies.

9. October

I had a crappy morning, thus coffee and candy in a dreary bust stop on my way to work.

Chili sin carne with brown rice.

Coffee and a banana-chocolate muffin.

Japanese style pork curry with rice.

10. October – Concert in Helsinki

Yummy blueberry-raspberry yoghurt and a crappy salmon-shrimp salad on our way to Helsinki.

Chicken tofu bowl for lunch. Hubby had beef.

Dinner @ Zetor. I had sautéed reindeer with mashed potatoes, lingonberries and pickles. It was absolutely delicious. The meat was super soft and the flavour lush.

A peanut butter-chocolate chip filled taiyaki. So good!

11. October – Back to Tallinn

Epic buffet on the boat: croissants, mini doughnuts, coffee, beer, bulgur-edamame salad, ham, cold smoked salmon, some tomato and cucumber, pickles, meatballs, beetroot-oatmeal balls, scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, baked salmon. Everything was super good, except the bulgur-edamame salad which was flavourless and the meatballs that were a bit dry.

More coffee, chocolate mousse, vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream. I added some strawberry jam which was yummy and bean “crisps” that were not so very good xD

Japanese style pork curry with rice.

12. October

A caffé latte and a red velvet coconut ball @ Surf Café

Salmon soup.

Coffee and a cookie-hazelnut-chocolate truffle.

Bacon-garlic-cheese pastry.

Tonkotsu soy ramen and Midori Illusion cocktail (Midori Liqueur, Triple Sec, vodka, lemon juice, pineapple juice) @ Washoku Story.

Shared this cheesecake with Kerttu @ a neighboring café of which I can’t remember the name of 8D

A yuzu mocktail and a crappy-ish coffee at the same place.

More coffee and a couple of these cookie-hazelnut-chocolate truffles.

13. October

Wheat crackers with tuna. Also had some coffee.

Boiled potatoes with chanterelle sauce and some pickled cucumber. Also had a grape-banana smoothie.

14. October

Boiled potatoes with chanterelle sauce.

Coffee, a grilled sandwich with cheese and sausage.

Toast and scallop carpaccio at my parents’ house.

Pasta with scallops and chorizo.

Berry triffle.

[what I ate.] 13-19. August 2018

13. August – meeting up with Anna

Two ham sandwiches.

Cocktails and beer @ NOK NOK with Anna. My cocktail was called Foxtail and it consisted of whisky, pumpkin, carrot, pineapple and ginger. It was delicious.

Laab Gai (spicy chicken salad with mint, roasted rice powder and red onion) and I had a few bites of Anna’s Som Tom Thai (raw papaia salad with shrimp, peanuts and tamarind sauce).

Soymilk pudding with fruit salad. The food was simply delicious and the service exemplary 😀

Oven omelette with mushrooms, tomato and eggplant + some cucumber salad.

14. August – playing with glass

Leftover oven omelette with mushrooms, tomato and eggplant.

Some candy. I went to a glass workshop with Kadi which was super fun. It was cool to learn how to cut glass etc.

Hazelnut ice cream. Kadi had a cherry popsicle.

Seafood risotto and some salad.

15. August

Beetroot soup with sunflower seeds and a cheese pastry.

Rye bread with garlic butter.

Oven omelette, rye bread with butter and some salad.

Shared with hubby: orange cake (that was yummy) and a lemon flavoured twice-baked slice of baguette (which was also tasty).

More shared goodies: a delicious crunchy senbei and some rich orange biscuits that tasted okay.

16. August

A cheese pastry.

Some delicious rye bread.

A pastry with red currant jam.

Magnum double peanut butter chocolate.

Baked potatoes and chicken with some cucumber.

Shared snacks with hubby: Strawberry Pukupukutai (cute and yummy!), soybean rice crackers (I loved the crackers, wasn’t a fan of the included peanuts), honey castella cake (this was weird and moist, but tasty I guess), chocolate-banana cookie (that was okay).

17. August – meeting up with Eva

Tuna-cottage cheese pie and some salad.

Hazelnut pastry, cheese roll and some coffee.

Dinner with Eva @ NOK NOK. Started with some cocktails. Mine was called Golden Emerald and it consisted of rum, lime, green apple, cucumber and matcha. It was super tasty and refreshing.

We shared a Som Tom Thai (raw papaia salad with shrimp, peanuts and tamarind sauce) and Gae Tod Prik Thai Dum (crispy fried lamb with black pepper sauce). The rice was complimentary with the dishes.

Then I had Tom Yum Goong (spicy prawn and mushroom soup) that was super spicy and great.

18. August

Tuna sandwich.

Coffee and fig in chocolate.

Instant noodles with sour cream.

Sour and spicy soup with quinoa and mushrooms.

Some grapes.

19. August

Porridge with strawberry jam.

An orange lollypop.

A beef burger. The burger itself was good but was ruined by the bbq sauce they added as it overwhelmed all tastes.

Nuts and seeds in dark chocolate.

Coffee, figs in chocolate.

Sour and spicy soup with quinoa and mushrooms.

We got married!… 28. March 2018

Sorry for being absent for a while, but life got busy and then I wasn’t at home for a long period of time. My boyfriend of 8 years and I got married on our anniversary 😀

 Quick morning breakfast was rice and miso soup.

After I picked up our wedding cake and boyfriend went and got me a bouquet of flowers, we headed to the cornily nicknamed Happiness Palace to get married. It was just the two of us as it’s how we wanted to do it. It was our anniversary which has always been a private event for us.

Before the ceremony we had a photographer take some photos for us at the waiting room:

 Me and my love.

 ♥

 I loved the colour of the roses so much.

 😀

After the photography session, we had a short meeting with our wedding officiator about the proceedings. Apparently a simple ceremony is customary for everyone even if you just are there to sign the papers :p We agreed on a few sweet words and then for the marriage contract to be read to us as the ceremony proceedings.

A sweet touch that we added was that we brought our own music for the ceremony (because apparently if you didn’t you would get Beatles on a pan flute xD). We picked this song – Dir en grey “Ain’t afraid to die” – and it gave us many a giggle when it started playing in the ceremony room:

 Feeling giddy.

 I was so nervous I hardly remember what was said to us during the ceremony xD

 Mrs. and Mr. Paas 😀

 ♥

After the ceremony we went to a restaurant called Mimosa to have lunch.

 Kali and a mimosa.

 Snack selection – hummus, smoked fish mousse, two-fish cheviche, beef tartar, cheese. All of this was super delicious.

 Hubby ate their daily special (cutlets and vegetable gratin) and I had a green salad with fried mushrooms, crispy carrot and an oven-baked tomato sauce which was also very tasty.

After lunch we drove to Laulasmaa Spa for a day of bathing and relaxation. First we started by eating some of our wedding cake at our hotel room:

 Raspberry-cream cheese brownie cake from Killuke Kooki.

 There was also a fruit and chocolate platter waiting for us in our room 😀

Anyhow, then I got a foot procedure and afterwards there was a massage session for the both of us. All super relaxing. Later we enjoyed the rest of the spa- bubble baths, an onsen, salt sauna and steam sauna etc.

 Our day ended with a three-course meal in their local restaurant called Wicca. Hubby’s mocktail and my cocktail.

 This was a greeting appetizer Baltic herring. Sadly, it wasn’t very good, but mostly because I don’t enjoy this type of fish very much.

 Main appetizer- slow-cooked beef liver, spicy plum jam, pickled red onion, sea-buckthorn meringue and rhubarb meringue. The liver was oh so tender and lovely.

 Main course- potato and leek croquettes, mushroom cream and wild mushrooms. This was delicious, albeit the croquettes being a bit too oily for my liking.

 Dessert was coffee and an ice-cold cream cheesecake on raspberry cookie with raspberry sauce. Super yummy. Indrek had a crumbly pastry basket with vanilla cream and currant compote.

It was a lovely and a memorable day 😀

Venezuelan evening… 17. November 2017

 Quark pastries, coffee

 Some persimmon

 Hot cocoa

 Arepas with pulled pork and black beans. First time eating arepas, they were super delicious!

 A cocktail called El Tico that was super delicious.

 Churros! With dulce de leche!

 After work beer: non-alcoholic Kas Te Olete Täna Õhtul Vaba? for boyfriend and Sour Park for me.

So, we had a Latin American event at work and I had almost a 16h shift… or maybe it was longer even, idk, I mean we did go to Koht for a couple of beers afterwards xD I was so tired and overwhelmed most of the time, but hey, I got to try something new and it was amazing! And I am always thrilled when I get churros.

Museum spree… 21. September 2017

I have been so busy and tired, so therefore I have fallen behind with my posts again. Keeping a blogging routine is hard 😦 But how do you not go straight to sleep when you get off at 22:00 or have a 15h shift? Anyway, I will try to catch up now.

 Leftover pizza from the night before

 Carrots

 Orange juice and a slice of chocolate cookie cake

 Butter rose pastry with salmon and a cup of coffee

 Green Orange

 Prawns with pipiàn sauce

 Avocado cream soup with shrimp

 Wheat tortilla filled with ice cream and caramelized fruit

I went on a museum trip with Kadi. We visited 7 museums in Kadriorg and in the evening had dinner @ Cantina Carramba. Kerttu joined us for the last event and it was a blast 😀

I’m terrible when I am tired… 18-19. Dec 2016

18. December

 Coffee, a boiled egg and several minced meat pastries

 A cappuccino and I had a couple of bites of the cheesecake

 Buckwheat-cabbage stew, fried blood pudding and cucumber salad with sour cream.

I didn’t sleep well the night before, so I was moody and tired for most of the day. We drove back from Pärnu and went to Tondiraba ice-rink, because my brother had his ice-skating group Christmas party/show there. I was a bad big sister and decided to nap in the café instead of watching my little brother dance on ice. I took a proper long nap when we finally got back home… I felt so much better after that. I’m not a very nice person when I am tired.

19. December

 Cereal with milk and a cup of coffee

 Buckwheat-cabbage stew

 Coffee and a few banana muffins

 Salmon sandwiches and a vermouth (?) cocktail

 Had one slice of veggie quiche

In the evening, we went to visit our friends Mati and Merle to pick up my cake mould I forgot there the last time we visited. It was originally supposed to be a quick visit, but we ended up staying for hours and just chatting in their kitchen. Was quite lovely.