[what I ate.] 1-7. April 2019

1. April

Coffee, some chocolates.

Potato latkes with spinach and a poached egg. Also, half a bagel with salmon and half with beef.

Shakshuka.

2. April – Flying to Catalonia

Coffee and a banana.

Instant noodles.

Strawberry smoothie.

Chicken pasta.

Hot cocoa on the plane.

Ice cream, water and potato chips.

3. April

Coffee, pa amb tomata (toast with tomato and garlic), omelette, some ham and a fig yoghurt.

Coffee and some pastry.

Plain yoghurt and some apple.

Nuts in dark chocolate as a mid-hike snack.

Couscous with meatballs in tomato sauce + some salad and bread.

Apple cake.

4. April

Coffee, yoghurt with honey, grains and nuts; pa amb tomata (toast with tomato and garlic), fried eggs and bacon.

Double chocolate Questbar.

Pasta carbonara and salad.

Some chicken.

Strawberries with sugar.

Dulce de leche ice cream.

5. April

Coffee, yoghurt with honey, grains and nuts; omelette and toast with chocolate spread.

A sports drink, a banana and some yōkan.

Asparagus soup.

Paella with rabbit, pork and sausages.

Pineapple cake.

6. April – flying back home

Coffee, orange juice, yoghurt with honey, grains and seeds; fried egg, some sausage and toast with chocolate spread.

Crappy airport food: a shitty tuna sandwich and even shittier pasta. Fucking expensive too.

Coffee, gummy bears, chicken nuggets and fries.

Gross. But I was in a bad mood.

Naked burger and salad.

7. April

Tuna salad and overcooked broccolini.

Greek yoghurt with passion fruit and seeds.

Quinoa with chicken, pesto, arugula, sprouts and seeds.

Some grapes.

[what I ate.] 24-30. December 2018

24. December – Yule

Porridge with butter and jam.

Meat jelly (sült) and coffee.

Sauerkraut and boiled potatoes, roast duck.

Roast pork, marinated cucumber.

And blood sausage too!

Tea and delicious delicious cake.

25. December

Coffee and cake.

Walnut-caramel candies I made.

Coffee, sauerkraut, potatoes, blood sausage and other meats.

Kringel.

Berry jelly with ice cream.

26. December

Cucumber and sausage sandwich and some meat jelly (sült).

Coffee and porridge with butter.

Coffee and cake.

More cake :p

Coffee and tuna sandwich.

27. December

Coffee and some couscous.

Scrambled eggs and ham.

Coffee, some buckwheat, roast beetroot and salad.

28. December

Buckwheat and roast beetroot.

Coffee and a chocolate lollypop.

Onigiri senbei.

Meatballs in creamy parsley sauce with rice and salad.

29. December

Porridge and flatbread with cream cheese and sausage.

Some pretty crappy churros.

Coffee, persimmon smoothie.

Jellied beef and horseradish chips and two cheese cookies.

30. December

Jellied meat, wakame salad, garlic sprouts, pickled cucumber, tomato, a meatball and some mayonnaise.

Meat pastry grandmother sent.

Funny honey flavoured candies.

Blood pudding with salad and mayonnaise.

[what I ate.] 14-23. December 2018

Whoopsie! Holidays happened and I cut my finger and needed to get stitches and then I had some rough times at work, so this is why I fell behind with posting again. Welp, time to catch up 😀

14. December

Coffee, marzipan pastry.

Chicken curry.

Chicken curry and a coconut yoghurt drink. The drink was great and had actual pieces of coconut in it which was cool.

15. December – Escape Room

Chicken nugget wrap. Coffee.

Fried squid with dip at Noya. We crashed this restaurant after going to a Leonardo DaVinci inspired escape room. Most dishes we had were shared among all of us.

Mediocre beef tartar and super yummy salmon tartar with avocado.

Hubby ate a waguy “burger”. It was alright. Good beef served with lame bread.

I really liked the tempura mushrooms and white fish. The soup was a Nordic style “ramen” where noodles were replaced with strips of squid. The ramen concept was cool, but I only ate a few bites, because the entire thing was inedible salty. Both I and another girl sent these dishes back 😦

The kitchen sent us some tasty yellowtail tataki as an apology. That was a sweet gesture of them.

My replacement dish for the ramen was Nordic shrimp “tacos.” They were okay I guess, but I would in no way call these tacos xD

In general, Noya left me feeling a bit meh… there were some tasty treats and some failures, but in the end, I felt it was too pricey, especially considering that I was still kind of hungry after sharing all the food (as the restaurant concept suggested). Not worth all the hype I have been hearing about this place, sadly.

Puchitto Soda candies. An amusing treat. (I bought a computer pad 😀 Had to show it off, because I am so happy with my newfound ability to now comfortably read fanfiction in bed 😀 )

16. December

Porridge with butter and a ham sandwich.

A smoothie with bananas and blueberries.

Blood sausages and some salad.

CocoRolls coconut wafers. These were yummy.

17. December – Dad’s birthday

Some honey cake scraps :p

Pasta with minced meat.

Some marinated lamprey, potato salad and toast with ham.

Lung pastries.

18. December

Coffee, a poppyseed pastry.

Beetroot risotto.

Erm… some soup and a tiny taco shell canape with veggies.

Syrniki and some cocoa.

19. December – Sister’s birthday

Mashed potatoes with pork sauce.

A strawberry milkshake.

Mashed potatoes, roast pork and marinated cucumber.

Gelatoooooooo

Some mess of a pavlova cake :p It was delicious though!

20. December

Some tomatoes, roast duck and some turmeric-onion bread.

Instant noodles.

Mashed potatoes with pork sauce.

21. December – Stitches

Red velvet cake and coffee.

Mashed potatoes with pork sauce.

Coffee with whipped cream @ Da Vinci. I cut my finger badly while baking cookies. Hubby took me to ER, I got stitched up and then he took me to a consolation dinner.

Gnocci in mushroom sauce. Nom!

22. December

Honey cereal with milk, coffee.

Potato chips.

Grapes.

Mini Tosca cakes.

Cheese cookies.

Metsapiiga raspberry beer. It was a bit too sweet, but okay tasting otherwise.

Chocolates.

Rice with beef, soy sauce and sour cream.

23. December

Coffee, caramel doughnut.

Rice with salmon ochazuke.

Sushi and shrimp dumplings.

[what I ate.] 26. November – 5. December 2018

26. November

Veggie soup with sour cream.

Coffee, grilled sandwich with sausage and cheese.

Toast, poached egg and salad with tuna.

Shared snacks with hubby: Hokkaido cheese mochi (from Niigata prefecture), matcha dorayaki (from Tokyo), Gogo no Koucha milk tea cake (from Tokyo) and Matcha chocolate coated pecans (from Tokyo). The mochi puffs were yummy, and so were the dorayaki and the milk tea cake. The pecans were not my thing.

27. November

Porridge with chia seeds, raspberry bits and some tangerine.

Spicy instant noodles with sour cream. Not as spicy as I expected and kind of sweet tasting which I didn’t like.

Fried potato salad with pea crisps and fancy dried sausage.

Apple pie with ice cream.

28. November

Coffee, apple pie with ice cream.

Vegetable lasagna scraps with some salad.

Salad with tuna and avocado.

Coffee and rice crackers inspired by the fall of leaves (from Saitama prefecture). Pretty and yummy.

29. November

Nettle smoothie.

A salad with fried potatoes, boiled egg and tuna.

Almond flour chocolate-banana cake.

Omelette with spinach and dried ham, and mozzarella salad.

Coffee and almond chocolate.

30. November

Coffee and a cheese roll.

Chickpea-lentil curry with sour cream and some tomato.

Quark pastry.

Coffee, poppyseed pastry and some tangerine.

Minced meat-vegetable casserole.

1. December

Some pomelo.

Minced meat-vegetable casserole.

Coffee, Lips gummies with collagen. These were gross tasting and coated my teeth in a paraffin-y feel.

Party foods- sandwich cake, salad, snacks.

Cake and alcohol.

Jalapeno beer that I didn’t like and some biscuit cake.

2. December

Coffee, Greek yoghurt with persimmon, dried blueberries and raspberries, and caramelised sunflower seeds. Also had two tasty cookies.

Tea, vegan chocolate cake that Maarja brought 🙂

Pumpkin-spinach risotto.

Roasted corn.

3. December

Hazelnut pastry.

Beetroot risotto with feta cheese.

Milk soup with pasta and a beef ham sandwich.

A banana.

4. December

Coffee and a pepper senbei.

Bacon, poached eggs with salad.

Salad with tuna and vegetable pasta.

Quark pastry.

Milk soup with pasta and a beef ham and cheese sandwich.

5. December

Coffee, warm potato salad with blue cheese and champignons.

A cheese pastry and fresh orange-apple juice.

Beer, barley porridge with smoked pork, sour cream and salad.

[what I ate.] 5– 11. November 2018

5. November

Coffee, some persimmon, cheese bun with sausage.

Spinach soup with cottage cheese and seed-rye crisps.

Coffee and chocolate brownie cookies.

6. November

A rice-cabbage patty with some salad and boiled potatoes.

Coffee and a quark pastry.

Spinach soup with cottage cheese and fried smoked beef sausage.

A cheese pastry.

Coffee and chocolate marshmallows.

7. November

Eggs Benedict with fried mushrooms and a latte @ Rukis

Some apple.

Almond flour banana-chocolate cake.

Salmon pasta + some snacks not pictured @ parent’s house.

8. November

A cheese pastry with sesame seeds.

Tuna pie with salad.

A quark pastry.

Steamed ginger-garlic chicken with rice and salad.

Coffee and mantecado with sesame seeds. This mantecado was super delicious!

9. November

My co-worker made me some hot lemon-ginger tea for my sore throat.

Baked potatoes and a bit of salmon-rye bread soup. I didn’t finish the soup, because I didn’t enjoy the flavour much.

A couple of sweet pastries we sampled with co-workers.

Steamed garlic-ginger chicken with rice.

10. November

A spicy wrap with chicken nuggets.

Doughnuts.

A poppyseed pastry.

Snacks: ham, chorizo, cheese, crackers, pickles.

Boiled potatoes with stewed chicken and some marinated cucumber.

Tea and Ginger Cookie Twix. The Twix was okay, but I prefer the regular one.

Some plums.

11. November

Grilled cheese and sausage sandwich.

Mashed potatoes and grilled pork. Only ate one piece of pork.

Nashi pear, persimmon, dried raspberries and blueberries and caramelized sunflower seeds with quark.

[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.] 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.