Just work… 16-17. June 2017

My current crappy work schedule is keeping me from updating my blog daily, so I update it whenever I am off work and feel awake enough to do so for now. Hopefully my schedule will return to normality soon. I’m getting really tired xD

16. June

 A banana and some coffee

 Cucumber-pear kefir with some cereal

 A wrap with tuna and avocado

 Strawberry smoothie popsicle

 Fish and chips from Päästke Willy

17. June

 A cheese roll

 A raspberry- and a cranberry kohuke

 Pancake with banana and honey

 Minced meat pastry

 A wrap with salmon and avocado

I eat too many pastries lately. I really should cut back, but it’s difficult when they are smelling so good right next to me ugh.

Good times… 10-11. June 2017

10. June

 Coffee and three strawberry kohuke

 Magus Mull apple-lemon lemonade

 Pancake with banana and chocolate syrup

 Churros and cold brew coffee by Café y Churros at Tallinn Street Food Festival. So good! One churro was with dulce de leche and three with spicy cheese sauce. It was my first time trying churros, I am in love.

 Crispy chicken by Gostu, Kyuho’s Kitchen. Nom!

 A waffle cone with kama fluff by Vahvlihaldjad

 Bacon pizza by Street pizza

 Some grapes and pastries @ Ebe’s birthday

Foodgasm! I was at work in the morning and afterwards we popped by the Tallinn Street Food Festival. My intial idea was only to get churros, but there was so much tempting food that we ended up eating a lot xD Later in the evening we went to Ebe’s birthday party, so yeah, we totally overate xD But all was fantastic.

11. June

 Coffee, bacon-potato pastry and apple-cinnamon pastry that I shared with my bf

 Pancake with banana and honey

 Oven baked potatoes, cutlets, some salad

 Nettle marmalade. It sadly tasted mostly like sugar.

 Water kimchi! I used this recipe to make it. Turned out great, however I think it needs to sour for another couple of days.

 Potato-barley curry with mayonnaise

Boyfriend was a sweetheart and came to work with me in the morning. We had coffee and pancakes ♥ After work I popped by @ Koht. Elvira treated me to some fantastic passionfruit beer.
When I got home, boyfriend had cleaned the apartment floors. Bless him! I hate vacuuming so much. We had dinner and watched “American Gods”. Good day, good day.

Going to Uppsala… 24-25. May 2017

24. May

 Cocoa pudding and some orange juice

 Jäämari chocolate ice cream

 Chicken soup and some bread

 A slice of blueberry-banana cake we shared with Loviise and Indrek

 Baked fish and some salad

 Vanilla kohuke

 Some salted potato chips

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I was at work half the day and then we drove to Paldiski with Loviise and my boyfriend to take an overnight boat to Sweden.

 Sunset

 Travel companions

 Windmills

25. May

 Cocoa pudding

 A couple of sandwiches with cheese and sausage

 Chocolate croissant

 Hamburgers and sweet potato fries @ Bastard Burgers

 Plopp and coffee

 Persian food @ Kadbano

 Nomnom. Sadly, I have no idea what most of this was as I didn’t order it myself and I couldn’t read the menu anyway. It was delicious though!

 Baked tomatoes, chicken and other meats on a stick

 Rice with butter and some sauces. The salad was sadly very bitter 😦

 Cake and ice cream

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We took Loviise to her horse clinic near Uppsala and then proceeded to just hang out in Uppsala with my boyfriend. We went to Ikea where we bought a bunch of unnecessary stuff with a few useful exceptions xD Then we just walked around the city centre for a long while and visited Museum Gustavianum where they had a lot of ancient Egyptian artefacts on display. I had never seen a real mummy before… it was so cool and it also freaked me out a lot. I mean, one day you die, you get buried and then thousands of years later you end up as a museum exhibit. How fucked up is that? I felt weird taking a photo, because it used to be a real person once, so I didn’t.

Anyway, I had a great time walking around and in the late evening we had dinner at a Persian restaurant together with Loviise and her clinic people. It’s odd to me that horse training sessions are called clinics xD

 Neighneigh

 Another neighneigh

 Local dwarves

 In Uppsala

 Church fragment

 Ancient Egyptian figurines

 Sarcophagus

 Burial mask

 Viking glass beads

 A Viking helmet

 And another one

 Goats in the middle of Uppsala

 Big church

 Cannon

 Park

 The tiniest sculpture

 Petal snow

 Lost bicycle in the river

 *derp*

 More lost bikes

 Me posing with my avocado mayonnaise

 Daki-san

 Lots of walking

Making Mud Angels… 12-13. May 2017

12. May

 Raspberry kohuke and coffee

 And a couple of rum pastries

 Cherry pastry

 Rice stew with sausage and some salad @ Koloniaal

 Banana-avocado-black sesame seed smoothie

 Eggs and asparagus on kefir bread with some cucumber salad

I had a difficult day at work, because my neck and my right shoulder were hurting a lot when I moved. It was a pain operating the coffee machine and I kept dropping things when my hand went slack from sudden pain. Thankfully it wasn’t a very busy day, so I could sit and rest on one of the couches in the café quite a bit.

13. May

 Quinoa salad with chicken and sun dried tomatoes

 A banana

 A sandwich with elk paté, tomato and chives; another sandwich with feta cheese and beef ham

 Another sandwich with cheese, cucumber and tomato

 Crappy French fries and smoked chicken leg that I didn’t finish

 Kohuke

 Cocoa and a sandwich with ham and fried egg

My boyfriend took part of Oro 4×4 Offroad 2017. I tagged along to hang out with Loviise near the track and to take photos of the event… however, I did bring my camera, but forgot the camera battery at home D: Really lame, because this event would have made some really nice muddy shots. Anyway, here are some crappy phone photos instead:

 Birch grove

 Froggy 😀

 MUD SPLASH

 Brõnn

 Clay figurines

 Little piggy stuck in the mud 😀

 Mud rain incoming!

 More birch trees. I am awful fond of birch trees.

 My boyfriend got “a bit” muddy XD

Speaking of my aching neck and shoulder, they were hurting quite a bit still in the morning, but the pain was almost gone by the evening. So yay, it wasn’t a sign of an upcoming illness at least 🙂

Work, clinic and friends… 4-5. May 2017

4. May

 Coffee and a kohuke. The kohuke wasn’t very good and I didn’t eat the Cherry-Spice Ampstükk, because it tasted horrible. Disappointing breakfast.

 Breakfast take 2: porridge with honey and butter

 A smoked tofu burrito @ Koloniaal

 Pelmeni in spicy chili sauce with salad

5. May

 Rice crackers with ham, cucumber and sesame seeds

 Smoothie and brownies from Blender

 Saku Antvärk honey pear cider

 Saku Antvärk lime cloudberry cider. Look at my adorable Yurio charm that Eva got me 😀

 Coffee ♥

 Laura Moon’s chili with rice and sour cream

 Cheesecake from Killuke Kooki

I had a doctor’s appointment in the morning which was super stressful. At first my doctor was late and then it was just emotionally quite hard. I was emotionally exhausted afterwards, so I went and blasted a gift card I had in Blender for and energy boost in the form of a delicious smoothie and some brownies.

Later in the evening I had Eva and Marit over for some chili and drinks. Eventually, Indrek came home as well and brought cake. I totally overate :p

Good job, have some lemonade… 25-26. April 2017

25. April

 Coffee and carrots

 Pesto pasta and salad. I was not happy with the “salad” so I took it back to the kitchen and demanded some cucumber and tomato in it. Also, is it strange to want to eat a salad with pasta? The chef sure thought so, because apparently the pasta was already green :p

 Spicy barley and potato stew with sour cream + a sausage sandwich

 Coffee and Karl Fazer Rio De Janeiro Mint & Choco Drops infused in milk chocolate

26. April

 Coffee, a strawberry kohuke and two cranberry kohuke

 Coconut-lime smoothie bar

 Spicy barley and potato soup with sour cream

 Coffee and chocolates

 Buckwheat with chanterelle sauce, tomato-sour cream salad and some marinated cucumber

 Realist ginger-peppermint lemonade

Ghost in the Shell… 10-11. April 2017

10. April

 Some cereal with milk

 A slice of rhubarb cake

 Mushroom soup with bits of bacon @ Koloniaal

 Rice noodles with veggie-smoked tofu sauce. There were only tiny bits of bell pepper in the veggie mix, so I thought it would be okay, but boy was I wrong 😦

 Rye bread with sausage

My second attempt of baking sourdough bread didn’t go too well either. The bread didn’t rise and was too mushy inside again, but this time it had formed some fermentation bubble-holes in it, so I guess it’s some progress at least 🙂 I got some tips from expert bread bakers in the family that I am going to try out next time.

11. April

 Coffee and a cranberry kohuke

 Four grain porridge with jam @ Koloniaal

 A giant chicken Kiev with some salad @ Koloniaal

 Apple juice, a pancake with ham and cheese + sour cream and salad @ Pannkoogimaja. Boyfriend gladly ate all the bellpeper in my salad.

We went to see the “Ghost in the Shell” movie in the evening. I absolutely enjoyed it. It was visually stunning and made me nostalgic for the anime. I am so glad that I saw in on the big screen, because of all the beauty and spectacle in it. Good times 🙂