[what I ate.] 13 – 19. May 2019

13. May

Some watermelon

Chia-chocolate pudding

Coffee, bread and an oven omelette with veggies

Olive oil mantecado

Matcha mochi

14. May

Coffee, Greek yoghurt with raspberries, almonds and chia seeds

Chicken soup

Asparagus soup with sour cream and a cheese roll

15. May

Some bread and asparagus soup with sour cream

A smoothie

Meatballs with mashed potatoes and some salad

Chocolate ice cream

French fries

Gnocci with marinated octopus

16. May

Physalis, blueberries and hazelnuts

Smoothie

Salmon soup

Instant noodles and crab sticks

17. May

Brownie protein bar

Greek yoghurt with raspberry kama and blueberries

Baked chicken and potatoes with some salad

18. May

Baked chicken and salad

Minced meat pastries

A chocolate muffin and coffee

Chocolate ice cream

Coffee and a cinnamon apple pie Umaibo

Sushi and shrimp tempura

Senbei

19. May

Greek yoghurt with raspberry kama, physalis and blueberries

Bread and tuna

Coffee and chocolate

Asparagus wrapped in bacon and some salad

Years end noms… 30-31. Dec 2016

30. December

 Coffee and sandwiches with sausage and avocado

 More coffee and a Snickers chocolate

 Mixed grains with cream sauce, blood sausage and some pickled cucumber

 Tea and What The Fruit? Blueberry Smart Snack.

31. December

 Rice cereal with milk and a cup of coffee

 Cocoa pudding

 Our messy New Year’s Eve feast: garlic mashed potatoes, marinated pumpkin, terrible marinated asparagus, salad with nuts and seeds and a roasted duck

If you notice my photos being blurry in odd spots then it’s because I got a new camera lens for Yule and I am still figuring out how to focus with it properly.

Lost in e-mail… 5. May 2016

 Mashed potatoes with cottage cheese salad

 Fazer Tutti Frutti fruity choco. These are the best things ever.

 Cappucino and a wiener pastry. Boyfriend had a wiener pastry also and a slice of delicious cake.

 Mojito @ La Tabla

Do you guys perhaps remember when I wrote about my fantastic birthday dinner that we had at La Tabla? Well things went a bit funny after we got back home. When we were paying for our dinner, my boyfriend didn’t really look over the check, that was brought to our table; he just glanced at the sum and paid. The waitress did ask us if we didn’t want to check whether everything was correct on the receipt, but we were in a good mood and boyfriend told her that we would trust her. We left her a tip and left.

At home, I picked up the receipt again so I could add it to an excel spreadsheet I created to keep track of our expenses and to my horror realized that none of the foods and drinks listed there matched what we had eaten in the restaurant. The price was about 15 euros too much. Well bummer. So I snapped a photo of the receipt and e-mailed it to the restaurant with my blog post that had photos of what we had actually eaten that evening. I waited for a week for a response, but none came, so I wrote to them again, saying that I would still like a response from them even if they decided not to pay back the 15 euros we overpaid and that their silence over the matter did not show them in a very good light. Another week went past and still no reply. By this point I was rather angry over the matter, I mean an apology the least would have been nice, so I did a mean thing and wrote my entire experience down in their facebook review.

A short while later I got contacted by the restaurant through facebook. Apparently they were aware of the mix-up and were waiting for us to contact them. It turned out they had been having trouble with their e-mail provider, so many people were complaining that they were not getting responses from the restaurant, but that was because they were not actually receiving any of the e-mails. Had I called the restaurant instead, the mess would have been fixed long ago. So they had no idea I had been trying to contact them. I forwarded my e-mails to the manager’s personal e-mail and he apologized profusely. At first I said I was just fine with an apology and that the matter is now sorted by my books, but the manager insisted we accept some sort of token of apology from them, so we agreed on the overpaid 15 euros becoming a voucher that was worth one three course dinner for two.

I know I should have called the restaurant instead of sending an e-mail, but I really hate talking to people on the phone and it didn’t even cross my mind that there was a possibility of my e-mails not going through. Also the entire ordeal was partly our own fault, because we didn’t check the receipt on the spot. So it was really very nice of them to offer us the dinner as a compensation for the upset we had felt. The food was amazing this time around as well and I really want to go back there when they renew their menu. I hope they’ll manage to figure out how to offer tamales, I’d love some tamales. Anyhow, our dinner:

 White marlin ceviche served with sweet potato puree. This was so delicious, holy guacamole!

 Guacamole, tomato salsa, bean puree, served with tortilla chips. These handmade tortilla chips were fantastic, no packaged tortilla chip will ever do again I feel xD

 I had chicken legs marinated in corn beer, with spinach orsoto, red onion-chilli-cucumber and coriander salad.

 Boyfriend ate grilled beef skewers served with a mixture of three rice and three homemade salsas.

 For dessert I had coconut pudding with avocado-banana cream which was amazing.

 Boyfriend had a super creamy Colombian cheesecake.

I fixed the facebook review afterwards. At first boyfriend wondered if doing that would be biased, because we did get an almost free dinner, but I don’t think so, because our initial reaction was very good to the restaurant, we loved the food and the atmosphere, it was just one person’s mistake and some technical glitches that soured the experience afterwards. It had nothing to do with the actual quality of the restaurant. So I too apologize for the hassle and I really hope they will get their e-mail service fixed if they haven’t already :p

2 pages of progress… 14. March 2016

 Oatmeal pudding with cranberry jam, some cinnamon rolls and a cup of coffee. The Oat pudding tasted like overly seasoned cold oatmeal porridge, so not buying that one again.

 A banana

 Some rice with seasoning rolled into a nori sheet

 Beef chili with rice, some salad and a shot of Vana Tallinn

 Toast with honey + a cup of tea

Home made pudding… 15. July 2013

 I made some chocolate rice pudding 🙂 It turned out really good.

 Chocolate rice pudding, a banana

 Corn flakes with milk

 Kohukese jäätis (kohuke ice cream)

 Spicy quinoa soup with black beans, tomato, avocado and sour cream

 Junk food: different potato chips with guacamole dip and cloudy lemonade

 Chocolate rice pudding