[what I ate.] 11-17. March 2019

11. March

Greek yoghurt with different nuts, seeds and a spoonful of honey.

Lunch photo missing 😦 I know I had beef stroganoff with mashed potatoes.

A rice bowl with salmon tempura from Yui Sushi Burrito. They sent me a free beer! How cool is that? I didn’t actually drink it yet, because I had work the next day, but I was so touched!

A blurry salmon onigiri xD

12. March – The Voices

Mashed potatoes with beef stroganoff.

Rassolnik soup.

We had friends over for dinner and a movie. We had snacks and stuff to wrap in tortilla breads.

13. March

Greek yoghurt with a nectarine, a spoonful of honey and some chia seeds.

Breaded chicken fillet with some couscous, cream sauce and salad.

Pomelo and hazelnuts.

I kind of flipped out at work and ended up eating more breaded chicken and about 4 pastries. Shit happens when I forget to take my meds for a couple of days…

Our clay instructor baked us cookies!

Breaded white fish, French fries and some salad.

14. March

Coffee and carrots.

A tiny cheese pastry.

Some frittata and salad.

Borscht with sour cream.

Yummy shiruko cookies.

Baked fish with fried veggies.

Ice cream and coffee.

15. March

Some pear and peanut butter.

Coffee.

Seed bread, frittata and avocado. I didn’t eat the beetroot sprouts, because they tasted like bitter dirt. Ew.

16. March

Porridge with raspberry jam and butter.

Battered fish with tartar-sauce and chicken-rice salad.

Red velvet cake and coffee.

Carrots.

Miso soup with tofu and wakame.

17. March

Leftover frittata with leftover miso soup and some sour cream.

Seed bread with mashed avocado and salted salmon.

Mushroom soup with sour cream.

Had a couple of Domino cardamom cookies.

About half a glass of alcohol-free beer and a couple of bites of this crappy honey cake.

Ice cream.

I am going to eat all the semla for the next week… 5. February 2018

 Mixed cocoa-white chocolate and quinoa cereal with milk.

Sichuan pepper soup with noodles and dumplings and some keema naan @ Little India.

 Sauerkraut soup with pork, barley and sour cream.

 Coffee and a raspberry semla from Maiasmokk. I had another of their semla a bit later.

I love semla. I always anticipate Shrove Tuesday approaching, so I could eat some semla 😀 There just isn’t anything better than a delicious fluffy white bread bun, stuffed with jam and topped with fresh whipped cream. However, I wasn’t always this hyped about the semla pastry. When I was a child, I absolutely hated them xD To me there wasn’t anything more disgusting than white bread with whipped cream xD So, my love for this pastry has been an acquired taste.

First, I started enjoying semla with quark-whip instead of whipped cream, because I was still iffy about the cream version. Then, maybe 7 or 8 years ago I finally came around to whipped cream too and so now I am really looking forward to semla time every year.

Feeling better… 2. February 2018

 Buckwheat porridge with bacon and a fried egg.

 Coffee and a delicious semla from Killuke Kooki.

 Miso soup and onigiri with black rice. I like how the added black rice dyed the white one all purple. It’s a very awesome shade.

 Mjuk turmeric kombucha. It tasted nice and refreshing.

 Freshly baked white bread with butter and honey, and a glass of milk.

I am feeling a lot better already. I still sleep a lot and take medicine, but the cold symptoms have toned down quite noticeably. I even had some leftover energy to bake some white bread and to take a hot bath in the evening.

Sweet potatoes… 8. March 2017

 Oatmeal porridge with raspberry jam, puffed rice and chia seeds

 Sweet potato fries, fried egg, bacon and some salad @ Koloniaal. I don’t usually like the taste of sweet potatoes, but they are quite delicious in a fry form 😀

 Fried potatoes, panko crusted baked fish and come cucumber salad

Things happened… 21. February – 2. March 2017

Things did indeed happen, some of them bad, some of them good and this is why the break in blogging happened too. I was either busy, not at home or I was simply too tired to blog and decided to take a nap instead. This post won’t have photos of all the things I ate during this time, because in my busy and tired state I simply forgot to snap some of the photos, so instead I will post some of the nicer photos. Plus, I’ll tell what I’ve been up to for the past two weeks and what some of the bad and good things were that happened.

On the 21st of February I had an appointment in the unemployment agency. I thought it went quite well at first, I had sent out a bunch of CVs to places and had attended two job interviews (one job I didn’t get, because the company decided to close their establishment instead and the second place I rejected, because it turned out to be partly a bar and I don’t want to work in a bar); Also, I named some new places where I was thinking of applying to next. Quite well done for a job searcher, right? I had shown that I am actively searching and working on finding a job. Well, apparently not, because after silently typing for a while, my agent said: “Next time you will see a new agent.”
Me: “Okay. Why?”
Her: “You are a difficult case, so you are assigned a specialized case worker.”
Me: “Okay?!??!?!?!?”

Now this wasn’t really such a big deal, but I think my old agent just flat out didn’t like me; I mean she never said anything good to me and always made me feel bad and demotivated instead. However, this still bothered me as I’ve been doing everything properly and… if *I* am a difficult case, then what are the people who are unemployed for years in the unemployment registry? To be honest, I felt upset and depressed over this for the next few days.

 A banana and a couple of rice cakes with mashed avocado (21.02.2017)

 A semla with almond cream filling and a cup of coffee (22.02.2017)

 Rice cake with cream cheese and salted trout; fried eggs and bacon, some avocado and cucumber-tomato salad (22.02.2017)

 Scrambled eggs with tomato and cucumber + some bacon (23.02.2017)

 Something new for me: sweet cottage cheese pelmeni with raspberry jam. I had never had sweet pelmeni before. (23.02.2017)

On the 24th of February, Friday, which was also the 99th birthday of Estonia (Yay!), we drove to Aidu quarry for a hike and car safari. I enjoyed the hike part a lot, but the car safari was a bit boring for me as I don’t really enjoy driving around in a car. Still, it was interesting to hear about the quarry’s history and learn about oil shale.

 The hike was like a small adventure

 It was a sunny winter day

 The canal crossing part was a bit scary, because the raft looked like it would sink any moment, but after the first group of people crossed safely it didn’t feel as frightening anymore

On Saturday, the 25th of February, we took the train to southern Estonia to visit family in Karula National Park. They had a bit of a house warming party happening. I helped Loviise to finish up cleaning, then took a nap and in the evening, there was a party with lots of food. The main dish of the evening was lamb meat that had been roasted underground. It was delicious!

 There is meat cooking under the bonfire underground

 Lamb leg with some roasted potatoes. It was heavenly good! The meat fell right off the bone.

On Sunday, the 26th of February, we spent most of the day getting back home to Tallinn. Travelling is super exhausting, but hey, at least it’s comfortable to read a book on the train.

 We ate some nice doughnuts in Tartu before catching the train

On the 27th of February, I went to the gym together with my boyfriend and the world, to my surprise, didn’t end and my boyfriend didn’t break up with me after seeing me being sweaty and disgusting and weak. So yeah, my boyfriend is going to the gym with me now. Go figure.

 Baked zucchini, potatoes and tomato (27.02.2017)

 Heart shaped potato chips 😀 (27.02.2017)

 Oatmeal porridge with raspberry jam and chia seeds + a couple of sandwiches with sausage and tomato (28.02.2017)

 Matcha whipped cream and red bean paste semla from Tokumaru and a cup of coffee (28.02.2017)

On the 1st of March, this Wednesday, I had a job interview at small café/bakery/grocery store. It went over the top well and I was invited in for a trial day on Friday. Yay! Take that, rude unemployment agency lady, for labelling me as a difficult case! I CAN get a job, or at least a chance for a job, with the parameters that I want.

 Fried eggs, boiled wieners, sandwich with cream cheese and tomato (01.03.2017)

 A lemon doughnut and coffee (01.03.2017)

 Lentil soup with sour cream (02.03.2017)

Wow, this feels like an actual proper blog post, despite it not having even half of the photos I usually post. Anyway, I will, hopefully, be back to daily posting again from tomorrow. Cheers!

Café time… 4. February 2017

 Buckwheat porridge with raspberry jam

 Coffee and a pancake with bacon and cheese filling @ Koloniaal

 A banana with peanut butter, puffed rice and puffed honey wheat

 Mashed potatoes with mushroom sauce and some salad

My boyfriend took his nephew to see a BMX competition (Simple Session) and since I had no interest in joining them, but didn’t really want to sit at home alone either, I decided to go out for a walk and maybe check out a few cafés I had thought about sending my CV’s to, but hadn’t done so yet, because I couldn’t really tell via Facebook what they were like. I am a bit specific on the places where I’d like to work.

I walked around Telliskivi area for a while and found a couple of new cafés where I’d like to know if they are maybe hiring. Eventually I plopped down for some lunch and a cup of coffee at a place called Koloniaal that is part bakery, part organic food store, part café. The pancake was great and the coffee good too. I ended up sitting there for several hours and reading a book. It was really cosy. I have always wanted to do that: go to a café and read a book, but I have never actually done it. Well at least not as far as I can remember. The café in my university doesn’t count, because that was usually out of necessity rather than pleasure.

Later I pondered over the café visit and the fact that I did something I’ve been fantasizing about for ages. I wonder if this, the fact that I am willing to step out of my comfort zone, means I am doing a bit better? I mean, I do go to cafés often, but usually not alone and if I do go alone, it’s usually to grab a quick bite or buy coffee to go, not to sit there for hours to read or whatnot.

Anyway, it was a new experience. I hope to do something like that again soon.