[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.] 29. October – 4. November 2018

29. October

Coffee and doughnuts. Shared the doughnuts with Kadi.

Instant noodles.

Blood sausages and salad with edible flowers.

A marron glacé I bought in Catalonia. The texture was interesting.

30. October

Baked potatoes with Chinese cabbage, mushrooms and blue cheese.

Roasted corn and some chestnuts I took to work to share. The corn is epic delicious, but the chestnuts were a bit of a disappointment. I expected the chestnuts to be crunchy, because the package said they were peeled and toasted, but instead they were soaked in something and soft. Oh well.

I forgot to take a pic of dinner. I had a tuna cutlet with some salad.

Sister came for a visit and brought some ice cream.

31. October

Some freshly squeezed juice, coffee and a kama-black currant smoothie bowl with yoghurt, granola and fruit.

Chicken-cauliflower lasagna (I had some leftover scraps) and salad.

Rice cereal with milk and a quark pastry.

1. November

Kama-black currant smoothie bowl with yoghurt, granola and fruit.

Eggplant curry and brown rice.

Spinach pancakes and some salad with edible flowers and marinated pumpkin.

2. November

Coffee, some rye bread with butter.

Tuna pie with coleslaw salad.

Half a spinach pancake, a slice of tuna pie, some marinated pumpkin and vegetable soup with leafy greens.

A lemon mantecado. It’s a type of very crumbly shortbread that is usually made using pig fat. Delicious and the texture was super funny, reminding me of powdered sugar when it crumbled.

3. November

A peach kefir dessert.

Coffee, baked apple smoothie (shared with hubby) and tuna sandwiches. The smoothie was tasty. I don’t dislike cinnamon the way I used to anymore and find myself actually enjoying the taste on occasion.

Shared some snacks with hubby: Apple Cramel Yakkoi Sable (from Aomori prefecture) and a Sweet Potato Galette (from Osaka). The chewy sable was really yummy and so was the sweet potato cookie. It was adorable how the sweet potato cookie looked like an actual slice of Japanese sweet potato.

Dadu Moonlight Black ice cream 😀 This was cool looking and yummy! The ice cream was cherry flavoured.

Lamb stomach and other innards soup with sour cream and parsley. Good stuff! And some rye bread with butter.

White bread with beef liver paté.

Slow cooked beef, mashed potatoes and carrots with beef gravy and some marinated cucumber.

Banana bread with dried cranberries.

Delicious raspberry cake.

4. November

Coffee, rice porridge and some banana bread.

Raspberry cake.

Sandwiches with beef sausage and marinated cucumber.

Coffee, slow cooked beef, baked potatoes and marinated cucumber.

Shared with hubby some ice coffee chocolate sandwich cookies (from Saitama prefecture). They were really tasty.

Duck flavoured Cup Noodles. A nostalgic taste for me.

Some melissa tea and pumpkin pancakes.

[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

Working on getting my life in order… 30-31. October 2016

30. October

 Pumpkin-celery risotto and rye bread with butter and conserved lamb.

 Coffee and a vanilla cream pastry.

 Tupla Roasted Corn.

 Macaroni with conserved elk + some salad.

A couple of weeks ago I found myself a really nice parka from H&M. I was so happy with it, it had a removable lining and it was just so comfy and warm. Then it’s zipper broke 😦 I took it back to the store, hoping I could replace it for a different one, but they didn’t have any in my size anymore, so they just gave me my money back. They also said they have no way of checking if any other H&M stores in town would carry it and the only way would be to go to each store myself. BLAGHHHHH. So I don’t have any warmer outerwear again.

31. October

 Macaroni with conserved elk + some salad.

 Cocoa pudding.

 Baked potatoes, stewed chicken, bacon, blue cheese and salad.

 Spicy and sour soup made with tom yum paste + shrimp, rice noodles and champignons.

Busy day. Went to see my mom, then went to see my family doctor and got a referral to a psychiatrist, then checked another H&M store if they had the parka available (they didn’t) and went to BodyBalance class. I had such an urge to cancel the workout, but since it was past the cancellation time and I didn’t want a black mark on my account, I dragged my ass there anyway. Proud of myself for doing that, but otherwise felt like complete crap throughout the entire thing.

I was thinking maybe I should take a hiatus from blogging until I get my life a bit more in order, but boyfriend thought that it’s a bad idea. So I guess I’ll try to continue.

Also, yes, I have problems with Photobucket again.

Zucchini tart… 17. August 2016

 Veggie soup with sour cream.

 Roasted corn in chocolate and a cup of coffee.

 I made a cheesy zucchini tart following this recipe here. I loved how fluffy and tasty the filling inside was.

 Had the zucchini tart with some salad.

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I got some good news and bad news from my doctor when she called me. The bad news is that my thyroid parameters have gone worse, so I should go see a specialist. The thyroid problems run in my family, so I was kind of expecting that, but yeah, still sucks 😦

However, I have managed to maintain my iron levels and have managed to get my vitamin D levels in order as well. Also she didn’t mention the cholesterol parameters, so I am guessing the problem with that has resolved itself? It’s just a guess, but if it had been problematic still, I am sure she would have mentioned it.

No mushrooms, no blueberries… 23. July 2016

 Carrot-celery risotto and a glass of kefir.

 Soft serve chocolate ice cream.

 Shared this roasted corn Tupla chocolate with my boyfriend. It was good, but nothing special.

 Shared a bag of baby carrots with the boyfriend as well.

 Tortilla pizza with tomato, champignons, pickled garlic, smoked chicken and mozzarella cheese.

 Laima Tagad chocolate with popcorn bits and a cup of coffee. Shared the chocolate with my boyfriend like usual. Now this chocolate was super delicious! I bought this one from my short trip to Latvia, haven’t seen it on sale around here yet.

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Boyfriend and his brother went to some open-pit mining place to ride their enduro bikes and I tagged along in the hopes of maybe finding some blueberries or mushrooms in the nearby woods. Sadly, there were no mushrooms and the few blueberry bushes I found were already picked clean. Well I managed to find a handful of blueberries, but not as much as I would have liked. Oh well, at least I had a nice long walk in the woods.

Game night… 18. October 2014

Fazer’s dark chocolate with roasted corn, a cup of tea

Coffee, sausage sandwich

Vegetable and wiener soup with sour cream

Chips and guacamole, pickled cucumber, fresh cucumber, ume candy

More chips and some grapes

Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale. Good beer.

Oven baked wieners

Mari (Join The Lama). It was a funny named wine drink I found and had to get just because of the name. Can’t say I liked it, but it wasn’t bad either. Not really worth the price though.

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I had friends over for a games night. We played a version of Alias where occasionally you had to explain the words in a certain mood (while crying, while being happy or hysterical) or had to jump on one foot, do stand-ups or something similar while explaining. It was loads of fun 🙂 Later the others played a numbered card game that I decided to sit out due to alcohol making my brain fuzzy and I don’t mix well with numbers even when sober xD

Also a couple of awesome photos were taken:

Hope to meet up for some games again soon 🙂