[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.] 15-21. October 2018

15. October

Strawberry quark.

A banana and some coffee.

Sausage sandwich.

Rice with tuna, potatoes, cabbage, sour cream and soy sauce.

Nougat chocolate bar.

16. October

Vegetable soup with sour cream.

Coffee, some chocolate truffles and mini scones.

Mashed potatoes with pearl barley and grilled chicken legs.

17. October

Coffee, scrambled eggs, mushrooms and some salad.

A banana bread muffin.

Chicken soup with sour cream.

Rich cream cheese flavoured Umaibo.

18. October

Semolina porridge with strawberry jam and butter; a croissant with smoked salmon.

Rye bread with mashed avocado and poached eggs + some salad.

A cheese pastry.

Had dinner with Kadi in Washoku Story: started with some karaage.

Seafood ramen. It was okay, I wasn’t big into the salmon, so I traded that for some salmon croquettes with Kadi 😀

Matcha ice cream with a matcha cookie and some azuki bean paste.

19. October

A wonky poppy seed pastry 😀

Rice noodle salad with green beans, cabbage and carrots.

I think I forgot to photograph my dinner…

20. October

Coffee, chocolate brownie quark.

Konnyaku noodles with seafood, broccoli, cauliflower and mayonnaise.

Cola gummies.

21. October

Coffee, cocoa cereal with milk.

It was my husband’s birthday so I bought a cake: passion fruit-pistachio cheesecake. It was lush and so delicious.

We also had dinner at NOK NOK. We started with some marinated prawn patties with plum sauce.

A glass noodle salad with prawns, squid and mussles.

I had stir-fried crispy duck with pork. It was very delicious. Oh yes, all dishes came with a side of rice.

Shared dessert no.1- sticky rice with mango and sesame seeds. This was absolutely delicious!

Shared dessert no.2- coconut ice cream with longan, jackfruit, palm seed heart and peanuts.

The best days are like this… 16. September 2017

 Brownie quark

 Rye bread and cheese sausage

 Boiled potatoes, sausage sauce, some salad with marinated garlic

 Apple-lingonberry crumble with vanilla ice cream

Sometimes the most mundane and boring days are the best ones. I had a day off work, so I caught up on some chores I had been neglecting while busy. I washed the dishes, boyfriend vacuumed the floors, we took out garbage to recycling. I did laundry and fixed the pocket of my parka. I wrote two blog posts and edited some photos for our café facebook page. Took a nap and had a shower afterwards. I drank hot cups of coffee and listened to podcasts. I cooked proper dinner. I was really content and happy.

Meh… 30-31. May 2017

30. May

 KitKat Chucky Cookie Dough and a pear

 Two cherry pastries

 Coffee, fried egg, some bacon, sweet potato fries and leafy greens

 Vegetable soup with mushrooms

31. May

 Coffee, sandwich with sausage

 Curried potato and barley soup with sour cream

 Tea and Marabou-Daim mix bonbons

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