[what I ate.] 2. July – 8. July 2018

2. July

Oatmeal porridge with seeds and strawberries.

Coffee and beef jerky.

Ice cream.

Pasta with mushrooms and spinach.

Milk, strawberry jam with white bread.

3. July

Pasta with mushrooms and spinach.

Brown rice with eggplant-tomato sauce and some tomatoes.

Quinoa with smoked chicken and veggies.

4. July

Tuna salad.

Couscous, carrot cutlets with some carrots and tomatoes.

Coffee and a couple of black currant-chocolate pastries.

Fish pastry.

Sour and spicy quinoa-mushroom soup.

Beer and crispy pork rinds.

Potato chips.

5. July

Sour and spicy quinoa-mushroom soup.

Carrot-orange juice and black currant-chocolate pastries.

Avocado salad with a poached egg.

Dark cherry ice cream.

Hubby made dinner: fried rice with beef and green peas.

Cheese-wasabi cookies.

Shared some snacks with hubby: dark chocolate cookie (this was yummy), Matcha cream cookie (this was okay), red bean paste cookie (this was good too), cream cheese and chocolate cookie (which was delicious too).

6. July

Coffee and a cinnamon bun.

Tuna pie and some salad.

Coffee and peach-quark cake.

Iced mocha.

Cheese roll.

Fried rice with beef and green peas.

7. July

Coffee, wrap with ham, bacon and potatoes.

Raspberry-beetroot-black currant smoothie.

Patsa Bolognese.

Vegan chocolate cake that was dry and not very good.

Some strawberries.

Mini Tosca cakes.

Grilled meat, boiled potatoes, some salad and bread.

A bit of grilled corn. Didn’t eat much, because it was dry and not very good.

8. July

Porridge and coffee.

Coffee, some chocolates and sticky citrus candy.

Alcohol free beer, grilled salmon with fries and salad.

More fries with ketchup.

Gummy-bears and coffee.

In Tartu… 19. May 2018

Porridge with butter, scrambled eggs, wieners, some salad, bacon and croissant with smoked salmon.

Cocoa pudding.

An apple.

Delicious pancake with strawberry jam.

Strawberry mojito (mocktail).

Garlic beef, veggies in cashew sauce, curried chicken with rice.

Crappy doughnuts.

Paperwork… 19. February 2018

 Breakfast at Pannkoogimaja: scrambled eggs, bacon, salad, toast and coffee.

 Syrniki with fresh strawberry jam which were delicious. Boyfriend had a pancake with halva and caramel syrup.

 Roasted seaweed. I have been craving this a lot lately.

 Sauerkraut soup with pork.

 Meiji Apollo strawberry chocolates.

In life news: in the morning we went and handed in the paperwork to get married. So I guess this is happening soon :p

Starting the year with work… 1. January 2018

 Cheesecake with strawberry jam and a chocolate cake we shared with my boyfriend. We actually got them for dessert for New Year’s Eve, but we were too full for dessert xD

 Kuma kombucha and some persimmon.

 Some chocolate my pen friend sent me and a cup of coffee.

 Leftover shrimp risotto.

I would say that 2017 was a pretty good year for me. It feels good to be able to say this after having quite a few crappy years before that. My mental health got better in 2017, I got to travel a bit, did many cool things like going to a muddy metal festival, spent time with my friends and loved ones, got a job and did good at it etc. I’d say it was good. I mean crap and hardship did happen, but I can mostly remember the good bits 🙂

My resolutions for last year were to attempt to produce less garbage and learn how to bake my own bread and make kimchi. I kind of failed at producing less garbage, because it’s really difficult to buy unpackaged things in Estonia unless you have whole days free to drive from store to store. However, I started recycling more, separating my garbage and dragging it to the appropriate collection sites. Not sure how much it realistically helps, but there is always hope that the trash there does in fact get recycled instead of going to some landfill.

I do try to use paper bags and reusable net bags for vegetables when possible and I try to carry my own reusable cloth bag with me when I go shopping, so I think I have managed to reduce the number of plastic bags I used.

I also switched tampons and other one time use feminine hygiene products for a menstrual cup and oh my gosh, best decision ever! Not only is it a money saver, because let’s face it, feminine hygiene products cost A LOT, but also reduced the amount of trash I sent to landfills with this small change in my life.

As for bread, I make a pretty decent yeasted white bread and my rye bread is quite decent already too. I failed at sourdough white bread several times as I couldn’t make a proper starter for it. My attempts at sourdough rye bread have been better, because Loviise gave me her starter xD Sadly the first batch she gave me went bad, as I was too busy with work and had no time to bake for a while, but now I got a new batch :p I dream of managing to keep a starter alive for years, that would be awesome.

Now kimchi… I made water kimchi once that turned out nicely, but that’s about it.

This year, my resolutions are:

    • Work on my art and handicraft business.
    • Try to accept and make peace with the person that I am, instead of unrealistically hoping to burst out of my skin as a completely new “better” person one day.

Sounds good, no?

Meh and Movies and Bill Bailey… 30. September – 2. October 2016

30. September

 Buckwheat cereal with milk.

 Macaroni with wakame.

 Mulk’s porridge, a fried egg, soy sauce marinated chicken bits, some salad and marinated cucumber.

1. October

 Coffee and an apple.

 French fries.

 Tomato soup with sour cream and a slice of bread with liver paté.

I also had two beers in the evening. Miss K visited and we watched a couple of movies. The first one was “Alice Through the Looking Glass” which was somewhat meh, but it had its cool bits, so I am not complaining too much. I really loved the character of Time in it, he was great. Not sure why, but the Mad Hatter felt so out of place in this movie, I didn’t have this problem with him in the first one.

The second movie was “Guardians of the Galaxy,” because I wanted to see it again. Such an awesome movie still. One of the reasons why I wanted to watch it again is that I’ve been having dreams about Chris Pratt recently xD So worth it in its fabulous dance off glory!

2. October

 Coffee and some tomato soup.

 Some pancakes with strawberry jam and another cup of coffee.

 Boiled pelmeni with sour cream and a cup of bouillon.

We went to see Bill Bailey’s “Limboland” show in the evening. He was absolutely hilarious! His musical jokes were the best in my opinion. I had a great time and I laughed so much that my hear hurt a bit afterwards xD

Here is an example of what mister Bailey entertained us with:

It’s not the exact same performance he did yesterday, but similar 🙂