[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.] 19-25. November 2018

19. Nov

Fried eggs and sourdough bread.

Coffee and some candy.

Spicy garlic and mushroom soup with some sour cream and hazelnut rye bread.

Honey cereal with milk.

20. Nov

Some orange.

Salmon soup.

Coffee and pear cheesecake.

Rice with garlic-mushroom sauce and sourdough bread with cheese.

Fran double chocolate pocky.

21. Nov

Coffee, figs in chocolate.

Tuna salad and rye bread with butter.

Quark pastry.

Boiled wieners, French fries and ketchup.

Bounty chocolate.

22. Nov

Potato salad with blue cheese and champignons.

A tangerine a co-worker gave me.

Warm bread with butter.

Dinner at parent’s place: fried chicken, potato salad, French fries and other snacks.

23. Nov

Pumpkin risotto with pumpkin seeds, parmesan cheese, some tomato and avocado and bread with butter.

Quark pastry.

Beef pasta and pomegranate red tea at Vapiano.

Popcorn at the movies. This movie room was epic and had lounge chairs 😀 Never been I this comfy in a movie theatre before.

Honey cereal with milk.

24. Nov

Some persimmon.

Multigrain porridge with jam and butter from a convenience store.

Borscht with sour cream.

So yummy!

Affogato.

A vanilla kohuke.

Some citrusy senbei snacks.

A chocolate heart.

A chicken nugget wrap and some fries from a convenience store.

25. Nov

Coffee, bread with cheese and a fried egg.

A warm salad with chicken liver and potatoes.

Veggie soup with sour cream, grilled sandwich with cheese and sausage.

[what I ate.] 12-18. November 2018

12. Nov

Coffee, grilled cheese sandwiches with sausage.

Spinach soup with sour cream and cheese puffs.

Pucca chocolate filled cookies.

13. Nov

12 grain energy snack. Inga sent these to us from Texas. Quite a yummy treat.

Vegetable soup and bread with butter.

Red wine, rice with Japanese style curry @ Marit’s place.

Apple cake with ice cream.

14. Nov

Half an apple pastry.

Toasted rye bread, poached eggs with some salad and tuna.

A quark pastry.

Tuna bowl and chicken soup from Yui. Also stole some karaage from hubby’s bowl.

A treat we brought from Catalonia. I have no idea what it was, but it was good. Tasted of nuts and chocolate.

Tarhun soda and potato chips.

15. Nov

Sea salt and caramel marshmallow in dark chocolate.

Mashed potatoes with barley and cottage cheese salad. Also had some kombucha.

Soup with rice noodles.

Rice noodles with veggies and sour cream. Also had some rye bread with smoked beef sausage.

16. Nov

Coffee, beetroot-chocolate brownie.

Tuna pie and salad.

Delicious delicious matcha latte @ Washoku Story.

Karaage.

Tonkotsu soy ramen.

17. Nov

A cinnamon bun.

Fries @ Kivi Käärid Paber.

Roast beef and grilled Roman lettuce with black garlic aioli and onion crisps.

Captain America party: brownies, potato chips and vodka cocktails.

We also made soda floats 😀

Rice with soy sauce, sour cream and a beetroot-cream cheese stuffed cutlet.

18. Nov

Rice with furikake and a beetroot-cream cheese stuffed cutlet.

Fried ginko nuts and Gutetama custard filled chocolate. The ginko nuts were slightly bitter, but tasty. The chocolate was yummy.

Salted caramel Kit Kat and coffee.

Some Tõmmu candies.

Fried potatoes with smoked beef sausage, cottage cheese and some cucumber.

Shared some snacks with hubby: Osatsu crisps (from Tokyo), Sakusaku Panda Halloween cookies (from Okayama prefecture), white chocolate raisin sandwich cookie (from Saitama prefecture), apple butter financier (from Tokyo) and Halloween Poteco pumpkin gratin sncaks (from Saitama prefecture). The Osatsu crisps were meh, so hubby ate most. Panda cookies were cute and yummy. Did not like the raisin cookie. The pumpkin gratin snacks were good and the apple butter cake/cookie was super delicious.

[what I ate.] 10 – 16. September 2018

10. September

Flatbread with edamame hummus and some wasabi sprouts.

A banana.

Toffee in chocolate. A replica chocolate I got from the Estonian Open Air Museum.

We had curry for dinner. I forgot to take a photo.

11. September

Japanese style seafood curry with rice and sour cream.

A green smoothie.

A not so very tasty soup and a disappointingly tiny portion of fried chicken and chips from Loca. Seriously my box had only three tiny pieces of chicken even though I paid extra for a big size 😦

12. September

Snickers chocolate.

Coffee, wheat crackers with Nutella.

More coffee and a chocolate cake.

Even more coffee and a cheese croissant.

Tuna and veggies with rice, sour cream and soy sauce.

Pomegranate gummies.

13. September

A ham sandwich.

Coffee and a banana.

Rice with tuna, veggies, sour cream and soy sauce.

Kimchi stew and fried chicken from Gotsu.

14. September

Coffee, porridge with beef jerky and butter.

A grilled cheese sandwich with tuna.

Pelmeni with sour cream.

Tangerines.

15. September

A banana and some figs in chocolate.

Tuna sandwiches.

Chanterelle flavoured potato chips.

Spaghetti with meatballs in tomato sauce. Also had some beer. We watched “What We Do in the Shadows” with hubby and Kadi. The paskeeti was a themed food to go with the movie :p

16. September

Coffee, cereal with milk.

An apple.

I baked cumin cookies.

A grilled cheese sandwich with tuna. Also had some coffee.

Cookies and mini tosca cakes. We watched “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” which was super fun and funny 😀

Spaghetti with meatballs in tomato sauce.

Last day… 16. February 2018

 A beef empanada, cocoa pudding and a chocolate kohuke for breakfast.

 A tangerine.

 Strawberry-apple cider and two lamb chebureks with sour cream.

 Fried shrimp with toast and salad at Telliskivi 15.

 My intense looking dinner date ♥ He ate a salmon steak and I had boletus risotto.

It was my last work day at Koloniaal. It wasn’t particularly different from any other work day, just in the evening I handed in my keys and packed my stuff to take home. I was somewhat tired and confused tho, so we went and had dinner before heading home. I don’t think I would have been able to cook that evening xD

Halloween … 31. October 2017

 Some grapes, two tangerines and a cup of coffee.

 A pancake with banana and honey.

 Blood sausages, some salad and fries with mayonnaise.

I dressed up as Gachapin for work :p Halloween is not a local holiday, but it’s gaining popularity around here, so I don’t see a reason to fight it really. It’s a good chance to have some extra fun in the year. I even got some kids trick-or-treating in the store which was adorable xD

Mochi disappointment and confusing railway systems… 22-23. Dec 2016

22. December

 Polar bread with butter and ham

 Chicken kimchi stew with some rice

 A tangerine

 We had dinner in Tokumaru in the evening with my boyfriend’s friends and their little baby. I had an avocado-salmon rice bowl that was absolutely delicious.

 Shared these tempura king prawns with the boyfriend.

 Aaaaand the dessert that ruined my mood in a colossal way: matcha and mochi. I was just incredibly disappointed in this. The matcha was good, but the mochi… when I first read that they were offering mochi in their menu, I naturally assumed that it would be mochi made in the restaurant. I was so excited! Finally, a Japanese restaurant is having proper Japanese desserts in their menu! But instead I was offered one of these yucky tasting boxed mochi’s instead D: I don’t think my expectations were unrealistic. I mean, who in their right mind would expect to be served prefabricates that you can buy in a grocery store in a fancy restaurant? I don’t like the way the boxed mochi tastes and I think it’s because of all the additives and preservatives that make it last several years in the box. I felt cheated and the taste of that mochi ruined the aftertaste of all the good things I had eaten before. BAH! I could have gotten an entire box of these crappy things for the money they charged for this too.

 Coffee, peanut butter brownie and cheesecake with raspberries and blueberries

23. December

 Polar bread with ham and oat bran porridge with butter

 Tea and rye bread with butter and cucumber

 Boiled potatoes with minced meat sauce, some marinated cucumber and boiled beetroot

We took the train to go and visit my boyfriend’s family for Yule. I kind of feel that this took the entire day, as the train ride took almost 4 hours + the car ride after that. Estonian train system is a bit funky. We bought the tickets early, because we figured that more people would be using the trains near the holidays. Big was our surprise that the ticket didn’t actually guarantee us a seat, instead the seats were given out by first come first serve basis. I was pretty annoyed, because I feel that I am far too old to spend 3 hours sitting on the train floor. What’s the use of buying the tickets early then at all? We were not the only people upset over the matter, I heard quite many people grumbling about this. Thankfully I noticed some younger women who had conveniently occupied their neighbouring seats with their bags and since they weren’t reserving the seats for someone else, I kindly asked them to remove their stuff, so we could sit down.

Then there was the issue that we almost got off at the wrong stop, because we thought we had to switch trains. Which apparently we didn’t 😀 The confusion came from the fact that when my boyfriend made the reservations, he was given two separate tickets: one from Tallinn to Tartu on train (let’s say) number 336 (I don’t remember the actual numbers) and then from Tartu to Sangaste on train 17. One would assume then that had to switch trains in Tartu, but apparently, the train conveniently changed its number in the Tartu region. How were we supposed to know something like that? It didn’t display this info anywhere in the train as far as we could see. There was no information about any of this, nor did I hear an announcement. Thankfully we panicked when we got off the train in Tartu, because there was no other train to get on to, so we jumped back on the train and managed to find conductor, who looked at us funny and told us that we were in fact on the correct train and no transfer was necessary. Had we been a few seconds too late with getting back on the train we would have been stranded in Tartu and that would have been a hassle. Honestly, Elron, your train systems suck salty bull balls. EUGH!

Later, when we finally reached our destination, people laughed at us for not knowing that we wouldn’t have reserved seats and that were on the correct train, but they use the train all the time whilst for me it was only the third time ever to use the (new) train in Estonia and the previous times I bought a first class ticket that did reserve me a seat and only ever went until Tartu, so couldn’t have known about the number changes. I kind of figured that the regular ticket class would still reserve me a seat like when I buy a ticket for a bus ride, I just wouldn’t have that much comfy space as they have in first class.

Well this concludes my misadventures in Estonia-land for today.