sunnuntai 1. syyskuuta 2013

Listen: Marilyn Manson - The Golden age of Grotesque

Oh, I used to LOVE Marilyn Manson as a teenager. I even got the proud feeling when one of his songs played on the radio, like I would have actually known the band. This is going to be a long day full of food, drinking, fun activities and sauna = company summer party. I needed something that would get me in the party mood. This is it. Still know all the words and tend to sing along. Doll-Dagga Buzz-Buzz Ziggety-Zag does it always, no matter where I am. Can't help it.

lauantai 31. elokuuta 2013

Listen: Smack - On you

Smack was a band I found through those mix cds you get free when you buy the magazine. They had made a cover of Paint it Black and I later found out it usually is their version playing in radio in Finland rather than the original. It was a good cover, so I wanted to know more about the band. One of their own songs have been made a cover by Nirvana actually.
This is one of those mornings you need to get energetic and keep that energy, hence this record. It's pure rock'n'roll in young, raw, sweaty form. Waking up just now, making some coffee and cleaning a the house, in couple hours to the work and I will be at my bed again around..05ish. For about 5½ hours, then I need to be going again. Anyway, the lead singer Claude was a wonderful poet too, I have his book, Julmia ovat valvotut unet, full of dark, mysterious poems.

perjantai 30. elokuuta 2013

Listen: Nightwish - Wishmaster

As a teenager I didn't listen much music before I found a wonderful penpal from Joensuu. We wrote quite a lot about music since is was his passion. This penpal introduced me to Nightwish and my godparents bought me a collection of their albums as birthday present. This is actually one of records I tend to listen every now and then, perfect music for cleaning since it gives me energy.

torstai 29. elokuuta 2013

Listen: Patti Smith - Twelve

I'm going to listen all records I own. Twelve is a record containing only covers, which is something I normally would avoid. However, the cover art and cheap prize made me buy this about a year ago. This is my to go album, when I want to feel like a strong woman and I'm alone at home. Some of the songs make me dance.

tiistai 16. heinäkuuta 2013

Food for love

Food has always been very important part of my life. My father who passed away a while ago loved cooking passionately. Kitchen was his place to rebel when there was family to feed and take care of. He made his own spice mixes and had secret recipes, something I never inherited from grandparents. He thought us food is to be shared and enjoyed and you must taste everything before you can say you don't want to eat it. So, after ten years of eating sausages and loving them I said I had have enough of them for the rest of my life and everybody in my family were okay about it. When I told my family January 2013 I was going to try pesco vegetarian lifestyle they were quite okay about it. Not worried if I would get enough nutrition and not even interested why I wanted to try it out. Since then I have eaten some meat. My boyfriend is omnivore and I still like to taste new things. When eating small amounts of meat I rarely get my stomach hurting I do get this heavy, stuffy feeling I don't like. Also, my sense of taste has improved quite a lot, which I find interesting. I have found bananas after years of avoiding them (just didn't like the taste) and pickled garlic is from heaven.

Today I'm eating new potatoes, Pirkka vegetarian patties and tomato-salad with pickled garlic, tomatoes, red onion, black pepper and some feta cheese. And every time I will taste something fresh, smell spices or light up the grill I will remember my father and how he loved and relaxed in the kitchen. 

sunnuntai 24. helmikuuta 2013

10 things you didn't know about me

1. My usual breakfast contains coffee with milk and two slices of rye bread with real butter and cucumber. I'm trying to get into a habit of drinking a glass of orange juice too, for vitamin c

2. All my winter shoes are size 35 and summer shoes from size 37 to 38, so I'm thinking either my feet get very swollen in summer or my actual size is 35 + woolen socks

3. I was a nail biter for years and tried everything from wearing lots of gloves to the horrible tasting polish. My savior was colorful nail polish. When bitten it looked so ugly I couldn't live with it so I just bought lots of bright reds and dark purples and black nail polish and stopped biting.

4. In summer I often sweat so much I like to wear black t-shirts just in case. In winter I get so cold even if it's +21 inside the house I sometimes take a hot shower in the middle of the day just to warm up

5. My first cassette was Aerosmith collection I loved to listen when nobody else was at home. I still don't remember who taped it for me

6. My most prized possession if electronics are not counted is 100e  bookshelf. It's from IKEA and has shared five apartments with me. Now it's getting too small for my books.

7. Last two years are first ones since learning to write I haven't had any penpals. I prefer penpals from abroad, my most memorably ones have lived in Germany (Tana) and Poland (Olga). I wish one day I will have the time and interest to have this kind of relationship with somebody again.

8. I still don't understand how skin toned bras are supposed to be invisible under a white t-shirt, they are not!

9. I don't have one best friend but several good friends. Letting somebody close is hard for me and my dream would be to find a man who would be my lover and a best friend.

10. I think long toes are one of the most beautiful part of human body

lauantai 2. helmikuuta 2013

Vegetarian burgers

Vegetarian burgers with sweet potato "fries"

Best burgers I have ever made! Filled them with salad, tomatoes, onion, cheese, dressings, fried egg and zucchini patties. I sliced the zucchini to nice thick patties, rolled it around egg+spice mixture, then bread crumbs, fried in hot oil. Fries are just baked sweet potato strips baked with oil, salt and herbs. Quick and tasty.

torstai 10. tammikuuta 2013

What's in my bag?

receipt from Swamp music store and Groove bar
salmiakki skulls
Rennie pills (for heart burn)
hand cream
lip balm
four pens (green is the crappy one)
two lighters (Bandidos mc and Hondos Center)

Still meatless January

21/31 to go! After realizing I have been eating lots of ready made meals I need to start making my own. I normally don't eat much of that "just microwave" -stuff but somehow cooking vegetarian meals hasn't been in my schedule right now. It has been hectic couple weeks anyway. So today I'm going to make vegetarian wok with chanterelle. One of the reasons I stopped eating red meat is because it tends to give me heart burn, I haven't experienced any after skipping it, so that's good. I have also been super stressed but not bloated and zombie tired like I usually am. I'm not sure if it's because food or not, but it's still a positive thing. Once or maybe twice I have had a huge craving for mettwurst. Guys were having it on breakfast table and the smell was SO GOOD, mm... It was quite easy to resist the temptation anyway.

lauantai 5. tammikuuta 2013

Meatless January

Inspired by this Lihaton tammikuu / Meatless January I ended up thinking what I could do to feel better. I have been feeling tired and a bit down for a long time now and though the idea of skipping red meat and chicken for a month wouldn't be too big change for actually sticking into it. "For a month" doesn't necessary mean a month, it's all about feeling good for me, not so much about saving animals.  My fridge hasn't looked this sad and empty for a long time. :(

This is the fifth day and so far I haven't experienced any cravings. I have eaten only food I'm familiar with but next week I promised myself to try out some new recipes. I'm trying to write about the experiment and my feelings and document what I have been eating. So far...

- chinese take away: shrimps and vegetables with rice
- tuna-leek pie
- McFeast with vegetable patty
- fish sticks with mashed potatoes
- onion rings with mayo
- pasta salad
- creamy veggie curry
- vegetarian nuggets
- caesar salad
-Zarillo's vegan burger