Looking past some of my previous blog posts I made the shocking observation that there’s a serious lack of sandwiches. Like really. My last post on this stems from more than three months ago. Yikes.
So here finally goes. A simple one. I had something like this the day I had just bought my new laptop, and because of the lack of WiFi at my old place, I went into Starbucks t0 use theirs and to install some stuff and look all cool and edgy and awesome sitting with mah new laptop in Starbucks yo. I ordered some tropical juice and this roll and since then it has become one of my absolute faves. Feeling on top of the world with my new buy probs added to that also. A bit.
Making this sandwich at home I opted for an Italian-ish seedy baguetty thing, but any bread will do. I mixed half a cut up red chilli pepper and some black pepper with 2/3 spoons of cream cheese and spread this out over the sandwich. Throw some smoked salmon on top and and add a tiny bit of lemon juice.
I really enjoy the spicyness of this.
Now you’re good to go for a whole afternoon of downloading Friends and Downton Abbey, signing up for Netflix and having a panic attacks thinking you might have broken your new laptop already. Or you know, whatever you had planned that day.
For the sake of lunch and vitamins I cut up some tiny tomatoes of various colours and mixed them with a tiny spoon of pesto genovese. Those tomatoes that look like they just went over to the Dark side are called dark plum tomatoes. I didn’t know that until I saw a punnet of these in Lidl.
What a lovely story. Thanks.
Sandwich fanatic like me? I’m a noob having fun experimenting with toppings. Keepin’ it simple. Someone who’s a real champ at sandwiches is Stephanie Smith, blogger from the amazing 300 sandwiches blog (and soon cookbook!). Her blog is definitely worth a look. Enjoy 🙂
Posted in Food, Sandwich
Tagged Baguette, Chilli Pepper, Chilli's, food, Lemon, Lidl, Lunch, Pesto, recipe, Roll, Salmon, Sandwiches, Series, spicy, Starbucks, tomatoes
It’s Monday and I am already longing for the weekend, when it was a just simpler yet sweeter life. To savour as much as possible, lemme just jot down this incredibly peaceful didnothingmuchanditwasheaven Sunday.
I strolled to Blanch Shopping Center, which now only took me 20 mins instead of an hour, thanks to my flatmate who showed me how it’s done. Went into Argos and finally bought a bedside lamp. It’s cheap and plastic and blue and close to horrifying. A real nightmare come true. But until now I only had a “big” light that could only be switched off from across the room, so getting to bed in the dark was quite an adventure. This bad boy is gonna save me either some bruises from bumping into every piece of bloody furniture while getting across, or save me from crawling which is what I opted for after my legs had turned 50 shades of purpely blue from trying to walk the route.
Discussed the possibility of having some naughty leprechauns somewhere in the house. My flatmate told me her keys had gone missing twice. Both times she was forced to jump out of her window (she’s on the ground floor, calm down) in order to get to her job in time, and both times she found them back in a place where she had already looked several times. Since I am on the first floor and jumping out of my window is not an option (well only the one time then, and then I’d be pretty much stuck anyway), I am now sleeping with my keys.
I finally finished reading “The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year” by Sue Townsend. I got it as a bday pressie back in October but due to some busy times I only managed to get through it now. I don’t read a lot of books at the moment, or at least not quite as much as I used to do before and while doing my bachelor in Literature (*gasp*). Nevertheless I really enjoyed this one. It’s an interesting piece that’s incredibly funny, even though the underlying tone and context (dealing with life’s disappointments) is quite sad and even sinister. I liked how the book formed, besides describing main character Eva and her dealings with the world, a framework for countless of histories, background stories and anecdotes. Not one character is boring, and not one character is a 100% likeable which makes it all the more interesting.
Other things I have done this Sunday
-Tried to sort out socks, make ’em matching. Remembered Dobby’s opinion on the matter. Stopped and watched more HIMYM.
-Discovered “we” have a Lidl. Bought stuffed mushrooms and salmon and courgettes.
-Had a lil bag of Randoms. Unfortunately there were no foamies in there. Sob.
-Skyped with my folks.
-Saw Esmee Denters the Voice UK audition. What a comeback. Rock on girlo.
-Played more Hearthstone, obviously. There was one extraordinary draw situation in which I won in the very last moment with just one point difference. Victory.
Posted in Expat Life, Life
Tagged apartent, Books, Dublin, Expat, flatmate, Hearthstone, HIMYM, house, Ireland, keys, Lamp, Leprechauns, Lidl, Randoms, Salmon, Skype, socks, Sue Townsend, Sunday, The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year