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Oat & Apple Porridge

As it’s Baby-Due-Date today we thought we had to mention it. It seems however, that Mr. Baby prefers to wait a little longer before making his great entrance. We feel like it was only yesterday we shared the big news (here), and as soon as he arrives we will be back with lots of photos.

But for now, we would like to just share a few things we have been up to, and what that has caught our interest and inspired us lately:

Relæ – A few weeks back we had the most amazing dinner at Relæ; a Michelin restaurant run by former Noma sous chef and influential food entrepreneur, Christian Puglisi. Their main focus is on simplicity and quality, and they are one of the few restaurants in Copenhagen being certified organic. It’s just amazing and delicious food, that will leave a lasting impression with you. Just as we like it. Definitely worth a visit when in Copenhagen, but make sure to book well in advance (here).

Kinfolk – We’ve been reading this quarterly lifestyle magazine on a regular basis lately, and it keeps coming up with inspiring and interesting topics. The latest ‘Family Issue’ addresses modern family patterns and how we remember memories. They made an interesting point about the paradox that even though we’ve never spent more time on documenting and keeping our social networks up-to-date with our every move, we’ve never been worse at remembering and re-telling those experiences. People simply forget to be present and focus on the experience itself as they fumble with the phone camera and try to snap or record whatever is going on. It’s something we’ll definitely try to keep in mind. Being bloggers, we can’t promise anything, though.

Greens – Camilla has a thing for succulents and cactuses right now, and if she had her way our tiny apartment would probably look like a greenery. We try to keep it on the tasteful side, but it’s really hard when greens are becoming more and more of a trend in Copenhagen these days. We even discovered a newly opened ‘cactus shop’ the other day, specializing in, well, succulents and cactuses, but styled in a really cool and hip way. It’s a real thing, folks.

S.P.E.C.T.R.E. – The new James Bond movie, obliviously. Perfect for date night and a nice getaway from the dark days. Inspired by the Snowden/NSA/”Big Brother is watching us” polemics of today’s headlines, Mr. Bond is once again up against all odds. However, while the setting is modern and present-day, the storytelling or ‘feel’ is different this time around; there’s a ’60-ies feel to it – more spying, more classic Bond. And the photography is just brilliant!

Let’s Talk Evergreen – We’ve been following the Dutch food and lifestyle blogger Ingrid for quite a while now, and her blog just keeps getting more and more beautiful every time we visit it. Her photos are minimalistic, clean and somehow ‘fragile’ in an incredibly inspiring way. It seems she has really found her style. Do yourself a favor and visit her blog at letstalkevergreen.com, or do like us and follow her on Instagram (@letstalkevergreen).

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Today’s recipe is our go-to-breakfast for these dark months; a classic oat porridge. It’s filling and nourishing, and it keeps you warm in the morning.

We like to play a bit around and vary the recipe with whatever is in season. Right now we are crazy about the combination of apples, oats and raisins. And if you want to make it extra delicious, top it off with some home-made Apple Butter (here) and Almond Butter (here), and sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon on top.

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Oat & Apple Porridge

(Makes 2 portions)

1 cup / 250 ml / 90 g rolled oats
3 cups / 750 ml almond milk
1 apple, grated
2 tbsp raisins
A pinch of salt

Topping:
Apple, chopped
Almonds, chopped
Apple butter (here)
Nut butter (here)
Cinnamon

Add oats, almond milk, grated apple, raisins and salt to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Let it simmer at low heat for a few minutes while stirring constantly.

When the porridge thickens, remove from the heat, and serve immediately.

Top with your favorite toppings, such as apples, chopped nuts, a bit of apple and nut butter, and a pinch of cinnamon.

Enjoy!

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