Sunday, September 29, 2013

Good TV: look who is back

(Photo: Kent Smith, Showtime)
Did you have a chance to indulge in a Homeland marathon on DR3 last weekend? We caught just a few episodes from season 2, and they reminded us just how cool and thrilling the whole Homeland thing is. We therefore can't wait to see the first episode of season 3 on Wednesday october 2 on DR1: it is expected to get even darker and more dramatic.
And what about the Breaking Bad? How do you think that saga would end? American viewers will have the pleasure of the series finale already tonight, and we are hoping to catch the re-run's while travelling to the US next week!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fresh Apple Yogurt Coffee Cake

This super easy, incredibly moist apple yogurt cake can either be served warm, fresh from the oven - with a large scoop of vanilla ice-cream or creme fraiche, or cooled down the day after - ideal companion to your fresh morning coffee. Delicious either way.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Brunching in Frederiksberg: Ipsen & Co

Looking for a hyggeligt brunch place in Copenhagen? Cafe Ipsen & Co on Gammel Kongevej in the heart of Frederiksberg is just what the doctor ordered: it looks and feels super cozy, stylish, warm, delicious. We love their cappuccino, carrot cake and fudge brownies with coffee frosting, and you can also find more serious food in case you get hungry. Have a fantastic weekend!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Don't Worry Be Happy

Photo: courtesy of United Nations
The latest UN World Happiness report is out, and guess who's #1 in the Ranking of Happiness in 2010-2012? Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Netherlands and Sweden are leading the pack. Want to know why? Check out the report, which provides an interesting insight into evaluation criteria (that includes GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, perception of corruption, social support, generosity), as well as the trends, changes in results in the latest report vs the data captured in earlier research, and much more. Food for thought!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

New favourite cupcakes

If you've never lived in Scandinavia, the whole fascination with 'lakrids' (liquorice) might be foreign to you. It is an acquired taste, yet once you are in, you'd never leave the Danish shores without a pack of Heksehylle, Tyrkisk Peber or Choco-lakrids almonds. So imagine our delight when we came across this recipe by the Cute Carbs: liquorice cupcakes with red currant AND a liquorice frosting. Heaven. And very easy to make. These are our absolute favourite cupcakes this season. Thank you CuteCarbs!

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Art Copenhagen

If you are quick, you will still catch the last day of the Art Copenhagen in Forum running between 11am-5pm today. It is an international Art Fair for contemporary art with lots of beautiful, different, thought provoking pieces. There is a lovely atmosphere there, too, for enjoying art while drinking your latte or a glass of wine. Totally worth a visit. P.S. Thank you Natalia and Carsten!