RECIPES // KORVAPUUSTI - FINNISH CINNAMON ROLLS

Category: eating
Published: 01 December 2017
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i probably already mentioned that cinnamon is one of my favorite spices - or you figured it out by now. anyway, i love it all year round, but especially in the advent season... it makes the house smell so good and homely, yet bringing the air of exotic, faraway lands, ships full of spices, and loud and colorful marketplaces into this part of the world. somehow appropriate for the holiday season and the stories behind...

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DECORATION // NATURAL WINTER & XMAS DECORATION

Category: living
Published: 27 November 2017
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here with us, christmas mood is starting to take over... it usually is the first snow that gets us up and running - baking, decorating, listening to our favorite advent music, little diy projects from anouk, and gift wrapping of course. it's the whole package that makes this time of the year magical: the food, the music, the scents that fill the house, coming into the warm after a walk in the cold, the anticipation of what is yet to come...

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INTERIORS // AUTUMN COLORS - TAUPE

Category: living
Published: 03 November 2017
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as you have probably figured out by now, i love soft, natural colors when it comes to interiors. and taupe is one of those colors - it looks good on almost everything, and is easy to combine, giving a touch of style and soft to your home. it reminds me of sandy beaches, misty days in the woods, rooftops in the morning light, a cat's fur, ... so this post is for the eye, and your inspiration - because there is never enough beauty in our lives.

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RECIPES // PUMPKIN PIE

Category: eating
Published: 31 October 2017
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it's hallowe'en today, and that requires a pumpkin recipe! i love more or less everything made of/with pumpkin, but this kind of pie was on my list to try for a while now. i have that childhood memory of pumpkin pie, made by my mother with a recipe brought back from the US. but as it often is with oral traditions, they get a bit vague, and i ended up with the ingredients, but no measurements.

so i did a little search in the internet, and combined the results with what information i had, and that's what came out: a sweet, but very yummy and easy pumpkin pie!

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RECIPES // BIRNEN KÄSE KUCHEN

Category: eating
Published: 20 October 2017
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when i was writing this, i was sitting in the sun, surrounded by the mountains of lauenen, gstaad. we were spending a week there, in an old house, enjoying the art of slow living by sleeping late (as late as possible with two kids), eating, hiking, and playing. we love this spot, where we spent two summers working and living on an alp (see also our exhibition ALPSOMMER, which resulted from our first stay here in 2014), and where we now came back to spend our holidays. it's an unique place, and we especially love the fact that it's secluded. at the end of the valley, before the mountains start to rise, you find the famous LAUENENSEE - another gem!

returning from our holidays, we somehow lost ourselves in a happy end-of-holiday-and-back-to-school chaos, and here we are, two weeks later... and as routine kicks in again, i finally find time to share this. the recipe below (in german) is from a book called ALPECHUCHI, written by martin bienerth - a book dedicated to stories, observations, and products coming from the alp, illustrated by many lovely photos made by the author. the pie is a blend of some of the best products autumn has to offer: potatoes, pears, and cheese. add a green salad and a glass of wine, and you have a perfect meal for a cosy autumn evening.

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I LOVE AUTUMN MORNINGS, A FIRE IN THE STOVE, DRINKING A NICE GLASS OF WINE WITH MY MAN, COMFORT FOOD, BAKING WITH MY DAUGHTER, MY SON'S SMILE, READING A GOOD BOOK, A CUP OF TEA, SNOW WHITE MOUNTAINS, FAIRY LIGHTS, FLOWERS, BEING OUTSIDE, MAKING OUR OWN CHEESE, BOOKSTORES, A CAT SLEEPING ON THE SOFA.

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AGNES OBEL's album AVENTINE, especially the song FUEL TO FIRE - the perfect music for cold, misty autumn days.