Juicy Berry Bowl w Cream + Copenhagen Tips

Posted by: on Jul 28, 2014 | 36 Comments

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I can’t say how many times I’ve almost moved to Copenhagen. I still dream of it in fact. Ever since I was little Copenhagen has always been tied to a feeling of freedom and excitement because we went there on special occasions like birthdays, summer holiday and always during christmas time. I still remember the huge adventure it was the first time we were allowed to go only with friends. Yes, living in the very south of Sweden is ah-mazing in so many ways that you’d fall asleep if I started listing them. That said, comparing the overall spirit where I live to that of Copenhagen.. well, where do I begin?! If the south of Sweden would be a SATC-caracter it would be Charlotte, if it was a root vegetable it would be a sweet potato (slightly sexier then a regular potato). If Copenhagen on the other hand was a SATC-caracter it would be Carrie (Rome is Samantha, duh) and if it was a root vegetable it would be a brightly striped, glowing and super cool Chioggia beet. Laugh all you want but it’s true!

So if I ever get sick of the Charlott-y Sweet potato-ness up here in the north I can always go wild and pop over to ‘the continent’ ;).. and by the continent I mean Denmark and by Denmark I mean Copenhagen. Another world just 45 minutes away.

A couple of weeks ago we spent a gorgeous week in Copenhagen, strolling around in the insane heat, finding new places to love, getting blisters on our feet, enjoying old favorites, watching Caspian take his first steps and of course eating a lot. Even though being in a big city can sometimes make me just a tad crazy (hello information/impression/funky enegry-overload) it was just what we needed to let holiday-mode kick in. It was perfect. I wanted to let some of my love for Copnhagen spill over here on Earthsprout so that if you ever go (which you of course ought to) have some really neat places to embrace. As with my recipes, make these tips your own. Set your intentions and let the world lead you to where you need to be.

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 Tip No1: RENT A BIKE and wear good shoes.

Eats

Morgonstedet Christiania. A gorgeous vegetarian cottage restaurant with delicious and wholesome lunches with various components. I love that you can decide which size of lunch you want. Sit in their garden! Closed Mondays.

Torvehallerne Frederiksborggade 21. A very posh and sort of expensive place but really nice to stroll around and purchase/eye shop food, flowers and food related products. Organic vegetable market between the two buildings! Music and good vibes on summer weekend evenings.

Foodie Amagerbrogade 13 & Jagtvej 133. Tasty and filling takeaway sandwiches on homemade bread to the sound of reggae. Awesome flavors! Ask for vegan and they’ll skip the dairy sauce.

Höst Nørre Farimagsgade 41. Gorgeous high end yet affordable restaurant with a very nordic feel to it. The interiors are stunning too. Close to Torvehallerne

Spisehuset 56 Krudtløbsvej 8. Aside from being absolutely gorgeous, this restaurant offers great food with lots of creativity and heart. The menu is new each week based on the (organic) vegetable delivery and what can I say. They then deliver.

Copenhagen Street Food Christiansholm, On a perfect place overlooking Copenhagen and the canal, food trucks are gathered in a huge building and you can eat away to the sounds of music pumping and relaxed people chatting.

Simple Raw  Oehlenschlægersgade 12. My favorite Raw food restaurant in Copenhagen. Cosy sitting area, good variety in dishes. Try their raw sandwiches, the bread is oh.so.good.

42 Raw Pilestræde 32. Busy raw food restaurant with some non-raw options too like cooked quinoa salad just by the big shopping street Strøget.

Engmark Is Sometimes I make exceptions & this ice cream is one of them. Engmarks Is makes incredibly loving & organic popsicle ice creams with innovate flavor combinations (and sells them from their ice cream bike!). I’ve tried one that included potato and guess what? It was out of this world tasty! Find them on Instagram for daily locations.

Grøt Jaegerborgade 50 & Torvehallerne. For a porridge addict like myself these two places are heaven sent. Grøt serves over the top organic savory and sweet porridges in beautiful locations. Both breakfast and lunch/dinner options.

Manfreds Jaegerborgade 40. A foodie favorite restaurant serving great quality rustic food with some cool twists. Good green options and a real fun toilet. Feel fancy? Cross the street and head to big brother Relae owned by the same team. Although I have’nt been I’ll risk giving you this tip since Relae was recently voted nr 53 of the 100 best restaurants in the world.

Atelier September Gothergade 30. Close to Nyhavn and Strøget lies this beauty of a café + atelier. Go here solo, grab one of the many good reads lying around, order a fresh juice and a avocado sandwich and just relax.

Lagekagehuset Chances are slim that you won’t come across a ‘Lagekagehuset’ bakery while out and about in Copenhagen. Pop inside and get a high quality danish rye sourdough bread and if you feel like something extra then ask for a ‘Chocorug’ – a divine little creation of dark chocolate and rye bread. 

 

Strolls

The Botanical Gardens (den botaniske have) is nestled in the very heart of Copenhagen and you do not want to miss this for the world. Soak up some fresh air, get inspired by mama nature and just be. 

Nørrebroparken is a one of many green gems in Copengahen. This park is especially huge and wonderful to have a stroll in after you’ve walked up and down Jaegerborgade (which you must). Great for the kids (myself included).

Christiania the free city of Copenhagen offers absolutely amazing nature, architecture and organic eats. Take a walk around the lake and then pop by Morgonstedet for lunch, Grønsagen for some organic fruit/veggie for later and the Grønne Genbrukshal for a cool reclaimed wood-experience.

 

Shops

Vaernedamsvej otherwise known as ‘Little Paris’ is a sweet street to hang out in. ‘Granola’ is a good brunch spot, cool shops are abundant and fresh flowers seems to be everywhere. 

Pure Grønnegade 36. A wide range of top quality organic skin-care and makeup if that’s your thing. The service is impeccable and I often leave with a new nail polish.

Istedgade (only the second half – you’ll know what I mean). Go here for the vintage and independent designer shops. 

Godthåbsvej is in a rather long street in a part of Copenhagen called Fredriksberg. It’s a nice walk if you want a slightly more calm shopping streak. You’ll find some really nice vintage stores here.

Jaegerborgade has got some great independent stores with designer-, vintage/swapping and home/interior shops. The amazing cafés, restaurants, health food stores and parks nearby makes this one of my favorite neighborhoods in Copenhagen.

H Skjalm. P   Nikolaj Plads 9. This place has all the top quality things for your kitchen. Ceramics, cutlery, pots’n pans.. When I’m here I dream of having a non empty-able gift card.

Designer Zoo Vesterbrogade 137. A fun shop/gallery/hangout where a few designers show and sell their work. Dangerously inspiring. Closed Sundays.

Buy fresh flowers outside shopping centre Magasin du nord because why not?!

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Juicy Berry Bowl with Cardamom Cream

This summers dessert/breakfast/snack is heavily inspired by something called Rød Grød Med Fløde (which is the most fun thing to say in danish). Directly translated to english it’s ‘Red Porridge With Cream’. It’s eaten cold on hot summer days by danes and swedes (although mostly in the southern parts of Sweden) and today I’ve given this classic a healthy twist. The somewhat tart berry bowl is beautifully balanced by the raw dreamy cream and the cardamom in this is just divine. Just make sure to use freshly ground cardamom, my friend. 

serves  5
Berry bowl
2 3/4 cup raspberries
1 2//3 cup red and black currants (can be substituted for half raspberries or strawberries and half rhubarb)
1 cup pure water
1 vanilla bean pod
2 tbsp arrowroot powder
2 tbsp date syrop or 6 large pitted dates, mashed

1. Rinse and look over berries for dirt or insects. If using rhubarb, peel and cut in small pieces. 
2. Add berries and water to a medium sized saucepan. Slice vanilla bean and scrape out seeds, add both seeds and pod to the saucepan aswell as date syrup/mashed dates and bring to a boil.
3. Add arrowroot powder through a sieve to avoid lumps, whisk with a fork to combine well.
4. Let the berry compote cook without lid on low temperature for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.

Raw Cardamom Cream
1 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least 5 hours
3/4 cup pure water
1 heaping tsp raw honey (maple syrop/liquid coconut nectar if made vegan)
4 whole cardamom pods
1 pinch high quality salt

1. Open cardamom pods, add the black seeds to a mortar and grind until fine and fragrant
2. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender (using an immersion blender works well too) and blend until very smooth and creamy. Add more water until desired consistency is reached. Refrigerate. 

 Arrange
Divide berry compte in 5 bowls, add two spoonfuls of cardamom cream and give it a little swirl. Add some fresh berries and extra cardamom to finish. Some roughly chopped nuts is a nice addition too. Enjoy!

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So if the world leads you to Copenhagen, my darling friend, I hope these places and spaces can warm your heart and set your inspiration on fire as much as they do with me. And  remember, I’m only a hop and a skip away from Copenhagen so come visit while you’re at it!

Now let’s quit this computer business and go make some red ‘n white edible divinity..

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36 Comments

  1. Jo
    28 juli, 2014

    I have wanted to visit Copenhagen for way too long now! It’s really not so far! Thank you for adding all of these tips. It always seems like foodie-heaven and know you’ve proved that fact! Oh these berry bowls look oh-so juicy and delicious. Our berries are in full swing so I’ll defiantly be making these! And Caspian.. I just want to eat him up too! Love love xx

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  2. Kimberly
    28 juli, 2014

    Oh Elenore. I am officially in love with your blog. Your pictures are stunning and I love the SATC analogy ;)
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Natalie
    28 juli, 2014

    Elenore – you’re so lovely!!!

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  4. Chelsea The Naked Fig
    29 juli, 2014

    I would love to go to Copenhagen. It’s funny how following food blogs has made me fall in love with te idea of the place. This looks like a perfect summer treat and I can’t wait to try it. Also, I just got engaged and I’m loving looking back on your earthsprout wedding post for inspiration. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      23 augusti, 2014

      Chelsea! I’m SO excited for your engagement + wedding! <3 <3 <3

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  5. Anna_PMorgan.
    29 juli, 2014

    I have been to a couple of places but my personal favorite is Torvehallerne and foodie! They are completely opposite or rather unique to each other in terms of food yet both of them are simply fantastic. Thanks for sharing the list, I think I have missed some of them. AND that juicy Berry Bowl with Cardamom cream is mesmerizing…bliss.. my summer love :)

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  6. The Vegan Cookie Fairy
    29 juli, 2014

    I YouTubed ‘rød grød med fløde’ to know how to say it, what a hilarious name! You make me want to visit Copenhagen, it sounds like just my kind of place.

    I have some frozen berries, could I use them to make this?

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    • ElenoreEarth
      23 augusti, 2014

      That’s so awesome, darling! I LOVE that you did that!

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  7. Blandine
    29 juli, 2014

    Thanks for all the great tips, this really made me want to visit Copenhagen :)
    The berry bowl looks so appetizing.
    Happy summer! x

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  8. Monika
    29 juli, 2014

    I guess all your readers want to visit Copenhagen now ;)
    Do you think I could use almonds instead of cashews? I couldn’t find any near my home today and it’s so hot here I don’t feel like driving around the town and looking for them, while I have a lot of almonds. :) And oops, I don’t have cardamom either, but I have som currants and raspberries and I really want to eat them your swirly way. What do you think?

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    • ElenoreEarth
      23 augusti, 2014

      Monika! :) Just use what you have! Almonds will be great and why not some cinnamon instead of cardamom? Love!

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  9. Patricia R
    29 juli, 2014

    What a cute little fam you have. It would be so great to be able to drive to another country! I’m all the way in Lake Placid NY for the Ironman.. Enjoying the food & scenery here. Love your blog & I’m gonna make this berry recipe when I get home!!
    Thanks!!
    Patti

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  10. Shanna
    29 juli, 2014

    Gosh Caspian is the sweetest little guy ever! How inspiring, Copenhagen is definitely somewhere I have always wanted to visit – Thank you so much for giving an awesome Earthsprouty basis of where great places are to go!

    xoxox

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  11. Lana
    29 juli, 2014

    Ahaha the SATC analogies ROCK! Totally get you. Copenhagen is on my list, in the next couple years I hope.. so is Sweden (fell in love with Stockholm when I was there years ago and keen to go back!). Will most definitely be stopping by to see you when I come visit Scandinavia one day in the not too distant future! xoxo

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    • ElenoreEarth
      23 augusti, 2014

      You’ve been to Stockholm, Lana!? Why didn’t we know about each other at that time!? :)

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  12. Emily @ The Urban Ecolife
    29 juli, 2014

    Ooooh… you’ve brought back the fondest memories for me from my time in Uni when I did study abroad in Copenhagen. Possibly the best 8 months of my life! Love that place to bits and you’ve certainly done it justice :-)

    P.S. I want to face plant into that berry bowl!

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  13. Heather
    30 juli, 2014

    Dearest, wonderful, Eleanor,
    Could I possibly create this delicious recipe with blackberries instead of raspberries?
    Thank you for yet another gorgeous recipe!

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  14. Dani
    30 juli, 2014

    Ah, Elenore we just came back home from 1 week Copenhagen (first time!) last week and what a city! We´ve been to many places on your list and found them just as great as you do. SimpleRAW was literally 1 minute to walk from our apartment and we loved the brunch plate.

    We´ve been to Torvehallerne twice and for our wedding anniversary we went to Relae and I loved their Herbivore menu! We also enjoyed a mint iced tea, grapefruit juice, organic egg and an avocado sandwich at Atelier September and so on… just beautiful! Can´t wait to be back :)

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    • ElenoreEarth
      23 augusti, 2014

      All I can say is: YUM! I’m so heading to Relae with Fabian as soon as Caspian accepts being away from us for a while :) Thank you for sharing your gorgeous adventures with us!

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  15. Toia
    30 juli, 2014

    Great city review!! Thank you beautiful woman. Hope you write more entries like this one!

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  16. Lauren, The Holy Kale :)
    30 juli, 2014

    How beautiful!!! My only wish is that there were more pictures!

    xx

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    • ElenoreEarth
      23 augusti, 2014

      Lauren! You are the sweetest! Can’t wait to meet soon :)

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  17. Lane | Green Spirit Adventures
    30 juli, 2014

    Those berry bowls are making my mouth water! This recipe is going straight to the top of my list of things to try; it looks simply divine and I can’t wait to make it! :)
    Despite the fact that I’m not much of a city girl, you’ve really made me want to visit Copenhagen. It sounds like a truly beautiful place!
    Best of wishes to you and your lovely family!!!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      23 augusti, 2014

      ..and much love to YOU, Lane! You are magical! ps. you know that I can’t comment on your blog, right? its a weird login thing that stops me..ideas?

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  18. Martyna
    30 juli, 2014

    Wow this is so amazing! I am off to Copenhagen next week and I was just about to make a little research to check out where to go during my stay…I couldnt have wished for a more gorgeous and greenylicious guide:) Must visit at least some of the places from your list! They all sound magic :) And for the recipe – it sounds a lot like my first grand breakfast when I’mfinally at home in my own kitchen.
    Lots of love!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      23 augusti, 2014

      Martyna! I hope you had THE BEST visit in Copenhagen and that I could offer some shiny, loving vibes for your days!

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  19. Valeria
    31 juli, 2014

    I recently visited Copenhagen (for the first time!) and fell immediately for it. The pace of life is so much more ‘human’ and laid back than London, people seem generally happier and frendlier and more relaxed, and the air is cleaner. We loved eating out and thought the food was truly special – too much to try on just one long weekend! – and we are planning to come back soon for more. Definitely liked Manfred and Grot, and also Torvehallerne. I bookmarked the other tips (and the recipe, oh my), thank you for sharing Eleonore! x

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    • ElenoreEarth
      23 augusti, 2014

      That’s very true actually, Valeria. It feels really ‘human’.. :) So glad you had a great adventure there! Hugs and have a gorgeous weekend!

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  20. Melissa Suzanne
    2 augusti, 2014

    Reading your blog is like listening to my favourite song, very good for my soul :) I love the way you write and your beautiful photos. Your passion and love for life jumps off the page. Very inspiring!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      23 augusti, 2014

      My heart and soul swells with your words, Melissa – You are pure love to say that! Thank you!

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  21. Kathleen
    7 augusti, 2014

    Love this! Thank you so much for the wonderful tour guide tips too. It was like being an adventure. And your pics are amazing.

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  22. Madeline
    13 augusti, 2014

    Eleanor, I’m loving your blog. You’re recipes and photos are an inspiration :) I love the idea of a cardamon and berry pudding. I will be trying this out for sure !

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    • ElenoreEarth
      23 augusti, 2014

      Oh beautiful! Thank you so much for stopping by!

      Reply

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