From all of us to all of you.
What are you doing here in quarantine? Have you been given extra time to spend in a different way than usual?
During this time, like so many others, we have a lot of extra time to fill. That is why we have decided to show you what we do these days, maybe you can be inspired, or you can tell us what you do now that everyday life looks a little different than usual.
Mondo Madness cake
Here is a greeting from our Cecilie, who spent one of her quarantine days baking delicious cake!
She is happy to share the recipe with you all:
250 g butter
200 g sugar
5 egg yolks
250 g flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
150 g planed chocolate
150 g coarsely chopped hazelnuts
Juice of about 2 oranges
The fox should be of about 2 orange
125 g icing sugar
1 / 2-1Sap from orange
1 / 2-1Reven orange peel
Turn the oven on 170 ° hot air.
Butter, egg yolks and sugar are stirred together. Flour mixed with baking powder is added a little at a time while stirring.
Once the dough is stirred through, add the chocolate, nuts, orange juice and grated orange peel. Butter a springform pan or other cake tin with butter, then pour the dough into.
Put the cake in the middle of the preheated oven, for 45-50 min.
When the cake is done, and cooled a bit, you can coat it with icing stirred by sifted icing sugar, orange juice and orange peel
Cecilie's home training program
After the cake, you may have more time left, and why not start a little home training? Cecilie shows here her exercises to keep the muscles strong while we are under house arrest. She herself says that it is nice to start the day with a little training, it gives a good start and you feel fresh afterwards.
Cecilie likes to train on time, not only to be tightened up, but also to keep her heart rate up throughout.
Each exercise is repeated three times for 30 seconds each, so it's great to have the stopwatch ready.
Today's training is especially for the abdomen, with a final exercise for the arms, you know: 'Waving ham'.
The program is composed of 7 exercises, and can be performed virtually anywhere:
1) knee hugs 3x30 sec
You can always adjust time depending on how much you train normally. I have set the time here for someone who does not train regularly and may be a beginner.
Line reads Murakami
At Line, for once, there is time to put your legs up and read a good book! Line likes to read, but with full-time studies, assignments, exams and naturally also the job at Mondo Kaos, it can be difficult to find peace to just set aside time for contemplation with a good conscience. Right now she is reading 'The Chronicle of the Migratory Birds' by Haruki Murakami.
The novel is a myriad of stories and narratives, mystery and reality that weave in and out of each other, but the starting point for the story is the main character Okada who has quit his job at a law firm. He now cares for home, cat and wife, who is the editor of a publishing house. Suddenly one day the cat disappears without a trace, and shortly after also the wife ...
There is silence and sunshine flowing in through the window. That's not the worst thing.
Line must let us know, the novel was good!
Kirstines on Laundry & Film Noir
In Kirstine's home, the quarantine is to save old dresses that just need to be repaired, and hand wash the most delicate cases. A good tip is transparent dishwashing detergent. Let it sit a little on the stubborn stains and wash so -it takes most, and does not damage the fabric.
When everything is washed it's time for a movie! The current occupation is Film Noir. On Netflix you can e.g. see 'The Stranger' from 1946 with i.a. Orson Welles and Loretta Young. The old movies are partly really well written and then you can only faint over the wardrobes and hairstyles!
At filmstriben.dk you will find 'Detour', which is definitely worth seeing. If you can borrow them from your grandmother or similar, then these are also good entertainment: 'The Maltese Falcon' with Humphrey Bogart or 'The Big Sleep' also with Humphrey Bogart. 'The Lady in the Lake' is also good, and very different, as it has subjective camerawork. You just have to get used to it, but it's a fun effect!
Stines Playlists for the Quarantine Age
Stine's quarantine greeting comes to you -of course- in musical form. Music is a huge part of Stine's life, both privately and as a DJ.
When Stine is out and DJs, it takes place analogously, with old, vintage vinyls from the 60s, and absolutely without the use of computers and playlists.
Stine focuses in the quarantine that she has mere time to immerse himself in his plates. She finds music she has not heard in a long time. She researches and listens to music all day and thus gets new inspiration for playlists. Here she hands out to Mondo Kaos customers of all her musical wisdom and heart blood, so you get two playlists that you can have fun with or have a home party for.
The first playlist is a mix of famous hits and most of the songs are from the 50s - there are also a few from the 60s. The second playlist consists primarily of music from the 60s - and here it is much more soul and beat it is about. There are definitely a lot of classics you can sing along to, but also a few unknown but fantastic melodies from that time.
Then click in (on the pictures above) and hear Stine's fantastic playlists!
Have you been inspired? Cake, strength exercises, books, music, old movies ... Hopefully, for a short while, you have got your mind on something other than the media news feed.
Of course, we hope that everyone is healthy and well, that you stay that way, and that we will soon be over the worst - together, separately :-)
Team Mondo Kaos ♥
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