Simone's Kitchen

Starter: tomato soup with gorgonzola cream

Tomato soup with roasted bell peppers|

Tomato soup with roasted bell peppers and a gorgonzola mascarpone cream


I have the same idea every Christmas. I will not be eating too much these days; I will have a regular breakfast, I won’t do any lunch and for dinner I will not be stuffing myself. Soooo… that never worked sofar. The problem is that I just about like everything! Everything except oysters and maybe shellfish in general (think mussels, oysters, clams and such) Christmas day is simple; we’ll be doing gourmet with friends and I just have to make dessert. Boxing day my father in law will come for dinner and we’ll cook.

Chocolate hazelnut panettone |

Christmas dessert: chocolate hazelnut panettone

Now there are not a lot of Italians here in the Netherlands (as far as I know) but even here you find boxes filled with panettone popping up everywhere… And I have to honestly say I am not entirely sure if I like it...

Vegetable croquettes with a bit of bacon |

Vegetable croquettes

Vegetable croquettes with just a little bit of bacon You see… I really do know. That Christmas is NOT only about eating desserts, That you do have to eat something else occassionally. Well you could theoretically just do sweets but in the long (or...

Christmas cookies |

Christmas cookies

I hereby solemny swear; from next year onwards I will be posting only savory christmas dishes. And I also solemny swear that I will be doing nothing other than eating salads all year long. Just 365 days of eating greens… Seems like a brilliant...

Warm oats with poached pears |

Warm oats with pears, cinnamon and star anise

In between all the christmas stuff it seemed like a good moment in time to think about a delicious wintery breakfast. You’ve probably seen heaps of recipes for overnight oats passing by and truth be told, I do like overnight oats. But I don’t...

miljonairs shortbread |

Millionairs shortbread with salted caramel

Shortbread… Now that is typically one of those things that you weren’t able to find in the Netherlands not that long ago. The first time I ate a piece of a shortbread cookie was with a friend who had a thing for anything Great...

Chicken in cola |

Dudefood Tuesday: chicken in cola

In these dark days before Christmas I always get a little emotional and think back to the early years. I ponder about what used to be in the DudeFood Kitchen and before you know it my memories take me back in time to the...