Simone's Kitchen

Cooking club – Green papaya salad

Green papaya salad |

Green papaya salad

The theme was Asian this time… For a change our group was small with a total of 8 man and women and to be honest that was quite refreshing. Last time we had double the amount of people and quite frankly it was a bit chaotic. Fun, that’s for sure, but a bit too many people… We need to find a way to keep that under control but it is hard to say no to anyone ofcourse!

Now Asian cuisine is a wide theme… Which country do you cook from? Marc, our chef, had a fun day for himself by picking up all sort of wonky ingredients in various Asian stores, like the indian, the Chinese and the Thai. Ofcourse each of them thought the other was rubbish… Lol…


Berlin workshop foodphotography & styling recap

Wow, I cannot believe it has been almost one and a half month ago that we had our workshop foodphotography and styling in Berlin! The recap took a bit of time to complete so sorry about that, but here it finally is! It was...

Roast beef with hummus wraps |

Wraps with hummus and roast beef

Today I have a really simple and quick recipe for you. You can ofcourse make it much longer and bake your own tortilla’s but let’s be honest; sometimes you just want to grab a quick bite and not be bothered by mixing dough! I...

Tango bar |

Travel: Tango Bar & Kjøkken – Stavanger

If I would have to name just one thing that was maybe less fantastic at  Tango Bar & Kjøkken in Stavanger than it would have to be the light on the table. Spotlights above the table… Horrible for taking proper photos, but of course...

gemengde graan salade

Mixed grains with mango and tomato salad

If I look outside I kind of fear that the summer is getting to an end.. the rain is coming down in buckets at the moment. What doesn’t seem to end is our bounty of tomatoes from our own tiny garden. The three plants...

rozemarijn siroop

Rosemary, a herb with special taste and rosemary syrup

Rosemary is one of those typical herbs that everyone knows, but once you ask them “describe the taste of it?” only a few will be able to answer that question. Maybe it would be best captured in a poetic line such as ‘the fresh...

Cauliflower soup with bacon |

Whole30 approved cauliflower soup!

Last week I was thinking it would be way too hot for a cauliflower soup recipe, but in the meantime the temperatures have dropped considerably and I think it is time! Right? and yes, this is a whole30 approved recipe since I made this...