Simone's Kitchen

Tempura sweet potato and exciting times ahead

Sweet potato tempura |

Tempura of sweet potato and cauliflower

Life can sometimes take weird turns. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good. Sometimes unexpected and sometimes because you choose to do things a different way.
We’re working hard here at HQ Simone’s Kitchen (I’ve always wanted to say on plans for he near future.
Plans that are – at present – still somewhat unclear, but which already give me a bit of a stomach ache from time to time. That is apparently – or so Tom tells me – because I am a bit of a control freak.
And yes, I do like to keep things under my own control, but as it is one person simply cannot do everything alone.

Big sigh… Of course it is not only scary. It’s also very exciting and sometimes I would wish my emotions would be a bit more stable. In brainstorm session they can vary from enthusiastic and excited to half depressed ‘because it’s probably not gonna work…’

Green papaya salad |

Cooking club – 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...


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...