Simone's Kitchen

Hanasand Gård & Kjøkken – Rennesøy

Hanasand gard in Rennesoy |

Did you know we have our own tiny little vegetable plot since this year? It’s maybe not even worth mentioning but we have rocket, tomatoes, salad, chives, parsley, rosemary, thyme and lemonmelisse (not sure if that is the correct name for this herb, will look it up!) O and a lavas plant. Not everything is snail proof I have to say but the tomatoes are growing like crazy. And we’ve been eating quite a bit of the tomatoes from those three tiny plants! They’re producting enormous quantities. That is so much fun!

But to be honest, I didn’t know anything at all about tomatoes. I didn’t even know that tomatoes last only one year.. (yes, yes, I know!)

Albondigas with chorizo-1

A match made in heaven: Albondigas with a twist + Rioja wine

This post is sponsored by Honest Cooking and the beautiful Spanish Rioja Wines. If you want a chance to win a delicious wine dinner from Rioja, then click on the banner at the bottom of the post for more information. My father in law...


Stavanger, Norway – I think I’m in love

I think I might have told you when I talked about our workshop in Helsinki but until recently I had never set a foot on Scandinavian soil. Not for any particular reason, but there was just always another reason to go somewhere else.. Sun,...


Green smoothie with mango, coconut and pineapple

Green smoothies.. I’ve seen endless varieties pass by, but never really made one myself.. Maybe weird but I kind of had the feeling that putting veggies inside a smoothie was somehow unnatural. You eat vegetables, but it is ok to drink your fruit… But...

Bloemkool rode biet couscous-2

Cauliflower couscous with beetroot

While you’re reading this I will be running around in Norway… I’m sooo looking forward to it… Suitcase is packed, photo stuff is ready and we’re leaving early tomorrow morning. No it’s not a vacation and I will be going with a group of...

Roasted broccoli with garlic |

Day 5-7 whole30 – whole36 Roasted broccoli with garlic

Last weekend we were in Belgium, where good friends Sandra and Alain were getting married… We knew it wouldn’t be easy sticking to our whole30 program during a wedding… We had kind of foreseen that would be an issue and well not surprisingly we...

Kruiden crackers 002

Herb crackers – Whole30 snack

While on the whole30 we’re not supposed to eat any snack or junkfood. So not even paleo approved hamburgers or pizza. The first time that we were doing the whole30 I kind of missed that fact and I than made a delicious cauliflower pizza....