Simone's Kitchen

Quick update

You didn’t think I had vanished from the face of the earth now did you? I’ve just been incredibly swamped with work ever since the new Year started. It’s weird, wonderful and a little troubling too. (knock on wood) It could be over next month, so I am taking everything I can to make up for possibly leaner times coming soon. The funny thing is too that I spend more time working in the studio then ever before… It must be a sign of some sort.



I thought I entertain you with a couple of shots from recent shoots I did. I’m getting more and more food assignments which is good news as that – ultimately – is what I want to do. Next week is again going to be really busy with on monday a shoot with a man who tries to get schoolkids to eat healthier by educating them about growing their own in small city garden, on Tuesday I am in the studio together with a food stylist shooting for a producer of a sustainable substitute for tuna, on Wednesday product shots, on Thursday I have the second day of shoots for a restaurant in Arnhem where we will do the desserts and a la carte menu and on Friday I am giving a workshop.. And that’s the week over again. Well except for the portrait shoots on Saturday.. 🙂

Small cherry pie

And because Tom is still unemployed he has been doing most of the cooking so not a lot of recipes to share. I miss actually coming up with new recipes and even though we have eaten really well and delicious, because of the terrible light at night I haven’t shot any of them. But there will be recipes soon again!

In the meantime we’re also shopping around for a new kitchen, which is fun and frustrating at the same time. We are going to make the kitchen a bit bigger and according to all the sales guys we have a really big kitchen. We don’t think so, as a kitchen can never be too big right?

Possible colorsetting of new kitchen

I can’t give you the exact details of the kitchen but the color setting will be fairly similar to the one above. The wall will be light and the flour will be wooden but the cupboards will be fairly similar and the counter will be slightly less dark (but still stone). It’s a lot of work figuring out all the details while still trying to stay within budget and convincing the salesguys that we do NOT want to spend any more… O well, within the next two weeks, we will probably make the final decision so I’ll let you know once I have the details! And then you think you’re done you still have to figure out what to put on the wall and the floors… *sigh* But it’s all for the greater good!

So no recipe from me this time but there will be one next time!


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  1. Good to know that you are busy and that your are having a great time!

    Enjoy your week.



  2. Glad you are so busy! Love the new look for the kitchen and NO – a kitchen can never be too big!

    • I agree.. Just weird that all those salespeople started to talk about how huge our kitchen is (and it’s seriously NOT huge!) I guess that’s just all to make up for the amount of money they want to charge!

  3. Being busy is good, especially in an economy like this one. I wish you the best for this new year and I hope you find a kitchen soon (and you’re right, a kitchen is never too big).

  4. Isn’t it fun to stay busy doing what you love to do 🙂 You have a big kitchen trust me ! you should see mine … phew. But you are right … a kitchen can never be big enough .. we can always ask for more .
    Stay busy .. stay happy 🙂

  5. Wow – you HAVE been busy, but in a very good way! Love the kitchen inspiration, and LOVE that picture of the pie (is it cherry??)

  6. A new kitchen, lucky you! Ok, I know things like this can be a hassle, but you’ll be so happy when it’s done. You’re right, a kitchen can never be too big! I hope you’re able to take some time to rest (and update!) soon!

  7. Love that kitchen, I’m sure yours will look fabulous! Good luck with all the assignments, great you’re busy doing the things you love!

  8. Wow, you certainly are keeping busy, Simone. And what fantastic pictures you shared! Gorgeous, breath taking, as usual. You are one talented photographer, let me tell you that much. Loooove the kitchen, god I wish I had a big kitchen like that. You are quite right, a kitchen can NEVER be too big. Can’t wait to see your kitchen project come to life!

  9. Would love to have the recipe for that cherry pie shown above!

  10. Came to your site by following a link on Pinterest for the cherry pie….. now I’m all disappointed that there’s no recipe on the other end !
    Have a nice day anyway !
    another dutch girl, saying HI from France

    • O Esther! That’s because the recipe is so terribly simple that I just didn’t put a recipe there. I made the cake for a client and I was just letting everyone know why I was a little absent.. Sorry for the missing recipe.. I never would have guessed this old post would be pinned so much!

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