Rowanwood Kitchen

Good things from a small kitchen.

Ultimate Roast Beef Rolls (It’s all about the extras!)

I had some friends coming over to watch the Rugby World Cup, and due to Englands less than stellar performance I was glad these beef rolls turned out so well … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chicken, Spinach and Pine Nut Spanakopita 

I’m not really much of a pastry cook, but fancied doing a pie for a change. It was really still quite warm so instead of something heavy with shortcrust or … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Slow Roast Lamb with Mediterranean Vegetables and Aubergine Puree 

This is a really simple recipe for a lazy Sunday lunch that you can just leave in the oven. I used a balde cut of shoulder of Lamb and a … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Indian Spiced Cornbread

I’ve had a bit of a busy week since my last post where I said I’d upload the details of the cornbread that I made to go with the Indian … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Southern (Indian) Fried Chicken Dinner

I quite enjoy taking  a well known dish and giving it a slightly different twist. So when I recently had some excellent Keralan chicken in  London restaurant Roti Chai it … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mongolian Lamb Tacos

Eager to try some recipes from Tim Hayward’s excellent new book “The DIY Cook” I invited some friends round at the weekend to watch the rugby. One of the recipes … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Crayfish and Rocket Gnocchi

Anyone who has followed me for a while will know that I’m a big fan of Rick Stein so it was with some excitement this week that I watched his … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · 5 Comments

Asian Steak Tartare

I was intending to make beef carpaccio this weekend for a bit of an Italian themed dinner but unfortunatley wasn’t paying attention when buying the fillet steak from the  butcher … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Lahmacun لحم بعجين ( Turkish Pizza)

We have some great Turkish restaurants in the UK, and a while ago a friend of mine with Cypriot heritage suggested I try Lahmacun, a thin bread base with a … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Courgette Fries

I don’t often deep fry things but sometimes………. well sometimes its good for the soul to deep fry!  Over the weekend I was spending some time with some old school … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · 2 Comments