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

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

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

Peking Duck Doughnuts 

There was some coverage this week in a magazine on the Chef at the Chiltern Firehouse in London,  Nuno Mendes and some of the coooking he was doing there. In … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Pork Belly Terrine

I was in the supermarket yesterday and whilst perusing the meat aisle I happened across some lovely pigs trotters so I thought I’d try a terrine, something I’d never attempted … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bao Buns with Spicy Pork

I’m  a big fan of Chinese steamed Dim Sum and Buns but have never plucked up the courage to have a go myself, it all looked a bit too complicated! … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Alternative Pizza Night

It had been ages since I’d made my own pizzas at home and since I’m effectively carb free during the week now I thought I’d treat myself on a Saturday … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Home Made Goats Cheese

With a few hours to kill in a Saturday morning I thought I’d try something new and exciting…… And what says exciting more than trying to make cheese! ( I … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment