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

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

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

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

Almost Salsa Verde Marinated Roast Lamb

Over the winter I’m a big fan of slow roasting shoulders of lamb to give delicious fall apart meat with lots of flavour, but as we’re into summer now i … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lamb Koftas 

In keeping with the low carb theme I decided to make some spicy lamb koftas. I always enjoy these when I eat out at Middle eastern restaurants or Kebab places … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Slow Roast Moroccan Lamb with Aubergine and Halloumi 

A mostly low carb recipe this one (if we ignore the delicious Turkish bread i made as a side!) which was great as the centrepiece with some griddled courgettes and … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · 2 Comments