Rowanwood Kitchen

Good things from a small kitchen.

Lamb Cutlets Two Ways

so if made the Caponats and I needed some good meat to go with it! It’s England, it’s Spring…… So it had to be lamb!    Rather than just by … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Seared Beef with Lentil and Radish Salad and Nuoc Cham

As its now getting warmer and I’ve got a few pounds to shift from my hearty seasonal cooking over the darker days of winter ( see my Million Calorie Dinner … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 15 Comments

Two Day Sous Vide Lamb Shoulder

It had been a while since i’d done anything in the Sous Vide bath so I thought I’d try my longest cook yet.  I picked up a whole shoulder of … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brined Pork Chops

To tell you the truth i’ve never been the biggest fan of pork chops but after having an amazing plate of chops at Blacklock Restaurant in London i thought i … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dinner For A Diplomat

It had been nearly six months since I’d seen my friend who is living in Canada working hard for the Foreign Office . So by way of a treat I … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Air Dried Chorizo (part one)

You may recall that I made some fresh chorizo a while ago. They were nice but I wasn’t particularly happy with the meat I got from the butcher , a … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pulled Beef Brisket Chilli

I’d invited some friends around for a poker night ( which was an example of ambition outstripping ability as none of us really knew how to play!) and wanted to … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Slow Cooked Chinese Pork Wraps

The other starter I prepared for New Years Eve was a take on a Chinese Favourite. I had some pork belly strips and decided to try and make a delicious … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Smoked Beef Carpaccio

I was going around to a friend’s house for New Years Eve for a dinner party and said I’d do the starters for the meal. Rather than clutter up their … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sous Vide Roast Beef

As you can guess from the number of Sous Vide posts on here I’m quite excited about the possibilities for cooking everything in it. I’m not the greatest fan of … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · Leave a comment