Rowanwood Kitchen

Good things from a small kitchen.

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

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

Crudites with Anchoiade

I was watching Rick Stein’s journey through France again the other day and amongst all the great regional cooking spotted a really simple Provencal dish that would be perfect with … Continue reading

July 19, 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

Courgette Feta and Mint Quail Scotch Eggs

I was planning on having a long drawn out Easter lunch with friends so thought I’d do some little snacks to sustain them over drinks before the main event. I’d … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Leftovers Frittata

Rummaging around my fridge on Sunday evening I found I had a surplus of eggs that needed using along with some courgette, mushrooms and  feta that were approaching the end … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fried Mozzarella Slices with Marinara Sauce

I’d  invited some friends over to watch England play Ireland in the six nations ( let’s not dwell on the result!) and was cooking a Rib of Beef Roast, but … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment