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

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

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

Baked Portobello Mushrooms with Dolcelatte, Bacon and a Balsamic, Rosemary and Lemon Sauce

It was Saturday, It was hot and i fancied a lightish lunch as I was out to a friends for a BBQ later. Mostly from what i already had in … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 6 Comments

Roasted Stuffed Peppers with Chorizo and Pine Nuts

A simple side or starter that’s really tasty and easy to make.    After seeing these lovely peppers on the shelf I decided to do a simple stuffed concoction, but … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Potted Crayfish with Applewood Smoked Butter

As part of my Easter extravaganza I decided to go fishy for the first course. I love potted shrimp but had never made it, so channeling my inner food geek … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spring Green Soup with Walnut Pesto

Spring Green Soup with Walnut Pesto After a hint of spring, now a distant memory as I write this and the rain is hammering down outside, i thought I’d make … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment