Rowanwood Kitchen

Good things from a small kitchen.

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

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

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

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Ice Cream and Salted Cashew Praline

Earlier in the week i’d had some delicious sweet potato pancakes and home made burgers, to be fair i was sceptical but the pancakes were delicious, fantastically cooked and equally … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chargrilled Little Gem Lettuce with Feta

To go with the pork chops and in keeping with a lighter menu i chargrilled some little gem lettuce. This really couldn’t be simpler to make and I’m a big … Continue reading

March 29, 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

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

Cold Brew Coffee

I’ve read a lot of articles about cold brew coffee recently and how good it is, with a fuller, brighter less bitter taste. It’s been big in the States for … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment