Rowanwood Kitchen

Good things from a small kitchen.

Skate with Caper Butter

As a Mother’s Day treat I said I’d cook my mum some skate, her favourite fish. After a bit of searching I found two lovely wings. I simply dusted them … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Home Made Goats Cheese

With a few hours to kill in a Saturday morning I thought I’d try something new and exciting…… And what says exciting more than trying to make cheese! ( I … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Super Sunday Supper Soup

Doing the usual Sunday fridge sweep to see what I had left over I discovered I had all the necessary ingredients to make a rich leek and potato soup. The … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Applewood Smoked Duck and Fig Salad

I was wondering what to cook for some friends coming over to dinner and with the apparent emergence of spring ¬†( almost certainly premature and short lived!) I thought I’d … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Post 40th Birthday Brunch (not mine)

In the succession of 40 th birthdays that are rolling around this year some of us went out for my friend Dans birthday. We had a fantastic meal in Hawksmooor … Continue reading

March 4, 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

Pan Fried Cod with a Chilli, Mustard Seed, Mint and Lemon Sauce

In an attempt to clear out my freezer, an ongoing battle, I cooked some cod for my old school friends. I had a hectic day and was left to cobble … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chorizo, Spinach and Chickpea Soup

After a week of suffering the worst ravages of man flu I thought I’d have a quiet Friday in with a nourishing soup. I had a fresh chorizo that I’d … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Six Nations Snacking Lunch

A short post this! I had a friend around today to watch the rugby and we were a bit peckish so I threw together a snacking plate with all the … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Home Made Kind of Chorizo (part 2)

After around a month of hanging around in my porch the air dried sausage I prepared was ready ( by ready I mean it had lost around 30% of weight) … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment