I was completely shocked last week when I discovered that Tescos had started to sell fresh horseradish root. I was so pleased that I went and thanked customer services in the hope that this would mean that they wouldn't suddendly discontinue it! It is so much nicer than shop bought horseradish and is delicious simply grated over a steak or salmon. Last night I used it to make my own creamed horseradish by mixing 2 tbsp of creme fraiche, 2 tablespoons of finely grated horseradish root, 1 spring onion finely chopped and a small squeeze of lemon juice. Mix everything together and season well with salt and pepper. We both agreed that this was absolutely delicious and far better than any shop bought horseradish we had ever had!
Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx