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

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

This week is getting busy as I am cooking dinner for 85 people on Friday night and must admit to being a little bit worried! Expectations are high, the budget is minimal but I am really looking forward to cooking for large numbers again (although am sure it will bring back some haunting Masterchef memories).

Thought that, as I have no time to post a recipe today, I would introduce our cat Muffy, who is very fluffy, likes to sleep a lot and chase rabbits (usually unsuccesfully). She was a rescue cat and lived with us in London where she was completely manic and lots of trouble. Her previously owners had called her Buffy (as in vampire slayer) and looking back, this really should have started alarm bells ringing! On the day we moved to the country however she had a complete personality transformation and became really docile and affectionate! She clearly takes after me and is a country girl at heart!


Erica (from Holland) said...

Aaaah what a lovely cat!!
(I have two myself, I think that cats are wonderful)

Try not to worry too much about Friday: I am sure you will be a great success and people will love what you have cooked for them.

Good luck & let us know how it went! Erica x

Rowan said...

The mere thought of cooking for 85 people makes me go weak at the knees! I'm sure you'll be fine though, it sounds as though it won't be the first time. Muffy obviously likes a quiet peaceful life and country air - I know the feeling:)

Marie said...

Beautiful cat! But then I didn't need to tell you that. I'm sure you'll do just fine with the party. I can remember the first time I had to do a large party like that up at the big house. I was really nervous but I found that being organized really helped alot. An organized list....lots of timers. It will all go fine. I have faith in you!

Beth said...

Awww cute kitty Hannah.

85 people? WOW you're braver than I am... I go into a cold sweat with just 15!

Good luck!