I don't know how many of you watched the amazing meteor shower on Sunday night - we did and couldn't believe how good it was. We lay out in the orchard on a blanket under a patchwork quilt with some cocoa - for the first few minutes we didn't see anything and I was beginning to wonder whether we were looking in the wrong place, but with that a shining flash went across the sky! We spent an hour watching the light show until we were too cold and were getting a bit scared by the rustling noises in the hedgerows (we were visited by a hedgehog and muffy our cat, both of which arrived unannounced in the darkness and scared the life out of us!)
Given the meteor shower, a space theme was the obvious choice for the fondant fancies I made at the weekend for our nephews who I didn't think would appreciate the girlie maypole cake! Somehow black fondant fancies don't look quite as appealing as pale purple/pink ones !
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