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, 10 October 2007

Lovely Joanna at joannasfood.blogspot.com has nominated me for a Nice Matters Award - "for bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration and are a positive influence on our blogging world". Now I'm not quite sure that I really qualify for any of the above but I am deeply flattered - thank you so much Joanna and your award was very well deserved too. Do pop by Joanna's site as she has some lovely recipes - and lots of lovely cakes which are low fat but look delicious!

It is my great honour to now present this award on - I have been told it has to be 7 people so here goes....in no particular order!
Julia at Asliceofcherrypie - who has wonderful recipes and hosts blogging cook offs which I know must take up a lot of her time but which give blog readers a lot of pleasure to see
Steven at Theurbanfoodie as I am so pleased that he has started blogging again - pop over to see his delicious recipes and all the wonderful things that has been up to! He recently dedicated a yummy quince recipe to me recently so thanks for that Steven
David at Bookthecook - who manages to post scrumptious British recipes almost every day - I don't know how you do it - intertwined with stories of him teaching his lovely daughter Cerys to cook - inspirational!
Freddie and Charlotte at Greatbigvegchallenge - as reading about their wonderful project just makes me smile - pop over to see their recent "Pea Party!"
Celia at Purplepoddedpeas - whose blog I visit when I need to see nice pictures of Hares and Rabbits - she is an amazing artist
Vida who has recently started blogging and I want to encourage her to keep going - she has three wonderful daughters and posts pictures of her yummy cooking
And my final award, goes to all of you not mentioned above but who regularly post on my blog and who I class as true blog friends!


David Hall said...

Thanks Hannah! Much appreciated. I don't know how I do it either - actually, I do. Its called lack of sleep and dogged determination! And you do deserve your award.

Luv David x

Julia said...

Thank you so much Hannah, that's so kind of you! What a lovely start to the day x

Magic Cochin said...

Thank you Hannah - I'm chuffed to bits!


vida said...

Thanks HEAPS Hannah... It is nice to be encouraged and I do so appreciate it. Sometimes you wonder if anyone even knows you are out there in the blogging world and now I KNOW they do, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! Vida x

Great Big Veg Challenge said...

Thank you Hannah.
I will tell Freddie when he gets home and he will be pleased....
We want more news of the woodpecker by the way..

Gloria said...

I congrats you all, because make a blogs is a lot of work and love. Vida specially congrats to you my dear, you are a lovely person .Gloria

Marie said...

All very well deserved!