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

Friday, 19 October 2007

These cold mornings are bringing a lot of wildlife into our garden - perhaps they are always there and I just never look closely enough but it seems as if every bird in the village has moved in today - there are wrens, blackbirds, tits, robins and thrushes all eating the peanuts outside my office window. These lovely red legged partridges were on our drive yesterday when my Dad arrived for lunch - the collective name is a covey of partridges - you learn something new every day!


vida said...

Hannah, what's with the peanuts, you grow them outside your office, you threw them there for the birds, how did you know they would like peanuts, questions, questions, questions, I too am learning!! Vida x

Figs Olives Wine said...

How sweet! I love those collective terms. Did you know it's an exaltation of larks?

Marie said...

Ohhh, I never knew it was called a "Covey of Partridge"! You learn something new every day. Great pictures as well!

Joy said...

How lovely to have such delightful visitors.
I always think that a harm of finches sounds just right.