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
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
On a visit to Kathy Brown's garden at the weekend, I spotted one of my hen's blue egg shells that had been put to very good use! Kathy had cleverly planted sedums in the shells and they looked lovely. I have only ever grown cress in egg shells to make hair for egg shell people (a long time ago I hasten to add) and much prefer Kathy's grown up planting! Her garden was looking lovely, the winter garden especially with its seashore theme - lots of lovely shells and this cute crab sculpture climbing into barnacle covered pots. Kathy and I are hosting garden tours, cookery demonstrations and afternoon teas and evening garden walks with canapes one weekend this summer! Needless to say, we are loving coming up with ideas for floral afternoon teas - raspberry and rose petal scones and lemon and lavender cupcakes are our current favourites.