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, 6 February 2008

This week's culinary project is herb breads for April's Country Kitchen, together with cooking with violets and baking in flower pots. They are such nice topics and I am loving coming up with ideas! These are some fresh violets that lovely Kathy Brown gave me from her garden to use for violet syrup - I need to pick lots more this weekend so will be off hunting them out in the countryside with my basket! My new column in Country House has also started this month - they have changed the column title from "Monthly Morsels" to "Hannah's Kitchen" without telling me and I was so pleased when I saw it yesterday!


Joanna said...

Congratulations on the new column, and on the promotion with the other one

I am really looking forward to hearing about the herby baking

Hannah, I'm sure you don't need telling: do make sure you leave one or two flowers on each plant so that it can set seed for next year. And will you post the violet syrup? the violets just by my study door will soon be in flower ...


aforkfulofspaghetti said...

What wonderful things to look forward to - and congratulations to the magazine 'upgrade'!

Marie said...

My goodness but you are a busy bee! Can't wait to see what you get up to next!