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
Thursday, 13 March 2008
You will have to forgive the absence of a recipe today - sorry! I have just met my deadline for 4 articles (6 wicked summer berry recipes for the June edition of Delicious and Afternoon tea, Flowerpot baking and violet recipes for Country Kitchen) which have been taking up a lot of time this week. Yesterday I went to the Gala Evening of the Country Living Spring Fair in London - so many lovely things but I was having to be good as I am going back again on Saturday with my Mum and friends Jess and Tina. I did however find two items that I just couldn't resist - firstly, this lovely "Chick, Chick, Chick, Chick, Chicken, lay a little egg for me cushion" which I fell in love with. Secondly, this Easter Bunny Pocket Compass for deciding where to hide eggs. The later is of no use whatsoever, but it was so cute (and in my favourite duck egg blue colour) that I just had to have it. I am sure that our nephews and nieces will make good use of it in their Easter Egg hunt in our garden when they next visit.