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, 23 May 2008

My mum is flying to America tomorrow to visit my brother for the first time since he moved there. My Mum is very, very scared of flying so this is a HUGE deal for her. I know that once she is there, she will have the best time ever and I have given her a long list of places to visit (mainly involving cake or cook shops - together with a list of things to buy for me!!!) Good luck Mum - you will love New York!

Mike recently sent through these photos of him and Mum working on their allotment setting potatoes - they even have a proper tractor! It is such a lot of work for them both but I think they enjoy it and we certainly benefit with lots of free vegetables! Roll on summer!


Sylvie said...

That's one biiiiig allotment. I hope your mum will enjoy her visit.

milhan said...

Hope she has a wonderful time! Tell her to bring an umbrella, we've had a lot of rain lately :)

The Liberty Belle said...

Wishing your mom a safe and fun filled journey.

Marie said...

What a huge allotment! I hope your mum has a fab time in New York! Safe journies Mum!

Angie said...

Huge Allotment, that! Keith used to have 3 council ones but even they didn't amount to enough to warrant a tractor. He did use a rotavator once he had worked out how to walk behind it without chopping his toes off!
love, Angie, xx

Kikilia said...

Not really a comment about this post- but a question... what is castor sugar?

I'm in the U.S. and we don't have anything called castor sugar. Is that just regular sugar, or superfine sugar?

Also- is icing sugar what we call powdered sugar?


Hannah said...

Thanks for all your lovely posts - Mum has arrived safely in New York and is having a great time!

Kikilia - we have three types of white sugar for baking here in the UK. Granluated which is regular sugar, quite a coarse grain. Caster sugar is a finer granulated sugar which I think must be your superfine.
Icing sugar must be your powdered sugar - it is dusty and not granulated and if you mix it with water you get icing. Hope this helps