After a rather frustrating morning with BT digging up my phone cable and disconnecting us, we finally have broadband again. It always amazes me how lost I feel when I don't have internet connection - whatever did we do without it??? I remember when I started work as a lawyer, I didn't even have a computer (I am making myself feel old just typing this)! How things have changed.
Anyway to more pleasant matters than phone problems...I have never been good at writing in icing. I think it must be to do with the fact that I do not have very neat hand writing. Lovely Tom, Gill and Penny at Fitzbillies tell me that it is just a question of practise but I am not convinced, or perhaps that I never have time to practise!!! I have however solved the problem for all who do not like icing writing! Simply print the name or your message on you computer and then attaching it with felt and two small buttons on to the cake ribbon with just a few stitches. Now I never need to worry if anyone asks for a name on a cake again!
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