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, 25 June 2008

I found these greeting cards when we were in the Lake District and instantly fell in love with them! They are just perfectly me! They are almost too nice to send and I think I may frame them for the kitchen! For those of you who don't know the story of the Little Red Hen, it goes as follows:
The Little red hen was scratching about in the yard when she found an ear of corn. "Who will help me make some bread?" she said. "Not I" said the sleepy cat, "Not I" said the lazy rat, "Not I said the greedy pig". "Then I will make it myself" she said. She ground the corn to make the flour. She turned the flour into dough (which I am sure that she didn't drop on the floor as I did on MC!!!) She baked the dough in the oven and made the most delicious sweet bread. Then she buttered it with soft creamy butter, Neither the sleepy cat, not the lazy rat or the greedy pig helped out one little bit. "Who will help me eat this delicious bread" said the little red hen. "I will" said the sleepy cat "I will" said the lazy rat, "I will" said the greedy pig
"Oh no you won't" clucked the little red hen and she ate it all up, every last crumb and it was really delicious!


Marie said...

What lovely cards Hannah! We're up to the lake district in just a few weeks now for a week's relaxation. I can hardly wait!

David Hall said...

Cerys LOVES this story! Athough she still can't understand why the hen won't let them eat the bread.

Hope you are good Hannah, lovely to talk, I'm sure life will be sweet.


milhan said...

I adore the Little Red Hen! It was one of my favorite stories as a child - that, and Belling The Cat. I still have the book with both stories in them.

Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing! Brings back great memories.

Rita said...

Love the story! Am a card collector too! :) I made scone for a tea party yesterday and couldn't believe the mess I made with the flour flying everywhere!!!