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, 30 July 2008
Over a year ago we bought some woodland next to our house so that we could create a woodland garden. We have finally made a start on clearing it (I say we in the loosest possible sense - I was responsible for making drinks and cakes and I sawed a few logs!) and after a few days it is transformed. Where we couldn't walk before because of piles of dead wood and nettles, there is now clear soil. After a bit of rotivating and compost over the next few months, it will be ready to plant bulbs (snowdrops, bluebells, crocus and daffodils) and woodland grass seed. Hopefully by the spring it will be a lovely spot to sit and unwind. The bonfire was at times a little wild/ferocious - it burnt for over 24 hours as we carried on stoking it the following day. Luckily no damage was done!