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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

Monday, 8 September 2008

The week of the RHS show has arrived and we are busying ourselves with last minute preparations. I have to admit I am feeling very nervous!!! We have no idea whether we will have too much or not enough cakes to sell - it is going to be a steep learning curve! Kathy and I had a lovely trip to Borough Market in London last week to visit the breadmaker who will be making our petal breads. If you haven't been to Borough it is a Foodie Mecca and definitely worth a visit. We then spent the afternoon with Kitty - a lovely baker (the sister of a friend of ours) who has a warehouse kitchen just near the show and who will be baking up our cupcake recipes (whilst I can bake for 100, baking for 15,000 on my Aga was never really realistic!) It was fun introducing Kitty and her assistant to lavender, violet and rose - even if they did think we were a little crazy! If you are near Inner Temple on Thursday or Friday, do come and say hello at our stand. And keep your fingers crossed that it will not rain (unlikely I know) otherwise there will not be a very high demand for our floral ice cream (gin and lavender, rose, raspberry and elderflower sorbet - yum yum!)

5 comments:

David Hall said...

aye aye stranger. good luck and all that.

x

Beth said...

Gin and lavender - I'll have some of that. Good luck, hope the rain stays away!

Gareth & Amy said...

Do you accept dollars???? xxxx

Marie said...

Ohh, I do wish you lots of luck and beautiful weather Hannah! I really love the Borough Market!

Rita said...

Hope it goes well!