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

Thursday, 16 October 2008

As you have all lived through the last three months of me writing the book, with many of you testing recipes and proof reading, I wanted to share my celebration with you that yesterday I submitted the final part of my book (on time!!!). What a huge relief! I am one happy bunny today - although I imagine by 5pm I will be twiddling my thumbs and wondering what to do with all the free time I now have on my hands!


Kathy said...
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Kathy said...

I suppose you could always start planning your next book!

'Lavender and Oven Mitts' could be the title!!!!!!

Marie said...

Way to go Hannah! You go girl! Can't wait to see it. I'll be first in line to buy it!

Magic Cochin said...

Well done Hannah! "on time" - such a rare phrase in publishing.

Enjoy the autumn sunshine today - go kick up some leaves!


Joanna said...


We're all looking forward to seeing it


Anonymous said...

That's great Hannah - and on time too - well done.
Looking forward to seeing it in print.


milhan said...

...I think I remember you writing something about a cozy sofa...???


Stately As Two Galleons said...

Dear Hannah,

If you are the poster known as dreamycupcake, you could come and join us on the SCD message board again!

Best wishes,

Stately As Two Galleons


Catherine said...

Hi Hannah, congratulations on getting the book in on time! I'm an avid reader of your blog and can't wait to see all of your delicious recipes in print! I hope it hasn't been too stressful for you!

Catherine x

Rita said...

Well done.... so, you have eaten the whole elephant now!!! ;) So glad for you. Well done!

Leaving for SA early Monday morning.

Bellini Valli said...

What a great reward it will be to get a final edition of your cookbook Hannah. It is too exciting for words:D

Charlotte at Great Big Veg challenge said...

I think you should relax my counting chickens and pea hens.
Well done.

Bellini Valli said...

Please put me on a list Hannah to let me know when your book is available. I would like to put a link to it on sidebar with the other talented chefs I know:D There must be an evergrowing list!!!!