This morning I had a 7am meeting, about 45 minutes from home so I had a VERY early start - in fact it almost feels like lunchtime and it is not even 10am yet. The mincepies (which I was making at 11pm last night) and coffee did little to improve my mood as the meeting was outside on a very cold farm. Brrrrrr....I still feel chilly just thinking about it. The upside was that we were finished by 8am and I had a stunning drive back through the frosty sunrise. Everything looked so Christmassy! If you are going out today, wrap up VERY warm!
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