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
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Our new resident has made herself at home. I didn't realise what a full time job having a kitten was - we are both EXHAUSTED! But it is moments like this when, at the end of the day, she falls asleep on us, upside down, snoring loudly, that makes it all worthwhile! Thank you all for the lovely name suggestions - I definitely love cupcake but if I stood outside our backdoor shouting cupcake, our neighbours would think I was testing for the book again and that free samples were on offer! We have started to call her PeaPod and although not the most elegant of names, it seems to have stuck and suits her - this gets varied to Little Pea and Sweet Pea when she is being good (not often!!!!) and Pod is part of our village name so it seems to fit! Her personality has completely changed and far from the timid little kitten we took home a week ago, she is now leaping round my office, jumping on my keyboard and tipping everything over. It is chaos but we do love her.