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, 25 March 2009

Time is flying by at the moment...days filled with working and evenings filled with inventing ice cream recipes. I have to say it is an absolute joy to write although I am discovering that sorbets are very hard to photograph before they start to melt! Dry Ice would come in handy I think. It only seems like 5 minutes since Peapod arrived at our cottage and yet this week she had her first steps outside! Despite being very timid at first (and hiding under the BBQ for a long while) she has now discovered that there are plenty of things to chase in the garden which she loves. She looks like a proper grown up cat now although still tiny in comparison with Muffy who is enormous with her winter coat! Although I wouldn't say that they get on hugely well (Muffy is not a big fan of Peapod pulling her tail!!!) here was a rare moment of togetherness when they spotted a rabbit! I am hoping that one day they will be the best of friends!


Magic Cochin said...

Love the last photo :-)


Tracey said...

So cute! Peapod has definitely grown a lot since the last pics!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your blog, Hannah! It feeds my English roots. Thank you. I am currently absorbed again by Masterchef goes Large (I think it is last years that is showing here in N.Z. And I'm not spoiling it for myself by looking up the BBC website to see who wins - although I'm sure I know who it will be!)
Stephanie (Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)

Hannah said...

Thanks Celia and Tracey - she has grown so much hasn't she. I looked at the earlier pictures which were just take a few weeks ago and she fitted in the palm of my hand then.

Thanks too for your lovely message Stephanie - I am glad you are enjoying the blog! And I won't spoilt it and tell you who wins MC! MC has just been nominated for a Bafta here in the UK so that is brilliant news for the series

Lucy said...

Wow PeaPod has grown since the last lovely photos of her on here! I hope she enjoyed her first trip out ;)

I heart cupcakes said...

Aw they are both just utterly gorgeous - Im sure they'll start to get on with time! We've had our two for 10 years or so and they still have the odd tiff :)