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!