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, 5 August 2009

When we wrote on the tickets "Dress as your favourite character or come as you are" we assumed that most people would come as they are and not dress up. How wrong we were!!! The costumes were spectacular and people had gone to so much trouble. I was standing at the kitchen window at 2pm when our guests arrived rapidly assembling peach melba scones at the last minute when people in hats and costumes drifted on the lawn. It was a lovely sight to see and took me completely by surprise! Here are some of the wonderful outfits!


Anonymous said...

What a lovely occasion! Was it at the village hall? Your last posting sounded as if you were at your own kitchen window but I don't think your cottage could accommodate those long tables? Your blog is part of my morning routine in Hawke's Bay N.Z, Hannah. It gives me such pleasure!

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