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, 1 September 2009

This weekend has largely been a wash out due to a wasp sting - oh it has been so painful and my foot swelled up to enormous proportions!!! Three whole days later and I can finally feel my foot again. Nasty wasps! I just about managed a photo shoot for Country and Town House of a prawn and squash risotto. As we were taking the photo, we were joined by a very interested peapod (obviously tempted by the prawns) who tried her hardest to snaffle one but we stopped her just in time!


The Curious Cat said...

Beastly wasps! They are just horrendous aren't they? There was a good article on them in the Guardian recently that compared them to party goers who knew they only had a month left to live at this time of year so they get drunk and go wild now their work is done...

Your Peapod is cute - but naughty! I bet she would have enjoyed the prawn! xxx

Rita said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear this Hannah! Hope you will have a good week!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about that wasp sting. It can be real painful.

Watching MC, I've noticed that risotto is served a lot in restaurants in England.
I've never made or eat it. I would like to try it out. There seem to be many kinds of risotto. Which one should I try as a beginner ?

Your risotto looks wonderful and appetizing. No wonder your Peapod was tempted.:o)