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, 1 September 2010
Sticking with a shephard's hut theme, we had a lovely bank holiday with my Aunt and Uncle who popped in for lunch which we enjoyed in front of the shepherd's hut, complete with bunting and the wonderful shade sails that Maren kindly bought for her tea party - I haven't taken them down since! A simple ploughmans lunch with home made bread and a gingerbeer ham followed by scones and plum and almond cake - we were soon fit to burst. We then set up camp outside the hut to make flower arrangements - my Aunt is an excellent florist and Mum and I became her willing assistants. The results were very pretty indeed we thought. Can you see the drift of smoke coming from the chimney on the hut - quite cute don't you think? The stove kept us nice and warm whilst sitting in the hut. A perfect way to spend a bank holiday Monday!