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

Monday, 16 April 2012

I have finally joined the modern technology age and am now the proud owner of an Ipad.  I am not sure whether it is right to be in love with a machine but I am utterly besotted!  Peapod - who usually runs I mile when I point a camera at her (unless she is asleep) was completely unphased by the ipad and I managed to snap this cute picture of her on my patchwork quilt.  What a cutie!  I have had a fun weekend trying out the voice recognition and amazingly I can dictate recipe methods with hardly any mistakes at all!  I knew I would be able to justify the purchase somehow - the trick will be however how to avoid the ipad becoming covered in cake batter and other kitchen mess!!   I managed to make another 8 cheesecakes this weekend - baked vanilla, mini blueberry cheesecakes baked in jars, brownie cheesecake, fresh fruit glazed cheesecakes, 2 banana cheesecakes (I really do not like banana so had to outsource the tasting of these two!), popcorn cheesecake and peppermint bark cheesecake (which looked very Christmassy and completely out of season).  All passed the taste testing panel so only 19 recipes left to go now on the book!


I heart cupcakes said...

Peapod is gorgeous!
I'm trying to convince myself I don't really need an iPad but I think I do!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Hi Hannah, I haven't been by in a while . . . don't know why! Peapod is a beauty! Sounds like you've been busy in the kitchen! I'm thinking about an iPad myself . . . I can justify anything! LOL!!!

Stop by for a tour of my post on the "Wedding Cake House" you may find it inspirational for one of your next recipes!

Have a lovely weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hello Hannah,
I just read about you in LandScape magazine this weekend; your cottage is idyllic as is your life by the sounds of it. I remember you on Masterchef, though haven't watched the series since.
It was lovely to see you had a blog and I am in lerve with your cat!
And not sure I should be reading about cheesecakes on an empty stomach!
Best of luck with the rest of the recipes.