Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Twenty Four Eggs

What happens when your other half goes out and does the supermarket run?

He comes back with twenty four free range eggs of course! So this week I have had a baking frenzy much to the older two children's pleasure.

First there was chocolate brownies from 'The River Cottage Family Cookbook'...

...then cheese scones from 'Afternoon Tea'

Tuesday night it was plain old English pancakes for pudding - sorry no pictures because as soon as I flipped them the children were queuing, arms outstretched waiting for the next one!...

...and last night 'burnt butter cupcakes' from Nigella's 'Domestic Goddess' cookbook, these went in a flash as all members of the family - apart from 'moi' dived in before I could even ice them! I have to say when I did get a look in (they left me two!) they were absolutely scrummie! (would that be classified as one of my made up words? spell check thinks so, for me that is cool!) I'm thinking out with the plain old cupcakes and in with 'burnt butter' ones from now on and maybe with a toffee topping if I get chance to ice them next time!.

Tonight, well I might make a 'May Day' chocolate cake, that's after more pancakes for breakfast, omelette's for lunch and then ham, egg and chips for dinner! Maybe, just maybe all the eggs will be used up come this weekend and if not it's a pavlova! Teach me to send the hubby shopping - I'm all egged out!

Have a lovely Thursday we're off to the allotment, my first visit this year!