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'

Domestic Goddess

Well not quite -

This was my attempt at Chocolate Banana Muffins from Nigella's new book 'Kitchen'

Aesthetically pleasing they didn't quite come out as beautifully looking and tempting to the eye as they do in the book, but on the whole these are very moist, very quick and very very easy to make - whipped up on the back end of dinner in between finishing and 'what's for pudding mum I'm still hungry!'

A winner with the kids and at the moment a lunchbox favourite and OK you may be thinking chocolate and cakes in a lunchbox 'that's not very healthy' but the banana content (I feel) is high which I guess gives them their moistness and the chocolate is powder so not really chocolaty at all, it's just there to turn the flour a nice dark brown colour - so I can't really complain can I.

Though maybe brown cupcake/muffin liners next time might help to conceal all my messy cake mixture spooning.

And as promised, if you haven't already heard, seen, sky plus 'ed' - her new series starts this Thursday evening 8pm on BBC 2 - I'll be there curled up with my cookbook taking notes!

Here's to guilt free cooking - and eating!