Single Mum Cooks: Baked Eggs in Wonton Wrappers

Once upon a time, long, long ago, I lived in Japan. That was all many years ago now and a story for another day, but one of the longer lasting effects of my tenure in the Land of the Rising Sun (longer at least than my grasp of the Japanese language, which has all but…

Single Mum Cooks: Sprout stir-fry

Let’s face it, once September rolls around, there’s only one thing on everyone’s mind. Well, one thing in addition to Strictly and whichever blow-the-budget Sunday night costume drama is currently doing the televisual rounds.  And that thing is Christmas. The leaves are going a bit brown.  Sort of, ish.  Maybe, almost?  Dig out those opaques,…

Single Mum Cooks: Plum Crumble

It is perhaps on this evening more than any other that I start to feel jealous of retired people.  As I stare bleakly into the gaping chasm of another school year, knowing that from here on, the nights are getting longer, the days colder and my only available “free time” is likely to be spent sleeping-or…

Single Mum Cooks: Cheesy courgette pasta

Hello and welcome to the latest episode of Single Mum Cooks. I need to stop saying that.  I sound like The Two Ronnies doing a sketch where they wear matching glasses and say goodnight from each other. Anyway, today I am talking about courgettes. Now I like a courgette; however, clearly so do the other…

Single Mum Cooks: Coconut Vegetable Curry

Well hello folks, and welcome to the latest edition of Single Mum Cooks.  This one is that good old classic, Coconut Vegetable Curry, also known as something I just knocked up with whatever ingredients were lying around in the kitchen and needed to be used up. It is a well known fact that I am…

Middle Eastern Mash-Up

Hello and welcome to Part 2 of Single Mum Cooks. Yes folks, it’s another RECIPE, straight from the mouth of me.  You can all breathe easy.  I have not written another lengthy political rant, nor is the title some sort of attempt at doing one of those dance tracks where they ruin two great songs…

Breakfast and Brunch Recipe: Huevos Rancheros

Yes, I’ve gone and done it.  I’ve added a RECIPE. Just call me Deliciously Ella.  A little morsel of deliciousness from me to you.  You’re welcome. Mock ye not, for here is my recipe.  It is…. it is…..a version of huevos rancheros, a not very original Single Mum Speaks Mexican-style brunch special.  Well, presumably.  I’ve…