And then from what seemed like finally spring ... we were blasted back to winter overnight, and it snowed all day.
So I wanted a really warming, nourishing brunch and came up with this - I'll definitely be having it again too!
Quantities are kind of up to you and how much you want to eat of course, but I had leftover from the night before half a tin of coconut milk and half the nest of rice noodles (ready soaked and in the fridge) so that's what I used.
Cook eggs by carefully lowering into a saucepan of boiling water (with a pinch of salt) and boil for exactly six minutes, then drain and pour lots of cold water in to stop them cooking any further.
Into a non-stick frying pan with a spray of cooking oil, I added:
1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
1 green chilli, diced very fine (use more or less chilli of course, to your taste)
1 piece of ginger, peeled and grated
Cook for just a few seconds, stirring all the time, until you can start to smell the delicious flavours, and then add the coconut milk and 1/2 teaspoon garam masala.
Bring slowly to a boil, reduce to a simmer and add vegetables - I had some asparagus tips and broccoli - cook for another couple of minutes and then add the rice noodles.
Add a tiny pinch of sugar, a dash of fish sauce and cook for another minute or two, stirring often, until the vegetables are done and the noodles hot all through.
Tip out into a bowl and top with the eggs and a few drops of light soy sauce. I added a slice of red chilli too but just to make it look pretty really!