We have had gorgeous days these past two days and I am able to do some gardening. There are many weeds I have to pull out and so many tiny seedlings I have to transfer. The wandering jews under the bush of Chinese lantern are pretty much an eye-sore view and OMG they are a back-pain job. There are stubborn root grass climbing up the fence and covering up the passionfruit bush, almost suffocate it that I have to trim. Then, I pulled out some forget-me-nots which are growing wildly in my garden and their tiny seeds will always successfully invade spots everywhere they've landed, and I don't want them to cover the base of my roses ground. I cut the finished-flowering cinerarias and leave those which are crowded with bees until next time they are not interested in them anymore. I have to tidy up the tulip bulbs, lift them up and let them dry before I store them in the fridge for the next planting day in 6 months time. I trimmed the rose greanium as they tumble down the pathway and they children can't ride through with their bike and I have re-planted the cuttings to other spots I think they deserve. Other things I need to do is trimming the edge of the lawn John had mown yesterday. He uses ride-on mower and he tends to leave the edge of the lawn uncut because the mower can't reach it. So I have to cut the untidy grass. Yes, there are always a lot of to do in the garden and I can feel the impact of it on my back. However, things are to be done and no time to whining while the children are happy in the garden as well.
One good view is that my compassions are flowering and I've cut some for Mum. My other old-fashioned roses are also flowering and they are sweetly fragrant. I can't help myself to cut them for the vases I have. I've put them everywhere in the house. I love to breath the rosy fragrance in the air, especially at night. Romantic? Well...
My poppies are all in buds and some of them have opened their first flowers. They are all pretty and there are still a lot of its tiny seedlings I have to transfer in the open field. I still need to find the best spots for them and the best spot for me. When it comes to Summer, I have to water them and it is a hard work if I have to carry 10kg watering can to the exact spots where the hose can't reach. So, I'll look around and see what I can do.
At the meantime, here's some light lunch we have when we all are busy in the garden. I made peach and lime cheesecake the other day and it is still good to finish a light meal like this. We also are still enjoying lemons from the tree and a jug of lemonade is very fresh. This is my entry for WHB #107, hosted by Kalyn this week. You can find Weekend Herb Blogging information and who's hosting next round on Kalyn's Blog.
Gluten-Free Triple C's (Courgette and Carrot Cheese) Muffins
2 cups gluten-free baking mix,
1 tsp baking powder,
½ cup oil,
1 cup grated carrot,
1 cup grated courgette,
salt and pepper to season,
½ cup vegetarian cheese, grated,
1 sprig Italian parsley, finely chopped,
extra grated cheese to sprinkle
Preheat the oven to 190C. Grease 6 holes of texas muffin tin. Whisk the eggs with oil. Sift in the flour with baking powder, mix well. Add in the grated vegetables, herb, and cheese. Pour into the muffin tin. Sprinkle with extra cheese. Bake for 15-25 minutes or until cooked. Makes 6.