Cleaning the overgrown backyard

People use their spare time differently.
I choose to use my spare time with the nature.
It can ease my pain (caused by thinking too much..haha).
It can release my stress....after a tiring day working on my thesis.
It is like entering a different world of green
where it is only me and nature.

I don't use grass mower because it will be so tedious.
It stays in the shed.
I usually use a pair of hedge shears to cut the grass instead.
It was bought weeks ago for only GBP5.00.

Next time, I will turn it into a garden.

Flower bedding

To celebrate this Spring, it's time to make a few changes.
Well, I started with flower bedding
just right next to the door to enter my house.

I bought some flower plants for flower bedding.
French Marigold, Wild Lavender and Red Begonia

Well, at least, it is better than before.
Now, with this, the house looks like a human is its owner.

Chocolate tart cake

This type of chocolate tart cake is extremely easy to make.
So I made two cakes just now.


Chop one dark chocolate bar (200gm) into tiny pieces.

Chop some of raspberry white chocolate bar into tiny pieces.
This is optional.

Pour 300ml cream into a big mug.
Heat it in a microwave oven for 1 minute.

Then, pour the hot cream onto the chopped chocolate.
Let it rest for 5 minutes, before you can whisk it.

Whisk the mixture well until it becomes chocolate ganache.
This recipe is made to fill two flan cases.

After that, prepare the flan base.
"Flan" or "tart" means an open pastry case which you can fill anything in.
You can call it flan case or tart base or tart case...whatever you like!
They are all the same thing.

This is a sponge flan base.
Well, for this one, its texture is exactly like a sponge cake.
The size is as big as a dinner plate.

Don't worry! Simply buy it at any supermarkets.
Well, you can also make your own biscuit flan base instead,
if you are hardworking enough.

Spread some strawberry jam on top, if you want.
This is optional.

Fill the flan case with the chocolate ganache while it is still warm.

Cut each strawberry into half.

Decorate the cake as you please.

Lastly, let it rest in your fridge for a couple of hours before you can serve it.

 Ready to serve!!!!