My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile


Rainy Days ... I just love those.

I just love those lovely rainy summer days. I don´t have to water the garden, I can spend a hole day baking. In our summer house we have have an old iron stove that we heat with wood. In this iron stove oven you can make wonderful bread. This day we decided to make Focaccia al pomodoro on the savory side and on the sweet side Plum tart and White bread croissant with almond filling.
Oh, vad underbart ett efterlängtat sommar regn kan vara, man njuter med växterna. Tänk vad skönt det måste vara att på en ljummen dusch efter veckor med torka. Regnig dag betyder baka i Åkerby. Emilie och jag bestämde os för att göra en plommonpaj och mandelgifflar på den "söta sidan" och ett körsbärstomatbröd på den mer matiga sidan.

Focaccia al pomodoro. 350 g farina di frumento integrale, 15 g lieveto bi birra fresco, 300 g di pomodoro maturi, origano, alcune foglie di basilico, olio d ´oliva e finalmente sale.

Plum tart. 3.5 dl flour, 1 dl sugar, 125 g butter. Grounded almonds, sugar and a small amount of water for the filling and then some ripe plums. Bake it sloooowly.

Grusgång "in floribus".

Nu har är jag tillbaka från Åkerby igen, var uppe ett par dagar för att njuta av försommaren i norra Uppland. Vädret är inte på topp men jag fick gräset klippt och rensade lite rabatten. Grusgången rensar jag inte! och så här underbart blommar det i min grusgång! Lupinus polyphyllus & Aquilegia vulgaris L in perfect harmony.
Akleja, alium, prästkrage och lupin.
Digitalis, Dianthus barbatus L, Papaver, Aquilegia & Leucanthemum vulgare.

Have a wonderful day/ Tyra


Yolanda Elizabet said...

Foccacia, Plum tart and croissants with almond fillings sounds delicious. Put the kettle on, I'm coming over for a visit. ;-)

Hannele said...

Lupiner är så fina, jag njuter också av sommarregn, fast jag vattnar knappt soliga dagar heller.

Sanni said...

Now i started to feel like baking.... Flowers are wonderful. Rain is so needed. It rained few days here and I was happy as a little squirrel (badly translated saying)!! :)

Green thumb said...

Dear Tyra,your post echoes my feelings about rainy season.Here in India,Monsoons have just arrived and it rains almost every day.The temperatures have plummeted making the weather very pleasant.

Your flowers look gorgeous and the Focaccia looks very appetising indeed !

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

India, Finland, Hisingen and Holland thank you for your thoughts, it is so very to here from you all. We have the midsummer holiday coming up this weekend. I´m going to spend it with my friend out in the Archipelago of Stockholm. I wish you all a very nice midsummer!