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


Brassica - a Favorite in Tyra's Garden and Kitchen

Brassicas are definitely my favorites in Tyra's Garden. This big family adds colour and structure to my potager. All those lovely colours of green: pale, soft, blueish green, purple green etc.

Brassica a huge group of plants. DESCRIPTION: This is a group of plants belonging to the Mustard family, Cruciferae. It includes vegetables that are commonly grown and known as Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, Kale, Kohlrabi, Mustard, Rape, Rutabaga and Turnip. Many can be grown for their ornamental leaves. (from.

BRASSICAS are highly nutritious full of antioxidants, Sulforaphane exists in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage. Brassicas are really good food and cheap to and if you grow them yourself they are ever cheaper and taste wonderful.

Kålsoppa - Kohlsuppe - Cabbage soup

1 small cabbage, sliced/chopped
1 liter chicken broth
4 diced bacon or kabanosse würst/Polish Kielbasa
1 minced onions
4-5 diced potatoes
salt and pepper, thyme and caraway seeds, to taste
Sour cream

Put the chopped cabbage and the broth in the saucepan/pot, simmer for 1/2 hour.
In a saute pan, cook the diced bacon/würst,
Saute the onion in the bacon drippings until soft.
Add the chopped bacon, onion, potato, and S & P to the sausepan/pot.
Cook for an additional 1 hour, until the cabbage reaches the texture you prefer.

Serve with of sour cream and a nice bread

Smaklig måltid - Bon Apetite



Randi said...

Tusen tack Tyra för dina kommentarer i min slide-gästbok. En verklig överraskning! Hade ingen aning om det fanns en sådan.
Jag håller med dig - soppor hör hösten till - liksom grytorna. Extra njutbart blir det när man bara kan gå ut och hämta ingredienserna.
Ditt recept "smakar" gott - blir riktigt sugen.

Emilie H-Lindhe said...

Superfint collage mamma! Du är en riktig stjärna!

Jag är ju inne i lite utav en sopp-period så det får nog bli vår sauerkrautvariant till helgen - man har ju Lidl, hahaha!. Igår följde jag ett recept på Butternut Squash soppa. Inte riktigt min grej... Den har nämligen lite äpple och sherry i. Blotta tanken på Waldorfsallad, mimosasallad och annat med äpple i får ju mig att må illa - skulle ha anat det! Det blir nog en risotto på resten utav squashen..

STOR kram!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hejsan Randi & Emilie, mera soppa,vilken soppa, bläää jag gjorde igår. Det var den fulaste soppa jag gjort! Grönkålssoppa av 'Red Russia' allstå röd grönkål. Hade grädde i och då blev den grågrönlila bjäck men...den var faktiskt god! :)

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Hanneles Christmas said...

Jag ääälskar kålsoppa, med lam kanske bäst.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

You're right Tyra, the brassica's are a delight for the eyes and the stomach!

Hanneles paradis said...

Jag förstår, för den är ju så vacker och smakar bra.

dinzie said...

I will certainly be trying the cabbage soup recipe :O)

I like your blog and your pictures :O)