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


Full of vitamin C and so delicious!

Go out and find these golden red gems - the Rose hips! Full with vitamin C and so delicious!
I pick both the wild roses hips Rosa dumalis ( Rosa Canina L.) and...

...the hips from Rosa rugosa.

They are easy to pick it takes just a few minutes but it takes fairly long time to clean them and it is pretty boring but it is worth it.

A small and pretty frosen November Rose.


1.5 litres wild rose hips
3 big red apples
5 dl liquid
1 kg (2,2 lb) sugar with pectin

Take 1.5 litres of thoroughly cleaned but unseeded wild rose hips, 3 chopped red unpeeled apples and 5 dl juice apple/orange/grapefruit or just water. Pour everything into a big saucepan, bring to boil and then simmer for 45 min. puree them using a sieve or other straining device to remove the seeds ,then add 1 kg of sugar (with pectin). Boil for additional 10 minutes. Pour the marmalade into clean jars.

1 litre = 1,75 U.K pints = 2,11 U.S pints


Juice of an orange plus water to make 1 cup
1/2 cup chopped raisins
3/4 cup wild rose hips, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 beaten egg
1-1/2 cups of flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup nuts or sunflower seeds

1 cup = 240 ml

Mix the orange juice, raisins, rose hips, butter, and egg in a large bowl. Sift together and then add the dry ingredients. Mix until well blended and then gently stir in nuts or sunflower seeds.
Spoon batter into a well greased loaf pan and bake at 175 degrees C. (350F) for one hour.


I made a new batch of Rose Hip Marmalade today and tried out something new. After I put the mash through the straining device I poured 2 pints of water over the remains of the hips and apples, stirred around and then strained it again. What I got now was an unsweetened Rose Hips and Apple juice. Added some lime and water, now I got myself a most lovely and guaranteed healthy drink.
Cheers and to all of you in US have a great Voting Day!

Do you have a Rose hips recipe you would like to share? please do, send it or link to me. /TYRA


Anonymous said...

Tyra, those rose hips are enormous! Your marmalade looks wonderful.

My MIL makes tea from wild rose hips. She dries them and coarsely chops them. Per pint of water, she adds about 2 T. of dried hips. They must be boiled/simmered -- pouring boiling water over them results in a rather tasteless brew -- for roughly 10 minutes. She sweetens hers slightly with honey, and occasionally adds a mint leaf. It is very good. :)

Frances said...

Hi Tyra, I have never seen such hips! LOL Your recipe sounds delicious for both marmalade and bread. Yummy!

racquel said...

Delicious sounding recipes!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi Racquel & Frances the Marmalade is dead easy to make so do try it.

Welcome Nancy and thank you for the Rose hip Tea tip!

Hanneles paradis said...

oj, jag bara äter nyponen som dom är, Hansa har så stora och söta.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hannele det är med all säkerhet nuttigast också :-)

Anna said...

I can see you are very talented. Your blog is classy and I am going to stay a bit and look around. I want to see that greenhouse! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I didn't know that rose hips grew that large.

Shibaguyz said...

We just discovered the wonder of rose hips this fall. We have already tagged our neighbors roses and she promises to let the fruits ripen without cutting them back.

We've still to find a patch of wild roses to harvest from... we'll have to keep a better eye out next year. Can't wait to try the recipes!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Well thank you Anna you are more than welcome.

Shibaguys welcome and good luck with those hips.I'm looking forward to make some of yours peanut butter.

Karin A said...

Härliga bilder och läckra recept! :) Synd bara att jag inte har några nypon själv...

Kram Karin

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Men Karin då de finns ju överallt.

Tidsmästarinnan said...

åå, vilken otroligt härlig färg på marmeladen!! nu blev jag sugen på att prova...

Vad kul att du kikade in till mig, tur, för då hittade jag ju hit! Jag lägger denna fina blogg till min bloggkoll på en gång!
Kram från

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Välkommen tidsmästarinnan va kul att di blir inspirerad!

Vero said...

Spara en burk till Blopapa!

Och Orange Tiger marmalade.

Can't wait to have it on my toast from Gateau on a saturday morning.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Men älsklingen jag kan ju omöjling smaska i mej all den marmeladen. Oh... surdegsbröd från Gâteau nu blev jag riktigt sugen på rostat brö en kvart till tre fikat toppen!
Vi hörs Kram Mamma

Annika Christensen said...

Läckert med nyponen. Jag brukarplocka och göra egen soppa men det här var lite nytt.
Tack för tipset.
Ha det gott

Jean said...

What beautiful looking marmalade! I've never thought of making that but now I'll be scouting for rose hips. And thanks for the well wishes on our US voting day!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Annika - nyponsoppa med mandelbisqvier och grädde, det är ju syndigt gott Mmm.....

Jean good luck with the scouting then! Oh... it is so exiting with the voting and what ever happens it is bye bye Bush!

Anja said...

Härliga recept Tyra!Få se om jag hinner prova...annars få'la du skicka en burk åt mig....typ;))!

mvh, Anja

Glädjekällan said...

Härliga recept. Det får bli att leta nypon.
Ha det gott

Gardenlife said...

Ser att vi båda haft vitamin c i tankarna idag...kul ; )

Yolanda Elizabet said...

My grandmother used to make jam from rosehips. I think I will try out your recipe for rosehip marmelade as it sounds delish and will make the lemonade too. :-)

Kram, Yolanda

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Anja, Glädjekällan & Yolanda I'm glad you liked the recipe and do have a go with it I promise you will love it.

Garden life 'Great minds think alike' ;-) Det är ju så här års vi vill proppa i oss lite extra och det är ju så gott!

VP said...

Hi Tyra - many thanks for visiting my blog :)

I had a lovely time in Stockholm 10 years ago when I worked on an environmental project around the city. We were there at the time of the Water Festival. I loved all the boat trips I went on to see all the islands too. A trip to Birka was particularly memorable, as was swimming in the Baltic every day :)

Philip Bewley said...

What a great post on rose hips! yes, the rosa rugosa has excellent hips. I am excited to see these recipes as we were wondering what else we could do.
I have ejoyed your blog!

camellia said...

Vilka vackra nypon. Och nyponmarmelad visste jag inte ens att man kunde göra!

Sue said...

I am looking at the blogs I have found one way or another, and bookmarked. I enjoyed looking at photos in your other blogs, too. You have a beautiful place, and you take great pictures!

This post makes me want to try growing roses again.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

VP - oh so you have visit my country, I glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Stockholm is a very beautiful and clean town with a lot of water as you noticed. Welcome back VP!

Welcome Philip to Tyras Garden and I so glad you liked the post of Rose hips. Do try to make the marmalad it is dead easy and wonderful on toasts.

Camelia - jag säjer som till Philip, du måste pröva den.

Welcome Sue and I am delighted to hear that you like my pictures. These Roses canina are Wild roses so you do not have to cut them back each year, isn't that good and you can harvest every fall:-)

Elke said...

I love wild rosehips marmelade, but would never think of making it by myself. In winter I always buy it in the (german)"Reformhaus". I don't know, if here is an english word to translate this.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

elke - nice to hear from you and that you have rose hip marmelade in Germany. Have you tried it with cheese?

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

elke - nice to hear from you and that you have rose hip marmelade in Germany. Have you tried it with cheese?

joey said...

Dear clever Tyra ~ if only I could get my hands on those hips! Delightful recipes but with the few roses I have, I could barely make a 1/4 cup. Your fine photos resemble professional ads ...

Lotta said...

Precis en sådan c-vitaminkick jag skulle behövt idag med min onda hals :) Jag har plockat nypon men de hade mask innuti så ingen nyposoppa fick jag.... :( Härlig bilder 8`)

Anonymous said...

Ciao Tyra

nice to read you. About Rose hips recipe I leave you a lovely post by a friend of mine.

Greeting from Italy

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Thank you Joey for your very kind words, I'm sorry that you can't get hold of some.

Lotta - men fy va fäskigt och synd att det inte blev någon soppa.

Paolo Ciao e grazie, come và Paolo? Mille grazie for the link it was great and fun to see, great minds think alike...:-)

Arriverderla Paolo.

Anna said...

Hej Tyra! Underbara bilder och en till som älskar C-vitaminer! :O) //Anna