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

Sunday

CHOCOLATE - for taste, lust and joy!

© This post was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog Tyra's Garden http://waxholm.blogspot.com/
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Chocolat un moment de vèritable plaisir...did you know that chocolate stimulates the same lust center in the brain as sexual activity?
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'Mozartkugel', truffles and home made chocolate for christmas. We made almond paste and marzipan this year out of which we then formed round balls of Walnut paste with Cognac dipped in dark chocolate. Also, we made a version of Mozartkugel, or ‘Mozart bonbons’, in the shape of a loaf consisting of nougat, marzipan, almond paste and dark chocolate - and yes some Congnac as well, it was heavenly…
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The Chocolate girl/ Chokladflickan
Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702-89).
Pastellmålning på pargament av Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden bild från wikipedia

The beautiful fruit pods on the cacao tree, here in various stages of ripening.

While chocolate is regularly eaten for pleasure, there are potential beneficial health effects of eating chocolate. Cocoa or dark chocolate benefits the circulatory system. Other beneficial effects suggested include anticancer, brain stimulator, cough preventor and antidiarrhoeal effects.wikipedia

Kakao för hälsan....

Kakao ökar transmissionssubstanserna seratonin och endorfin i hjärnan, vilka lindrar smärta (!) och höjer stämningsläget. Jag läste just i Hans Bertil Junebys bok Fytomedicin, en fickhandbok om medicinalväxter, att kakao stimulerar samma lustcentrum i hjärnan som sexuell aktivitet, ojdå!

Just a few days left on 2008...

oh yes ...soon I can start with the seeds!

Lots Of Love/ Tyra

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23 comments:

Anja said...

Mmmmm!....och förutom det du berättar så innehåller den mörka chokladen även antioxidanter (låter inte så sensuellt precis, men....).
Verkligen lustfyllda bilder!

mvh, Anja

Blossom said...

Your chocolates sound so delicious! I love marzipan and have a weakness for swiss chocolate. Yes, seed ordering and planning time is coming. I can start planting seeds indoors under my grow lights in February.

Amy

Roses and stuff said...

Vilken tur att choklad är så nyttigt - och gott! Jag har också gjort chokladtryfflar i år...och gissa om jag går och skåpäter...
kram Katarina

tina said...

Those fruit pods are really attractive. I just love truffles.

inadvertentfarmer said...

Ohhh you have just given me one more reason to love chocolate...it is beautiful in pod!!! Kim

garden girl said...

I only eat chocolate for its health benefits. ;)

joey said...

Oh yes, dear Tyra! Count me in for ... taste, lust and joy :)

The Muse said...

MMMMMMM :) :)

What glory...CHOCOLATE :)

Thanks For 2 Day said...

Mmmm Tyra, you are making me hungry:) When we lived in Germany I loved the marzipan...so I know how yummy it is, although I'm sure your Swedish variety is MUCH better than the German kind!! hee hee:) I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year! Jan

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

Oh, how ambitious and creative of you to have made your own special chocolate treats this Christmas, Tyra! I was inclined but never made it past the pumpkin bread and cookies I baked. (Maybe next year??)

Chandramouli S said...

Yummmm! Chocolates! The fruit pods look so delicious too!

MARIA said...

Thank you for your kind visit! It is good to know your huby is from Poland. So I can write in my native language here?
English is very dificult for me.

You have a very wonderful blogsite.

In my age I must be careful with chocolate. Little bit be ok.

God bless you and your family!

MARIA said...

Garden was and still is my big love.

Frances said...

Oh my goodness Tyra, you know how to live well! Chocolate and cognac, what a fabulous combination. Your creations are exquisite and I bet they taste heavenly too. We used to make a similar candy with bourbon soaked walnuts in a fondant then dipped in chocolate. Time consuming but wonderful as well. I may have to study your picture of the candy for a long time and imagine the taste in my mouth! :-)
Frances

Vero said...

Blopapa likes chocolate!!! Zeppelinaren var bäst!

Karin A said...

Mmm - ja choklad är synnerligen gott! Gjorde vita chokladtryfflar i år (brukar göra det) men de misslyckades av någon konstig anledning. Hittade recpetet i Lantliv och jag tror det var något konstigt med det. Några Mozartkulor blev det tyvärr inte utan det fick duga med de köpta. :) Härliga bilder! Gott slut önskar jag dig...

Kram Karin

Jan said...

Everything sounds delicious. Of course, I have never met a chocolate I didn't like.

Jan
Always Growing

Kathleen said...

Those fruit pods are beautiful Tyra and my mouth is watering reading about your exquisite handmade chocolates. I did not eat as much chocolate as usual this Christmas and I think I need to make up for that! Happy New Year to you.

Laila said...

Tenk så herlig at sjokolade er sundt, når jeg ser bildet av kakaofrukten tror jeg ikke jeg har sett det før?? Flotte er de. Har endelig fått lagt til hovedbloggen din. Ønsker deg et riktig godt nytt år

anna of sweden said...

Hej! Tack för kommentaren hos mig -
nu hittade ju jag till dig! :)

Ska kika runt här lite nu!

Hälsar Anna i Philadelphia

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Happy New Year dear Tyra... Marion

Glädjekällan said...

Känner chokladdoften ända hit!
Ett riktigt Gott nytt år

Birgitta

mormor Hannele said...

God choklad med ett glas gott vin, mums,
det ska vi nog göra nu, maken har köpt några fina praliner..