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

Tuesday

'Man tager vad man haver' - sa Kajsa Warg

The Day's of Harvest from the Greenhouse and Potager - July




There was a Swedish young woman who wrote a cookery book back in 1755 (amazing!) Her name was Kajsa Warg. She always said and I live by that quote when I'm cooking.


Bild från nätet: Sofies mat



'Man tager vad man haver' - You take what you got


...and then it is up to the brilliant cook to be a wizard and make something delicious out of it.





My gazpacho differs from time to time it all depends on what I got at home but usually I have; tomatoes, red peppers, onions, cucumber, garlic, stale bread, ice cold water, oil and vinegar. Salt, spices and herb of course. About half (60%) of the ingredients I blend and make into a nice soup and the rest I dice into small dices which I serve (on the side) together with croutons with the soup.


Here is a Spanish Recipe of

Gazpacho

this delicious soup from Andalucia Españia




Ingredientes para 5 personas:
1 kg de tomate rojo maduro
70 g pepino
60 g pimiento rojo
1/2 diente de ajo tamaño normal
30 g cebolla
1 cucharada rasa de sal (a gusto)
vinagre de jerez (2 cucharadas)
agua (3 vasos)
100 g aceite de oliva virgen extra (7 cucharadas)
pan duro
comino molido (una pizca)
pimienta negra recién molida (una pizca) (opcional)

This spanish recipe is from wikipedia.


UPDATE! I got this recipe from dear Joey ( the Village Voice) and I have to share it with you.

HARVEST GAZPACHO(with or without crab)- minced clove of garlic- 6 plump peeled and seeded ripe tomatoes- 2 peeled and seeded cucumbers- 1 chopped red onion- 1 chopped sweet onion- 1 coarsely chopped red pepper- 1 coarsely chopped yellow or orange pepper- 2 cups good tomato juice- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil- juice of 1 fresh lemon- coarse salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste- dashes of Tabasco (hot pepper sauce)to taste- 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill- sliced black olives to taste- 1/2 lb. good lump crab chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Into a large glass bowl rubbed with cut garlic, place chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and peppers. Combine tomato juice, olive oil, lemon juice and Tabasco. Pour over chopped garden vegetables. Add dill, olives, and crab. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Chill thoroughly. Ladle into chilled bowls. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and warm crusty bread. (6-8 servings)

Bon appétit!

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18 comments:

Ruben said...

Låter vansinnigt gott! Det värsta är, att här lär det dröja innan tomaterna blir mogna, det finns ju ICA förstås ....
Hohoooo, vilken bild! Superläcker!
/Ruben

Ruben said...

PS
Måste försvara vår kära Kajsa litet! "Man tager vad man haver" kan ju få en att tro, att hon var en riktig slarvmaja. Icke så! Enligt senare rön sade hon "Man tager, vad det nu var, OM MAN SÅ HAVER", vilket ju ger hennes ord en helt annan innebörd. Man hade ju önskat att hon verkligen sa det förstnämnda, för det gör jag, tager vad jag har - och det brukar fungera för det mesta!! ;-) /Ruben

♥Häxor & Änglar♥ said...

Fantastiskt!! På 1700-talet var det väl inte många kvinnor som "vågade" göra så´nt.
Kram Eva Linnea

Livsnjutaren said...

Gazpacho är verkligen gott!!!

Vilka bjässar till tomater du har....

joey said...

Yum, dear Tyra ... a favorite of mine also. I will tackle this recipe soon ... good tomatoes are now available. I'm taking the liberty (hoping you don't mind) and sharing my recipe with you. Considering all the fresh veggies/herbs you have grown, perhaps you might sometime give it a try. Summer hugs!

HARVEST GAZPACHO
(with or without crab)

- minced clove of garlic
- 6 plump peeled and seeded ripe tomatoes
- 2 peeled and seeded cucumbers
- 1 chopped red onion
- 1 chopped sweet onion
- 1 coarsely chopped red pepper
- 1 coarsely chopped yellow or orange pepper
- 2 cups good tomato juice
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- juice of 1 fresh lemon
- coarse salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
- dashes of Tabasco (hot pepper sauce)to taste
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
- sliced black olives to taste
- 1/2 lb. good lump crab
chopped fresh parsley for garnish

•Into a large glass bowl rubbed with cut garlic, place chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and peppers. Combine tomato juice, olive oil, lemon juice and Tabasco. Pour over chopped garden vegetables. Add dill, olives, and crab. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Chill thoroughly. Ladle into chilled bowls. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and warm crusty bread. (6-8 servings)

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Thank you Joey, I just added it into the post.
xoxo Tyra

Kathleen said...

Wise woman! I need to live by those words more often too instead of running to the store so much. Recipe sounds delicious. I just need my veggies to get in gear so I have something from the garden to add!

mormor Hannele said...

Smakar nog härlig sommar,
kram.

Daphne said...

That is how I cook in the summer from the garden. Whatever I have, I use. Of course that is why I started growing garlic and onions this year. I felt I couldn't cook without them and kept having to go buy them. This year is working out much better.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

I saw your garlic Daphne, they are beautiful! Very impressive harvest, well done.

tina said...

I love gazpacho. You just gave me a good idea to make some with dinner tonight. Yum!

Naturegirl said...

Wonderful recipe! I also love to eat gazpacho in summer but I must buy my ingreients from the market..all I grow is tomatoes!..on and herbs!

Geno's Garden said...

I'm with Kathleen...my grocery store is around the corner and I find it too easy to just jump in the car. I will make myself a sign, in Swedish, that says 'Man tager vad man haver' and post it in my kitchen. My tomatoes are coming in, as are my eggplant and zukes, so these will encourage me as well!

Frances said...

Hi Tyra, what good words to live and cook by! Since we are being overrun with tomatoes at the moment, these recipes are just the ticket, thanks!
Frances

Annika Christensen said...

Det var inte dåligt minsann. Fin fint och gott verkar det att bli.
Tack för recept.
Annika

Indrif said...

hej nettan! daniel här, erikas kille du vet :)

äntligen har jag hittat fram till dina bloggar och jag är sjukt imponerad! grymma bilder och förhoppningsvis roligt innehåll. har inte hunnit läsa än, bara tittat runt lite men jag ska läsa och läsa.

hoppas gmailen funkar bra!

Maria Berg said...

Håller med Ruben jag tager vad jag haver eller var det havre... MB

Ps. Rosorna jag visa de doftra bara lite.

Geno's Garden said...

ok, Tyra, I did it. I've got my "man tager vad man hager" on my frig and am trying to live by it. I think this means you're responsible for me now. Jeannie