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
This post "Summer Feast in the Garden - July" was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog Tyra's Garden
Summer feast in the garden.
When we now have reached the second part of July we have a lot of birthdays to celebrate in my family. I have my brother, my brother’s son, my sister and my youngest daughter so celebrate all within 3 days! These pictures are from my daughter Missy M’s birthday.
This week in July is called "Fruntimmersveckan" in Swedish, translated to English it would be something like "Ladies' Week". It is called that because these six ladies has got their Name Day now during this week. Sara, Margareta, Johanna, Magdalena, Emma and Kristina
Tyra in the garden - Photo: Johan Gadnert
The potager is now filled with vegetables just about ready and ripe. I think it is going to be a great tomato harvest this year, it is really looking good. I have about twenty different varieties of heirloom tomatoes to pick this year. Some are new but most of them are faithful and dependable tomatovarieties that I've already tried out before. A new variety and already a favourite is 'Summer Cider' a yellow beef tomato. Very sweet and tasty. I got the seeds from one of my Facebook friends. Thank you Yvonne for sharing!
We decided to make a summer buffet with all the veggie goodies we could find.
For sweet course a very traditional, typical Swedish Strawberry Cake.
Missy M'sStrawberry Cake - photo: Johan Gadnert
A strawberry cake made of sponge cake, vanilla custard, whipped cream with cardamom and loads of strawberries.
Collavery - photo: Johan Gadnert
A nice vine from Aix-En-Provence to go with it all. Very fruity vine with a hint of red currant, orange, rasperry and grass. Just a bit of sweetness but still with a fresh and crisp taste.
It isn't just a pretty pea to look at it is so sweet and delicious too.
This pea is a Dutch heirloom pea and it is from organic seed as well. Both an heirloom and organic, two criteria I really appreciate. This is the first time that I grow this pea and I wonder if it turn green if I cook it? I would think so. Although I don't think any of my blue podded peas will ever reach the kitchen. They are too tasty, I think they all will end up in the gardener's stomach as a snack.