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

Fat-Tuesday / Fettisdagen = Semla

This post Fat-Tuesday was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius-Lindhe in the blog Tyras Trädgård/ Tyra's Garden





Finally it is here! The day I'm been longing for, Fat-Tuesday or Fettisdagen as we say in my native to tongue.
This is the day we eat "Semla" This wonderful bun made of wheat flour and flavoured with cardamom. After it is baked and cool, you cut the top of the bun and fill it with soft almond paste. Now you whip some delicious cream and add it nicely on top of the bun, gently put back the lid you cut off earlier and dust over some icing sugar. Voilà - a SEMLA!

You can eat it just as it is together with your coffee or tea…or even better perhaps with a cup of hot chocolate. We however, usually, on this day anyway, eat it on a plate this hot milk. Then it is called “Hetvägg” translated to your lingo, it would be something like “Hot Wall” A bit odd, but there you go, this is a very old tradition…I’m sure it there is a good explanation somewhere. 



 Fat Tuesday...Mardi Gras...well that is a completely different thing, we do not party at all on this day.






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1 comment:

♥ Hannele på Hisingen said...

Mums, eftersom vi inte äter så mycket, köper jag färdigt :)