Ah yes, still more cloudberries to be picked! This time we headed to Norjso, where Johan owns a nice little cottage with lots of land, with a fabulous cloudberry patch. Now it is important to note that according to Swedish law, you do not have to pick only on your own land. Actually, you can pick on anybody’s land. Just a note in case you ever find yourself in Sweden surrounded by berries.
This patch was full of berries and we all walked away with 2 buckets full of berries.
There are some important things to keep in mind when cloudberry picking that I would like to share with you.
1. Bring boots. Cloudberries like to grow in swampy areas, so mud boots are very important.
2. Bring buckets. You need something to put the cloudberries in.
3. Bring mosquito repelant! There are plenty of mosquitoes in these areas, and they are hungry!
4. Wear long sleeves and a hat/hood, even if it is hot out. Wondering why? See point 3.
I cannot stress the importance of points 3 and 4. There are no lack of mosquitoes in Sweden. And they attack you quickly if you do not have some sort of repelant.
There are many fabulous ways to eat cloudberries.
1. With cheesecake
2. With vanilla cream
3. Cook jam with the cloudberries and eat them with Swedish pancakes
Any way you eat cloudberries, they are oh-so-good!