25 juli 2016

Cloudberry

The cloudberry (in Dutch known as 'kruipbraam' or 'veenbraam') grows best in cool temperatures, arctic tundras and boreal forests. They can withstand cold temperatures to well below -40°C (-40°F)! and grow in bogs, marshes and wet meadows; all conditions that can be found in Scandinavia.
We a lot of cloudberries when we hiked in the northern part of the Swedish region Dalarna earlier this month. Early July they were still small but were showing their beautiful bright colour already. They made us remember a holiday in Finland from several years ago, when we had a spoonful of cloudberry jam on some pancakes; delicious!!

I'm linking to Seasons.


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  1. Weer wat geleerd, had nog nooit van deze plant gehoord. Hij valt wel op met deze kleur.

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  2. I don't know that I've tried it, but I love the name!

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  3. I've not heard of the cloudberry Marleen, are they a bit like boysenberries?

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  4. I've not heard of the cloudberry Marleen, are they a bit like boysenberries?

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    1. Oops Grace, I haven´t heard about boysenberries before :). Cloudberries look like blackberries, but their taste is lightly sour (in a good way).

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  5. Is het een zure of een zoete bes. Leuk! Is het nou een veenbes of toch niet echt?

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    1. De smaak is friszuur, dus niet heel zoet. Ik weet eigenlijk niet of een veenbraam hetzelfde is als een veenbes..

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  6. Have never taste or seen this berry! Many thanks for sharing this little delicacy with SEASONS! Definitely "opvallend!"
    Looks like you like the Scandinavian countries to go on vacation! That's the only part of Europe (and Rusland) I haven't been yet. Have a great week, Marleen:)
    Jesh StG~

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  7. I've never heard of them either. Very pretty, though!

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  8. Well, I won't be looking for them around here then. -40F, sheesh!

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  9. Well, I won't be looking for them around here then. -40F, sheesh!

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  10. Wij hebben ook bramen in de tuin maar deze heb ik nog nooit gezien Net een bloem

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  11. Cloudberry berry is really a northern berry.
    It was nice to read comments, as many people do not know this berry.

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