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Tue 12-Nov-13
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I will be down in Denmark at the end of the month so I have been busy making cloudberry jam, as presents but also hopefully for sale.IMG_1188.JPGImage Enlarger

Tue 12-Nov-13
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Ooh, I love Cloudberry and Lingonberry!  I love the way the berries are collected in those big 'comb scoops'!  I hope you sell enough to make some money.

I'll try that again!

Tue 12-Nov-13
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There have been no cloudberries the past two seasons so before this harvest they were virtually on the black market. Even this year the harvest was poor on the mountains. I had to laugh when I was at the local market in August. The Norwegian tourists came and asked if anyone had "Mylt" for sale. The locals phoned round and along came O.A.P's with their precious buckets of Coudberry's. I was rash, had made cloudberry syrup.

The locast were amazed. Where the H...are you picking so many berries. I explained that my berrys are not on the mountains -they are behind my house, in the bogs under twigs. They told me that I owned "tjock land" The thick land where the best berries grow. And I didn't even know!

 The scoops are brilliant, but for bleeberries and lingon.

Here is a scoop, and lingon.

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Never tasted Cloudberry Jam, Renee, is the taste comparable with any British fruit?. All those Jars look wonderful. hope you make pots of money.

Tue 12-Nov-13
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So you are a very lucky person.  Remember that tale for next year.

 

Thanks for posting the picture.

I'll try that again!

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Makes me wonder about the benefit of living in France even if it is deepest rural!

Trying to enjoy life as it is

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Ambersparkle said
Never tasted Cloudberry Jam, Renee, is the taste comparable with any British fruit?. All those Jars look wonderful. hope you make pots of money.

Sorry I am rude at not replying sooner but I sometimes get a big work load.

I have been thinking about your question and realised how different fruits taste from each other. When I first tasted cloudberries I wasn't too keen on them- Still don't kmow why the Scandinavians are so crazy about them. The price for frozen cloudberries now is £ 30 per kilo! Maybe I should put a lock on my freezerbig_laugh

Cloudberry jam is a must on woffler (I think that is the English spelling) Now that it has been so scarse restaurants have been charging £ 3 for the woffler and a quid extra for a scraping of cloudberry jam.

The taste? Hm, rich , scented, mature, it lingers in one's mouth - not too sweet -more like a good qualiy orange marmelade with maybe raspberries mixed in.

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Toffeeapple said 
 Remember that tale for next year.

Do you know the hospital joke about Cloudberries?

The Doctor was intructing the trainee nurses on how to approach patients on arrival at the casualty ward.

"Now what would you ask a person who has had an accident whilst picking cloudberries?"

"Where it hurts?"

"No you fool!" The location of the cloudberry patch" 
 

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Aly said
Makes me wonder about the benefit of living in France even if it is deepest rural!

I studied for a year at Caen University as an exchange student years ago. Spent weekends and holidays at the hotel in Rânes. I know it is further North than you but life in Normandy must have many attractions. Et on parle une langue civiliseé Not the Viking language I speak here.

 

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Cloudberry jam is a must on woffler (I think that is the English spelling) Now that it has been so scarse restaurants have been charging £ 3 for the woffler and a quid extra for a scraping of cloudberry jam.

Are you meaning Waffles Renée?

I'll try that again!

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I hadn't heard the hospital joke  I do understand it though.

I'll try that again!

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Of course- off course Thanksdoh

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It is quite easy to lose your native language when you speak another most of the time.

I'll try that again!

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If it were so simple.

After a year here I thought I was getting good at Swedish. Went down South to Denmark and realised I was learning Jämske- the local dialect which is broader than broad Yorkshire. In the next valley they speak klövsjömål A type of Norwegian dialect and completely different from Jämske or Swedish. But, as I speak Danish I can just about hang in on Klövsjömåldoh

I was discussing language with a local wagoner. He said he spoke three languages fluently- Jämske, klövsjämål and Härjedalske (The next region down) He admitted that he also understood Swedish;-)

Here people think I am Danish, in Denmark they place my accent to the Faroe Isles. At home they say my broad yorkshirse is archaic. No wonder I have a split personality

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Crikey, you have to be a polyglot where you are then!  

I'll try that again!

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