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Nature's pantry

Photo: Anette Andersson

During the late summer and autumn, the mountain crackles in all sorts of colours, the air is clear and nature’s pantry is right at your feet. Although it is difficult to look away from the beautiful views, do so anyway. Move your eyes down towards the ground where you stand – the mountain is a real gold mine.

Cloudberries

Meadow’s gold is what we called it for when cloudberries mature it glitters like gold over every mountain meadow.

With loads of flowers blooming, summer promises a fine cloudberry harvest and the first berries can be found in the meadows where the sun has been shining. Higher up on the mountains, the berries ripen a little later and the further away you get from the most easily accessible places, the greater the chance you’ll have to fill your buckets. Divinely good and super-healthy too!

Yellow Chanterelles

In late summer, the yellow chanterelles also pop-up. Not easy to find, but if you flirt with the right locals you might get a hint about where to look. It’s important to get over 700 height meters to have the greatest chance in Åredalen.

Sometime later in the fall, it’s time for the funnel chanterelles. The trick is to find one, and when you do they’re usually spread out as a carpet beneath your feet. Fantastic to dry and put in glass jars then crumble them in your autumn and winter’s soups and stews.

Remember to bring a mushroom book with you to be sure of what you’re picking!

Last updated 16 August 2019

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