I have probably picked my last billberry this year. We call them “blueberry” in norwegian and they are much smaller than the actual blueberries that we import. The billberry have much more taste and vitamin content than the culivated blueberry, and I like it a lot. I prepare it the same way as the cowberry, that is just crushing it together with some sugar and freeze what I can’t eat in a week or two. Our traditional way of eating it as dessert is fresh berries together with milk and sugar. Most other berries are eaten with cream or whipped cream.
The black crowberry, Empetrum nigrum, often grow in the same place as the billberries. They are completely black, not dark blue as the billberry, but it doesn’t matter if you pick the wrong one. Also the black crowberry (krekling) is edible. It has some small, bitter stones inside so we usually don’t use it as jam, but I have made cold pressed juice with this berry and it makes the most incredible juice. It is also very healthy like all these wild berries. There are more photos of wild berries in my photo gallery.