The fruits of the famous Bermuda Bay Grape, a flowering plant that frames our white, sandy beaches, are delicious, refreshing and often overlooked. Traditionally, Bermudians would pick the berries that look surprisingly similar to green grapes and boil them to make a lovely home-made preserve.

Lemon juice
Bay grapes

Pick the bay grapes from the stems, wash and drain them. Add your washed grapes to a pot filled with boiling water and cover. Boil for ten minutes until softened. Drain the grapes using a sieve and then, using the back of a spoon, push the grape through the sieve into a large bowl. Then using a cheesecloth squeeze the juice from the pulp you have made. For every pint of grape juice allow a 1 lb. of sugar