October 2008

Treasure Beach Forum: ID-It?: October 2008
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy TBNet on Thursday, October 09, 2008 - 07:14 pm:

This is a 3-fold ID-It.
Who is this pretty young lady?
What is in her cup?
And what is her cup made of?


iditlittlegirl

As usual, we'll wait a few days before posting the guesses to give everyone a change to play.

Enjoy!
-TBNet


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy TBNet on Saturday, October 11, 2008 - 03:35 pm:

And the winner is...pretty much everyone who posted.

For the record, Mandy was first to post and Chucko was the first to get the sweet little girl's name. (Messages are not shown in the order they were posted. Check the date and time for the actual order)

The full answer:
Leanna Clarke (daughter of Petrina Clarke and Leandy Clarke) is eating sea grapes from a cup made of the leaf of teh sea grape tree

grapes


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy debs on Thursday, October 09, 2008 - 10:16 pm:

Sea Grapes wrapped in a leaf from the tree but sorry, cant identify the little one


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy ChuckO on Friday, October 10, 2008 - 04:11 am:

Auntie baby Leanna Clarke (Leandy and Petrena's daughter).
Sea grapes
Grape leaf


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy nikkie on Friday, October 10, 2008 - 10:15 am:

Oh she is my one and only niece Leanna And what she has in the cup is sea grapes and the cup in made of grape leaf folded as a funnel.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy Rosie on Friday, October 10, 2008 - 04:07 pm:

She is Abbie Taylor,her cup is made from grape tree leaf and she's eating grape.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy miami on Friday, October 10, 2008 - 02:55 pm:

Don't know the baby, but she has sea grapes in her cup and the cup is made from the grape leave.

I had grapes in a cup like hers yesterday, but i bet hers is sweeter than the ones i had.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy Grape Lover on Friday, October 10, 2008 - 06:45 pm:

Little Treasure Princess eating a funnel of ripe sea grapes. The funnel is made from the leaf of a grape tree.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy Merline on Friday, October 10, 2008 - 02:06 am:

I know for sure those are sea grapes and the cup is made from a grape tree leaf.As to the young lady not sure...maybe a Strachan????


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy Grape on Thursday, October 09, 2008 - 10:15 pm:

What is in her cup?

Woh! red delicious sea grapes

And what is her cup made of?

Grape leaf


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy k on Friday, October 10, 2008 - 06:44 pm:

Unfortunately don't know who the cutie is but the cup looks like a banana leaf and it looks like she's eating either plums or sea grapes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy Mandy FL on Thursday, October 09, 2008 - 08:20 pm:

OK I don't know who is the pretty young lady, but I sure can tell you what she have their in her hand. Its the one and only sea grape in a cup made from grape leaf.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy florida girl on Saturday, October 11, 2008 - 02:40 pm:

sea grape and grape leave as cup not sure who's child.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy TEE-BOW on Thursday, October 09, 2008 - 09:22 pm:

I dont know that sweet looking little girl name ,but i know she is eating what we call sea grape and the cup is made from the grape leaf.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy Kayla on Saturday, October 11, 2008 - 05:08 pm:

Right thats nickesha's niece so beautiful. I wouldn't mind some of those sea grapes she has in the cup.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy jeanniebrim on Saturday, October 11, 2008 - 05:25 pm:

When is the season for sea grapes? I have never ate them. I did get to try the seeds from the pancakes in April. They were picked from Great Pond and were very good. Sea Grapes look gooood.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy Frenchman Girl on Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 12:39 pm:

This is why we need to keep the beach land open so we cna enjoy many more pictures like these


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy give unto to others on Monday, October 13, 2008 - 09:46 am:

Those are sea grapes. You still can go grape hunting just enter onto the beach through one of the public lanes and walk and enjoy those grapes.

If a part of the grape tree is hanging over private property that is fenced off then, do not go on to that property without owner's permission.

It is no difference than a Mango or Pear ect,ect, Tree hanging over a fence.Pick the ones on your side of your property and leave the other side alone unless you have a good kind neighbour who do not care if you come over to their land and help yourselves.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy Pedro Peeps on Monday, October 13, 2008 - 07:55 pm:

The following was found @mayanbeachgarden.com
I am hoping that some culinary expert might be interested in trying out the recipes.

Sea grape is highly tolerant of salt spray and salty soils as well as strong sun and wind. It is often planted as a windbreak near beaches and as a hedge or barrier around shopping centers and parking lots. Sea grape makes a fine shade tree .
You won't see too many of these unless you live in a tropical area because the tree is unable to survive frost. However, it is moderately tolerant of shade, and highly tolerant of salt, so it is often planted to stabilize beach edges and prevent erosion; it is also planted as an ornamental shrub. The fruit can be used for jam or "seaside wine) and it attracts fruit loving birds.

SEA GRAPE TREE
They are very hardy, can get quite tall and make great shade. You may not recognize it, however. It is a sprawling bush or small tree that is found near sea beaches throughout tropical America and the Caribbean, including southern Florida. It reaches a maximum height of 8 meters (24 feet), but most specimens are little more than 2 meters tall. It has large, round, leathery leaves with a primary vein that has a red color extending from the base, and the entire leaf turns red as it gets ready to drop from the tree. The bark is smooth and light colored. In late summer it bears purplish fruit, about 2 cm in diameter, in large grape-like clusters.

The fruit itself is grape like although a bit tougher than the ordinary grape and it has one large seed as opposed to several small ones. They remain green and hard for a long time but eventually one by one they change to their mature deep purple color. They hang in bunches, each one with a single seed, and are about the size of regular grapes. When fully mature, they become soft and have a sweet-sour taste making them great for use in jams and jellies. It is possible to make an alcoholic beverage made from the grapes, similar to wine.

SEA GRAPE RECIPES


Sea Grape Vinaigrette :

1/2 cup Pitted Sea Grapes or Red Seedless Grapes
1 cup Seasoned Rice Vinegar
1/4 cup Bottled Water
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tblsp Raw Sugar
Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper To Taste
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend well and refrigerate. Take out of fridge 30 minutes prior to use so it will temper.



Sea Grape Jelly from Gourmet Bahamian Cooking.

1 quart sea grape juice
5 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
1 package powdered pectin
5 cups sugar
To prepare juice: Wash sea grapes and measure. Put in fairly large, wide pot with half as much water (1 cup water to 2 cups sea grapes). Bring to a boil. Mash often with a potato masher and continue boiling until fruit is reduced to a soft pulp (about 25 to 30 minutes). Drain through a jelly bag or several layers of cheesecloth. Do not squeeze.
Place one quart juice in a wide kettle. Turn heat high and add lemon or lime juice and pectin. Bring mixture to a rolling boil. Stir in sugar and return to a rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary. Pour hot into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space. Adjust caps. Process 5 minutes in boiling water bath.






mayanbeachgarden.com


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy turey on Monday, October 13, 2008 - 03:07 pm:

Factoid: If Miss Clarke were to plant the seeds in her cup. She will be eating from her seagrape trees in a few years. Her children will be sitting on the limbs.

I grew sea grape inland in dry Kingston, they loved it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy YARDIE2 on Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 05:10 pm:

I hope Miss Clarke remember to plant lots of grape trees for her grandkids.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy Dean on Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 02:42 am:

This my first time seeing this picture of my beautiful niece. Neene it seems like yesteday we were the ones eating those Grapes. sis, she looks so much like you.