Sea Grapes: Part II
Sea grape trees give lovely grapes to make jelly with, but they have some other very clever uses. Our beloved family friend, Dr. Nune, showed us the most ingenious use of the sea grape leaf… plates and bowls! Her family used to make these in India when she was a child. We were so intrigued.
After she picked the palm frond, she stripped all the leaves off it and used the center strip of the frond. When the leaves are stripped, it is a long, pliable stick. She used scissors to cut the long strip into short sticks.
The leaves are pliable when they’re freshly picked and green. They could be sewn together and left to dry but they won’t be pliable anymore and crack easily.
We also made bowls with the leaves. I imagine these would be a hit at any party and they’re easy to make.
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