Why is it that Bermudians love moist, tender, perfect-with-a-cup-of-tea rum cakes? Well because they’re delicious! But that’s not all we enjoy! The island’s talented crew of bakers whip up a wide selection of cakes, breads, biscuits, hot cross buns, pastries and even malasadas. Some sell their products through grocery stores and craft markets; others produce exclusive, difficult-to-find temptations. Check out the Bermuda Made baking community, below! Continue reading
Just a few of the local products created in Bermuda. Continue reading
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While local farmers no longer export our famous sweet onions (from which the island earned its nickname “The Onion Patch”), Bermuda is still ripe with freshly grown produce. Among the tried-and-true favorites are Wadson’s Farm, Junior Hill’s Farm and the weekly City Market. These are but a few of the businesses that sell products from roadside stands on the weekends. Continue reading
After a long, chilly winter, Bermudians celebrate the start of the summer months with one of our favorite holidays of the year: Bermuda Day. Known simply as “May 24″, this celebration marks the official date that it’s “safe to swim” and is traditionally the first day on which Bermuda shorts are worn to work. In addition to a parade through Hamilton, there’s also a residents-only road race. May 24 has evolved into a fun-filled event that features plenty of good food and great company. Continue reading
Sit quietly outside between April and November and you will be overwhelmed by a soft, sweet chorus of Bermuda whistling frogs. During the day, these tiny, shy creatures are never to be found; after sunset, they emerge from hiding and trill happily for the entire island to hear. Continue reading
Bermuda Gombeys (pronounced GOM-bays) are an entertaining bunch. Energetic, brightly dressed and always the center of attention, they parade through the streets on special occasions to the delight of onlookers. Gombeys are known for their raucous dancing and music, which always includes several snare drums and whistles. Their display usually begins slowly and rhythmically and becomes a wild and crazy event. Continue reading
When it comes to road-side fruit, Bermudian bananas are second only to loquats. The resilient and abundant trees can be found from one end of the island to another, with Dwarf Cavendish and Grande Naine being the most common varieties. Their prolific growth and delicious versatility make bananas one of the most under-appreciated of Bermuda’s crops. Continue reading