Floyd Robinson, Nasinu
Having recently purchased vegetables at the Lautoka and Suva municipal markets, I note that there is a decline in supplies.
Increased price tags are attached to the vegetables. However, there was one vegetable which appeared resilient having withstood the down pours and strong winds associated with Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston. For some reason the ‘bhaji’ or ‘moca’ remains abundant in supply and is sold at reasonable prices. It might be a small plant but stood tall even though a number of other vegetables were battered if not destroyed in the wind and rain. More importantly, at a time when food security is a stake, the ‘moca’ or ‘bhaji’ offers much value. Love the vegetable and when prepared with a touch of a recipe from Vanua Levu, one simply cannot get enough.