It’s that time of year again: Time to harvest the coconuts in our yard.
We have five tall coconut trees that require someone to climb them to take the coconuts down. We harvest them once a year for general maintenance.
The yield is much more than we can consume before the coconuts go bad since we only harvest once annually, so when we call over the harvesters, we let them take most of the coconuts.
They left us a few bunches for a lovo our gardener is going to cook for us on Saturday. Of all the lovo we’ve tasted in Fiji, his is the best. He really gets the smoke from the fire into the food, resulting in delicious, complex flavors.
If there are coconuts left over after the lovo, we’ll store them in the fridge and use them for fresh coconut water and raw coconut as a nutritious snack.