Maori recipes

kamo Kamo Maori Squash and Italian Borlotti Beans

kamo Kamo Maori Squash and Italian Borlotti Beans

A friend gave me some kamo kamo, the traditional Maori squash, and told me that the way to eat it is to boil it (skin on) and then cut it and spread it with butter (or olive oil
A week of Italian and Māori

A week of Italian and Māori

Carlo and my friend Suzanne. Yes it was a full week of Italian and Māori things for me. First I got my first case of JK
Mince And Potato Curry Pie

Mince And Potato Curry Pie

Ka Pai (means good in Te Reo Maori). in Te Reo Maori). Me and hb had a laugh, she knows how to korero (speak) in Maori through watching her kid's programme
Coconut, the tree of life

Coconut, the tree of life

I have eaten this before, it is called heart of palm, and in Argentina I ate it in sandwiches (it is called palmito there), in Asia I ate it in a variety of dishes, and in New Zealand I went on a foraging trip with a Maori forest ranger and ate the heart of a young Nikau palm (but much smaller than this stalk of coconut
Fluffy & Moist Banana Cake

Fluffy & Moist Banana Cake

My friend, maori guy, he really loves this so we used to trade fresh sweet corn and this banana cake which is very good deal for me, because to prepare this is pretty easy and I am just a big fan of sweet corn
Sultana Butter Cake

Sultana Butter Cake

It will be roast chicken with roast potatoes and kumaras (maori sweet potatoes) tonight. Salam to all,
Boil Up

Boil Up

Boil Up is a traditional method of cooking used by Maori’s in New Zealand where starchy vegetables such as sweet potatoes, potatoes, carrots, pumpkins are boiled together with pork bones, spinach/watercress and dumplings called dough boys
Mint Chocolate Cheesecake

Mint Chocolate Cheesecake

In New Zealand the 6th February is a public holiday as it is the day that our Treaty was signed between the British and the Maori back in 1840 (Haha, look at my history teacher training coming out
Chocolate Afghan Cookies

Chocolate Afghan Cookies

It is seen in Maori lore as the jumping off spot for the spirits as they make their way back to their ancestral lands
Chocolate Dipped Shortbread

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread

Just like hb whom is part Scottish and part Maori. He claims to be a Maori though bcos he's more closer to his Maori roots and culture
Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry

Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry

It is a root vegetable which, if history is to be believed, originated from central and south America around 5,000 years ago and was brought to New Zealand by early Maori settlers via the Pacific Islands about 1,000 years ago

Getting wild with chicken soup

Canon 600D, ISO 200, 1/5 sec, f/3. 5, 24-70mm. HAVE YOU EVER EATEN something that made you happy. I don’t mean ‘happy’ in a conventional way, but ‘happy’ in a wild sort of way
Owl Cake for Waitangi Day

Owl Cake for Waitangi Day

For the uninitiated, Waitangi Day marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 between the Maori people and the British

Shoezies

Last nights Forrest Yoga session, from yogadownload. com, went surprisingly well. I stuck to the 'beginners' version of every asana, paying attention to how my back was responding and avoiding anything painful

Japanese dinner and what is blogging these days

It is also the end of my second year at Maori, with exams and all, and of course the kids have all their own activities, including extra rehearsals for Arantxa's ballet show