Maori recipes

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
Sultana Butter Cake

Sultana Butter Cake

It will be roast chicken with roast potatoes and kumaras (maori sweet potatoes) tonight. Salam to all,
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
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
Getting wild with chicken soup

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
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
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
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
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
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