Matariki Fact Recall
We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades. There are several hundred stars but only seven of them can be seen. Matariki is a traditional Maori New Year. Matariki is celebrated with education and sharing ideas. Matariki is a time for remembering people you've lost.
Matariki Biscuits straight out of the oven None of the ingredients in the batch of Matariki Biscuits I baked last Friday were available to Maori when they first began celebrating Matariki in Aotearoa. Given the damage that too much butter, sugar and white flour have done to the health of Kiwis of all ethnicities since then, this was probably a good thing. However if baked as a once-a-year treat a batch of these biscuits will not hurt anyone, and may even bring joy to those who like…