Pikopiko cooked to perfection exactly how I like it, dripping with "wai kutae", mussel stock. With aroma's similar to asparagus scented with a strong New Zealand native forest flavour, this native vegetable is prized at a high level in the kitchens of the Marae and home. Now marketed as a fiddlehead vegetable in restaurants across New Zealand, it has earnt its rightful place amongst our mainstream vegetables. ka pai tera.
This series of photographs shows the simple process of making kawakawa tea. First, pick fresh leaves of the kawakawa tree, a common native shrub. Leaves with holes eaten by insects are especially suitable because they have the most concentrated medicinal properties. Boil the leaves in water ...
Manuka oil is one of the key ingredients in Fungavir solution, yet you wont find it in most nail fungus treatments. Most people don't know the power of Manuka Oil. It has been said to be nature's greatest secret when it comes to skin problems such as athletes foot, fungus and rashes. The scientific community is just starting to appriciate the Manuka tree for its medicinal qualities yet the Maori's of New Zealand have used Manuka oil for hundreds of years in combating different ailments.