The Manaaki condiments and preserves are delicious and amazingly versatile. Perfect as an everyday meal companion and as a quick and easy entertainment addition to wow your guests.
The products are handmade with no added artificial ingredients or colours. Just like Auntie used to make! Being allergen conscious, the range is also gluten free.
Kamkamo Pickle is a tasty sweet and sour combo, with a hint of turmeric and mustard to top it off.
Kamokamo is a uniquely New Zealand heritage vegetable. As a tāonga crop, Māori have long been its custodians. Closely related to marrows, courgettes and gourds, it has a mild, nutty flavour and is rich in potassium, zinc and dietary fibre.
This is a knockout winner teamed with crackers and your favourite creamy blue cheese or other sharp tasting hard cheeses. A perfect addition to lamb burgers and cold cut meats. Or try as a glaze on pulled pork for sliders. If you’re a fan of Māori bread it’s a must for the sweet tooth!
"THE NAME “MANAAKI” IS INSPIRED FROM MANAAKITANGA
This means hospitality, kindness, generosity, support - the process of showing respect, generosity and care for others and how we make them feel welcome. This goes back a long way at Omaka Marae. It’s what we’ve been taught by our kaumatua (elders) and in particular the matriarchs of our marae.
Back in the day, the pataka (larder) was always filled with preserves, chutneys and sauces that were homemade by our nannies and aunties. Nothing served on the kai table was store-bought. All freshly grown and harvested. No artificial flavours, no artificial colourings.
Manaaki is a social enterprise that we developed through our desire for Omaka Marae to remain self sustaining, and therefore self determining.
Our dream is to preserve the skill of preserving. We want to promote healthy lifestyles by sharing healthy natural kai, and to educate our whānau about rongoa Māori (natural medicinal remedies). At the same time creating an opportunity for whānau to acquire the skills needed to produce, market and sell our marae products.
We are part of the young generation learning the traditional skills of preserving kai that our aunties know so well, proud to be able to share our delicious, handmade Manaaki condiments with as many Kiwi homes as possible"
This product is handmade in New Zealand