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.
This delicious Kawkawa Jelly has a sweet apple base with refreshing aromatic notes from the kawakawa.
It could be described as a Māori version of mint jelly - but with the unique taste of kawakawa, it complements a much wider range of dishes.
Kawakawa can best be described as a native Bush Basil with aromatic, peppery-minty flavour notes. Traditionally used in cuisine and as a rongoa Māori (natural remedy) by tupuna (ancestors).
"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