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tikunga for harekeke is relatively simple as it is all common sense. AB - Gathering flax we were also taught to always do karakia before we weave but that is also obvious. it is simply a prayer or meditation to centre your intentions. we also were taught that way back, in the olden days you could put the harakeke back under the bush to rot but now, since alot of the ground dwelling birds have gone which used to clean up the insects, we would burn it to stop the spread of plant diseases by accident and then put the ash back in the harakeke. or we compost it away from the growing harakeke bushes and then put the rotted down compost back in the pa harakeke.
re: seafood chowder. you need broth of some kind. chicken or fish. there was an awesome recipe in a cook book i got out of the library which i never wrote down unfortunately. generally they have flour in so you will need to thicken it with something else like potatoes or i use tapioca. all it is is a roux. fry the butter with some veges ( onion, garlic, carrot, fennel etc. ) add some tapioca flour, throw in the stock. then the kai moana. cook it all. put in some cream and i have put grated cheese in too and some herbs. salt and pepper. just wing it as you go. there are stacks of recipes on line. some use more of a tomato sauce. eg fleurs one which is very nice too
Fleur Sullivan try a few variations and see what you reckon.
butter fish curry using THE recipe works very well. you just need a firm fish like rig or monk fish which isnt going to fall to pieces and you can add shell fish too.
i love shellfish lol i can eat them raw. toroi for example. or just a pot of steamed cockles or mussels with some vinegar and i am happy.