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Haiku, Help Us Ethnobotany You're Our Only Hope

“Wherever we are – bacteria are beside – us and inside us”

Celery Pine – Phyllocladus trichomanioides

The Maori name for Celery pine is Tanekaha “Strong Man” and its an incredibly apt description. Celery pine possesses one of the strongest native timbers, and it was used extensively by both Maori and Europeans for any task that required strength and durability. 228 more words

New Zealand

Red wine vinegar: something that I don't want to be without

I haven’t blogged in a while, and it’s not because I don’t have a lot to share.  I just didn’t feel up to it.  During this hiatus, however, I did became closer to my red wine vinegar.  511 more words

Wharangi - Melicope ternata

Wharangi belongs to the citrus family, and its leaves are studded with oil glands. When the leaves are crushed, they produce a familiar lemony-orange scent. 97 more words


Bush Lawyer – Rubus cissoides

Bush lawyer – Tataramoa – is New Zealand’s answer to blackberry, a scrambling thorny climber studded with sharp backwards-curved hooks. Unlike blackberry however, Bush Lawyer can be found in the middle of the forest, snaring unsuspecting trampers in dense spiky tangles. 157 more words

New Zealand