***All Workshop Guests must show proof of completed, state issued COVID-19 Vaccination Card prior their event. ***
In this 3-hour introductory class, Aletha takes you through the marmalade-making process from start to finish, with a special focus on Kauai’s citrus. We will prepare and cook two different marmalades using fruits currently in season. Key topics will be discussed, such as the role of sugar, the importance of lemon juice and how to add it, the states of cooking, and how to test accurately for doneness. This class begins with a jam tasting and discussion, then proceeds to the cooking process, ending with light pupus.
Each attendee will be a part of creating two different Marmalades and have the opportunity to take home three completed jars.
Date/Time: Friday, November 19th, 2021, 10 - 1pm
Location: The Provisions Cottage, Lawai (Exact location will be given after registration)
Workshop Includes: Hands on, personal instruction, all needed supplies, pupus, and three jars of class-made marmalade to take home.
Aletha Thomas, a former schoolteacher, launched Monkeypod Jam in 2010, when she was placed on furlough. Each furlough Friday, Aletha would pull out her French copper pot and make jams and jellies using ripe Kauai fruit. With each batch, she was preserving the season’s harvest while also preserving childhood memories of her grandmas, both of whom she remembers preserving the season's local bounty.
In February of 2014, Aletha enrolled in Hawaii’s Master Preserving Program. Now certified as a Master Preserver and with over twelve years of teaching experience, Aletha is eager to share the ins and outs of home preservation with others who share her interest and passion of preserving the seasons.
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