Preserving Hawaii Workshop: Pickling Ulu September 26th

In this 2-hour workshop, we will share how to create our much loved, Marinated Ulu. Monkeypod Jam Founder, Aletha Thomas will guide students through the entire process of selecting and handling Hawaiian Ulu while focusing on safe canning techniques. We will share our favorite recipe so you can make your own Marinated Ulu at home. Light pupus and refreshments will be served.

Each attendee will sample various marinated ulu dishes, learn preparation and cooking techniques along with a practical understanding of how to best utilize this incredibly abundant food. 

Date/Time: Thursday, September 26th, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm

Location: The Monkeypod Jam Shop, 2-3687 Kamualii HWY, Next to the Lawai Post Office

Workshop Includes: Hands-on, personal instruction, all needed supplies, ulu recipes and information. Light pupus highlighting marinated ulu will be served.

At Monkepod Jam, we preserve not only the abundance of fruits and vegetables, but also the community and heritage of our island. Preserving Hawaii Workshops are offered to our local community and island visitors looking to experience the various methods used to preserve the bounty of Kauai's agriculture. Each Preserving Hawaii Workshop focuses on one seasonal item, using one method of preservation. These workshops are smaller, more intimate than many of our other workshop offerings. The small class size enables each student to focus on the produce and techniques shared.

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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