Inamona Preparation Workshop

Posted by Keli'i Kotubetey on November 2, 2013

“ʻAʻohe aʻu ʻala ʻinamona ia ʻoukou”   ~   I do not find even the fragrance of roasted kukui nuts in you

  –  ‘Ōlelo No’eau, Mary Kawena Puku’i

This particular ʻ ōlelo noʻeau figuratively means ʻI donʻt find the least bit of good in youʻ. It was first uttered by Pele to her sisters, who refused to go to Kauaʻi for her lover, Lohiʻau. Its an interesting saying that in no way do we think about you, the reader, but it sheds some light on the usefulness and deliciousness of ʻinamona to our Kūpuna. The source of ʻinamona is the Kukui tree which represents wisdom, light, and enlightenment.  It is along those lines that we are happy to present our next hands-on workshop as a part of our Mali’u a Li’u Project.

Join the staff of Paepae o Heʻeia on Saturday December 14th as we share with you the ins and outs of making ʻinamona from start to finish and some moʻolelo related to Kukui.  The workshop will be held from 8am to 4pm at He’eia Fishpond but may end early if all goes well. And at the end each person will take home the knowledge and experience of making ʻinamona as well as a mason jar for their enjoyment at home.

The cost is $25 per person not including a handling for online registration. The cost includes a t-shirt, lunch, and all the supplies and materials needed for the workshop. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants. We are kindly asking that all registrants be aged 16 or older. You can register online at:

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