PAKIPIKA – Chili Pepper Water Auction: Hi’ilei Kawelo (Paepae O He’eia)

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Hi’ilei Kawelo 

Made by Hiʻilei Kawelo, resident of Kahaluʻu, lawaiʻa of the waters of Kāneʻohe Bay and Executive Director of Paepae o Heʻeia. We are also lucky to have Hiʻilei on KUA’s Board of Directors!

Paepae o Heʻeia is a private non-profit organization dedicated to caring for Heʻeia Fishpond – an ancient Hawaiian fishpond located in Heʻeia Uli, Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu. Established in 2001 by a group of young Hawaiians, Paepae o Heʻeia works in partnership with landowner, Kamehameha Schools, to manage and maintain Heʻeia Fishpond for the community. Paepae o Heʻeia was established to mālama Heʻeia Fishpond and serve as kiaʻi to this precious resource and treasure.

This Fire Snake sauce is inspired by Hiʻilei’s Chinese horoscope, year of the snake and elemental fire sign — this sauce is super hot!! It has been fermented for one month, and it’s more like a Tabasco sauce than chili pepper water.

Ingredients: Hawaiian chili pepper from Heʻeia fishpond, habanero from Hiʻilei’s backyard in Kahaluʻu, salt, vinegar, garlic.

Beloved kuaʻāina (fishers, farmers and people of the land throughout the islands) near and dear to Hawaiʻi nei have prepared and generously donated big, beautiful bottles of their special recipe chili pepper waters–for our fundraiser auction and for your table! Your generous winning bid is a donation to KUA and helps make this work possible. Auction ends at midnight on December 26, 2018. See here for a detailed explanation of rules. Our goal is to raise $10,000 with your generous kōkua!