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Valentine’s Day has passed, but here is a delicious recipe to warm the heart of your sweetie each and every day.

Kūkahekahe: Chili pepper water

Feb. 16, 2022

Ke kai nīoi
ʻO ke aloha o ka ipo, he wela ia no ke kino.
(ʻŌlelo noʻeau, 2454)

Wela ke kino i ke aloha! E ʻā hou mai ke ahi o ke aloha – i nā nīoi pika! Ua hala iho nei nō ka Lā Puʻuwai, akā naʻe, eia kekahi lekapī ʻono loa e hoʻomehana i ka puʻuwai o kāu ipo i kēlā me kēia lā. ʻO ke kai nīoi, ʻo ia hoʻi ka “chili peppah wattah,” he mea hōʻonoʻono maikaʻi i makemake nui ʻia me ka mea ʻai Hawaiʻi. Hiki ke hoʻololi i kēia lekapī a kū i kou ʻono ma ka hoʻokomo nui i nā nīoi a pika loa, nāu nō ia e hoʻoholo.

Nā mea pono
1 kīʻaha wai wela (i kupa ʻia a paila)
¼ kīʻaha wīneka
1-10 ʻāpana ʻakaʻakai pīlau
1 puna kī paʻakai Hawaiʻi
10-20 nīoi Hawaiʻi

Nā ‘ōkuhi
E kuʻi ʻia a okaoka nā ‘āpana ʻakaʻakai pīlau, ka paʻakai Hawaiʻi, a me nā nīoi. E hoʻokomo ʻia i loko o ka wai a me ka wīneka, a e kōʻai maikaʻi. E ninini i ke kai i loko o ka ʻōmole maʻemaʻe a e hoʻokomo i loko o ka pahu hau no hoʻokahi lā. Maikaʻi ka wai nīoi no hoʻokahi makahiki ke mālama ʻia i loko o ka pahu hau.


Chili pepper water

ʻO ke aloha o ka ipo, he wela ia no ke kino.
The love of a sweetheart is like a hot fire within the body.
(ʻŌlelo Noʻeau, 2454)

Love is like a fire in the body! Feel the heat of love’s fire once again – with some spicy chili peppers! Valentine’s Day has passed, but here is a delicious recipe to warm the heart of your sweetie each and every day. Chili pepper water, or “chili peppah wattah,” is a great condiment, highly desired with Hawaiian food. You can adjust the heat to your taste by increasing or decreasing the amount of chili peppers used.

Ingredients
1 cup of boiling water
¼ cup of vinegar
1-10 cloves of garlic
1 tsp Hawaiian salt
10-20 Hawaiian chili peppers

Instructions
Mash garlic, salt, and chili peppers together. Stir mash together with water and vinegar. Pour into sterile jars and refrigerate for at least 1 day. Will last refrigerated up to 1 year.



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