This is an independent blog. Please note that I am nowhere near fluent, and that these are not translations, but merely works in progress. Please do comment if you come across misreads or anything else you think is important.
In the night of this past 20th of Aug, there was much rain and streaming in Wainiha, and the residents of that valley were blessed by the streaming; there was a lot of Oopu, and those skilled at catching them filled their bag with the lehua blossom eating Oopu of Maunahina [ka Oopu ai lehua o Maunahina]. Continue reading →
These passing day, Hawaiians like Mayor Joseph J. Fern, David Kalauokalani, Samuel C. Dwight, James L. Holt, Hon. William P. Jarrett, Hon. C. P. Iaukea and a number of other Hawaiians are joining together to establish a company that will deal in the sale of poi, beef, salmon, dried fish, and so forth; with the intent to help Hawaiians in all ways that will lessen their household expenses; because it is very clear these days that because the poi factory of Kalihi is not making poi now, the current poi manufacturers are greatly raising the price of poi to five cents per pound; this is a price not seen in the past ten years or more; so too with the price of beef; the Chinese are buying very fine beef from the company of C. J. Waller [Wala], but the Chinese are charging Hawaiians 35 cents per p0und; it is an exorbitant price which has never been seen before; and it is heard from the talk of the Chinese that they will raise the price of poi once again to 6 cents a pound; it was this that encouraged the Hawaiians to establish a company that could hold back the severe increasing of the prices of our foods, O Hawaiians, by the Chinese.
The establishing of a company amongst Hawaiians is important and crucial; but if we Hawaiians do not implement an endeavor that will help ourselves, there will be no one else who will help us.
If we turn back and look at the history of Hawaii nei, we will see that the dissension amongst us Hawaiians was what wrenched away small businesses from us Hawaiians as well as all the other endeavors. Continue reading →
Here below are the rules for making Desserts [mea ono]. If you want your desserts to have a fine white color, you should use white sugar; similarly will be the white from good brown sugar. Fresh butter is used often, because if it is old butter, there is no body added to the dessert.
If you are adding eggs, scatter with flour, then add to butter and egg. If you are making a dessert without eggs, don’t add flour, not until you are ready to put the dessert where it will be made.
To know if the dessert is done, stick a skewer [niau] into the dessert, and if nothing sticks to it, it is done, and there is one thing left to do, that is to swallow it down. The making is what is important; if it is not done correctly, and nothing goes wrong, it will turn out well. Keep a constant heat under the dessert.
Number 1. Cup Cake.
Break five eggs, then add two teaspoons full of sugar, and so too with fresh butter, mixing well. After mixing, add into it two teaspoons full of flour, with grated nutmeg. Put into an Oven at a good temperature. Before putting it in, add a teaspoon saleratus [kareta] and half a cup of sour milk [waiu awaawa]…
There will be a grand feast held, full of rich delicacies like pig laulau, fatty kalua pig, opihi, opae, aku, kawakawa, kulolo, haupia, koelepalau, fatty amaama, poi, sweet potato, Portuguese bread, and other delights. It is being given by the Sacred Hearts Church, at the corner of Miller and Beretania streets. The attendees will be entertained while they are eating by the two bands, the St. Louis Band and the Catholic Mission Band.
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On the 14th, Mrs. Napewai [? Naopuwai] Kanealii and her husband D. Kanealii left this town and went to Kauai, and in the morning of the 15th, we landed in Nawiliwili, were taken by the tossing of the machine to Wainiha and were lovingly welcomed in the home of Joseph Kanealii. Continue reading →