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Dec 24, 2010 04:43 PM

Mele Kalikimaka, a me Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!

Mods may Grinch this, but I want to wish all CHers--even the Mods--a very Happy Holiday and Happy New Year, Hawai'ian style. Whether you are keiki or kupuna; o'iwi, kama'aina or visitors, aloha of the Season.

I have learned a lot from all of you here in 2010, and am reminded of the Mo'olelo Hawai'i Kahiko (old Hawai'ian proverb) that roughly translates: "Not all knowledge is within your house." I.e., we all have a lot to learn.

Mahalo Kakou!, Aloha.

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  1. then lets make it about food. what was your 'star dish' this christmas? I got out of cooking, although I did make microwave fudge for this evening at a friend's house. Another friend made a nice supper for a few of us last night.

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    1. re: KaimukiMan

      Had my father over for dinner with the family. Cooked up a roast chicken and pan gravy, steamed cauliflower, fresh corn and string beans, baked apple pie with ice cream. Simple preparation, a pretty easy meal that everyone enjoyed. Mele Kalikimaka to all.

      1. re: KaimukiMan

        KaimukiMan: Haven't (yet) made kou tutu's coffeecake... So it has to be Thomas Keller's recipe for Quiche Lorraine. That and maybe my cousin's cioppino.

        1. re: kaleokahu

          ha, traditional christmas fare i see. love it
          i didn't make the coffee cake yet this year either. maybe for new years morning.

          1. re: KaimukiMan

            E, Kaimukiman: I have waina hana lima to send you. E 'olu'olu 'oe, send address.

        2. re: KaimukiMan

          Yes, let's get the food involved, so the thread will have life!

          Gotta' finish my O`ahu trip reviews. There was nothing but good, however, not all was excellent, as we had imagined.

          Having to compress a 21 day trip into 6 days is an effort, but our plans really got changed this year - too many times. Imagine 10 days in Sydney turning into 3 in NYC... was not the best year of our lives. Still, O`ahu dining was very good, albeit too short, and without any really new spots.

          Same for NYC - Restaurant Daniel was almost over-the-top, but am not sure that it could make up for not doing some heavy-eating in Sydney. Only time will tell.

          Still on food - Chef Mavro's was the big winner on that recent trip. We had a questionable visit before, but they more than made up for that this time. Food is still ALIVE on O`ahu!!!

          The happiest of holidays and New Year from the Mainland.



          Chef Mavro restaurant
          1969 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96826

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