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Holly Hadsell - El Hajji
Interests: travel, food, design, organic gardening
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We started our week amid the sand dunes of Merzouga, worked our way to the beautiful Todra Gorges nestled.high in the middle Atlas Mountains onto the valley of the roses at Megouna. via moumen399.typepad.com Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 6, 2011 at chop A Culinary Playground
How is Darren doing. Can't believe that when he first started working for us he had never been anywhere but the south shore of Oahu!
A gorgeous day in Erfoud today, I woke up this morning at the Hotel Belere, nice crisp air and beauty all around. The desert air is amazingly clean. Darren, my chef , and I had breakfast at the hotel and... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 26, 2011 at chop A Culinary Playground
I am in awe at the unbelievable hospitality and generosity of the people of Morocco. Last night as we were checking into the Hotel Belere, I struck up a conversation with the night manager, and voiced my concern at the... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 25, 2011 at chop A Culinary Playground
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Mar 25, 2011
Today on twitter I made a few tweets regarding my brunch at Longhi's and had many questions so I will address them here. First I would like to say I have previously always had good service, pretty good food and it has a great atmosphere. We went to have a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2010 at Holly's too long for twitter thoughts
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I got some carrots in my CSA and decided to make Moroccan Carrot Salad. In a traditional carrot salad you would slice the carrots but these were so thin and delicate I just peeled them and left them whole. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at chop A Culinary Playground
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Our next stop was Switzerland and Austria. In Switzerland we made a cheese fondue and it was a big hit. Such a hit that there was none left to take a picture of. We made the fondue with raclette cheese... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2010 at chop A Culinary Playground
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We are cooking our way through Europe right here at home in Hawaii. Our second stop was to Italy. We spent a few days there and made some great dishes. The one thing about this stop is that it wasn't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at chop A Culinary Playground
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For the last few weeks my best friend from high school and I have been adventuring and rediscovering our island of Hawaii where we where born and raised. I have lived here most of my life with a brief stay in Paris where I went to cooking school. Kirsten has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2010 at Two Nerd's Adventures
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This is an easy healthy and refreshing salad. 2 Cups lentils 1 Tomato, chopped 1/4 Onion chopped 1 Zucchinii, choppers 1 Cup frozen, peeled edamame 1 Cup frozen peas 1 Carrot, peeled and chopped 1 Cup kale chopped 2 Tablespoons... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2010 at chop A Culinary Playground
Thank you Peter, authentic Greek food is great!
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Next stop Italy. Of course your Culinary Tour is inspiration!
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It is summer vacation for my kids. For me that means a couple extra hours to cook at home since I am not dealing with the commute to take my son to school. Since we are not going away this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2010 at chop A Culinary Playground
The amazing healing powers of herbs!
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It is so easy, you must try it soon Vivian!
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2010 on Shoyu Chicken at chop A Culinary Playground
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Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution has opened many people's eyes to the horrendous problems that we have in the school lunch programs in America. It made me think back to the school lunches of my youth. No, they were not perfect... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at chop A Culinary Playground
I don't know where these negative commenters are finding my post from but I urge you to explore my blog. I am avocate of eating healthy, organic, and local! This post is the only dessert on my blog and it was a once in a while thing I do with my son making homemade ice cream with fresh ingredients. Don't think Jamie Oliver would have a problem with that. My children are active with no health problems. My blog is full of healthy whole foods.
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2010 on Dr. Pepper Float at chop A Culinary Playground
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Holly Hadsell - El Hajji is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 15, 2010
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This is a great salad using in seasonal ingredients. Persimmon Slaw Serves 4 4 Cups white cabbage, shredded 3 Fuyu persimmon, cut batonette (thick matchsticks) 1/2 Small white onion sliced 3/4 Cups plain yogurt 1/3 Cup mayonnaise 1 Tablespoon Curry... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2010 at chop A Culinary Playground
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Even here in Hawaii we get a chilly day, this chowder is sure to warm you up. Serves 4 -6 3 pounds manila clams, cleaned 1 cup sherry (not cooking the real stuff) 4 slices uncured bacon, cut in to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2010 at chop A Culinary Playground
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This is a great dip for toasted pita or crudites. It was a favorite at our restaurant. serves 6 3 Cloves peeled garlic 2 Cans white beans or 3 cups cooked beans 1/4 Cup extra virgin olive oil Salt and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at chop A Culinary Playground
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I attended a wonderful dinner on January 22 to benefit the American Red Cross Haitian Relief effort at Original Roy's Restaurant in Hawaii Kai. Two things made this benefit special. The first was that the dinner was on the honor... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2010 at chop A Culinary Playground
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This one is for all my friends facing the winter cold. If you can't warm up here in Hawaii try this soup. Roasted Root Vegetable Soup Serves 6 2 Sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into large pieces 1/4 Kabocha pumpkin, seeded,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2010 at chop A Culinary Playground
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This is a great condiment to drizzle over soups, freshen up salad or even pour over goat cheese on a crostini. Minted Olive Oil 1 Large bunch mint 1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil Place in blender and blend until... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2010 at chop A Culinary Playground