Recipe Contest Winners!
First let me say thank you to everyone that participated. Just like all of you, I find some days are harder than others with the stress and the pace of today’s life. But there is always one thing I strive to do each day, and that is take that time to sit around the table with the ones I love, to enjoy that powerful ritual of eating together… Sharing stories (like the ones you sent) and talking about our day. For just an hour or so we can leave the outside world behind and whether it’s just another day, or a festive celebration, our lives are enriched when we share a meal together.
It warmed my heart to read each and every story, and reminded me why I love being your chef at Glen Ivy Spa Hot Springs. I hope to see you soon!
Congratulations to Ms. Melveen Stevenson from San Pedro, you are our First Place Winner with Crab and Winter Citrus Salad. Kudos to you for using some of best ingredients available this time of year… and reading Sunset Magazine… it is one of my favorites. We look forward to adding this to our Winter Spa menu.
Second place goes to Jo Ann Meler for her Famous Turkey Burgers, who exclaims if I do it right they will taste like Italian Sausage without the bad stuff. Thank you Jo Ann, I plan on adding Turkey Burgers to our Café specials as well.
And, Jo Ann Kurtz, you are our Third Place winner with Isabelle’s Pita Chip Dip. Hope to see you and the girls at Glen Ivy soon. I plan to try your recipe with our Veggie Pita Salad.
I would also like to give Honorable Mention to Danielle Barrom-Sergi for her Squash Sweet Rings (check out her blog at http://cook-out-loud.blogspot.com/), Cindy Ketelsleger from Chino Hills for the Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms, and Annette Barkenhagen from Anaheim for the Butternut Squash-Zucchini Bread!
I will be posting these recipes and others to the website later this month, along with “spa menu makeover” tips and tricks to stay within our healthy spa lifestyle guidelines.
Thank you again, and keep eating healthy,