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February 28th, 2012 | 3:44pm

Restaurant Recipe: Baby Spinach Salad with Ruby Grapefruit and Demi Cured Organic Salmon

Destination Hotels & Resorts has challenged their chefs across the country to take part in The Destination Dish. Each month one ingredient is selected for the chefs to create a recipe around the chosen element and to incorporate it into their restaurant menu. Be sure to check our blog each month for a new delicious recipe you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home or in Luminaria.

THIS MONTH'S featured Ingredient is GRAPEFRUIT!  

Baby Spinach Salad w/ Ruby Grapefruit and Demi Cured Organic Salmon
Serves 4 as an light lunch or dinner entree

1 lb. baby organic spinach, washed and dried
1 large ruby organic grapefruit, pitted and segments removed
1 lb. organic king salmon fillet, skin on and bones removed
½ c toasted pecan halves
¼ c Spanish olive oil
juice from grapefruit
salt and pepper

Salmon Cure

½ c kosher salt
1 c light brown sugar
3 sprigs fresh thyme
¼ c bunch fresh cilantro
¼ c white peppercorn
¼ c Polish vodka

Mix cure ingredients together, portion salmon to 5-6oz, leave skin on and scale. (It may be easier to scale before portioning as this depends on the breed and whether or not the fish is wet or dry.) Place the mix in a flat casserole pan, then press salmon into mix skin side up. Pack tightly and refrigerate for 4hrs. Remove and rinse salt mixture while making sure to pat dry. Sear in a hot pan, bring to a light color, then flip. (This will allow the skin to crisp nicely.) Set fish aside.

Place spinach in large bowl, then lightly coat with olive oil and grapefruit juice, toss. Add pecans, toss again. Finish salad with a little more olive oil over the top and salt/pepper to taste. Place grapefruit segments around plate with fish and salad side by side. Enjoy!

Posted by Brett Sparman, Executive Chef

February 16th, 2012 | 1:50pm

Awaken Inner Authority and Clarity with a Unique Group Activity

As the third most popular U.S. Destination, according to Travel + Leisure Magazine, Santa Fe, New Mexico has so much to offer its visitors, including truly unique opportunities to create beautiful memories. 

I recently worked with a group of professionals from a healthcare company going through a transition in leadership who raved about their experience with some of Santa Fe’s most gentle residents - the horses. The EQUUS Experience allowed the new leader and the existing senior managers to break down barriers and shed light on their organization and the transition that was taking place. 

The Equus Experience is a creative, playful, yet remarkably powerful approach to leadership, teambuilding, and personal and professional development. The experience is custom-designed and the participants invariably receive a clear, visceral experience of their own authority; where in their body they experience the right use of power; how they sabotage their wisdom and leadership; and how to reclaim their ability to lead, speak the truth, define their strengths, and refine their vision. Most importantly, they master the craft of honorable collaboration, the single tool guaranteed to produce the most astonishing harvest of desired results.

Participants will:

  • Learn the art of collaborative intelligence
  • Use curiosity and creativity to enhance leadership development
  • Ignite a sense of wonder that inspires the way we choose to live, love and work
  • Discover clear, authentic ways to communicate that foster trust and collaboration
  • Evoke inner wisdom, courage and creativity
  • Increase trust in self and others
  • Gain increased self-understanding and acceptance
  • Learn effective ways to break the logjam of inefficiencies in work and life
  • Enjoy a memorable, life enhancing experience

Why Horses?
Horses are consummate facilitators. They have an innate capacity to feel the intention of those around them, as well as to connect with others whom they trust. By offering direct, immediate and unbiased feedback, they are excellent companions in the exploration of powerful non-verbal realms of communication, relationship, intention, authority, self-understanding and leadership. Horses invite us into more authenticity, grounded in being present with ourselves, our co-workers, family, friends, and life itself.

Important note: No horse experience is necessary; no riding is involved.

Guests who stay at the Inn and Spa at Loretto have the added benefit of staff persons who have been through the Equus Experience themselves and can offer special insights. Please visit our website or e-mail me to learn more about this beautiful experience and how The Inn and Spa at Loretto can infuse your program with the magic and spirit of Santa Fe!

Posted by Kim Harmon, National Sales Manager

February 2nd, 2012 | 3:25pm

World Over - None Better

I traveled the world and the US for business during the 80's and 90's receiving wonderful body work in places ranging from Chicago to New York to Hamilton (Bermuda) to London to Singapore to Kuta (Bali) to Kaunakakai (Molokai) and even Boise and Amarillo. Haven't traveled much in recent years, but after moving to Santa Fe I found this gem in 2009. Deep tissue massage and all other services I've used leave me blissed out.

A new family tradition...since 2010...son, daughter-in-law and mom look forward to spa day as part of their Christmas gift...finished off with a wonderful dinner at Luminaria...the hotel restaurant.

This spa is all about amazing body work and great service in an intimate atmosphere!

Posted by Sandra Morello on behalf of TripAdvisor Guest

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