Healthy Living, Recipes on July 18, 2012 by

Spar for the Spurtle: FIVE Days Left to Enter

The Spar for the Spurtle arbiters have graciously extended the deadline for entry into the contest to Sunday, July 22nd. That gives you a full extra weekend to whip up your entry. We’ve been getting some great entries, but it’s still anyone’s game. As a reminder, there are a lot of great prizes floating around for this competition. We’ll select three winners from all of the videos and fly them to Portland where they’ll compete in a live cook-off for our celebrity judges. Not only is that a trip to Portland, but three nights’ accommodations in beautiful downtown Portland (where you can visit iconic places like Powell’s City of Books and enjoy the plethora of food carts), a gift bag from Bob’s Red Mill that will contain a slew of goodies plus some lovely olive oils from our friends at California Olive Ranch, $100 Bob’s Red Mill Gift Card and $100 towards cooking supplies. Not to mention that you’ll get a behind-the-scenes tour of Bob’s Red Mill from Bob himself!

On top of all of this, the grand prize winner will be flown to Scotland with a guest for an all-expenses paid trip to Carrbridge to compete at the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Championship. This trip includes round-trip airfare for two, two nights’ accommodations in Edinburgh, three nights’ accommodations in Carrbridge at the lovely Fairwinds Hotel, rail transportation to the Scottish Highlands and $2500 cash.

To inspire you, here are some of our recent entries. There are so many great videos, it was hard to pick just three to feature here.

Cherry Almond Porridge from Rachel Kimbrow, one of the 2011 Spar for the Spurtle finalists.

Tuscan Oats with Basil and Prosciutto from Jamie Brown Miller

Poppy Seed Raisin Oatcakes with Ginger Spiced Pears from Darlene


Kevin says:

The one with tomatoes and basil looks the best to me! Something different, but still oats. Yum.

JIllian Mckee says:


I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?


Jan says:

I loved that Rachel has access to fresh fruit to add to the porridge. It reminds me that I must go to the next farmers market for that amazing picked-from-vine taste.

The Tuscan Oats with Basil and Proscuttio, well how can you go wrong when you add a form of fancy bacon. Sounds nummy.

And the Poppyseed raisin Oat Cakes are unexpected. She had me the second she topped it all off with Gorgonzola.

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