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Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Wine can be very daunting, especially when you first start sampling it. There are so many to choose from! Where do you start? How will you know if you’ll like it? Does cost matter? When should you choose a white or a red? How are you supposed to discern these […]

Friday, September 6th, 2019

It’s pistachio harvesting season! What better time to learn some facts about the process? How do Pistachios Grow? Pistachios grow in grape-like clusters on the tree and each cluster may have anywhere from thirty to fifty nuts. The pistachio is a broad, bushy, deciduous tree which grows slowly to a height […]

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

We are in the middle of grape harvest in Southern New Mexico. We tend to start a little earlier than other places because the summer heat ripens the grapes a bit faster. It’s a great time to talk about harvest! How do we know when the grapes are ready to […]

Friday, August 16th, 2019

If you are getting your high school graduates packed up and off to college this August, you may be feeling a little emotional. If they are headed to the dorm, you probably received a checklist of the things to send them with, such as sheets and comforters, pillows, towels, an […]

Friday, August 9th, 2019

If you have ever been to New Mexico then you have probably had some Hatch Chile or at a minimum, you have heard of it. The locals like to put it in everything from stews to apple pie. It’s so popular, that there is even an annual festival dedicated to […]

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Today, most of us lead busy, hectic lives. We struggle to balance the demands of work, family, friends, and all the other things that life throws our way. Sometimes it’s challenging to make the time to go shopping for our loved ones in order to celebrate all of life’s special […]

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Hitting the open road and snacks go hand-in-hand. If you are anything like me, snacking helps keep me focused and awake while driving. Otherwise, the passing scenery, especially if it’s all the same, lulls me asleep…not a good thing while driving. I stop regularly to stretch my legs and use […]

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
new mexico snack and food subscription box with heart of the desert pistachio brittle and more

The subscription box really kicked off in 2010 with the launch of Birchbox, a $10 per month beauty box of samples. Since then everyone has gotten in on the game to include; beauty and grooming, pets, clothing and accessories, entertainment and food. There are actually thousands of subscription boxes in […]

Monday, July 1st, 2019
wine cocktail recipes

Who says wine has to be all stuffy and conservative? Let’s have some fun with it! Wine cocktails are the best! You can dress up one of your not so favorite wines and turn it into a treat or take one of your favorites and crank it up a notch. […]

Thursday, June 20th, 2019
fun summer activities for the family

Now that it is summer and the kids are home, you must come up with ideas to keep them occupied so they don’t drive you crazy. We’re a big fan of practical educational opportunities that are also fun. This blog will focus on things to do in and around Alamogordo, […]