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Monday, August 6th, 2018
merlot from heart of the desert pistachios and wine

Merlot, in French, means “the little blackbird”. In America, it is the second most popular red grape, just behind Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot is known for being soft, ripe and elegant. Most are easy drinking reds that pair well with foods and are pleasurable to enjoy on their own. Merlot is […]

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Hangry is a newer term we see tossed around, the combination of being hungry and grumpy. We have all suffered from this. Imagine being a kid that is a metabolic machine that uses carbohydrates faster than your minivan goes through a tank of gas. No wonder they throw fits! Becci […]

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

The 4th of July, also known as Independence Day, is filled with parades, flags flying, barbecues, fireworks, and impromptu baseball games. Families, friends, and neighbors often get together to enjoy eating, talking, and lighting colorful fireworks. But where did it all start? History of Independence Day Celebrations: The holiday was […]

Monday, July 2nd, 2018
pistachio ice cream recipe

Pistachio ice cream is always a favorite in the Heart of the Desert Alamogordo store. If you can’t make it to Alamogordo, New Mexico to pick some up, this recipe would be a terrific addition to any warm evening this summer. Servings: 6 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 […]

Friday, June 15th, 2018
celebrate father's day with heart of the desert wine and pistachios

Father’s Day didn’t become a national holiday until 1972 when President Nixon made it so. 1972! Most of the readers of this blog were probably alive then. The writer certainly was. That’s fascinating, considering Mother’s Day became official in 1914. History of Father’s Day There are two stories regarding when […]

Monday, June 4th, 2018
pistachio farm in New Mexico

Who doesn’t love pistachios? They are a tasty treat that are good for snacking and in many recipes. Plus, they are so full of healthy stuff that they really are good for you. Think you want to try growing your own? Let’s see if you have what it takes… Climate: […]

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

There is always some confusion about Veteran’s Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. Just to set the record straight, Memorial Day commemorates those that have fallen in the line of duty serving the United States military. They gave it all to help protect our freedom and it is a […]

Monday, May 7th, 2018
tips for enjoying heart of the desert wine

We keep hearing about sulfites. What are they and what’s their connection to wine? Why do some people avoid wine because of sulfites? Let’s find out. What are sulfites? The term sulfites is a term for sulfur dioxide (SO2), a preservative that’s widely used in winemaking (and most food industries) […]

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
cooking with wines from heart of the desert

Enjoying a glass of wine while cooking is always a good idea. Adding some wine to your dishes, might even be a better one. Recipes are often vague only calling for a dry white or dry red wine. So, anything goes, right? NO! The rule of thumb is, if you […]

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
heart of the desert pistachios new mexico

Pistachios are one of the world’s healthiest and maybe tastiest nuts. Their distinctive green fruits crop up in everything from salads to entrees and desserts. They may be most popular on their own, as a midday snack: dry-roasted and lightly salted to perfection. Cracking the nuts out of their shells […]