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Friday, February 15th, 2019
pistachio trees at heart of the desert

Pistachio trees are very intriguing! February is a good time of the year to learn more about them, because it is the prime planting season. Pistachios have the narrowest climate requirements of any of the other commercial nut trees. So, before you spend any money on trees, let us guide […]

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
pistachio and wine snack pairings

In-shell pistachios are awesome because they’re so versatile. Seriously, they’re macho enough to hang for game day and inviting enough to keep you company on Valentine’s Day. Plus, you get 49 nuts in one serving! Now, that’s a deal! The Valentine’s Day Pairing The combination is Heart of the Desert […]

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
health snacks and pistachios from heart of the desert

Healthy snacking and making good food choices can be difficult any time of the year, but it can be especially tough during the Super Bowl. Business Insider reports that only 80 percent of people who start a New Year’s resolution keep that resolution through February. This happens to correspond with […]

Friday, January 11th, 2019
pistachios and wine as part of a healthy diet, Mediterranean diet

It’s the beginning of the year and many have made resolutions or set intentions to get healthier and/or lose weight. If you are one of those people, you are probably looking for a diet that you can stick with, that works and has positive long-term effects. U.S. News evaluated and […]

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

It’s the New Year and you are considering what was good and bad in the previous year. You’re contemplating how you want to fill your 365 page book in the new year. This is all normal and maybe even expected behavior, as we are presented with a fresh slate each […]

Friday, December 14th, 2018
Christmas party planning

Your house is all decorated, you are feeling the season of giving and you want to share it with friends and family. Now what? Start with your guest list: It’s time to figure out who you want to invite. With this list, it’s important to think about your space. If […]

Monday, December 10th, 2018
woman stressed from holiday shopping

The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining. Stress and depression can creep up on you and ruin your holidays. Proper planning, being realistic, and seeking support can help ward off the woes of the holidays. With some practical tips, you can minimize […]

Friday, November 30th, 2018
gift cards for the holidays

Gift cards as gifts are a controversial topic. Some say they are the best gift because the receiver can buy exactly what they want with them. Others say they are impersonal and require no thought. After much reading on the topic and running our own polls, this is what we […]

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Thanksgiving holiday ideas from heart of the desert pistachios and wine

What do you do for Thanksgiving? Many people have their traditions set in making a big meal with family around. That doesn’t work for everyone though. Perhaps you don’t have much family or they are far away. Maybe you hate to cook or don’t have the time to spend two […]

Friday, November 9th, 2018
heart of the desert Alamogordo new mexico

Southern New Mexico offers epic blue skies, snowy mountain peaks, incredible vistas at White Sands National Monument, and the irresistible spectacle of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. These are Billy the Kid’s former stomping grounds, but that Wild West past has led to a refined present, with fine art, music, and […]