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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 […]

Friday, April 6th, 2018
heart of the desert wine

You love wine, but it doesn’t always love you. Why do you sometimes get a headache from drinking wine, especially red? Here is the lowdown. Dehydration: The number one reason people get headaches from wine is because they overindulged and didn’t drink enough water, causing dehydration. Tannins: If dehydration or […]

Thursday, March 29th, 2018
gift baskets from heart of the desert wine and pistachios in New Mexico

Easter, Easter, Easter…like many holidays, Easter is a blend of Christian and Pagan traditions, but there is no clear path of where each element came from. What is known for sure: Easter occurs on the first full moon following the Spring Equinox. That is why it moves around and falls […]

Thursday, March 15th, 2018
pistachio recipes from Heart of the Desert in alamogordo, nm

Looking for a simple St. Patrick’s Day dessert that is sure to please? Try out these soft, springy cupcakes. Beware: The frosting is so good you may want to eat it all before putting it on the cupcakes. These need to be consumed within 48 hours as they don’t hold […]

Monday, March 12th, 2018
wine and nut pairings from Heart of the Desert Pistachios

You always hear about wine and cheese pairings and wine and chocolate pairings, which are both delicious of course, but what about nuts? Many bars have nuts on them, usually peanuts, because they do pair nicely with beer. But what about wine? There are lots of types of nuts out […]

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

If you are looking for a simple to make treat that is both tasty and almost guilt-free, consider making a batch of Chocolate, Pistachio, Cherry, Corn Chex Clusters. We know dark chocolate and pistachios have great health benefits. Corn Chex is breakfast, so it can’t be that bad and they […]

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
pistachios can give you an energy boost at work

Three recent studies are giving pistachio lovers new reasons to reach for a handful of nuts while at work, especially pistachios. Adding to an increasing volume of research around the health benefits of pistachios, one study and a national survey in the U.S. suggest a snack of pistachios might boost […]

Friday, February 9th, 2018
Valentine's Day Heart of the Desert

There is a lot of mystery about Valentine’s Day. How did start? Who was St. Valentine and how did he become associated with romance? History shows that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that Valentine’s Day as we know it, contains both Christian and ancient […]

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
wine tasting in new mexico with Heart of the Desert

Many don’t think of New Mexico as a place for wine, but in actuality, wine grapes have been grown in New Mexico since the 1600’s. Franciscan Monks brought wine to New Mexico for Holy Communion. Much has changed since those days, but wine has continued to be produced throughout the […]

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
elegant weddings at heart of the desert in New Mexico

The holidays are a very popular time to get engaged. If you are starting to think about what you need to do to plan your wedding, this simple guide will get you moving in the right direction. If at any time, it just seems like too much, consider seeking out […]