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Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Wine enthusiasts and beer fans unite! Pistachios are equal-opportunity nuts; they love you both. Depending on the preparation, pistachios are as comfortable with a porter or pilsner as they are with Merlot. They can get down at a ballpark tailgate or go dressy when the occasion requires. For just about […]

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

August and September are harvest times in Southern New Mexico. August is the peak time for wine grapes and September is when we harvest the pistachios at Heart of the Desert. Some years we end up harvesting both at the same time leading to long, exhausting days for the farmer […]

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Is it Rosé, Blush or a Pink wine? All are correct. They can be used universally. Rosé has exploded on the US market over the past few years, especially during the warm summer months. In France, it now eclipses the sale of white wine. Rosé has become so popular that […]

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

The ketogenic (Keto) diet is the most popular diet in internet searches this summer. It suggests consuming a large amount of fat (between 70 and 80% of the daily caloric intake) and a significant reduction in carbohydrate intake. In particular, carbs should represent less than 5% of calorie intake (instead […]

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Vegetarian burgers have become very popular in recent years. Many restaurants have added the “Impossible Burger” to their menus. These are an easy solution if you are trying to limit your meat consumption but still crave the consistency of a hamburger every now and then. They aren’t for everyone though […]

Friday, July 9th, 2021

While we are in the throes of summer and it’s HOT, HOT, HOT, we’re always looking for something to help cool us off. These summer-inspired drinks, some spiked, some not, will be sure to lower your temperature, tantalize your tastebuds, and remind you of how fun summer can be. GRILLED […]

Friday, June 18th, 2021

If you grew up in America, odds are you know this little foodie rhyme: “You scream! I scream! We all scream for ice cream!” For most Americans, the phrase “ice cream” conjures up memories of summer, like slurping melted cones, banana splits, hot fudge sundaes, root beer floats, and running […]

Friday, June 11th, 2021

It’s hard to think of a more purely American food than popcorn. Whether it’s salted and buttered at a movie theater, kettle corn at a state fair or a caramel popcorn ball at holiday time, we devour the stuff. The smell alone has us asking for more. Who thought to […]

Friday, June 4th, 2021

Whether you’re keto, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, eat a low-fat/high carb diet, or low carb/high-fat diet, it seems everyone agrees that olive oil has impressive health-promoting properties and should be consumed regularly, especially in cold applications like salad dressings. You may not know it but cooking with olive oil has been controversial for years.  […]

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
Health Benefits of Drinking Red Wine

Red and purple grapes, blueberries, cranberries, mulberries, peanuts, and pistachios are sources of resveratrol. Resveratrol may be the wonder ingredient responsible for many of wine’s benefits. Interestingly, isolating resveratrol does not yield the same powers as the complete package of red wine to protect the body. You’ll have to decide if drinking […]