Thursday, April 20th, 2023

New Mexico cuisine is a product of the unique blend of cultural influences that have shaped the region’s history. The cuisine is a fusion of Native American, Spanish, and Mexican flavors that have evolved over time, with each culture contributing its own distinctive flavors and ingredients. Native American Influence: The […]

Thursday, March 23rd, 2023

We always write about pistachios because it is the crop we produce at Heart of the Desert. However, we also sell pecans. Why? Well, because they also grow very well in the Southern New Mexico desert. The Pecans we sell come from the Mesilla Valley where the climate and fertile […]

Friday, March 10th, 2023

From lattes to cocktails, fashion, and even paint colors, pistachios are having a moment. Food industry leaders like Baum + Whiteman and Lyons Magnus recently predicted pistachios would be the top nut of 2023 in food trend research, and outlets like Forbes and Eat This, Not That! all covered the […]

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

Pistachios have a long and rich history that dates back thousands of years among many cultures. We love them and suspect you probably do, too. National Pistachio Day is just around the corner, so we thought you might like to learn about them. We hope you enjoy reading about this […]

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023

Put simply, wine is an alcoholic beverage made with the fermented juice of grapes. Technically, any fruit is capable of being used for wine, such as apples, plums, berries, pomegranates, pumpkin, kiwis, and of course most commonly grapes. The fermenting process occurs by adding yeast to freshly crushed fruit juice, […]

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

Pistachios provide an array of health benefits and make a delicious addition to any meal or snack. Check out the below reasons to include pistachios in your diet, five tips to include pistachios in your diet more often, and a great dessert recipe—all created by Dietician Sharon Palmer, RDN. REASONS […]

Friday, January 6th, 2023

If you haven’t already added pistachios to your regular diet for all their tastiness and health benefits, here is another reason to enjoy them with your red wine. Antioxidant-rich foods are regularly encouraged as part of a healthy lifestyle, and research suggests that a diet high in antioxidants may even […]

Tuesday, December 20th, 2022

Every country has its special ways of celebrating Christmas. American Pistachio Growers compiled a unique list of ways to incorporate pistachios into Christmas traditions for several countries. We are sharing them with you here. Maybe you will want to include one of these ideas in your gift-giving celebrations this year. […]

Monday, December 12th, 2022

Upcycling and repurposing have been a trend for the last few years.  People come up with some of the most unique ideas and it saves what many would consider trash from hitting the landfill. We searched the internet for some fun Christmas craft ideas using pistachio shells and wine bottles […]