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Friday, May 17th, 2019
types of memorial day BBQ and snacks

With Memorial Day just around the corner, you are probably considering what you want to do to make good use of your extra day off. Memorial Day weekend has become a time to usher in Summer and enjoy hanging out with friends, barbequing. It is important to remember that Memorial […]

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
mother's day gifts

Mother’s Day is a tricky thing and a mom’s desires really change depending on the age of her children. We all want to get mom what she really craves. Afterall, she did bring us into the world and raise us to be the wonderful people that we are. Mom’s first […]

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
how wine is made

With Spring in full swing, it seems like a great time to learn about the growth of the wine grape. Grapevines go through an annual growth-cycle. The process begins with bud break in the spring and culminating in leaf-fall in autumn followed by winter dormancy. From a winemaking perspective, each […]

Thursday, April 18th, 2019
easter desert recipes

Easter is almost here. What are you making for dessert for your feast? Still looking for ideas? Check out these scrumptious selections that incorporate pistachios. Watergate Salad It’s not really salad…the only thing that could maybe qualify this as a salad is the color. Every family, every grandmother and every […]

Monday, April 15th, 2019
coffee, chocolate, and pistachio pairings

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the United States. It wakes up 80% of the population every morning. And, well, Chocolate…nothing else needs to be said. There seems to be a natural draw attracting coffee and chocolate together making them a fabulous pair. The warmth and bitterness […]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
types of glasses for wine

Not only do you have to figure out what kind of wine you like you also need to know what kind of glass to drink it from. The nuances of being a wine connoisseur are so complicated. There is a wine glass for just about every kind of wine. To […]

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
wine pairing

If you are looking for an event to host that appeals to the ladies, a wine and chocolate pairing is an excellent option. If you are looking for a fun couple’s event, again, a great option! An all guys event??? Bourbon and Cigars may be a better option, but that’s […]

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Why are all things green on St Patrick’s Day? Well, green started to represent Ireland because of its nickname, “The Emerald Isle”. Green is also found in Ireland’s flag. The green shamrock was used by St. Patrick to teach people about the Holy Trinity. But the best folklore pertains to […]

Monday, February 25th, 2019
National Pistachio Day

February 26th recognizes all things pistachio. It’s National Pistachio Day! It is a day that has been set aside for all pistachio lovers to eat their favorite nut all day long. For those who do not eat pistachios, buy some and give them to someone who does. Crack them open […]

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 […]