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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 […]

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
company gifts and gift baskets from Heart of the Desert in New Mexico

Is it ever really too early to start considering your corporate gift giving? It’s smart to make notes of what your clients and coworkers (as well as friends and family) like throughout the year to make the process easier when it’s time to start buying for the holidays. If you […]

Friday, June 15th, 2018
celebrate father's day with heart of the desert wine and pistachios

Father’s Day didn’t become a national holiday until 1972 when President Nixon made it so. 1972! Most of the readers of this blog were probably alive then. The writer certainly was. That’s fascinating, considering Mother’s Day became official in 1914. History of Father’s Day There are two stories regarding when […]

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 […]

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, December 14th, 2017
cooking with pistachios

Pistachios are perfect for snacking straight out of the bag. They add a nice crunch and exotic flavor to all sorts of dishes. The next time you are shopping for pistachios, make sure to pick up some nutmeats (unshelled) to try your hand at cooking with them. You can buy […]

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

If you are looking for a delicious holiday treat that looks festive and tastes divine, consider some pistachio, cranberry bark. This recipe is so easy, you’ll be wanting to make it for every holiday event you attend. It displays perfectly on any holiday buffet or cookie tray. They also make […]

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
gift baskets with pistachios and snacks from Heart Of The Desert

Many wonder if food is too impersonal to give as a gift. Just the opposite is true if you consider your audience and buy accordingly. Food gift baskets are great gifts for the winter holidays, birthdays, house warmings, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. They are always an excellent choice for […]