Wednesday, September 6th, 2023
Heart of the desert, Pistachio harvest

As the seasons begin to change from summer to autumn in Southern New Mexico, an annual tradition comes to life at Heart of the Desert Pistachios and Wine. September is a special month for pistachio lovers and enthusiasts as it marks the beginning of the pistachio harvest season. Let’s delve […]

Tuesday, August 1st, 2023

Summer is the season of savoring the simple pleasures in life, and what better way to elevate your summer experience than by indulging in the delightful combination of pistachios and wine? Let’s explore the reasons why this pairing is perfect for warm days and balmy evenings, and how they can […]

Wednesday, July 19th, 2023

As the warm rays of the sun blanket us in their glory, there’s no better time to indulge in delicious and healthy snacks that complement the joy of summer. Amidst the plethora of options available, one nut stands out as a timeless classic: pistachios. Bursting with flavor and loaded with […]

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

Pistachios aren’t just for snacking! Discover a variety of creative and delicious ways to use pistachios in cooking and baking, such as in pesto, salad dressings, desserts, and more.   Pistachios can add a delightful crunch and a unique flavor to a wide range of dishes. Here are some creative […]

Tuesday, May 9th, 2023

Pistachios have long been treasured for their delicious taste and nutritional value. However, their significance goes beyond being a culinary delight. Throughout history, different cultures have recognized the medicinal properties of pistachios and incorporated them into traditional medicine practices. By exploring the historical uses of pistachios as medicine, we can […]

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 […]

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. […]