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Friday, March 20th, 2020

In these unsure times, we are all looking for ways to get and stay healthy. Pistachios have multiple health benefits. Their health effects include weight loss benefits, lower cholesterol and blood sugar, and improved gut, eye, and blood vessel health. As pathogens become more resistant, scientists have begun exploring the biologically active compounds found […]

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Nutty History Pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut trees. This little seed, Pistacia vera, is part of the cashew family, can grow about 30 feet tall and live 300 years. Pistachios have been grown in the Middle East since the beginning of time with evidence dating back to […]

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

You had good intentions of getting your shopping completed early, but here we are just days before Christmas and you haven’t finished. What can you do to knock it out successfully and not spend a fortune? Make A List Make a list of who you need to shop for. Note […]

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Self-proclaimed foodies look for variety, quality products, and delicious flavors in the foods they eat. Presentation and taste are equally important. A gift basket with high-quality food items that you can’t get anywhere, make great gifts for the foodies in your life. Heart of the Desert products and gift baskets […]

Monday, November 18th, 2019

With temperatures dropping and the holidays approaching, it’s the perfect time for a great mulled wine recipe. What is mulled wine? Mulled wine is simply wine that has been spiced, sweetened, and served warm, often with a shot of hard liquor. In the USA, that liquor is often Brandy. In […]

Monday, July 1st, 2019
wine cocktail recipes

Who says wine has to be all stuffy and conservative? Let’s have some fun with it! Wine cocktails are the best! You can dress up one of your not so favorite wines and turn it into a treat or take one of your favorites and crank it up a notch. […]

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 […]

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
pistachio and wine snack pairings

In-shell pistachios are awesome because they’re so versatile. Seriously, they’re macho enough to hang for game day and inviting enough to keep you company on Valentine’s Day. Plus, you get 49 nuts in one serving! Now, that’s a deal! The Valentine’s Day Pairing The combination is Heart of the Desert […]

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Are you throwing a little Halloween get-together or going to one in which you need to bring a dish? These little bat treats are super cute, easy to make and delicious! They might even be almost healthy. Pistachio Cream Cheese Bats: You’ll need: 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened […]