Monday, November 27th, 2023

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the joy of giving. This year, why not spread the holiday cheer by embracing a more thoughtful approach to gift-giving? Below we’ll explore the beauty of shopping small and local, creating curated gifts, the timeless gesture of giving food and […]

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

October is in full swing, and Halloween is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to gather your friends for a spine-tingling adult Halloween party. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a full-blown monster mash, we’ve got you covered with party-planning tips and scrumptious snacks.   Adult Halloween […]

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 […]

Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

Chocolate holds significant cultural importance in various societies around the world. From its origins in Mesoamerica to its widespread popularity today, chocolate has been integrated into numerous traditions, celebrations, and cuisines. Let’s explore its cultural significance in different cultures. Mesoamerican Cultures: Chocolate has its roots in ancient Mesoamerican civilizations such […]

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 […]