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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Virtual Happy Hours seem to have become the new norm. Friends are having set dates for them. Businesses are having them in place of live meetings with clients. They have their pluses and minuses, but they are definitely a great excuse to drink wine if you need one. What is […]

Monday, June 15th, 2020

The capsaicin in chiles may help you lose weight. As a southwestern food producer, we use red and green chiles as seasoning on our pistachios. We know all about the health benefits of pistachios and share them frequently in our blogs. It’s even more fun to find out that the […]

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Many of us turn to chocolate when times are tough and just when we want a sweet treat. Why is that? Of course, it’s sweet and smooth and oh so yummy, but is there more? The Science of Chocolate There’s a reason chocolate is called the ‘love drug’, the ‘happiness […]

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, January 23rd, 2020

Healthy snacking and making good food choices can be difficult at any time of the year but can be extremely challenging on the BIG Game Day when pizza and beer abound. A great snack to choose is pistachios. Antioxidants and an immunity boost Pistachios are full of antioxidants and fiber […]

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 […]

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Should you give Christmas gifts to your neighbors or people you are friendly with? Not your immediate family, but that cousin you only see once a year. Not your close friend, but that thoughtful neighbor who looks after your home when you’re away. What about the dedicated caregiver to your […]

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 […]

Friday, November 8th, 2019

If you are buying gifts for multiple-people households this holiday season, a gift basket may be a great option. Especially, if you don’t know everyone’s likes, need to save a buck and want to save yourself from running all over town trying to find just the perfect gift for everyone. […]