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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. […]

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Sure, people may make fun of you for having your holiday shopping completed by Thanksgiving, but in reality, the joke is on them. You’ll save yourself a lot of headache and pocket cash if you shop early. 1) Shopping Early Saves you Money. Some of the best sales roll out […]

Friday, October 18th, 2019

It might be easier to shop at a giant online retailer or a big box store, but the impact your purchases have at a small, independent store, heavily out way that convenience. Not only will you be helping a real person and community thrive, you’ll be giving a much more […]

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Giving wine over the holidays is a popular option especially as a host/hostess gift. It can be a great gift for a boss or friend as well, if, you know enough about them to choose wisely. Wine really isn’t your best option as a generic gift, but we’ll get into […]