We love Summer in Tucson because everything in general is calmer and more relaxed. Less traffic ~ The absence of our winter tourists, who of course we love, quiets the byways of our town considerably. No crowds to fight at … Continue reading
Although Spring does not officially arrive until later this month, it has definitely sprung early in Tucson this year. Wildflowers blooming, milder than average temperatures and that certain something in the air make it a great time to get out … Continue reading
Found primarily in the Sonoran Desert, the Couch’s spadefoot is named for the elongated, sickle-shaped, horny tubercle on the underside of each rear foot, which it uses to dig itself into the ground. There it remains buried in the soil … Continue reading
THIS COOKIE RECIPE CAME TOGETHER AS I WAS TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO INCORPORATE MESQUITE FLOUR INTO SOME OF MY BAKING. SIFT TOGETHER: 1 C FLOUR, ½ C MESQUITE FLOUR, ¾ C UNSWEETENED COCOA POWDER, ¼ t SALT, ½ t … Continue reading
These simple crunchy cookies are packed with flavor and super easy to prepare! I felt they could handle the addition of whole wheat flour, but you can use all white flour if you wish. 3/4 C white flour, 3/4 C … Continue reading
Thanks to West Tucson guest Hope Green for sharing these great photos of our huge night blooming cereus. Thanks too, Hope, for the shoe sharing!!!
Yucca in the Moonlight Close-up of Yucca blossoms
After tasting these great cookies in Taos, NM, where they are the official state cookie, I set out to find a recipe and prepare them for my guests here at the Ranch House. Traditionally they are made with lard, but … Continue reading
Day 8 – The final rock is placed and the labyrinth is watered one final time. Desert broom is cleared between the labyrinth and the entry area under the large mesquite.