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Activity | Citrus Stamping

Activity | Citrus Stamping

You may be  familiar with the five C’s of Arizona: citrus, cotton, climate, cattle and copper. European settlers brought citrus with them to the Americas with their arrival. It eventually became an important part of the economic development of Arizona. Today, citrus...
Recipes | Fruit-Inspired Soup & Spritzers

Recipes | Fruit-Inspired Soup & Spritzers

Grilled Watermelon Soup Courtesy of Gertrude’s Restaurant Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/4 seedless watermelon, cut into three 1-1/2-in.-thick slices 1 large beefsteak tomato, halved 1/2 English cucumber, peeled and halved lengthwise 1 jalapeno...
Desert Fruits

Desert Fruits

Common fruit trees like citrus and figs are forming fruits in May but there are many other desert plants producing edible fruits. These desert fruits produced are relished by desert animals such as birds, desert tortoises as well as people. Look for saguaro fruits...
Activity | Homepage Prickly Pear Jelly

Activity | Homepage Prickly Pear Jelly

Made With Love   Show Mom how much you love her with a desert-inspired DIY gift. The Sonoran Desert is full of plants that can be used to make delicious edible concoctions. Follow the activity below to make homemade prickly pear jelly. Add it to sparkling water...
Pining for Pineapple

Pining for Pineapple

Pineapples in the desert  Arizona has many seasons that are perfect for fruit growing. You can often smell the blooming flowers from fruit trees that will soon become oranges and lemons. Some cactus fruits even look like a tiny pineapple. Bromeliads, tillandsia and...

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