Edible Cactus of the Southwest

Prickly Pear preparation

For all you foodies out there who are interested in edible native plants of the Southwest, foods and preparation, this video is for you. Among other things, Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, is an ardent supporter of the Friends of the San Pedro River which serves to educate people … Continue reading

Nox Kitchen & Cocktails: A Review!

Nox Kitchen & Cocktails; Tucson AZ

Mary had been Ms. Karen’s bridesmaid many years ago. And even though we all ended up in Tucson, we don’t get to see her as often as we’d like. So, we planned a lunch together at a central location that was also near the Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery at … Continue reading

Renee’s Organic Oven: A Review

Renee's Organic Oven

Editor’s Note: Please see Renee’s comments at the end of this review. (July 2014) A few years after we moved to Tucson from LA, we became friends with 4 other couples, all of whom were big supporters of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. For years, we played golf together at various … Continue reading

Saguaro Fruit Harvest: Learning To Live Off The Sonoran Desert

Jennifer_Robin-Laughing

Neighbor Roy & I attended an Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Study Program in late June. We learned how to harvest and process saguaro fruit the way the Tohono O’odham have done it for millennia. We learned many other interesting things, like how the O’odham calendar alines with changes in their natural … Continue reading

Who Has The Best Sunday Brunch In Tucson?

Barbeque on the patio at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Over the past 6 months or so, and in no particular hurry, Ms. Karen & I went in search of the best Sunday Brunch in Tucson as rated by friends & family, as well as the usual online suspects: Trip Advisor; Yelp; and Urban Spoon. “Honest Customer Reviews” I say … Continue reading

Does Westin La Paloma Resort Have The Best Sunday Brunch?

Sunday Brunch buffet at Westin La Paloma Resort.

According to Tucson Weekly, their readers rated Westin La Paloma #1 for Best Sunday Brunch; with Loews Ventana Canyon Resort as runner up. The first thing I noticed about both reviews is they have the price wrong. Sunday Brunch at Westin La Paloma and Loews Ventana Canyon Resorts is NOT … Continue reading

Proper: A Dining Review

bar at Proper downtown tucson

January 2014. For at least the past two years we have been aware that good things are happening in Downtown Tucson, and that includes many new restaurants and pubs. Hub & Playground Hub Restaurant & Ice Creamery and the Playground Bar & Lounge have been open since before the Modern … Continue reading