Tagged with Yuma

Prickly pears make spooky cocktails

Prickly pears make spooky cocktails

Arizona is bracing for the annual migration of more than 550,000 Canadian snowbirds to their Southwestern state. With the Grand Canyon in the north and Yuma in the south, where 90% of North America’s greens grow between November and March, there’s plenty to see. And if you’ve never stood next to a towering Saguaro cactus with … Continue reading

High-rise dates

High-rise dates

I’m home from the harvest, after a two-day date with the king of dates in Yuma, Arizona. Day 2 of our Medjool Bloggers Summit began with a Date 101 session over breakfast. Then it was off to the Bard Valley, a strip of desert in the extreme southwest corner of California, 20 minutes from where we sat. … Continue reading

Take the 1:45 to Yuma

Take the 1:45 to Yuma

I left green T.O. at 9 this morning and landed at 6 p.m. (3 p.m. Arizona time) in the desert. It feels like another planet … spiky brown hills rising in the distance out of what looks from the air like an ancient seabed, dry and cracked. We stepped off the plane into a wall … Continue reading