Summers in Phoenix are brutal, but I’m pretty sure Mother Nature tries to make up for it by giving us mild winters with trees teeming with citrus fruit. So what do you do when life gives you oranges in the middle of winter? You make Fresh Orange Juice & Ginger Smoothies, of course!
Tomatillos are in season and they certainly add great flavor to all sorts of dishes. They taste great in this recipe for a Verde Mary Cocktail — a take on the classic Bloody Mary.
It was a dark and stormy night on Halloween weekend. Well, not really. This is Phoenix and it was sunny and 85 degrees today. I just thought it would be a good spooky start to this post! Dark & Stormy cocktails are good any time of year!
Picking fruit in the desert in the dead of summer? Crazy, right? That’s what I thought, too. Prickly pear fruit are abundant in the Phoenix desert and ready for the picking. The reward of a prickly pear margarita at the end of a harvest was a great summertime surprise!
This creamy (and slightly crunchy) cashew and banana smoothie is tasty, quick to make and nutritious!