Can you believe it’s almost the end of the year? Where did 2014 go? I am happy to say that this year has bestowed many blessings upon my family and me, and I hope it has done the same for you.
December is filled with the continuation of celebrations that often include family, friends and, of course, food. But we invite you to reprogram your thinking this year to focus on what the season means to you from a religious or spiritual standpoint, or something else entirely. Read more
By Mary Burritt
A brick-paved circular drive nudges visitors toward the arched front portico of a white stucco home — a home with no obvious feature indicating the über green, sustainable technology embedded within. The tile roof, decorative sills and green lawn of this Paradise Valley home promise elegance, and completely conceal the energy efficiency throughout the interior. Read more
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance partnered with the World Margarita Championship on October 18th, featuring 20 finalists from Tucson Originals restaurants who prepared their finest margarita entries for judges and attendees alike. Here, we share the recipes of the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice winners.
1st Place, Judges’ Choice
by Mixologist Aaron DeFeo, Casino del Sol Resort
This margarita uses Japanese flavors to accentuate the traditional form of the margarita.
1 ½ oz. Don Julio Blanco
1/2 oz. Pierre Ferrand dry orange curacao
1 oz. Shiso agave syrup
3/4 oz. lime juice
1/4 oz. Yuzu
- Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail coupe.
- Top with cucumber foam and garnish with a shiso leaf.
This healthy raw recipe by Haley Cloud of Living Raw by Grace will lighten up your Thanksgiving feast without sacrificing the flavors of the season.
2 cups fresh cranberries
1 orange, peeled
1 apple, quartered
1 cup dates, pitted
- Blend together the fruits with the dates until smooth.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Find more delicious recipes at greenlivingaz.com/recipes.
By Molly Cerreta Smith
Along with getting Phoenix residents involved in recycling for the Reimagine Phoenix Transforming Trash Into Resources initiative, the City of Phoenix has partnered with Keep Phoenix Beautiful, the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, to create a book Reimagine Phoenix, as well as two activity books specific to grades Kindergarten through third and fourth through seventh, to help children of all ages learn about the importance of recycling. Read more