The Edible Cacti

Have you ever wondered what you can Eat if you were stranded in the desert? Or just plain curious what you can do with different cacti used in recipes? Well, I have! See, we love information and I did the research on edible cacti! The main thing is not to get those sharp and annoying stickers in your skin! First on the list is the prickly pear, mesquite, saguaro, barrel cactus, hedgehog cacti, cholla. Not only are cacti used as edibles, but as spices, jellies and sauces! I have a recipe for prickly pear (purple fruit) also called “Tuna. So try them out and tell people about this! Collect a bunch of them 2 1/2 pounds to be exact. Use

gloves, take them and wash them good. Cut off ends, then make a slit through the skin, peel or cut off skin, then put into the blender until puréed. Strain through a sleeve. After this , in a saucepan combine 21/2 lbs prickly pear juice, 1/2 cup water , mint, 1 cinnamon stick, vanilla bean into a pan and boil, stirring in sugar or honey until dissolved. Experiment until you feel it’s a good consistency! Also I found this recipe using this prickly pear syrup in a mojito. Use 1 and a half tablespoon prickly pear syrup, 6 to 8 mint leaves, lime juice and 2 ounces of rum or whatever you like!

Dwight Eisenhower, one of America’s best presidents!

Dwight Eisenhower, one of America’s best presidents!

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Dwight Eisenhower, one of America’s best presidents!

I never really knew much about Dwight Eisenhower.until my husband and I

went to Denison, Tx, .his birthplace. He grew up in a A very white pristine, house. I saw the inside as well. Everything was left exactly as it was when Dwight was a kid. Hardwood flooring and all. This man was our 34th president and served two terms. He became a five star general of the United States and was the leader of the Allied Expeditionary forces, a top of the line Commander during ww2. If you want to know what true leadership was, Dwight Eisenhower really was it! So if your ever in Denison, Tx , be sure to visit his birthplace! Here is my favorite quote by Dwight. “Leadership to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong” also another great one “Never waste a minute thinking about people you don’t like” And my ultimate favorite “A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership of getting along with people, of getting things done. I made a creative collage of Dwight Eisenhower, you may have to look really close, but I tried!

Picacho Peak State Park

While driving up I-10 today, you can’t help but see the 1500 foot peak! And there we where at the booth paying the measily $7 bucks. It was almost 100 degrees out! No hiking in high temps, no heat exhaustion for me! I think the best time to hike the trails there would be spring! I managed to take some photos of the peak though!

Mission San Xavier del bac

A historic Mexican baroque architectural diamond in Tucson, Az. Just look at this Catholic Church inside and out! Wow!

It began in 1692, this parish was built for the Tohono O’ dham Indians. It all began with 7,000 pesos borrowed by a rancher! As we took a walk in and out of this buildig, you are taken back by the bright colors and spirit of Catholicism! It is free to go in and enjoy it and pray.