Some years after George Washington chopped down the cherry tree, Thomas Jefferson gave him a gift of pecan trees to plant at his Mount Vernon estate. First grafted commercially in 1846, pecans became integral to Southern hospitality and lifestyle. Most of the world’s production is still grown in the Southern states. Pecan pie was created… Continue reading Maple Pecan Pie for the Holidays!
Feeling rather full after stopping at two delightful veg restaurants in Scottsdale, we headed north toward ChocolaTree Cafe in Sedona, Arizona, a mostly raw cafe with an awesome reputation. The journey through the mountains was breathtaking. The landscape slowly transitioned from a desert-scape dotted with saguaro cacti to a high mesa semi-desert grassland with clumps… Continue reading State of the Veg Union Part 2 Sedona