The Making Of Olive Oil Slippery Job

Olive trees in Old Town Scottsdale.

Q: Being Canadian and never having seen real olive trees, I am delighted to find one on my daughter’s property in Paradise Valley. What do you do with them? I have visions of dancing and crushing them beneath our callused Canadian feet for the first press of a famous new olive oil. A: One day last winter I wrote something mildly snarky about winter visitors and got calls and letters from grouchy snowbirds for days afterward.

A Stompin’ Good Time at the Harvesting of the Vine Festival

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ELGIN – Deep within the souls of most human beings, there lies this urge to jump into a vat of freshly picked grapes and stomp. Most never get to satisfy this yearning, but occasionally a small window of opportunity arises. One is the Harvesting of the Vine Festival, scheduled this year for Sept. 28-29.

World’s Largest Pipe Organ Delights Pizza Lovers in Mesa

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MESA – Organ Stop Pizza possesses all the ingredients of a great pizza parlor, yet people aren’t just drawn here for the Spicy Italian or Hawaiian pies. They are mesmerized by the melodies of The Mighty Wurlitzer – the world’s largest pipe organ.

Easy Southwestern Super Bowl Recipes

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As you gear up for the big game, consider these quick and easy crowd pleasers with a Southwestern twist, originally published in Clay Thompson’s Enormously Big Official Valley 101 Cookbook.

Mighty Helmet Display at Max’s Sports Bar in Glendale

Helmet display at Max's Sports Bar.

GLENDALE — Max Beyer’s original plan was to hang a few football helmets on the walls of the sports bar he opened in 1979. It was the first establishment of its kind west of the Mississippi River and it needed a theme, so Beyer went with the helmets he had collected.