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National Oatmeal Month

January 7th, 2012 by Betty Ross

I want to take a moment and share some great news with you. Your inn was featured in the BnBFinder.com blog on January 06, 2011.  Below to see the article that includes the mention of your inn:

Roll, Roll, Roll Your Oats!
There’s something about waking up to the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves wafting through the house on a cold winter morning that makes getting up so much easier. You know a hearty bowl of delicious oatmeal topped with apples, cranberries and walnuts is just waiting to warm you up. But, cooking the ground oats into a porridge-style treat isn’t the only way to enjoy it. In fact, the question really should be, “What can’t you do with oatmeal?” Now is the time to find out.

Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast, Tucson, AZ
Take out your steel-cut, crushed or rolled oats and head for the kitchen because January is National Oatmeal Month. If you always sit down with a tried-and-true (but oh-so-tasty) bowl of oatmeal in the morning, try something new. But, maybe you don’t know where to start. That’s okay – let the innkeepers lead the way!
Grease up your baking pan, pre-heat the oven and try The Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast’s recipe for Baked Oatmeal Delight. The Tucson, AZ, inn suggests a side of fresh fruit and a scoop of vanilla yogurt on the side for a healthy measure.

You will find this Baked Oatmeal recipe in my recipe blog.

Thanks BNBFinder

How Bed & Breakfast Owners Use Collecting to Decorate

November 21st, 2011 by Betty Ross

 The Inns & Outs of Collecting
How Bed & Breakfast Owners Use Collections to Decorate
by Sherry White

Located in Tucson, Arizona on four acres, the Desert Dove is nestled in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains near Saguaro National Park East. You will feel right at home in this natural sun-baked adobe bed and breakfast. Its great porches, polished colored concrete floors and open trusses in the great room along with the antiques and collectibles, gives this bed and breakfast its unique ambiance. A wood-burning antique cookstove in the delightful country kitchen invites guests to a scrumptious homemade breakfast. Awake to the sounds of the desert birds and wildlife.  The Desert Dove offers beautiful scenic mountain views, hiking, biking trails, horseback riding and bird watching all nearby.
Desert Dove has two spacious guest-rooms with a private entrance and private bathrooms. Both rooms are beautifully decorated with antiques and collectibles. The Ross’s have been collecting for thirty plus years. Their collection consists of antique toys, doll, hats, quilts, granite ware, and pottery. They love their collections and wanted to share them with others. It has been a dream of Harvey and Betty to open a bed and breakfast. When they found acreage near the Saguaro National Park East, they decided it was the place to build. Their son is an architect and designed the bed and breakfast for the couple, and they did the general contracting themselves. It was quite a learning experience for the Ross’s, but their dream has come true.
The Watt Pottery they use in the decorating was owned and operated by the Watt family. In July 1922, the Watt Pottery was incorporated in Crooksville, Ohio. Through the 1902’s and early 1930’a the Watt Pottery manufactured stoneware crocks, butter churns, preserve jars and jugs. The Watt Pottery dropped its stoneware line in 1935. They chose instead to produce a more modern ovenware made of lightweight clay. This gave the kitchenware the necessary resilience to go from the icebox to the oven. In 1949 the Watt Pottery began hand decorating its wares with simple patterns found in nature using as few brush strokes as possible to allow low production costs. The hand-decorated patterns most sought after by today’s collectors are Starflower, Apple, Cherry, Silhouette ,Rooster, Dutch Tulip, American Red Bud, (Tear Drop),
Morning Glory, Autumn Foliage, Double Apple and Tulip. The company remained in business until a fire halted production in 1965.
Photo’s of just a few examples of displaying their Wall Pottery

Treasures of Arizona book features Desert Dove

September 21st, 2011 by Betty Ross

Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast as featured in Treasures of Arizona, page 31.

Breakfast.“Take a step back in time to the Old West with a relaxing stay at the Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast, where innkeepers Harvey and Betty Rose dedicate themselves to the ultimate comfort of their guests. Housed in an authentic Territorial adobe home, this inviting bed and breakfast offers a glimpse of the Southwest’s pioneer days while keeping you firmly in the lap of luxury with modern amenities and comforts, such as wireless Internet, a hydrotherapy spa and delicious gourmet breakfasts and treats. The Desert Dove has two spacious guest rooms, each with its own entrance and bath. The Rosses are avid collectors and have lovingly furnished the inn with antique and period furnishings, along with wonderful collections of dolls, vintage toys and quilts. In the morning, savory scents lure guests to the kitchen, where Betty,a culinary artist of some renown, treats them to a scrumptious breakfast. A 1927 wood-burning cook stove dominates on corner of the inviting country kitchen, while Betty turns out homemade muffins or sensational Southwest-style frittatas with fresh salsa for your dining pleasure. Visitors here release favorable reports to Arrington’s Inn Traveler, which has honored the Desert Dove on several occasions, including a second place for customer service. Desert Dove is just a short walk from Saguaro National Park East and convenient to numerous Arizona attractions, including Desert Museum and Colossal Cave. Experience serene comfort in the desert with a stay at Desert Dove Bed &

Desert Dove B&B Featured in National Magazine!

September 21st, 2011 by Betty Ross

We’re proud to announce that Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast has been featured in Small Gardens Magazine. We’re featured among 4 other “Must-see B&B Gardens”. Enjoy an portion of the article:

“Nestled on four acres in the foodhills of the Rincon Mountains, Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast is a true desert garden. Wildflowers and cacti grow wild throughout the property. A “living fence of Ocotilla cactus surrounds the inn’s maintained sitting gardens. Radiant during winter months, Desert Dove has been recognized for its gardens by readers of Arrington’s Bed and Breakfast Journal.”

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