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Tucson Downtown New Restaurant

April 14th, 2016 by Betty Ross

You may wish to dine at Tucson newest restaurant. Elvira’s downtown!

elviraDowntown Tucson is excited for its new neighbor. Elvira’s Restaurant, a beloved Tubac classic, is opening a second location in downtown Tucson at 256 E. Congress St. on Saturday, April 16.

The upscale Mexican restaurant will open its second location in the former Saint House Island Bistro and Rum Bar at 256 E. Congress St. After about a year of renovations, the restaurant is slated to hold a soft opening April 15.

Elvira’s owner, Rubén Monroy Jr., is moving up to Tucson so he can work the kitchen and front of the house. He plans to keep all of the classic Elvira’s dishes, but will revamp about 30 percent of the menu. Right now, he’s tinkering around with new mole flavors like pine nut, almond and dried fruit.

“We’re gonna play a little bit,” he said. But “you end up giving people what they want.”


Enjoy a stay at Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast. We will serve you a delectable breakfast! We have a wonderful desert garden, you may wish to enjoy the spa under the stars with a glass of wine.

What could be better!

potatoquiche Cacti 1Yard art


Breakfast is Served

May 25th, 2015 by Betty Ross


breakfast1Enjoy a delightful gourmet breakfast served on vintage tableware. Signature dishes of our Tucson inn include Spinach Egg Nest, Southwest Eggs Fiesta, Baked Blueberry French Toast, Baked Oatmeal, Fresh Baked Scones, Yummy Muffins, Homemade Salsa, Organic Jams. Fresh Fruit, Fresh Ground Coffee, Tea and Juice.

    Some new recipes added to our menu!

applerose                                                   A Baked Apple Rose, yum!

potatoquiche                                             Potato Quiche Ranchero a favorite!

Steamed pear                                   Poached Pears with Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup, Yum!

zucchiniquiche                                                         Zucchini Quiche

cookies                                                   Always afternoon cookies!

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Old Fashioned Christmas

December 15th, 2011 by Betty Ross

Christmas at Desert Dove an Inn-spiration

An Old Fashioned Christmas

Father Time greets you as you enter the Inn.  Betty’s creation, hand made from old quilt pieces.
In the great room stands a 10 ft. Christmas tree adorned with more than 2000 lights decorated with red beaded apples, white poinsettias, white pearl grape clusters, white doves, red cardinals and silver balls of garland. It’s not hard to like Christmas trees. They’re pretty. They sparkle.

In the guest entry hall a Western Cowboy Santa along with his helpful Elves greets guests coming and going!

At our Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast, we like to use our collectibles along with Christmas decorations, giving the Inn a very homespun feel. The antique toys and dolls we have in our collection add to the magic and fun of the season.

The antique sideboard, a treasure from Betty’s grandmother, has seen many a Christmas.

The parlor has a circa 1910 upright piano for those who wish to play some Christmas music. “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas with every Christmas card I write ……..”
Although Tucson traditionally would not have a white Christmas, it has even snowed on a few.  If you wish for some snow you only have to drive 45 minutes to Mt. Lemmon. The Catalina Mountains tops are white with snow.

On the antique cookstove simmers the teapot ready for hot chocolate or spice tea. Home made treats are always available. Plan a romantic getaway this Holiday Season with a stay at Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast.

Come fly away! Enjoy! Relax! and Reminisce!














Saguaro National Park East

November 22nd, 2011 by Betty Ross

Visiting Saguaro National ParkSagauro Desert

We are within walking distance of Saguaro National Park East! A walking path from Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast will take you directly to the Park. You may wish an early morning walk to the park before you enjoy a scrumptious homemade breakfast.

There is a 1/4-mile paved Desert Ecology Trail, located along Cactus Forest Drive. Short hikes will introduce you to the plant and animal life of the Sonoran Desert.

Many other trails along the scenic 8 mile drive are suitable for short hikes into the pristine desert environment. There are some 128 miles of trails wind through the desert and mountain country of Saguaro East. Saguaro East, also called Rincon Mountain District, encompasses an aging saguaro forest at the foot of the majestic Rincon Mountains, as well as an exceptional variety of other desert plants. The Park has a picnic area for your usage. We have trail maps available and you may, also, stop by the visitor center for all the information about the Park. The park is open daily.

Daily Programs
A Home in the Desert – 15-minute orientation program shown daily on the hour and half-hour in the auditorium. Learn about the resources that Saguaro National Park protects.

Sentinel of the Desert – a 53 minute video shown daily at 1:00 p.m. in the auditorium.

Saguaro East Programs Rincon Mountain District Visitor Center (Saguaro East). Schedules are subject to change. Check at the Visitor’s Center for current schedules, or call (520) 733-5153. 3693 South Old Spanish Trail, Tucson.

Southwestern Frittata

September 6th, 2011 by Betty Ross

The fritata should to be prepared the day before and allowed to “cure” in the refrigerator overnight.

  • 1 (or more) cans of chopped mild green chiles
  • 1 lb. bulk sausage, cooked (ground turkey or chicken can be used in place of pork)
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1 large clove garlic (pressed)
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes (for slicing on top)
  • 6 corn tortillas, sliced into small stripes
  • 1 1/2 cups jack, cheddar or your favorite cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • chili powder to your taste
  • light sour cream
  • For vegetarian leave out meat

Brown sausage meat and drain any excess fat off, add pressed garlic to meat and cook for a few more minutes.

Grease a 9” x 13” baking dish and evenly line the bottom of the dish with half of the chopped chiles, half of the tortilla strips, half of the sausage and half of the cheese. Repeat the layering with the other half of the chiles, tortilla chips, sausage and cheese.

In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, onion salt and cumin until they are well mixed. Pour the mixture over the top of the dish. Sprinkle with chili powder to taste.

Place thin slices of tomato over the top. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator overnight to cure.

The next day, preheat the oven to 375° F, remove the plastic wrap from the dish and bake the fritata for 45- 50 minutes, or until the top is golden and the sides are a rich brown color.

Cut into equal pieces and serve with a dollop of sour cream and salsa. Serve with warm flour tortillas or your favorite toast!

Serves 6-8

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Baked Oatmeal Delight

September 6th, 2011 by Betty Ross

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • (You can substitute apples & walnuts & 1/2 tsp. cinnamon)

In a bowl mix butter, eggs, vanilla and milk. Add the remaining ingredients and blend well. Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. (Don’t over bake!) Serve hot with fresh fruit and milk on the side. I serve it with scoop of vanilla yogurt. Serves 8. Can be cut in half for 4 servings.

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