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Indian Art Fair

February 15th, 2013 by Betty Ross


Enjoy Tucson and the nice weather. We are having cool nights and warm sunny days.

Lots of attractions here in Tucson, giving our guests at Desert Dove many choices for things to do.

The Southwest Indian Art Fair brings together a cross-section of cultural traditions in performances, music, dance, and demonstrations in many media. Living cultural practices, coupled with meaningful conversations with the artists, provide context for understanding the artwork.

Another fine place to have a great dinner ~~~~~ The Dish just off the SE corner of Speedway & Country Club 520-326-1714


Tubac Festival

February 7th, 2013 by Betty Ross

The Tubac Festival is happening all week through SundayMiro-for-web-224x300
so there might be a little longer wait than usual but the weather is absolutely glorious today so come and enjoy the fun.

Look for the big chicken and you will be at Wisdom’s Restaurant on the road to Tumacacori

Die Hard Wisdom’s fans, it’s your special day today with deals just for you. Give your server the code word SMOOTH today only to receive half off one fruit burro split OR a 2-for-1 Margarita* OR a 2-for-1 glass of wine
OR a 2-for-1 bottle of beer.

You may also wish to visit the National Historical Park in Tumacacori, just minutes from Tubac.



Small things in large amounts.

January 25th, 2013 by Betty Ross


As collectors of many small toys and related items we especially enjoyed the Miniature Museum. A fun place for adults and children. Harvey is working on a miniature doll house, a replica of his childhood home in MN. A work in progress!

The Mini Time Machine was created from the imagination and dedication of Founders, Patricia and Walter Arnell. Pat’s fondness for miniatures began in the 1930’s, when as a young girl she received her first miniatures- a set of Strombecker wooden dollhouse furniture. It wasn’t until the Arnells moved to Tucson in 1979 that Pat began collecting in earnest. The Arnell’s became very active in the miniature community becoming recognized members and supporters of important organizations such as NAME (National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts) and IGMA (International Guild of Miniature Artisans).The collection grew and the Arnells, dreamed of a way to share it with more people. They envisioned an interactive space where the entertaining and educational aspects of the collection could be enjoyed by everyone- a place that would be enchanting, magical and provide a rich sensory experience.





Diamonds ~~~~ A Girls Best Friends

January 25th, 2013 by Betty Ross

The Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast   would be a great place to stay while taking in the Gem and Mineral Show. You can start your day with a cup of fresh ground coffee or your favorite tea and enjoy a wonderful breakfast. At the end of your long day of shopping you can relax in our hydrotherapy spa with a glass of wine and take in some stargazing!



Tucson Gem and Mineral Show  2013

Show Guide

For complete information on all the shows, check the 2013 Tucson Show Guide — Your Ultimate Guide to All the Tucson Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Jewelry, and Bead Shows! With 300+ pages of must-have show info, including dates, maps, and exhibitor lists, the Tucson Show Guide provides all you need to know in one easy-to-navigate guide.








January 8th, 2013 by Betty Ross

ms Old Town Artisans  4th Saturday Courtyard Artisans Fair
Where:     Old Town Artisans
When:    Saturday, October 27th  10AM – 5:30PM

Join us in the beautiful Courtyard at Old Town Artisans for our new series of Local Author book signings and Artist demonstrations.  The Courtyard Artisans Fair will feature local artists and craftspeople showcasing their work throughout the day.
11:00AM   Tucson author Janet Taylor will present her new book, The Green Southwest Cookbook, and be available for signings afterwards.  Janet’s beautifully photographed new book emphasizes supporting local agriculture and the use of fresh and healthy seasonal ingredients with Southwest flavors.
12:00Noon   Tucson potter Galen Miller will demonstrate throwing pottery on the wheel throughout the afternoon.    Come watch the master of the mini pots work his magic!
Salsas Rangel will offer tastings of their delicious line of locally made all natural salsas throughout the day.

Edible Flowers

March 21st, 2012 by Betty Ross



Flowers may not be the first ingredient you think of when garnishing a dish, but they’re perfect for adding bright color — not to mention flavor — to a host of sweet and savory recipes.

The flowers I use to garnish a dish are from my own garden. The Nasturtiums I use for some of my egg dishes give a nice peppery flavor. The Pansy or Violet go well with fruit.

You can often buy edible flowers in the produce section of a grocery store and gourmet market. Do not eat flowers from a florist, they may have pesticides on them.



I have had a guest requests salad for breakfast, which I was happy to accommodate. Some folks just love their veggies!






We serve Cactus Jams, Jelly’s & Syrup for breakfast at Desert Dove. We have a small gift center where we sell these items along with our cookbook “Betty’s Favorite Recipes”






The fruits of most prickly pears are edible and sold in stores under the name “tuna.” Prickly pear branches (the pads) are also cooked and eaten as a vegetable. They, too, are sold in stores under the name “Nopalito.” Because of the glochids, great care is required when harvesting or preparing prickly pear cactus. Both fruits and pads of the prickly pear cactus are rich in slowly absorbed soluble fibers that may help keep blood sugar stable.


Prickly Pear Products

St Patrick’s Day

March 14th, 2012 by Betty Ross

The 25th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival is this weekend! Downtown Tucson hosts a parade with Irish dancers and music, floats, bands, food and more, beginning at 11:00 a.m. How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?

Our guests at Desert Dove will be enjoying some Irish food and music this St Patrick’s Day.

Irish soda bread might not be the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow or the four-leaf clover that brings good luck, but its slightly sweet flavor and complex texture makes it a standout favorite for St. Patrick’s Day.

The desert garden seems to be a lovely spot for our guests this spring time to enjoy a cup of tea with a fresh baked snack along with the wildflowers and hummingbirds!

Tucson for places to dine.


Lets Play Ball

March 10th, 2012 by Betty Ross

Major League Spring Training returns to Keno Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson.

Tucson Padres

Enjoy our great weather and catch some base ball fun! Nothing better than base ball, hot dogs & apple pie!

Sonoran hot dog recipe

Get a beef hot dog and wrap it like a mummy with bacon.  Mesquite bacon is good.
Fry it on a griddle until the bacon gets crisp.  Some people like to fry the bacon a little first and then wrap it around the hot dog and then fry them both in the bacon grease.
Take a hot dog bun or bolillo roll that has been slit to make a pocket in the middle.  If you want you can toast them a little or, in the case of the bolillo roll, steam it for a minute to make it soft.  Work with what you have on hand or what you feel like.
Put mayo, mustard and ketchup on the bun and insert the bacon-wrapped dog.  If you want to squirt the mayo on top, like they do at the stands, mix it with a little lemon juice or water to thin it out.  Put it into a squeeze bottle or sandwich bag with a corner cut off and squeeze it on top when you are done, along with the mustard and ketchup.
Add warm pinto beans, cheese (shredded Mexican cotijo cheese, cheddar, whatever), chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, sliced or blended jalapenos or some type of jalapeno/green chili salsa.
“Just stick whatever you want on there, and whatever amount, to make it taste good.”  (You hear this talking to many Mexican cooks)

Tucson Weddings

March 5th, 2012 by Betty Ross

We do not host weddings at Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast. Saguaro Buttes wedding chapel is only a few miles from Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast. We can accommodate guests attending a wedding and the wedding couple after the wedding before leaving on their honeymoon trip. We have had many couples stay the wedding night, not wishing to travel far after a long and memorable day.

 You will not find a more natural Mountain Desert experience. Up against the gorgeous Rincon Mountains, with thousands of towering Saguaro Cacti and panoramic views of the Catalina, Santa Rita, and Tucson Mountains, you literally have 360 degree unobstructed views, perfect for pictures. If you are looking for a uniquely Southern Arizona experience, something out of state guests will remember for years to come, then Saguaro Buttes is the perfect place.


Spa Services

March 5th, 2012 by Betty Ross

Pamela Joosten, is a massage therapist for Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast.  Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Life Coach.
A Healing Touch offers you several modalities of massage and bodywork. She prides herself on offering the most physically and spiritually beneficial massage you will ever experience.  Click HERE for a more healthier body inside and out, and call her for an appointment!

Pam will come to the Inn and give a message right in the privacy and comfort of your guest room.  Just let us know if this is something you would like or you can call her direct at 520-307-4828. Just tell her you are staying at Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast

*Therapeutic Neuro-muscular Massage

* Hot Stone Massage

*Living Raindrop Therapy

* Reflexology

* lymphatic

* Aromatherapy