A Desert Oasis with 4 Great Spicy Recipes

Phoenix chef Jeffrey Beeson beats the odds (and the heat) to create a diverse herb garden on the side of a steep cliff.

Jeffrey Beeson’s kitchen crew lugged hundreds of stones to craft a diverse, organic herb garden, which feeds and entertains visitors to the Pointe Hilton at Tapatio Cliffs. Beeson hosts a Chef’s Garden Tea every Saturday afternoon.
Photography by Christiaan Blok