In the Kitchen: Apple Hand Pies

You’ll find sweet, warm comfort in each bite of these fried Apple hand pies, featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Tart Apple Rings or Organic Dried Tart Apple Rings. We think the Apple skins add interest to these pies, but feel free to experiment with our other varieties. It’s your kitchen, after all. You’ll come out

In the Kitchen: Brazil Nut Hummus

This savory and easy hummus, featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Organic Brazil Nuts, will make itself at home on your football party buffet or in your gym bag as a post workout protein boost with veggies or pita chips. Smooth-textured Organic Brazil Nuts are the secret ingredient in this nutritious and filling alternative to other high-fat

Seven Fruits for Powerhouse Health

Whether you just made a new year’s resolution to eat better – or if you’re already a health-conscious eater, you can boost your diet starting right now with some of our favorite nutrition-dense superstars! In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study (1) identifying “powerhouse” fruits and vegetables – those

Orange You Glad for Oranges?: Time for Sassy Sunshine!

With winter days in full throttle we’ve got the perfect answer for cold days, the doldrums or a case of the sniffles. It’s our bright, bouncy and sassy Dried Oranges! Whether you enjoy any variety of our Dried Orange Slices as a zippy snack or perk up a recipe with our Dried Orange Powder, you’ll

In the Kitchen: Persimmon Walnut Crisp

This comforting dessert, featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Persimmons, Walnut Pieces and Unsweetened Shredded Coconut, makes a warm, sweet ending to your favorite fall dinner. The family will be sure to gather ‘round the kitchen when this fragrant beauty comes out of the oven. Send it over the top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream,

Passion for Persimmons: A Fall Fave!

The cool and crisp autumn days in the Central Valley call for cozy sweaters, knit hats, a roaring fire…and our phenomenal Dried Persimmons, of course! We and our trusted neighbor grow these deep orange-hued fruits and harvest them at their peak of delicious sweetness from September through October. You’d think they had made a stop

Wonderful Walnuts: Fall’s Baking Darling!

With fall’s baking season in full throttle, what can be easier than reaching for a bag of Bella Viva Orchards’ Walnut Pieces!? While they’re the perfect size for baking, they’re great sprinkled on banana pancakes, used as a yogurt topper, enjoyed at lunchtime in chicken salad or at dinnertime as a healthier coating for baked

Holiday DIY: Adorn Your Home with Bella Viva Dried Fruits!

Looking for fresh holiday decorating ideas? We’ve got ‘em! Right now, our country store is festooned with fragrant and colorful decorations featuring our Dried Fruits and you can bring them into your own home with these easy DIY orchard-to-home decorations and potpourris. Let’s get started! Make a Bella Viva Orchards Evergreen-Citrus Wreath for indoors or

Bella Viva Orchards Citrus Garland

Supplies (for one 6-foot garland): 24 Bella Viva Orchards Dried Orange Slices24 Bella Viva Orchards Dried Lemon Slices24 dried bay leaves12 cinnamon sticksSoft jute twine (from craft store or hardware store)Large upholsterer’s needle (large enough to fit the twine through the eye)Scissors Steps: 1.    Cut jute twine into an 10-foot length. Thread one end

Bella Viva Orchards Evergreen-Citrus Wreath

The wreath we picked up had some pine cones and faux red berry stems already attached, which is a plus! You’ll need: Supplies (for one wreath): 1 store-bought fresh evergreen wreath6 pine cones (if not on purchased wreath)12 Bella Viva Orchards Dried Orange Slices15 Bella Viva Orchards Dried Lemon Slices15 Bella Viva Orchards Dried Tart