Prunes: Be a Yay-Sayer!

If you’ve read our blog for a while, you’ve seen us sing the praises of the Prune on many occasions. We’ve actually maybe been kind of defensive of this fruit at times. It has, after all, been the butt of jokes (can we get a ha ha?) because of its ability to help those with,

March at Bella Viva Orchards: Go Mad Over Our Pistachios!

March Madness is just about upon us. That means for those of you basketball fans, it’s time to gather up heaps of healthy goodies before tuning in to this sporting event. Before you settle in for hours of TV, we say it’s the perfect time of year to get out of the house and take

Cold and Flu Season is Here: Our Top Organic Picks!

As much as we wish it wasn’t the case, cold and flu season is upon us. We know. Don’t shoot the messengers. We hear theories that staying home will help reduce our chances of contracting the flu. Others say that being out and about helps build immunities. And the theories go on. What we can

Organic Persimmons: Winter’s Warm Flavor Bombs!

If you’ve eaten our Organic Persimmons, what we’re about to say about their flavor and texture will come as no surprise. If you HAVEN’T yet tried them, we’d say it’s time to bust a move and open your world to the aromatic, spicy-sweet magic of our Organic Persimmons. Our Organic Persimmons are the acorn-shaped Hichiya

January at Bella Viva Orchards: Our ‘Cots are Hot!

With the cold homebound days of December behind us, we’d say it’s time for some sunshine! And how! Now’s the perfect time to relax and let your imagination grab the hot sun from the sky and transform it into a zillion bright disks of Tangy Apricot deliciousness. As we all welcome longer, brighter days it’s

In the Kitchen: Apricot Hand Pies

Warm, sweet and comforting sunshine is in every bite of these fried Apricot Hand Pies, featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Apricots. Break out a mug of your favorite hot beverage, breathe in the aromas of summertime and dive in to these easy-to-make treats! Great for breakfast, tea time or dessert, this recipe is easy to

In the Kitchen: Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookies (GF)

These gluten-free cookies, featuring Bella Viva Orchards Almond Flour, Organic Thompson Seedless Raisins, Walnut Pieces, Organic Flaxseed Meal and our Orange or Clover Honey, are among our year-round favorites. We’re sure that once you make a batch, you’ll be whipping out your cookie sheets before long for a healthier repeat performance! Please be sure to

Bella Viva Orchards Citrus Garland

This simple and fragrant garland shows off Bella Viva Orchards Certified Organic Orange Chips and Dried Lemon Slices. Don’t just stop at one! You’ll want to adorn your entire house with this holiday favorite. Makes one 6-foot garland Supplies: 48 Bella Viva Orchards Certified Organic Orange Chips24 Bella Viva Orchards Dried Lemon Slices96 dried bay

In the Kitchen: Bella Viva Orchards Cranberry Orange Scones

These easy, moist and flavorful scones, featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Cranberries and Orange Powder, are a snap to assemble. While they’re perfect on the holiday breakfast table, we love ‘em year-round!  Yields: 6 scones Prep time: 25 minutesCook time: 20-25 minutesTotal Time: 45-50 minutes Ingredients: ¼ cup Bella Viva Orchards Orange Powder¾ cup sour

Evergreen-Citrus Wreath

This wreath can be used indoors or out with a store-bought wreath and just a few supplies! The wreath we picked up had some pine cones already attached, which is a plus!  Makes one wreath Supplies: 1 store-bought fresh evergreen wreath3 pine cones6 Bella Viva Orchards Certified Organic Orange Chips6 Bella Viva Orchards Dried Lemon