Month: February 2015

Cherry Trail Mix Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup yogurt butter, such as Brummel & Brown 1 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup honey 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1 cup wheat flour 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cup oats 1/4 cup flax seed 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips 3/4 cup Bella Viva Walnuts or Bella Viva Almonds 1 1/2 cup Bella Viva Dried Bing Cherries Instructions Add yogurt butter and sugar to a small mixing bowl. Drizzle in honey and vanilla, mix well and then add eggs. Set aside. Sift flours, powders

Backyard Orchard – February 2015

Planting Bare Root Trees – Your Backyard Orchard The bounty of the harvest all begins with the preparation and planting of our orchards. Although our Bella Viva orchards are filled with hundreds of trees, consisting of many different varieties, it doesn’t take a lot of space to create your own “Backyard Orchard.” The best time of the year to plant your bare root fruit trees is during the winter months when they are dormant; before their buds swell and the rainy season saturates the ground. First, you will need to find an area in your yard that receives six or more hours of full