Month: September 2018

In the Kitchen: Almond Flour Brownies with Walnuts

Brownies don’t have to be a sinful indulgence! By getting a little nuttier, you can feel a lot less guilty when satisfying your chocolate cravings. Healthier substitutions of almond flour and Bella Viva Orchards’ walnut pieces will make these brownies a favorite in your recipe book. We like to use almond flour as a low-carb substitute when baking. This nut flour is an excellent substitute for wheat flour as it is gluten-free and packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Rich in vitamin E and magnesium, almond flour contributes to a healthy diet. The addition of Bella Viva Orchards’ walnut pieces, not only give these brownies

Prunes and Pluots are Ready!

Would it help if we called our Prunes dried plums instead? No matter what you call ‘em, they’re big, plump and soft – and delicious! And if you’re wondering what Dried Flavor Grenade Pluots are, you’re in for a treat. Our Flavor Grenade Pluots are a happy hybrid between plums (yes, prunes) and apricots. They’ve been around for several years now and if you haven’t tried them, we think it’s time! Our Pluots are sweeter than dried plums or apricots and have a texture similar to our Dried Apricots. Your grandmother’s prunes may have made you want to run and hide, but hide no

Falling for Figs

Grown on fragrant, leafy trees right here in Central California, our plump, soft and lightly sweet Figs are harvested at their peak and dried with care so you can enjoy them anytime. Mediterranean in origin, Figs lend themselves especially well to dishes of this region, including savory entrees enjoyed by vegetarians and carnivores alike and sweets that would make a sultan swoon. But don’t stop there…you can incorporate figs easily into your everyday diet, too! Our California Black Figs and California White Figs make tagines, couscous and pilafs sparkle like jewels and are beautiful in honey-laden sweets for teatime or dessert. Try topping your

Almonds Abound!

‘Round here, it’s Almond country – and the world loves Almonds from Central California! Right now there’s excitement in the air as our prized Almonds are harvested and shelled for your enjoyment and convenience. These plump nuts are ready in time for holiday bakers to fire up their ovens, for health-conscious diners to add to their favorite recipes and for anyone to add to their snack line-ups. They’re spectacular eaten just as they are or added to your favorite meals. Grab a big handful and let your imagination go wild! Whether you enjoy our Almonds raw, roasted and seasoned, organic, or in our Almond