Month: November 2019

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, ice milk, gelato or sweetened Greek yogurt! Yields: 6-8 servings Prep time: 30 minutesCook time: 20-25 minutesTotal Time: 50-55 minutes Ingredients: Filling: 8 ounces Bella Viva Orchards’ PersimmonsWater2 tablespoons granulated sugar1 teaspoon cornstarch½ teaspoon cinnamonPinch of salt3-4 tablespoons reserved rehydrating liquid 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cubed Topping:

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 by your pantry because of their earthy sweet flavor, but they’re just good, honest Persimmons! Besides tasting oh-so-good, our Hachiya Persimmons are proud to offer some nice health benefits. They’re a source of dietary fiber, making them a weight-watcher’s friend. Oh, and your digestive system will also appreciate them

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 chicken breasts or accompaniment to your holiday green beans. Whether you go savory or sweet, your meals will thank you for adding these ready-to-use darlings! Besides having a perfect soft crunch and nutty flavor, Walnuts are a source of dietary fiber and plant-based protein which help with weight management