Month: January 2021

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 say with certainty is that we have some Organic notables on our shelves that are worthy of your attention. We love all of our Dried Fruits and it’s hard to pick favorites, but when it comes to nutrient-packed stars that may give us an extra boost during this season,

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 variety. When fresh and ripe, they’re generous in size and pulpy and when they’re dried – all we can say is WOW! They’re neat to eat – no knives or spoons required, friends – and their natural warm cinnamon-nutmeg-allspice flavors come through in the most delightful of ways. Our

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 a good time to remind ourselves of the good things in life, like those Tangy Apricots. And how perfect that Apricots are symbolically linked to joy, which we can all appreciate these days!  At Bella Viva Orchards, we proudly grow our Apricots on property that’s been in our family

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 double when you want to share them with friends and family. Yields: 4 hand pies Prep time: 50 minutesCook time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour Ingredients: Filling: 8 ounces (about 2 cups) Bella Viva Orchards Dried Apricots (see note)½ cup granulated sugar½ cup water1 teaspoon pure almond extract½ teaspoon