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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,

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

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

Holiday DIY: Adorn Your Home with Bella Viva Dried Fruits!

Looking for fresh holiday decorating ideas? We’ve got ‘em! Right now, our country store is festooned with fragrant and colorful decorations featuring our Dried Fruits and you can bring them into your own home with these easy DIY orchard-to-home decorations and potpourris. Let’s get started! Make a Bella Viva Orchards Evergreen-Citrus Wreath for indoors or

Bella Viva Orchards Citrus Garland

Supplies (for one 6-foot garland): 24 Bella Viva Orchards Dried Orange Slices24 Bella Viva Orchards Dried Lemon Slices24 dried bay leaves12 cinnamon sticksSoft jute twine (from craft store or hardware store)Large upholsterer’s needle (large enough to fit the twine through the eye)Scissors Steps: 1.    Cut jute twine into an 10-foot length. Thread one end

Bella Viva Orchards Evergreen-Citrus Wreath

The wreath we picked up had some pine cones and faux red berry stems already attached, which is a plus! You’ll need: Supplies (for one wreath): 1 store-bought fresh evergreen wreath6 pine cones (if not on purchased wreath)12 Bella Viva Orchards Dried Orange Slices15 Bella Viva Orchards Dried Lemon Slices15 Bella Viva Orchards Dried Tart

Bella Viva Orchards Ornaments

Supplies (for a dozen ornaments): Soft jute twine (from craft store or hardware store)9 Bella Viva Orchards Dried Orange Slices9 Bella Viva Orchards Dried Lemon Slices9 Bella Viva Orchards Dried Tart Apple Rings9 Bella Viva Orchards Dried Honeycrisp Apple SlicesOrnament hangers (from craft store) Steps: 1.    Cut twine into twelve 10-inch lengths. 2.   

Bella Viva Orchards Potpourris

Transform the heavenly aroma of our country store to your home for the holidays. It’s easy to mix up a batch of dry or simmering Bella Viva Potpourris to fill your home with airy notes of Oranges, Lemons, Apples and warm winter spices. These blends are sure to delight your family and visitors alike! For

In the Kitchen: Baked Apple Hand Pies

Leave the deep fat fryer in the closet, ‘cause you’re about to enjoy this healthier dessert that’s long on sweetness and flakiness and short on the guilt. So pick your favorite varieties of sweet or tart Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Apples and fire up that oven! It’s delish time in your house! Yields: 12 hand

It’s Baking Time: You’ve Got This!

Sweater weather is here and that means it’s time to fire up the oven and get baking, as if any of us need an excuse, right? Think about aromas of fruity and nutty-good baked treats wafting through the air from your kitchen. Getting hungry? We thought so! Whether you’re baking for the holidays or for