Tag: Cherries

In the Kitchen: Persimmon Cookie Recipe

Persimmon Cookies: These cookies are chock full of walnuts and warm spices so they really are the perfect cookie for fall. They also freeze well, so you can make a bunch of them now to enjoy throughout the winter. Along with fresh persimmons and walnuts, we love to add Bella Viva dried cherries for a delicious and healthy bite. Enjoy! Total Time: 30 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 cup persimmon pulp 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup chopped

Christmas Fruit Cake

Description This recipe comes from our family to yours. Beatrice Martino, the sister of our owner Victor Martino, created this wonderful no-bake fruit cake years ago and it has been a family staple ever since. It doesn’t feel like Christmas until this tasty desert is made. It has been passed on from Beatrice to Victor’s wife, Angela Martino, who makes the fruit cake every year. She calls it a “holiday must”. Happy Holidays from all us at Bella Viva! Ingredients: -2 pounds mixed of Bella Viva Dried Yellow Peaches, White Nectarines, and Apricots. -1 pound Marshmallows -1 pound Graham Crackers -¾ cup Canned Evaporated

Bella Viva Scones

Description At Bella Viva we love baking with our dried fruit! We have even diced our most delectable dried fruits for your convenience in the kitchen, including: Tangy Apricots, Yellow Peaches, White Peaches, Yellow Nectarines, White Nectarines, Pears, Dapple Dandy Pluots and Betty Anne Plums. Thanks to Mary A. of Sacramento for sending us this tasty recipe. Actually, I had the pleasure of making these scones with her. In today’s recipe we have used Bella Viva Diced Pears and Dapple Dandy Pluots but we invite you to be creative and use any and all of our diced fruits for your scones at home. You can

Fruity Cannoli

Description Kym McKenzie provides us with this amazing Fruity Cannoli recipe. Based on taste and quality, relevant use of dried fruit, and ease of baking, Kym won 2nd prize ($75 bella Viva Certificate) in our Online Bake Off. Ingredients: shells: 2 Tbsp butter softened 1/3 cup sugar 2 egg whites 1/2 Tsp almond extract 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup flour filling: 30 oz ricotta cheese 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 2 Tbsp grated orange peel 1 Tbsp grated lemon peel 1 Tsp vanilla extract 1 cup mini chocolate chips 1 cup of Bella Viva Dried Cranberries, Dried Figs, Dried Rainier Cherries or strawberries, diced

Cherries – May 2015

Cherries – Organics are Back! The cherries are coming, the cherries are coming! Cherry season has arrived at Bella Viva and the dry yard is covered red with cherries. It’s a short season from just May to mid-June, but cherries are harvested across most of California’s Central Valley. At Bella Viva we are proud to grow our own cherries as well as partnering with local growers who share our passion for sustainability. We have several types of the dried cherries to fit every taste, including conventional, natural and organic. So come down to the store or buy online and enjoy the good life! Attention