Vina Community Park Clean-Up Day

Andersen and Sons hosted the Vina Community Park Clean-Up Day on Saturday July 17, 2021. Community members came together to beautify Vina Park. We pruned up some overgrown trees. Raked the fence line of debris and overgrown grass. Assembled permanent picnic tables that BCM has donated. Put up a new basketball backboard donated by NorthContinue reading “Vina Community Park Clean-Up Day”

Red, White & Blue S’mores

A festive s’more recipe that is quick and easy for any 4th of July BBQ. Ingredients 3 graham crackers (halved) 1/3 cup chopped strawberries 20 blueberries 2 tbsp roughly chopped walnuts 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff Preparation Chop 1/3 cup of strawberries Chop 2 tbsp of walnuts Measure 1/2 cup of marshmallow fluff and add toContinue reading “Red, White & Blue S’mores”

Walnut Pear & Avocado Bowl

By: Patty Mastracco Enjoy this healthy bowl with quinoa and a creamy avocado dressing. This is a quick meal perfect to beat the summer heat. INGREDIENTS Dressing 1/4 cup lime juice 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves 2 tablespoons water 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil 1/2 of a firmContinue reading “Walnut Pear & Avocado Bowl”

Rugelach with Walnuts and Pecans

Ingredients ½ cup butter softened 4 ounces cream cheese softened ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup flour ¼ teaspoon salt 1 egg beaten 1 tablespoon cream 2 tablespoons coarse sugar Filling 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon white sugar ¼ cup raspberry jam or apricot ¼ cup walnuts ground ¼ cup pecans ground 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup raisins finely chopped , optional Instructions Combine butter, cream cheese, vanilla and salt with a mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Add sugar. Turn mixer to low andContinue reading “Rugelach with Walnuts and Pecans”

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pecans and Spicy Maple Drizzle

Ingredients 12 oz Brussels sprouts ends trimmed, yellow leaves removed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup Pecans 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon red chili flakes Directions Preheat oven to 400 F.  Slice all Brussels sprouts in half. In a medium bowl, combine halved Brussels sprouts, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and toss to combine. Place Brussels sproutsContinue reading “Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pecans and Spicy Maple Drizzle”

Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Bites

Emma was feeling Fall festive yesterday, so we ventured to the kitchen to our hand at pumpkin bread inspired by Melanie Makes – One of our favorite food bloggers! We encountered a problem when the pumpkin bread started to split down the middle and fall apart. Emma decided to improvise by grabbing a fork andContinue reading “Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Bites”

Costco scholarship donation

We’re happy to donate to the Costco Scholarship Fund this year as the only nut processing facility. We believe the award winners of this scholarship have shown great dedication and tenacity by navigating and persevering through this year. They’ve had unforeseen trials thrown at them and are still overcoming each obstacle. Congratulations to the recipientsContinue reading “Costco scholarship donation”

Communities helping commUnities

Paskenta, CA is the home of approximately 112 residents and is a tight knit ranching community just miles away from the Mendocino National Forest (MNF). On August 16, 2020 fire crews began responding to several fires that were ignited by lightning during thunderstorms that passed over the area. The August Complex was comprised of 37Continue reading “Communities helping commUnities”