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A Love Story: Ambrosia Apples and Smoked Gouda

A Love Story: A Love Story: Ambrosia Apples and Smoked Gouda Greetings, Ambrosia apple enthusiasts! Today, let's embark on a delectable journey that brings together two culinary gems – the sweet and crisp Ambrosia apples and the smoky allure of Gouda cheese. Picture...

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Love in Every Bite: A Menu to Remember

Love in Every Bite: A Menu to Remember Ah, February – a month wrapped in the warmth of romance and affection. What better time to infuse love into our feasts? Join us on a delightful culinary journey where each dish becomes a celebration of love, flavour, and pure...

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Ambrosia Apples for Kids: Fun and Healthy Snack Ideas

Ambrosia Apples for Kids: Fun and Healthy Snack Ideas Get ready to turn snack time into a playful and healthy adventure with your little ones in 2024! Say hello to Ambrosia apples – the magic ingredient to not only make snacking fun but also to sneak in some...

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Crunching into a Healthier New Year with Ambrosia Apples

Crunching into a Healthier New Year with Ambrosia Apples As we embrace the dawn of a new year, what better way to kickstart a journey toward wellness than with Ambrosia apples? Beyond their taste, Ambrosia apples can assist you on your journey to a healthier you in...

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Keeping the Harvest – Spiced Apple Slices

Keeping the Harvest - Spiced Apple Slices How to Make Dried Spiced Ambrosia Apple Slices As the leaves paint the landscape with warm hues and the air carries a crisp note, there's no better way to celebrate the flavours of fall than with a batch of homemade dried...

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Winter’s Embrace – Ambrosia Apples in the Orchard

Winter's Embrace - Ambrosia Apples in the Orchard When the air gets chilly and the days get shorter, orchards transform, marking the onset of winter. In this seasonal journey, Ambrosia apples face the ups and downs of the cold months. Come along as we delve into what...

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Keeping the Harvest – Apple Storage

Keeping the Harvest - Apple Storage  The Ultimate Guide to Storing Ambrosia Apples for a Long Shelf Life Ambrosia apples are a delicious pantry staple, and during the harvest season, it is the best time to snag your apples! To fully enjoy their flavour and...

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Ambrosia Apples Cookbook – Baked Apple Pie Wontons

Ambrosia Apples Cookbook - Baked Apple Pie Wontons Baked Ambrosia Apple Pie Wontons are a delightful and creative twist on the traditional apple pie. Baked Apple Pie Wontons are a fantastic option for parties, gatherings, or events where finger foods are preferred....

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Celebrating World Vegan Month with Ambrosia Apples

Celebrating World Vegan Month with Ambrosia Apples World Vegan Month, celebrated every November, has become a prominent event for vegans and those interested in exploring the benefits of plant-based eating.  Ambrosia apples are a sweet and crisp apple variety...

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Ambrosia Apples Cookbook – Ambrosia Pecan Pumpkin Scones

Ambrosia Apples Cookbook - Ambrosia Pecan Pumpkin Scones It’s that time of year when many people enjoy Pumpkin spice; pumpkins line the porches, and some scary (or sweet) carvings will soon appear! Ambrosia Pecan Pumpkin Scones are an excellent baked treat to enjoy...

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Keeping the Harvest – Ambrosia Applesauce

Keeping the Harvest - Ambrosia Applesauce Ambrosia applesauce is the preservation method we explore this month in our year-long Keeping the Harvest 2023 series. There are many ways to enjoy applesauce all year long. Making Ambrosia applesauce at home is fairly easy...

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Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest! When you think of Oktoberfest offerings, you may commonly think of beer and bratwurst. Did you know that apples have their role to play in the festivities as well? Apples are commonly used in various dishes and beverages during Oktoberfest, particularly...

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Ambrosia Apples Cookbook – Apple Bacon Cheddar Crisp

Ambrosia Apples Cookbook - Apple Bacon Cheddar Crisp Jennifer Zuk – Third place – Orchard to Table Recipe Contest A bacon twist on apple crisp! Ingredients: Filling 5 Ambrosia apples, peeled, cored and diced  175 ml brown sugar 35 ml cornstarch 6 ml cinnamon 90...

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Back to School

Back to School The Perfect Snack for School Lunches Packing school lunches that are both nutritious and appealing can be a challenge. Thankfully, a delightful solution ticks all the boxes: Ambrosia apples. These crisp, sweet treats are not only a favourite among kids...

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Keeping the Harvest – Canning

Keeping the Harvest - Canning Imagine opening a jar of perfectly preserved Ambrosia apples during the chill of winter and being greeted by the unmistakable aroma of fresh, juicy apples. Water bath canning, a method as old as time, allows us to capture the essence of...

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Behind The Name

Behind The Name When it comes to apple varieties, one stands out among the rest - the Ambrosia apple. But did you know that this delectable fruit has a name with a fascinating origin? Let's journey into the history of Ambrosia apples and uncover the tale behind the...

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Ambrosia Apple and Brie Tart with Figs and Walnuts

Ambrosia Apple and Brie Tart with Figs and Walnuts Ingredients: 3 to 4 Ambrosia apples 6 dried figs 80 ml of chopped walnuts 225 grams of Brie 60 ml of brown sugar 3 ml of liquid - white wine / favourite liquor/apple juice One pie crust (homemade, frozen or roll out,...

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Keeping the Harvest – Apple Jam

Keeping the Harvest - Apple Jam Last month, in our Keeping the Harvest series -  we explored pickling apples (if you missed that blog post, you can find the link HERE. This month we will sweeten things up with Ambrosia apple jam! Making apple jam is a delightful...

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Ambrosia Apples Cookbook – Ambrosia Apple Sour Cream Pie

Ambrosia Apples Cookbook - Ambrosia Apple Sour Cream Pie There are some days when we could all use a bit of comforting food to cheer us up or keep us warm and cozy. Digging into recipes from days gone by is a great way to do this. This recipe is sure to bring a smile...

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Keeping the Harvest – Pickling Apples

Keeping the Harvest - Pickling Apples Did you know that you can pickle apples? Yes, you can, and pickled Ambrosia apples are delicious! Pickled Ambrosia apples can be enjoyed as a tasty snack, added to salads, or served alongside savoury dishes. This is the following...

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Summer In The Orchard

Summer in the Orchard During the summer, Ambrosia apple orchards in Canada are busy with activities to ensure a successful harvest. Here's an overview of what happens during these crucial months: Pruning: Skilled workers carefully prune the Ambrosia apple trees to...

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Do Ambrosia Apples Have a Superpower?

Do Ambrosia Apples Have a Superpower? Did you know that Ambrosia apples have a unique quality (we like to think of it as a superpower) that makes them take longer to turn brown than other apples? This is because they naturally contain lower levels of an enzyme called...

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Keeping the Harvest – Apple Jelly

Keeping the Harvest - Apple Jelly The next method we will explore in our "Keeping the Harvest" series is another fantastic way to preserve Ambrosia apples: Apple Jelly. Apple Jelly is a delightful fruit preserve made from the juice of apples. It has a smooth,...

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Keeping the Harvest – Apple Juice

Keeping the Harvest - Apple Juice Last month we looked at making Apple Cider from Ambrosia apples as a form of ‘Keeping the Harvest.’ Now we will explore a favourite of many - Apple juice! If you missed the blog post from last month, you can find the link here:...

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Ambrosia Apples Cookbook – Make Dinner for Mom

Ambrosia Apples Cookbook - Make Dinner for Mom Mother’s Day is approaching, and we have an idea for you to help make your mom’s special day even more special! Making a comforting dinner for your mom on Mother's Day is a great way to show your appreciation and...

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Ambrosia Apples – For the love of Art

For the love of Art Ambrosia apples are a great source of energy and nutrition for your body; they can be an essential part of your everyday life to promote overall wellness. There are many ways to increase health and wellness, and one unique way we will explore today...

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Ambrosia Apples – Spring in the Orchard

Spring in the Orchard Spring is an exciting time in the Ambrosia apple orchards. Soon signs of new life will appear, bees will buzz, and we will begin to see the first signs of our coming harvest. The life cycle of an Ambrosia apple in the springtime begins with the...

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Keeping the Harvest – Apple Cider

Keeping the Harvest - Apple Cider Apple cider is available in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions. Apple cider has a long-standing history, and recipes have been passed down from generation to generation. The earliest documented use of apples in cider production...

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Keeping the Harvest – Apple Butter

Keeping the Harvest - Apple Butter Peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower seed butter, butter...butter? There are so many types of butter on the market! Have you tried apple butter? Well, if you have not, you butter try it soon!  Apple butter is the method we...

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Deconstructed Waldorf Salad – Ambrosia Apples Cookbook

Ambrosia Apples Cookbook - Deconstructed Waldorf Salad It’s that time of year; we are marching into Spring. Warmer days are ahead, and we can’t think of anything better than a gourmet salad to celebrate! This recipe for Deconstructed Waldorf Salad was created for the...

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National Peanut Butter Day – March 1

National Peanut Butter Day – March 1   Did you know today is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day? A long-time friend of Ambrosia apples, Peanut Butter deserves its day! According to historians, Peanut Butter was created by the Inca! Later, it was brought to modern...

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Keeping the Harvest – Fruit Leather

Today, in our Keeping the Harvest 2023 series, we investigate a favourite snack of kids and adults - fruit leather! According to food historians - fruit leathers were known in southern Europe as early as the 16th century! Today, you can find fruit leather commonly in...

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Ambrosia Apple and Kobacha Squash Soup

Today, we feature a warm and comforting soup - perfect for a cold February day! This recipe comes from our Ambrosia Apples Cookbook - which you can receive for free when you register for our monthly newsletter! To get your free copy, visit this link and sign up with...

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Around the World, USA

Around the World, USA Today we are spotlighting a fantastic community of change-makers from the USA - The Produce Moms, founded by Lori Taylor. This community is on a mission to put more fruits and vegetables on every table to “change how America eats!” Some of the...

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Ambrosia Cookbook & Recipe

Ambrosia Cookbook & Recipe Winter is in full swing, and we sure feel the chill!  Warm meals are necessary this time of year, and there is nothing better than a beautiful pot of comforting soup!  In the test kitchen, we are making a beloved recipe from...

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Keeping the Harvest

Keeping the Harvest Apples, apples - everywhere! This time of year, we are fortunate to have an abundant supply of Ambrosia apples from the Fall harvest - but for how long? Typically you can find local BC apples in stores until late Spring. What if there was a way to...

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3…2…1…Happy Apple Gifting Day!

3…2…1…Happy Apple Gifting Day! Not what you expected us to say, is it? Apple Gifting Day is celebrated every year on January 1 - with historical roots preceding the birth of Christ in the Ancient Empires of Rome & Greece. The tradition spread throughout Europe and...

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Our Favourite Holiday Recipes

Our Favourite Holiday Recipes In this special holiday blog, we have put together some of our favourite recipes that could be included in your holiday meal plans. This Fall, we experimented with cranberries, and created a delicious Cranberry Sauce with Ambrosia...

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In the Test Kitchen with Smoothies

In the Test Kitchen with Smoothies There’s no question that Ambrosia apples taste great as juice or in a smoothie. But, is one better than the other? In a previous blog, we compared these two popular ways of drinking your favourite apple. We love Ambrosia apple juice,...

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Winter in the Orchard

Winter in the Orchard Harvest is over, and while we enjoy the fruits of our Ambrosia apple farmers’ labour, their work is far from done! Winter is an important time in the orchard as farmers are getting the trees ready for the next growing season. It may not be the...

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Recipe – Ambrosia Apple Cranberry Sauce

Recipe - Ambrosia Apple Cranberry Sauce Cranberry Sauce: people tend to love it or leave it. We love homemade sauce, but are only too willing to leave the canned, especially since it is so easy to make. Cranberries are grown abundantly in BC, specifically in the Lower...

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In the Test Kitchen – Soup

In the Test Kitchen - Soup Autumn is in full swing, and there is very little that is more satisfying than a hearty bowl of soup as the days get longer. We thought we’d head into the test kitchen this month to see how we can enjoy our favourite apple in one of our...

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November is World Vegan Month

November is World Vegan Month One percent of the world is vegan, which may not seem significant, until we realise that this translates to about eighty million people (twice the population of Canada), and the movement is growing. Those who identify as vegans believe...

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Around the World – Hungary

Around the World - Hungary This installment of Around the World with Ambrosia Apples takes us to Hungary. Although Ambrosia apples are not currently grown there, based on a comparison of 161 countries in 2019, Hungary ranked the highest in apple consumption per capita...

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Test Kitchen – Smoker

This month, we head outside to the test kitchen and play with the mini smoker.  Inspired by a salad at a local brewery, which included smoked butternut squash, we decided to try our own version. We thought, “has anyone ever tried smoking Ambrosia apples? Let’s...

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Oktoberfest

It’s October, a month in which we celebrate all things German! We thought we’d explore the holiday and its origins and discovered it’s not technically for the entire month of October, and it’s not only about beer! According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Oktoberfest...

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Fall in the Orchard

Kids are back in school, and the days are getting shorter, which means that Autumn is coming. It is a very busy time for our BC Ambrosia apple growers, who are preparing their orchards for harvest, and determining when their delicious Ambrosia apples are ready to...

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Around the World – USA

According to The American Table, a website dedicated to all things culinary in the US, the only apples indigenous to North America are wild sour crab apples. Seeds for all other varieties were brought to the colonies by the first settlers, who felt a nostalgic...

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Cedar Plank Salmon with Ambrosia Apples and Peaches

If you are a fan of the grill, you will love this new salmon recipe! We were inspired by the fresh, local peaches and basil that are in abundance this summer, and decided to add a little crunch with the Ambrosia apples. We served ours with rice, a sprinkling of anise...

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Around the World With Ambrosia Apples – Greece

Apples have a long history. It is said that they originated in Central Asia, probably in Kazakhstan. In fact, the capital of Kazakhstan, Alma Ata, means “full of apples.” By 1500 BC apple seeds had been carried throughout Europe, including to Greece, where they have...

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In The Test Kitchen – Salads

It’s summer, which means that we are all eating a lot more salads. Ambrosia apples make a fantastic addition to just about any salad creation by adding a little crunch and sweetness. Here are a few of our tried and true favourites: Ambrosia Apple & Feta Salad with...

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Come DIne With Me and Welcome to BC

Our next Come DIne With Me instalment comes from Collin and Danielle, brand new parents and recent residents of Langley, BC. They were fortunate enough to welcome their first child, Georgia, three weeks ago. Collin loves to cook, and to cook for others brings him...

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Summer in the Orchard

Summer is a time when most of us relax, but our Ambrosia apple farmers are very busy getting their orchards ready for Fall harvest. To get the largest, healthiest fruit from their Ambrosia apple trees, our farmers usually need to help Mother Nature out a little. The...

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Recipe: Braised Red Cabbage with Ambrosia Apples

Every once in a while, we all crave comfort food, and this braised red cabbage is a perfect remedy. We like to make ours in the instant pressure cooker, but it does just as well in a Dutch oven slowly cooking on the stove, as long as the cabbage is soft it’s good to...

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Test Kitchen – On the Barbecue

Summer is here, which means outdoor cooking has officially commenced. This instalment takes the test kitchen outside as we investigate the many ways Ambrosia apples can be enjoyed on the grill. We started with some delicious burgers with a twist, made with fresh...

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Around the World – Italy

When one thinks of Italian food, apples are not the first thing that comes to mind, but the Italians love il mele!  Apples are Italy’s largest crop, and Ambrosia apples are grown there. In fact, Italy is the second larger producer of apples in the EU, second only...

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In the Test Kitchen – Apple Pie

In the Test Kitchen – Apple Pie When one thinks of cooking or baking with apples, the first thing that comes to mind is usually apple pie, and there are many versions of this tasty treat. Ambrosia apples are ideal for apple pie. In fact, when making apple pie with...

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Come Dine With Me – On The Barbecue

With the warmer weather, outdoor cooking comes more and more into play. Luckily, Ambrosia apples pair beautifully on the barbecue with some old favourites.  Our next Come Dine With Me instalment comes from Scot and Cathy, a busy working couple from Langley. Scot...

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Come Dine With Me – Simply Done

At the beginning of 2020, a group of friends who enjoyed cooking decided to share their dining experiences virtually. They created the parameters of a three-course meal using the same ingredient in each course. We thought it was a fantastic idea and decided to see...

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In the Ambrosia Apple Test Kitchen with Breakfast

In the Ambrosia Apple Test Kitchen with Breakfast They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It kick-starts our metabolism, and gives us the necessary energy to go through our day. Studies have linked eating breakfast to good health, including better...

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Around the World – Germany

Around the World - Germany Germans love their apples! According to a recent survey by the SINUS Institute and YouGov, the most eaten fruit in Germany is the apple. Four out of five Germans (79%) regularly eat apples, and most Germans (74%) believe that apples aren’t...

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Spring in the Ambrosia Apple Orchards

Spring in the Ambrosia Apple Orchards After a long, wet winter, spring is finally springing in BC Ambrosia orchards! Our farmers are starting to see small buds on the trees, and their hard work of winter pruning is starting to pay off for this year’s crop. ...

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Ambrosia Apple Test Kitchen – Instant Pressure Cooker

Ambrosia Apple Test Kitchen - Instant Pressure Cooker Pressure cookers have been around for ages, but the relatively new insurgence of instant pressure cookers has brought the method of cooking under pressure back into popularity. The ease of use, and the ability to...

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Around The World With Ambrosia Apples – China

Around The World With Ambrosia Apples – China We’re going around the world with Ambrosia apples! We started in Canada, which is the beginning for the Ambrosia apple, and then we headed to France to try our hands at a true French gourmet recipe.  Next, we are...

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Come Dine Without Refined Sugar

Come Dine Without Refined Sugar Chantelle loves to cook and is always looking for ways to improvise in the kitchen. When their friend, Ysabel, was coming for dinner, she thought it was a perfect opportunity to be creative. “I’m constantly modifying recipes, and read...

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In the Ambrosia Apples Test Kitchen – Air Fryer

 In the Ambrosia Apples Test Kitchen - Air Fryer People are gravitating towards healthier eating these days, and air fryers have seen a surge in popularity. They are much safer than deep fryers, and using only a fraction of the oil, many of our favourite foods...

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Around The World With Ambrosia Apples – France

Around The World With Ambrosia Apples – France When talking about fine cooking, French cuisine is arguably the benchmark. Some of the world’s greatest chefs were trained in France, and the mention of French cuisine evokes thoughts of rich and luscious sauces and...

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Come Dine With Me in the Sushwap

Come Dine With Me in the Sushwap Our next Dine With Me instalment comes from Michelle and Bruce, who live in Salmon Arm, BC with their three boys, ten year old Sam, eight year old Andy, and seven year old Tyler. Hockey reigns in this Sushwap home. All three boys play,...

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Ambrosia Apples Test Kitchen – Puff Pastry

Ambrosia Apples Test Kitchen - Puff Pastry In this series, we are heading into the test kitchen. We are trying Ambrosia apples in some of our favourite dishes and experimenting with some new ones. This month, we thought we’d play with puff pastry.  With...

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Around the World with Ambrosia Apples – Canada

Around the World with Ambrosia Apples - Canada In this new blog series, we’ll explore the relationship to apples from different cultures, and incorporate Ambrosia apples into some favourite cuisines from around the world.  We thought we’d begin where it all...

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Come Dine Challenge Accepted

Come Dine Challenge Accepted What began as a group of friends cooking together remotely during the pandemic has turned into one of our favourite blog topics. The premise is simple: create a three-course menu that features Ambrosia apples in each dish. Home cooks can...

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Keep the Doctor Away with Ambrosia Apples

Keep the Doctor Away with Ambrosia Apples Last New Year’s we threw down the challenge of An Ambrosia Apple A Day, since it has been said: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  And though we can certainly appreciate that eating Ambrosia apples alone is not a...

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Come Bake With Grandma

Come Bake With Grandma What began as a group of friends cooking together remotely during the pandemic has turned into one of our favourite blog topics. The premise is simple: create a three-course menu that features Ambrosia apples in each dish. Home cooks can choose...

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Why Ambrosia Apples Are the Best Apple

Why Ambrosia Apples Are the Best Apple Ever since an apple picker took a bite of a yet-unnamed apple in a Cawston Orchard, Ambrosia apples have been winning over hearts and taste buds. But, why is this apple so easy to love? There’s actually science and psychology...

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Happy Chanukah – Ambrosia Apple Challah Bread

Happy Chanukah - Ambrosia Apple Challah Bread Chanukah (also spelled Hanukkah or variations and pronounced with a guttural, “kh” sound, kha-nu-kah, not tcha-new-kah) is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting,...

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Kick the Winter Blues with Ambrosia Apples

Kick the Winter Blues with Ambrosia Apples As winter approaches and the days get shorter, we see less of the sun, which can severely affect our mood. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association up to 18% of Canadians experience some form of seasonal affective...

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Come Dine With Me Everyday

Come Dine With Me Everyday What began as a group of friends cooking together remotely during the pandemic has turned into one of our favourite blog topics. The premise is simple: create a three-course menu that features Ambrosia apples in each dish. Home cooks can...

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Roasted Ambrosia Apple Soup

Roasted Ambrosia Apple Soup Chef Stuart Klassen Stuart Klassen is a very well known - and loved - Okanagan chef. He is now in the chef training lead at Okanagan college, inspiring new chefs to culinary greatness. This recipe is a throwback that he developed with...

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Orchard News: Harvest Time

Orchard News: Harvest Time A productive harvest begins long before the first Ambrosia apple is picked. Good pruning techniques earlier in the season are essential, so that only the best apples are left on the tree.  Next, the orchardist should ensure that the...

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Ambrosia Apple and Sausage Stuffing Recipe

Ambrosia Apple and Sausage Stuffing Recipe This Thanksgiving, why not take your stuffing to a new level by adding Ambrosia apples? The recipe below is for a traditional sausage stuffing that is brought to a new height by adding Ambrosia apples. We find the sausage and...

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Ambrosia Apple and Pumpkin Soup

Ambrosia Apple and Pumpkin Soup There’s something so deceivingly decadent about this velvety soup featuring pumpkin and Ambrosia apples. It’s a perfect combination with the Ambrosia bringing in a little bit of sweet, the spices adding the heat, and the pumpkin...

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Back to School – Ambrosia Apples for Teacher

 Back to School - Ambrosia Apples for Teacher An apple for the teacherWill always do the trickWhen you don't knowYour lesson in arithmetic Giving a teacher an apple is a long-standing tradition but have you ever wondered where it comes from? Apples have been...

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Ambrosia Apple Charcuterie Board

 Ambrosia Apple Charcuterie Board How To Design the Best Ambrosia Apple Charcuterie Board On a well laid out charcuterie board you might find nuts, fruit, seed crackers, spreads, preserves, and a myriad of other snackables. But, not all flavours belong together....

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Ambrosia Apple Ice Pops

Ambrosia Apple Ice Pops As summer rages, and heat records are being broken across the country, we thought we’d share these frozen treats. They are packed with flavour and goodness, and guaranteed to cool you down. We love using Ambrosia apples in our freezer treats....

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Come Brunch With Me

Come Brunch With Me When we reached out to our readers with suggestions for a three course menu, we received a reply from Anna, who created a menu for a delicious Sunday Brunch, which she shared with her husband, Andrew. A busy jazz singer, Anna loves to cook, and...

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Update from the Southern Hemisphere

Update from the Southern Hemisphere   It’s almost hard for us to believe, but the chance seedling that was discovered in the Mennell’s orchard has become an international sensation! That’s right, Ambrosia apples are now grown around the world. So while our...

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Healthy Hydration with Ambrosia Apples

Healthy Hydration with Ambrosia Apples Staying well hydrated is one of the cornerstones of optimal health. After all, our bodies are 60% water.  Our organs depend on water to function properly.  When we are dehydrated, we might feel mental fatigue, foggy...

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Summer in the Orchard – The Thinning Process

Summer in the Orchard - The Thinning Process A farmer’s work is never done. While we’re sipping our Ambrosia cocktails, Ambrosia farmers are busy thinning the trees to ensure only the best apples reach our table this Fall.  While Ambrosia apple trees thin...

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Summertime Camping with Roasted Ambrosia Apples

Summertime Camping with Roasted Ambrosia Apples Now that restrictions are lifting, and campsites are opening across the country, it’s time to get outside. Whether it’s around an open fire in the backcountry, or sitting at your backyard firepit, there’s something...

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School’s Out! Time to Get Outside with Ambrosia Apples

School’s Out! Time to Get Outside with Ambrosia Apples For many of us, summer means being on the go and having adventures. We have to take advantage of the great weather while it lasts, after all. But, all of these activities require fuel. Good news! Ambrosia apples...

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Ambrosia Apple & Feta Salad with Roasted Almonds

Ambrosia Apple & Feta Salad with Roasted Almonds With the warmer weather, who doesn’t enjoy a good salad? The dressing on this one is easy and light, with just a hint of sweetness. The addition of parsley to the greens gives a nice fresh taste, and the feta cheese...

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Meet the Farmers Catch-up – Adrian Arts

Meet the Farmers Catch-up - Adrian Arts We visited Adrian Arts at his leased farm in Summerland, BC, just before the Ambrosia apple harvest in 2018. He shared how his education in Water Resource Science and Geology, and his experience working with the Food Bank toward...

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Orchard News – Blossom Time

Orchard News - Blossom Time It’s late-Spring/early-Summer in the Okanagan. The lilacs are in bloom, sending their sweet fragrance into the air, and the Ambrosia orchards are exploding with blossoms! Back in 2012,‘Bliss Break’ Contest Winner Judy Folk enjoyed a tour...

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Mother’s Day

Mother's Day Most countries around the world commemorate their mothers on a special day. The second Sunday in May is the day set aside for Canadians to honour their mothers with the celebration of Mother’s Day.  We were curious about how this day started, so we...

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Come Dine With Me – Gourmet Edition

Come Dine With Me - Gourmet Edition What began as a group of friends cooking together remotely during the pandemic has turned into one of our favourite blog topics. The premise is simple: create a three-course menu that features Ambrosia apples in each dish. Home...

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Meet the Farmers – Shane Wytke

Meet the Farmers - Shane Wytke   In this blog series, we’ve been catching up with the orchardists whose stories are featured on our website. This month, we connected with Shane Witzke, who we last visited in September 2019. You can see that video here: Click Here...

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Ramadan Fasting

Ramadan Fasting It's almost Ramadan, the holy month when close to two billion Muslims all over the world fast from dawn until dusk.  The act of fasting is to remind Muslims of the less fortunate and to reinforce the need to be thankful. As one of the five pillars...

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April Fools: Ambrosia Apples and Brain Health

April Fools: Ambrosia Apples and Brain Health Though its origin is not known for certain, April Fools’ Day has been celebrated for centuries. Traditions include playing hoaxes or practical jokes on others, and yelling “April Fools!” at the end of the prank. In modern...

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Come Dine in Deep Cove as a Family Affair

Come Dine in Deep Cove as a Family Affair What began as a group of friends cooking together remotely during the pandemic has turned into one of our favourite blog topics! The premise is simple: create a three-course menu with Ambrosia apples as the star of each dish....

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St. David’s Day – Wales and Apples

St. David’s Day - Wales and Apples St. David is the patron saint of Wales, and March 1 is a time for Welsh communities all around the world to celebrate.  Many Welsh groups organize various St. David’s Day festivities and Welsh choir concerts. People display the...

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Come Dine Around the Fire Pit

Come Dine Around the Fire Pit The premise is simple: create a three-course menu with Ambrosia apples as the star of each dish. Home cooks can choose their recipes from the Ambrosiaapples.ca website, and substitute anything they want on any of the recipes – or create...

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Ambrosia Apples – Symbols of Love

Ambrosia Apples - Symbols of Love The apple has long been associated with love. With so many other tokens of affection, it sometimes gets lost in the shuffle, but since ancient times, it has been a symbol of love, ecstasy, fertility and abundance. The phrase “apple of...

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Winter in the Orchard

Winter in the Orchard   Visiting an Ambrosia apple farm during the winter months can be a cold, stark experience but critical work is taking place. Winter is an important time in the orchard and farmers are out there every day getting the trees ready for the...

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Meet the Farmers – Wes Burdick

Meet the Farmers – Wes Burdick Farming isn’t Wes’ only passion. If you live in or around Summerland, chances are you know that he is a real estate agent. When we met Wes at his Ambrosia apple orchard in September 2019, he couldn't be happier about getting back to his...

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Ambrosia Apple Baked Beans

Ambrosia Apple Baked Beans With all of the festivities over (for what they were!), it’s time to start thinking about hearty meals. Why not give baked beans the respect they deserve. First of all, they are packed with nutrients including fibre, manganese, magnesium,...

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New Year’s Resolution: An Ambrosia Apple A Day

New Year’s Resolution: An Ambrosia Apple A Day Like most of the world, we’re sure you are happy to see the last of 2020! If you’ve made any New Year’s resolutions, we wish you the best in keeping them. According to statistics, 60 percent of resolutions fail by the...

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Meet the Farmers – Doug Boult

Meet the Farmers – Doug Boult We visited Doug, his wife Roberta and Doug's parents at Rafter B Farms in Cawston, just before the 2019 Fall harvest. We toured the farm, learned a few secrets about growing the perfect Ambrosia apple, and got to know the Boults a little...

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Ambrosia Holidays

Ambrosia Holidays No matter the custom or tradition, food and the meals we share play a major role in how we celebrate. Ambrosia apples are perfect for holiday cooking and baking. Their low acidity means they are very slow to brown, so they are ideal for fruit and...

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Come Dine With Me… At Home!

Welcome to our next installment of Come Dine With Me... At Home! The premise is simple: create a three-course menu with Ambrosia apples as the star of each dish. Home cooks can choose their recipes from the Ambrosiaapples.ca website, and can substitute anything they...

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Meet the Farmers – Natalina Araujo

Meet the Farmers - Natalina Araujo – PNA Orchards, Penticton We visited the Araujo farm in Penticton, BC a few years ago, just as the Ambrosia apples were about to be harvested. Natalina showed us around and shared the story of how she went from working in an office...

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Ambrosia Applesauce 5 Ways

Ambrosia Applesauce 5 Ways Take a Classic Recipe to New Heights With the brand new harvest, why not make some applesauce? If you’ve never made applesauce with Ambrosia apples, you need to start there. Ambrosia apples are naturally sweet which means there’s no sugar...

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Come Dine With Me in North Vancouver

Come Dine With Me in North Vancouver Welcome to our next installment of Come Dine With Me... At Home! The premise is simple: create a three-course menu with Ambrosia apples as the star of each dish. Home cooks can choose their recipes from the Ambrosiaapples.ca...

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Meet the Farmers – Julie Sardinha

Meet the Farmers - Julie Sardinha  We first met Julie in August 2014, shortly after the unexpected death of her husband, Joe. The Ambrosia farming community rallied to support her through the difficult time, and through her first solo harvest. Watch the video...

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Ambrosia Pecan Pumpkin Scones

Ambrosia Pecan Pumpkin Scones What’s better on a chilly Fall morning than home-made scones? This recipe is from our Ambrosia Lover’s Cookbook. If you, or anyone you know, would like a copy of the cookbook, just sign up for our newsletter here: CLICK HERE...

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Come Dine With Me… in the Desert

Come Dine With Me… in the Desert Over the last few months, we’ve been sharing Come Dine With Me... At Home! The premise is simple: create a three-course menu with Ambrosia apples as the star of each dish. Home cooks can choose their recipes from the Ambrosiaapples.ca...

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Meet The Farmers – The MacDonalds

Meet Your BC Ambrosia Apple Growers - Meet The MacDonalds  We first met the MacDonalds in 2013, when we experienced the first Ambrosia apples picked for that season. You can view the video here: CLICK HERE Ambrosia apples were an easy choice for Richard and...

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Chef Alan Ferrer – Minami Restaurant, Vancouver

Chef Alan Ferrer – Minami Restaurant, Vancouver In this blog series, we are checking in on some of the chefs whose recipes are featured on our website. We’ll touch base with them, and find out how their lives, and careers, have changed since their recipe’s debut. For...

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Come Dine With Me… Vegan Style

Over the last few months, we’ve been sharing Come Dine With Me... At Home! The premise is simple: create a three-course menu with Ambrosia apples as the star of each dish. Home cooks can choose their recipes from the Ambrosiaapples.ca website. They can substitute...

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Roasted Ambrosia Apple Hummus

Roasted Ambrosia Apple Hummus Hummus is a fantastic, healthy snack, appetizer, or spread. It’s full of good fats, protein, and fibre. Served with fresh veggies or crackers. We love to serve Ambrosia apples with hummus instead of crackers. Ambrosia apples are crisp so...

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Campfire Roasted Ambrosia Apples

Campfire Roasted Ambrosia Apples A Tasty (and Healthy) New Way to End Your Camp Meal There’s something special about food cooked over an open fire. It might be the subtle smoky flavour or perhaps it’s that it usually happens on a camping trip. Unfortunately, the go-to...

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Come Dine With Me – Roxy Goes Rogue

Come Dine With Me - Roxy Goes Rogue A local group of friends – all foodies -- love to cook together when they visit each other’s homes. In light of the recent pandemic, they cannot share a kitchen, so instead they share a Facebook group: Come Dine With Me... At Home!...

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Chef Check in – Adair Scott, Terrafina

Chef Check in – Adair Scott, Terrafina In this blog series, we are checking in on some of the chefs whose recipes are featured on our website. We’ll touch base with them, and find out how their lives, and careers, have changed since their recipe’s debut. In the Spring...

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Ambrosia Apple Trail Mix

Ambrosia Apple Trail Mix Health officials are encouraging us all to get outside and stay active! Don’t run out of energy on the trail! This is the perfect snack for active Ambrosia apple lovers. We combine the classic ingredients of trail mix with dehydrated Ambrosia...

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Come Dine With Me… At Home Ambrosia Cookoff – 2

Come Dine With Me… At Home Ambrosia Cookoff - 2  A local group of friends – all foodies -- love to cook together when they visit each others’ homes. In light of the recent pandemic, they cannot share a kitchen, so instead they share a Facebook group: Come Dine...

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Come Dine With Me… At Home Ambrosia Apple Cook Off

Come Dine With Me… At Home Ambrosia Apple Cook Off A local group of friends – all foodies -- love to cook together when they visit each other’s homes. In light of the recent pandemic, they cannot share a kitchen, so instead they share a Facebook group: Come Dine With...

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Chicken and Ambrosia Apple Salad Boats – Recipe

Chicken and Ambrosia Apple Salad Boats As Summer approaches, we are all yearning for lighter fare. This fun appetizer is a great way to start a meal or as a side. It gives a nod to a classic chicken salad sandwich but is much fresher, healthier and gluten-free. Plus,...

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Orchard News:

Orchard News: We reached out to a few Ambrosia apple farmers to get an idea of what is going at the orchards this month, and how COVID-19 is impacting their operations. Doug Boult, Wes Burdick, Shane Witzke and Adrian Arts were kind enough to offer their insight....

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#AmbrosiaKitchen Photo Contest… And the Winner Is!

#AmbrosiaKitchen Photo Contest… And the Winner Is! Kudos to Mike Lane of Saanichton, BC for his photo entitled “My Favourite Snack.”  The bright and sunny photo of Mike’s seven year old grand-daughter, Coco, thoroughly impressed all of the judges. “My Favourite Snack”...

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Ambrosia Apples Snickerdoodles

Ambrosia Apples SnickerdoodlesThese cinnamon and Ambrosia apple cookies will remind you of apple pie but they’re much easier to pack in a lunch! Unlike some snickerdoodles, these are soft and just a bit gooey. If you prefer them crunchy, flatten them fully before...

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Our Humble Beginnings – A Chance Seedling

Our Humble Beginnings – A Chance SeedlingThe Ambrosia apple is one of the most popular apples in Canada, and is now grown world-wide, but this mighty apple has very humble beginnings.In the early 1990s, in the beautiful sun-drenched Similkameen Valley of British...

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Ambrosia Apple Bacon Cheddar Toast

Ambrosia Apple Bacon Cheddar ToastAmbrosia’s are great for sweet and savory baking, but did you know they are also a great way to add some sweetness and fibre to your favourite classic sandwich recipes? Try some diced in your chicken salad sandwich, or if you are...

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Questions from Consumer Sampling Events

Questions from Consumer Sampling EventsQuestions about Ambrosia apples...We find the best way to promote our scrumptious Ambrosias is to visit different communities across Canada, sampling our wares. While people are enjoying their unique flavour and texture, we are...

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Why are Ambrosia Apples the Best Apple?

Why are Ambrosia Apples the Best Apple?The 6 reasons Ambrosia Apple are Everyone’s Favourite AppleEver since an apple picker took a bite of a yet-unnamed apple in a Cawston Orchard, Ambrosia apples have been winning over hearts and taste buds. But, why is this apple...

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Ambrosia Apple Granola Bar

Ambrosia Apple Granola Bars [Recipe] Perfect for Snack Time or Breakfast on the Go The store shelves are packed with granola bar options but have you ever read the ingredient list? Oh, boy! You might be surprised just how easy it is to make your own granola bars using...

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#AmbrosiaKitchen Photo Contest Deadline Approaching

#AmbrosiaKitchen Photo Contest Deadline Approaching Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win with Ambrosia Apples The photo entries are flying in for our #AmbrosiaKitchen photo contest and we love each and every one of them! We’re inspired by all of the creativity and love of...

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Savoury Baked Ambrosia Apples

Savoury Baked Ambrosia Apples [Recipe] Baked Apples Aren’t Just Desserts There’s something so comforting about baked apples but it doesn’t always have to be a sweet end to a meal. Ambrosia apples are a fantastic apple to stuff with savoury foods. In this recipe,...

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Fun Facts About Ambrosia Apples

Fun Facts About Ambrosia Apples Get to Know Your Favourite Apple a Little Better You may think you know Ambrosia apples but here are a few fun facts you may not have heard. Less Than Perfect Can you imagine a world without Ambrosia apples? Well, if one farmer had been...

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Ambrosia-Apples-Winter

Ambrosia Apples vs. Winter Fighting the Effects of Winter One Tasty Bite at a Time Canadian winters can be a lot of fun if you embrace the weather but the shorter days, cold air, and impulse to stay inside can pose some problems. Luckily, Ambrosia apples can be a big...

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Should You Eat the Ambrosia Apple Core?

Should You Eat the Ambrosia Apple Core? Health Benefits of Apple Seeds Most people throw their apple core out. If you love Ambrosia apples, then you probably nibble that core down to almost nothing. However, new research suggests that you can (and should) go even...

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#AmbrosiaKitchen Photo Contest Announcement

#AmbrosiaKitchen Photo Contest Announcement Are you looking for something to distract you from the doldrums of winter? How about a photo contest that could win you a spectacular spring vacation? BC Ambrosia apple growers are excited to announce our latest contest! The...

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Ambrosia Apple & Rutabaga Casserole

Ambrosia Apple & Rutabaga Casserole Your New Favourite Side Dish Are you ready to shake things up at your holiday dinner this year? This baked dish is simple (with less than 5 ingredients) but it’s flavour is complex and satisfying. Rutabaga is an underappreciated...

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Ambrosia Apple Betty in a Mug

Ambrosia Apple Betty in a Mug [Recipe] The perfect answer to your comfort food cravings Sometimes you’re craving comfort food but you don’t want to bake an entire pie. If you’re tight on time or you don’t have anyone to share a whole apple crumble with, a single-serve...

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Can Ambrosia Apples Help with Anxiety?

Can Ambrosia Apples Help with Anxiety? The health benefits of apples for those dealing with feelings of anxiety A 2018 study found that 41% of Canadians struggle with anxiety and nearly 30% of Canadians have been formally diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. This...

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How to Make Freeze Dried Ambrosia Apples

  How to Make Freeze Dried Ambrosia Apples Preserve the Ambrosia Apple Harvest in Your Freezer For many of us, freeze dried food is synonymous with astronaut cuisine. It was a marvel and a novelty. That may have been the case back in the Space Race era but freeze...

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How to Create an Ambrosia Apple Wrap Bar

How to Create an Ambrosia Apple Wrap Bar A Perfect Way to Keep Busy Families Fueled Family life can get pretty busy and keeping everyone fed (healthily) can be a challenge. Weekends can be especially hard. If you’ve got one of those families where everyone is coming...

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Roasted Cauliflower & Ambrosia Apples

Roasted Cauliflower & Ambrosia Apples [Recipe] A Delicious Side Dish for Fall Comfort food is as autumnal as falling leaves and sweaters coming out of storage. For us, there’s no better ingredient to add to comfort food than Ambrosia apples. Roasted cauliflower is...

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Can Ambrosia Apples Reduce Stress?

Can Ambrosia Apples Reduce Stress? A Healthy Diet and Stress Management Feeling stressed has become pretty common in our society. It’s so pervasive that the World Health Organization recently added ‘burnout’ to its International Classification of Diseases as a...

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Ambrosia Apple Scrambled Eggs

Ambrosia Apple Scrambled Eggs [Recipe] Surprisingly Delicious Morning Meal There’s something special about scrambled eggs. Maybe it’s that scrambled eggs are often the first thing we learn to cook. It could be that you can have them for any meal, any time of day....

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2019 Harvest Time in the Ambrosia Orchard

2019 Harvest Time in the Ambrosia Orchard When are Farmers Picking Ambrosia Apples this Year? Reports from the Ambrosia apple growers of BC are in and it looks like 2019 will be a good year. The fruit is just the right size, and exactly on time. Ambrosia apples are...

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Ambrosia Apple Ice Pops

Ambrosia Apple Ice Pops Frozen Treats Full of Flavour and Goodness Many of us grew up with homemade frozen treats but they eventually gave way to the convenience of store-bought varieties. DIY ice pops and popsicles are back in style and for good reason. Homemade...

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Right Now in the Ambrosia Apple Orchard

Right Now in the Ambrosia Apple Orchard  Countdown to Harvest at Raza Orchard It may be boring but when it comes to farming, ‘normal’ is one of the best ways for a season to be. That’s the case so far this year for the Ambrosia apple growing season. According to Tahir...

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Ambrosia Apple and Spicy Shrimp Skewers

Ambrosia Apple and Spicy Shrimp Skewers [Recipe] This recipe is sweet, spicy, and hot off the grill! It’s grilling season and that means it’s time to get the Ambrosia apples on the BBQ. What, you’ve never tried grilled Ambrosia apples? They’re especially good apples...

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Dips For Ambrosia Apples

The Best, Most Scrumptious Dips For Ambrosia Apples Take Your Ambrosia Snacking to the Next Level Ambrosia apples slices have to be one of the most satisfying snacks out there. They’re refreshing, sweet and have a gratifying snap with each bite. Could it get any...

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Why Should You Care that Ambrosia Apples Have Fibre?

Why Should You Care that Ambrosia Apples Have Fibre? The health benefits of having more fibre in your diet Ambrosia apples are one of the best local sources of fruit fibre. A large Ambrosia apple (with the peel on) has about 3 grams of fibre. This is about 12% of the...

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Ambrosia Apple Muffins

Ambrosia Apple Muffins [Recipe] Healthy, Tasty, and Convenient These muffins are great as a grab-and-go breakfast or a snack with afternoon tea. They’re loaded with healthy fats thanks to the flax seeds and nuts. You’ll find them to be sweet (thanks to the Ambrosia...

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So Many Ways to Preserve Ambrosia Apples

So Many Ways to Preserve Ambrosia Apples How to Enjoy Ambrosia Apples All the Way to Harvest The Ambrosia apple harvest is still months away which could mean that stocks in your area are running low. Don’t panic! We have 9 ways to ensure that you can continue to enjoy...

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Phytonutrients from Ambrosia Apples and Why You Need Them

Phytonutrients from Ambrosia Apples and Why You Need Them The Health Benefits of Apples There’s been a lot of buzz lately about phytonutrients and why we should all be getting more of them. Luckily, Ambrosia apples are a great source of phytonutrients. If you haven’t...

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Ambrosia Apple, Chicken, and Avocado Sandwich

  Ambrosia Apple, Chicken, and Avocado Sandwich [Recipe] A Modernized Version of Grandma’s Chicken Salad Roll Whether you remember the heyday of chicken salad as a picnic staple or it’s just something your grandmother used to make, this updated and lighter...

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Are Ambrosia Apples Good for Pie?

Are Ambrosia Apples Good for Pie? How do you select an apple for an apple pie? For the longest time, people have categorized apples as being either ‘baking apples’ or ‘eating apples’. What they mean by this is that some apples are good to eat raw and fresh while other...

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Right Now in the Ambrosia Apple Orchard

Right Now in the Ambrosia Apple Orchard The Ambrosia apple blossoms have all dropped, the bees have done their job, and it’s time to make sure that the fruit has an opportunity to grow to its full potential. We connected with Railou Gill of Gill Paradise Orchard to...

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Vegan Ambrosia Apple Slaw

  Vegan Ambrosia Apple Slaw [Recipe] Creamy coleslaw makes a great side dish at any barbecue or as a contribution to a potluck. However, with so many people going vegan these days, it can be a challenge to make it tasty without the mayo. Now you don’t have to...

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Is it Better to Juice or Blend Your Ambrosia Apples?

Is it Better to Juice or Blend Your Ambrosia Apples? There’s no question that Ambrosia apples taste great as juice or in a smoothie. But, is one better than the other? We decided to compare these two popular ways of drinking your favourite apple. Before we jump into...

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In the Ambrosia Orchard After a Strange Winter

In the Ambrosia Orchard After a Strange Winter The Okanagan had a very unusual winter followed by an atypical spring. The winter started out warmer than usual and then we saw several very cold weeks. And, despite what the groundhogs predicted, the winter conditions...

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What You Need to Know About Antioxidants and Ambrosia Apples

What You Need to Know About Antioxidants and Ambrosia Apples You’ve probably heard the term ‘antioxidants’ and you probably know that they play a role in keeping you healthy. But, do you really understand why? Or, how to get enough of them? Let’s break it down and...

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3 Ambrosia Apple Smoothies Perfect for Spring

3 Ambrosia Apple Smoothies Perfect for Spring [Recipes] The Unexpected Yet Spectacular Smoothie Ingredient Many People Don’t Know About If you ask someone to list the various fruits that they love to put in a smoothie, chances are they won’t include apples. That’s a...

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Winning Photo Selected in the Ambrosia Apple a Day Contest

Winning Photo Selected in the Ambrosia Apple a Day Contest The Ambrosia Apple A Day Contest closed on March 15th, 2019 and our judges went to work in selecting their favourite photo. For the past few months, Ambrosia apple fans have been sharing pictures of Ambrosia...

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Are Ambrosia Apples Prebiotic?

Are Ambrosia Apples Prebiotic? The Role of Prebiotics and Probiotics in Your Health By now you’ve probably heard of probiotics. In the simplest terms, probiotics are the good bacteria that help to keep your digestive system functioning optimally. These ‘good bacteria’...

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Ambrosia Apple Pie Parfait

Ambrosia Apple Pie Parfait [Recipe] A Healthy Twist on a Classic Dessert If you love apple pie a la mode but you’re looking for a healthier alternative, this is the dessert for you. We layer an apple compote (made with Ambrosia apples, of course), with Greek yogurt,...

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Ambrosia Apple a Day Photo Contest Closing Soon

Ambrosia Apple a Day Contest Closing Soon Have you submitted your photo yet? Since January, Ambrosia apple fans have been sharing their pictures and entering our latest contest. There’s still time for you to get your photo submissions in. The contest is open until...

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How To Design the Best Ambrosia Apple Board

How To Design the Best Ambrosia Apple Board One of the hottest trends in entertaining is to have a creatively put together ‘board’. This is an evolution of both the cheese board and the charcuterie board. Some time ago, these two traditional platters started...

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Ambrosia Apple Breakfast Bowl

Ambrosia Apple Breakfast Bowl [Recipe] Getting up on dark, winter mornings can be a challenge. Luckily, this warm bowl of morning goodness is reason enough to get out of bed. Some people like traditional porridge or oats, but quinoa is a great alternative. It's a...

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Ambrosia Apples Featured in New TV Show

Ambrosia Apples Featured in New TV Show Are you as big a fan of cooking competition shows and healthy eating as we are? Then you can imagine our excitement when we found out that there was a new television show featuring amateur chefs working with Canadian...

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Announcing the Ambrosia Apple a Day Contest

Announcing the Ambrosia Apple a Day Contest Will your love for Ambrosia apples shine through your photo enough to win a luxurious Spring getaway in the South Okanagan? Starting on January 8th, 2019, Ambrosia apple fans are invited to submit their photo to the Ambrosia...

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How Ambrosia Apples Can Help Make You Less Grumpy

How Ambrosia Apples can Help Make You Less Grumpy We don't want to bring you down but as the days get shorter and we see less of the sun, it can affect our mood. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association up to 18% of Canadians experience some form of...

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Why do we Give Teachers Apples?

Why do we Give Teachers Apples? Put an Ambrosia Apple on Your Teacher's Desk Giving a teacher an apple is a long-standing tradition but have you ever wondered where it comes from? Apples have been symbolic of many things in our long storytelling history. The apple...

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Ambrosia Apple Baked Beans

Ambrosia Apple Baked Beans [Recipe] Make time for this healthy, delicious classic (with a twist) It's time to give baked beans the respect they deserve. First of all, they are packed with nutrients including fibre, manganese, magnesium, iron, potassium, and protein....

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Why This Year’s Top Apple Prize is so Fitting

Why This Year's Top Apple Prize is so Fitting Canadian Horticultural Council Recognizes Robert and Jane Mennell For the second year in a row, Ambrosia apples have been declared the best of the new apple varieties at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. The winning...

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6 Mistakes People Make with Ambrosia Apples

6 Mistakes People Make with Ambrosia Apples Ambrosia apples aren't like other apples. They're crisp and juicy with a sweet, honeyed flavour. They're also naturally low in acid which means they're slow to brown after being cut open. These unique characteristics mean...

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Ambrosia Apple and Pumpkin Soup

Ambrosia Apple and Pumpkin Soup [Recipe] Spicy, sweet, and oh, so seasonal! The only way to make this meal more representative of Autumn would be to make it in the pumpkin patch! There's something so deceivingly decadent about this velvety soup featuring pumpkin,...

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How to Help Save Bees and Keep Ambrosia Apples Growing

How to Help Save Bees and Keep Ambrosia Apples Growing If you love Ambrosia apples, thank a bee. We owe everything to these little miracles of nature. In fact, watch our video of how Ambrosia apples came to be to understand the important part that bees play in our...

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Get to Know the People Who Grow Your Ambrosia Apples

Get to Know the People Who Grow Your Ambrosia Apples Meet Your BC Ambrosia Apple Orchardists Behind every BC-grown Ambrosia apple is a hard-working farmer. And, each farmer is a little different with their own farming story. We think they're pretty fabulous. Which is...

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Crust-less Ambrosia Apple Pie a la Hasselback

Crust-less Ambrosia Apple Pie a la Hasselback [Recipe] Baked Apples with a Scandinavian Twist If you go to Stockholm, Sweden, chances are you'll be told to visit a restaurant called Hasselbacken. It's been an institution on the Scandinavian culinary scene...

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Ambrosia Apples Harvest Time in BC

Ambrosia Apples Harvest Time in BC A Look at This Year's Crop The orchardists in the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys have started to pick Ambrosia apples. Pickers are already carefully pulling Ambrosia apples off the trees, putting them into their...

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Ambrosia Apples and Tomato Gazpacho Recipe

Ambrosia Apples and Tomato Gazpacho Recipe Classic Cold Soup with a Twist Gazpacho is a fresh, healthy meal that helps cool things off on a hot day.  Most people think of the traditional recipe (with tomatoes and cucumbers) but this recipe has an...

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Right Now at Usha’s Ambrosia Apple Orchard

Right Now at Usha's Ambrosia Apple Orchard Getting Ready for Harvest Time It's an exciting time in the Ambrosia apple orchards across British Columbia - we're in the final stretch! To find out how this year's crop is looking, we stopped by a small Ambrosia apple farm...

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Are Ambrosia Apples Good for Your Healthy Hydration?

Are Ambrosia Apples Good for Your Healthy Hydration? Meet Hydration Goals the Tasty Way Staying well hydrated is one of the cornerstones of optimal health. But, maintaining that doesn't have to be as boring as 'drink plenty of water.' Eating Ambrosia apples can be a...

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Ambrosia Applesauce 5 Ways

Ambrosia Applesauce 5 Ways Take a Classic Recipe to New Heights Boring old applesauce? Not a chance! First of all, if you've never made applesauce with Ambrosia apples, you need to start there. Ambrosia apples are naturally sweet which means there's no sugar required...

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Right Now in the Orchard

Right Now in the Orchard Taking Good Care of the Ambrosia Apple Trees You might be inclined to think that summer is a sleepy time in the Ambrosia orchard. It's true that the apples are all hanging nicely in their trees, growing bigger by the day. However, there's a...

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