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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Ambrosia apples, you might not need...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

IN THE TEST KITCHEN – Savoury Ambrosia Apple Bread Pudding

IN THE TEST KITCHEN – Savoury Ambrosia Apple Bread Pudding There are many recipes that include Ambrosia apples. This year, we are heading into the test kitchen and developing some unique creations. We’ll report on the results of experimentation, and include the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...