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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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....

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:...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...