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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...