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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...