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 Famers – Natalina Araujo

Meet the Famers – 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...