Ambrosia Apple Ice Pops

Ambrosia Apple Ice Pops Frozen Treats Full of Flavour and Goodness Many of us grew up with homemade frozen treats but they eventually gave way to the convenience of store-bought varieties. DIY ice pops and popsicles are back in style and for good reason. Homemade...

Pairing the Right Ambrosia Apple Snack with Your Activities

Pairing the Right Ambrosia Apple Snack with Your Activities Summer Fun Accompanied by 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...

Right Now in the Ambrosia Apple Orchard

Right Now in the Ambrosia Apple Orchard  Countdown to Harvest at Raza Orchard It may be boring but when it comes to farming, ‘normal’ is one of the best ways for a season to be. That’s the case so far this year for the Ambrosia apple growing season. According to Tahir...

Ambrosia Apple and Spicy Shrimp Skewers

Ambrosia Apple and Spicy Shrimp Skewers [Recipe] This recipe is sweet, spicy, and hot off the grill! It’s grilling season and that means it’s time to get the Ambrosia apples on the BBQ. What, you’ve never tried grilled Ambrosia apples? They’re especially good apples...

Dips For Ambrosia Apples

The Best, Most Scrumptious Dips For Ambrosia Apples Take Your Ambrosia Snacking to the Next Level Ambrosia apples slices have to be one of the most satisfying snacks out there. They’re refreshing, sweet and have a gratifying snap with each bite. Could it get any...

Why Should You Care that Ambrosia Apples Have Fibre?

Why Should You Care that Ambrosia Apples Have Fibre? The health benefits of having more fibre in your diet Ambrosia apples are one of the best local sources of fruit fibre. A large Ambrosia apple (with the peel on) has about 3 grams of fibre. This is about 12% of the...

Ambrosia Apple Muffins

Ambrosia Apple Muffins [Recipe] Healthy, Tasty, and Convenient These muffins are great as a grab-and-go breakfast or a snack with afternoon tea. They’re loaded with healthy fats thanks to the flax seeds and nuts. You’ll find them to be sweet (thanks to the Ambrosia...

So Many Ways to Preserve Ambrosia Apples

So Many Ways to Preserve Ambrosia Apples How to Enjoy Ambrosia Apples All the Way to Harvest The Ambrosia apple harvest is still months away which could mean that stocks in your area are running low. Don’t panic! We have 9 ways to ensure that you can continue to enjoy...

Phytonutrients from Ambrosia Apples and Why You Need Them

Phytonutrients from Ambrosia Apples and Why You Need Them The Health Benefits of Apples There’s been a lot of buzz lately about phytonutrients and why we should all be getting more of them. Luckily, Ambrosia apples are a great source of phytonutrients. If you haven’t...

Ambrosia Apple, Chicken, and Avocado Sandwich

Ambrosia Apple, Chicken, and Avocado Sandwich [Recipe] A Modernized Version of Grandma’s Chicken Salad Roll Whether you remember the heyday of chicken salad as a picnic staple or it’s just something your grandmother used to make, this updated and lighter version gives...

Are Ambrosia Apples Good for Pie?

Are Ambrosia Apples Good for Pie? How do you select an apple for an apple pie? For the longest time, people have categorized apples as being either ‘baking apples’ or ‘eating apples’. What they mean by this is that some apples are good to eat raw and fresh while other...

Right Now in the Ambrosia Apple Orchard

Right Now in the Ambrosia Apple Orchard The Ambrosia apple blossoms have all dropped, the bees have done their job, and it’s time to make sure that the fruit has an opportunity to grow to its full potential. We connected with Railou Gill of Gill Paradise Orchard to...

Vegan Ambrosia Apple Slaw

Vegan Ambrosia Apple Slaw [Recipe] Creamy coleslaw makes a great side dish at any barbecue or as a contribution to a potluck. However, with so many people going vegan these days, it can be a challenge to make it tasty without the mayo. Now you don’t have to skip the...

Is it Better to Juice or Blend Your Ambrosia Apples?

Is it Better to Juice or Blend Your Ambrosia Apples? There’s no question that Ambrosia apples taste great as juice or in a smoothie. But, is one better than the other? We decided to compare these two popular ways of drinking your favourite apple. Before we jump into...

In the Ambrosia Orchard After a Strange Winter

In the Ambrosia Orchard After a Strange Winter The Okanagan had a very unusual winter followed by an atypical spring. The winter started out warmer than usual and then we saw several very cold weeks. And, despite what the groundhogs predicted, the winter conditions...

What You Need to Know About Antioxidants and Ambrosia Apples

What You Need to Know About Antioxidants and Ambrosia Apples You’ve probably heard the term ‘antioxidants’ and you probably know that they play a role in keeping you healthy. But, do you really understand why? Or, how to get enough of them? Let’s break it down and...

3 Ambrosia Apple Smoothies Perfect for Spring

3 Ambrosia Apple Smoothies Perfect for Spring [Recipes] The Unexpected Yet Spectacular Smoothie Ingredient Many People Don’t Know About If you ask someone to list the various fruits that they love to put in a smoothie, chances are they won’t include apples. That’s a...

Winning Photo Selected in the Ambrosia Apple a Day Contest

Winning Photo Selected in the Ambrosia Apple a Day Contest The Ambrosia Apple A Day Contest closed on March 15th, 2019 and our judges went to work in selecting their favourite photo. For the past few months, Ambrosia apple fans have been sharing pictures of Ambrosia...

Are Ambrosia Apples Prebiotic?

Are Ambrosia Apples Prebiotic? The Role of Prebiotics and Probiotics in Your Health By now you’ve probably heard of probiotics. In the simplest terms, probiotics are the good bacteria that help to keep your digestive system functioning optimally. These ‘good bacteria’...

Ambrosia Apple Pie Parfait

Ambrosia Apple Pie Parfait [Recipe] A Healthy Twist on a Classic Dessert If you love apple pie a la mode but you’re looking for a healthier alternative, this is the dessert for you. We layer an apple compote (made with Ambrosia apples, of course), with Greek yogurt,...

Ambrosia Apple a Day Photo Contest Closing Soon

Ambrosia Apple a Day Contest Closing Soon Have you submitted your photo yet? Since January, Ambrosia apple fans have been sharing their pictures and entering our latest contest. There’s still time for you to get your photo submissions in. The contest is open until...

How To Design the Best Ambrosia Apple Board

How To Design the Best Ambrosia Apple Board One of the hottest trends in entertaining is to have a creatively put together ‘board’. This is an evolution of both the cheese board and the charcuterie board. Some time ago, these two traditional platters started...

Ambrosia Apple Breakfast Bowl

Ambrosia Apple Breakfast Bowl [Recipe] Getting up on dark, winter mornings can be a challenge. Luckily, this warm bowl of morning goodness is reason enough to get out of bed. Some people like traditional porridge or oats, but quinoa is a great alternative. It’s...

Ambrosia Apples Featured in New TV Show

Ambrosia Apples Featured in New TV Show Are you as big a fan of cooking competition shows and healthy eating as we are? Then you can imagine our excitement when we found out that there was a new television show featuring amateur chefs working with Canadian...

Announcing the Ambrosia Apple a Day Contest

Announcing the Ambrosia Apple a Day Contest Will your love for Ambrosia apples shine through your photo enough to win a luxurious Spring getaway in the South Okanagan? Starting on January 8th, 2019, Ambrosia apple fans are invited to submit their photo to the Ambrosia...

How Ambrosia Apples Can Help Make You Less Grumpy

How Ambrosia Apples can Help Make You Less Grumpy We don’t want to bring you down but as the days get shorter and we see less of the sun, it can affect our mood. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association up to 18% of Canadians experience some form of...

Why do we Give Teachers Apples?

Why do we Give Teachers Apples? Put an Ambrosia Apple on Your Teacher’s Desk Giving a teacher an apple is a long-standing tradition but have you ever wondered where it comes from? Apples have been symbolic of many things in our long storytelling history. The...

Ambrosia Apple Baked Beans

Ambrosia Apple Baked Beans [Recipe] Make time for this healthy, delicious classic (with a twist) It’s time to give baked beans the respect they deserve. First of all, they are packed with nutrients including fibre, manganese, magnesium, iron, potassium, and...

Why This Year’s Top Apple Prize is so Fitting

Why This Year’s Top Apple Prize is so Fitting Canadian Horticultural Council Recognizes Robert and Jane Mennell For the second year in a row, Ambrosia apples have been declared the best of the new apple varieties at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. The...