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...

IN THE TEST KITCHEN – Savoury Ambrosia Apple Bread Pudding

IN THE TEST KITCHEN – Savoury Ambrosia Apple Bread Pudding There are many recipes that include Ambrosia apples. This year, we are heading into the test kitchen and developing some unique creations. We’ll report on the results of experimentation, and include the...

Come Dine Challenge Accepted

Come Dine Challenge Accepted 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...

Keep the Doctor Away with Ambrosia Apples

Keep the Doctor Away with Ambrosia Apples Last New Year’s we threw down the challenge of An Ambrosia Apple A Day, since it has been said: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  And though we can certainly appreciate that eating Ambrosia apples alone is not a...

Come Bake With Grandma

Come Bake With Grandma 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 choose...

Why Ambrosia Apples Are the Best Apple

Why Ambrosia Apples Are the Best Apple Ever since an apple picker took a bite of a yet-unnamed apple in a Cawston Orchard, Ambrosia apples have been winning over hearts and taste buds. But, why is this apple so easy to love? There’s actually science and psychology...

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...