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...

6 Mistakes People Make with Ambrosia Apples

6 Mistakes People Make with Ambrosia Apples Ambrosia apples aren’t like other apples. They’re crisp and juicy with a sweet, honeyed flavour. They’re also naturally low in acid which means they’re slow to brown after being cut open. These unique...

Ambrosia Apple and Pumpkin Soup

Ambrosia Apple and Pumpkin Soup [Recipe] Spicy, sweet, and oh, so seasonal! The only way to make this meal more representative of Autumn would be to make it in the pumpkin patch! There’s something so deceivingly decadent about this velvety soup featuring...

How to Help Save Bees and Keep Ambrosia Apples Growing

How to Help Save Bees and Keep Ambrosia Apples Growing If you love Ambrosia apples, thank a bee. We owe everything to these little miracles of nature. In fact, watch our video of how Ambrosia apples came to be to understand the important part that bees play in our...

Get to Know the People Who Grow Your Ambrosia Apples

Get to Know the People Who Grow Your Ambrosia Apples Meet Your BC Ambrosia Apple Orchardists Behind every BC-grown Ambrosia apple is a hard-working farmer. And, each farmer is a little different with their own farming story. We think they’re pretty fabulous....

Crust-less Ambrosia Apple Pie a la Hasselback

Crust-less Ambrosia Apple Pie a la Hasselback [Recipe] Baked Apples with a Scandinavian Twist If you go to Stockholm, Sweden, chances are you’ll be told to visit a restaurant called Hasselbacken. It’s been an institution on the Scandinavian culinary scene...

Ambrosia Apples Harvest Time in BC

Ambrosia Apples Harvest Time in BC A Look at This Year’s Crop The orchardists in the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys have started to pick Ambrosia apples. Pickers are already carefully pulling Ambrosia apples off the trees, putting them into their picking...

Ambrosia Apples and Tomato Gazpacho Recipe

Ambrosia Apples and Tomato Gazpacho Recipe Classic Cold Soup with a Twist Gazpacho is a fresh, healthy meal that helps cool things off on a hot day.  Most people think of the traditional recipe (with tomatoes and cucumbers) but this recipe has an unexpected ingredient...

Right Now at Usha’s Ambrosia Apple Orchard

Right Now at Usha’s Ambrosia Apple Orchard Getting Ready for Harvest Time It’s an exciting time in the Ambrosia apple orchards across British Columbia – we’re in the final stretch! To find out how this year’s crop is looking, we stopped...

Are Ambrosia Apples Good for Your Healthy Hydration?

Are Ambrosia Apples Good for Your Healthy Hydration? Meet Hydration Goals the Tasty Way Staying well hydrated is one of the cornerstones of optimal health. But, maintaining that doesn’t have to be as boring as ‘drink plenty of water.’ Eating Ambrosia...

Ambrosia Applesauce 5 Ways

Ambrosia Applesauce 5 Ways Take a Classic Recipe to New Heights Boring old applesauce? Not a chance! First of all, if you’ve never made applesauce with Ambrosia apples, you need to start there. Ambrosia apples are naturally sweet which means there’s no...