WELCOME TO THE BC AMBROSIA APPLES NEWSLETTER – March 2021
March 2021 – Spring Equinox
After a long winter, spring is finally springing in the Orchard! Ambrosia farmers are starting to see small buds on the trees, and their hard work of winter pruning is starting to pay off for this year’s crop.
Ambrosia Apple A Day Update
How Do Ambrosia Apples stay so Fresh?
Speaking of Spring, here are a few recipes for the ideal Spring smoothie, including a very special ingredient: Ambrosia apples! They are all different so there should be one to suit your mood or taste!
Patricia’s Ambrosia Breakfast Potatoes
This is the basic recipe. You can always add anything you want. I use whatever potatoes I have on hand (russets or yellow – or one of each!), and I don’t peel them, but it’s up to you.
- 2 potatoes
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 Ambrosia apple cut into small cubes
- 2 Tbsp butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
Boil potatoes until tender and chop into bite sized pieces. In a separate pan, melt butter and add chopped onion. Cook the onion until translucent and then add potatoes and Ambrosia apples. Cook until the potatoes are crispy (about 5-10 minutes on medium-high heat), turning occasionally with a spatula to stop them from sticking. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Social Media Round UP
Our Social Media Roundup continues to be a hit. Here are a few of our favourites:
Remember to use #AmbrosiaApples so we’ll be sure to spot your post.
|@growlercafe shared a picture of their weekly special which included Ambrosia apples and we are hungry!|
|@zekveldsgardenmarket shared their tips on dehydrating Ambrosia apples! They didn’t need to use any preservatives or additives!|
|@wong_hok_shing says: “Ambrosia Bag of apples. Keep doctors away. Good to stay away from disease. One a day really works.”|
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