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Kitchen Skills: 4 Ways to Cut Apples

Learn how to cut apples like a pro! Mastering the basic knife cuts such as large dice, small dice, julienne, etc. is not just a lesson for professional chefs.  Knife skills when learning how to cut apples are handy to have for home cooks as well. Sure, it makes your dish look extra special, but there is a method to the madness. Each cut has its own function when it comes to your eating experience. Since most people add raw apples to the culinary masterpieces, cutting them in different shapes also adds...

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Fruit-Based Cocktails for the Holidays

There is something festive about a fruity cocktail during the holiday season and since pears and apples are fall fruits they lend themselves well to celebratory beverages. We have compiled a few of our favorite cocktails here to add a bit of specialness to your next gathering. Our SugarBee® Hot Spiced Cider is the perfect warm and cozy treat for a cold winter’s day by the fire. The addition of cranberries in the SugarBee® cider balances the sweet SugarBee® apples with a little tartness. This recipe is wonderful on its own as a...

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What makes apples so healthy?

You’ve probably heard the proverb “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This saying was first recorded in Wales during the 1860’s with the original wording “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” Clearly apples have been recognized as a health food for a very long time, and for good reason.  Apples are one of the most cultivated and consumed fruits on the planet. They are very rich in antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fiber, which elevates the humble apple to the rank of bonafide superfood. Studies suggest...

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Kitchen Hack: How to Keep Apples From Browning

It’s a classic tale. You chop, dice, slice or shave a raw apple for your child or to use in a recipe only to have it turn brown and unappealing minutes later. Why does this happen? And more importantly, how can you prevent it? Browning is the result of freshly cut apple flesh coming into contact with oxygen, a natural process called oxidization or enzymatic browning. Speed of browning can vary depending on the variety of apple, and can also be impacted by the age of the fruit. Fruit that has browned...

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Downloadable Holiday Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And what better way to celebrate this wonderful season than to create your own unique decorations and treats to spread throughout your home with the ones you love? We've put together a gift bag full of great holiday ideas to make this year's celebration sparkle! Click the image below to download your own free copy of our Christmas Ebook. ...

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SugarBee® Hasselback Apple Recipe

Created by: Matt Robinson | @realfoodbydad Ingredients: SugarBee® Apple ¾ cup (96g) all-purpose flour 1/3 cup (73g) loosely packed dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons (25g) granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 4 tablespoons (57g) unsalted butter, melted

Directions: To make the cinnamon crumble: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add the butter and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into baking a sheet. Squeeze the crumb mixture to create varying size clumps. Transfer the baking sheet to the...

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Vegan SugarBee® Apple and Sausage Stuffing

Created by: Ashley Hankins | @eat_figs_not_pigs Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 45 Minutes Servings: 6-8 Ingredients: 1 (16-ounce) loaf of sourdough bread, preferable 3 or 4 days old, cut into 1-inch cubes 2 SugarBee® Apples, peeled, cored and chopped Juice of 1 lemon 3 tablespoons vegan butter 14 ounces vegan sausage 1 ½ cups chopped white onion (about 1 onion) 1 cup diced carrot (about 2 carrots) 1 cup diced celery, with leaves (about 2 stalks) 8 cloves fresh minced garlic 1 sprig fresh rosemary, minced 2 teaspoon fresh minced thyme 2 ½ cups vegetable broth Salt and...

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Women in Agriculture – an Interview With Cory Colbert

CORY COLBERT Many of the orchards in Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our new blog series “Women Growers of Chelan” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry.  This month we check in with Cory Colbert. She and her husband Jim own Jim Colbert Orchards LLC in the Chelan area. In addition to helping Jim with the orchard, Cory has a full time job at Chelan Fruit.  Chelan Fresh: Hi Cory, thank you for taking the time to speak with us. Why don’t...

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Women in Agriculture – an Interview With Mallory Carlton

MALLORY CARLTON Many of the orchards in Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry. This month we checked in with Mallory Carlton. She and her family operate an entrepreneurial farm and business out of Okanagan.   Chelan Fresh (CF): Hi Mallory, thanks so much for taking the time to speak with us. Mallory Carlson (MC): Of course, it’s my pleasure.   CF: Could you please start by telling...

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Women in Agriculture – an Interview With Megan Azzano

MEGAN AZZANO Many of the orchards in Chelan valley are a family affair, with women playing a critical role in running smooth operations and growing the business. In our blog series “Women in Agriculture” we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry. This month we checked in with Megan Azzano. Megan and her husband Mike own and operate a family orchard and fruit stand in the Omak area. Chelan Fresh (CF): Hello Megan! Can you start by giving us a little background information? Megan Azzano (MA): Hi there! Well, Mike...

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