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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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Easy, Family-Friendly Holiday Recipes

Depending on where you live, you may have been quarantined in the house for long stretches of time, and the holidays continue to be isolating for many. However, staying home more can also mean a break from the usual holiday hustle and allow for simpler pleasant times. So, why not put away your fancy holiday cookbooks and cozy up with some family-friendly recipes?  These recipes still deliver on taste but take half as long so you can spend more time enjoying quality family time or quiet time by the fire....

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Fuel Up to Play 60 and Chelan Fresh Deliver Millions of Student Meals

Chelan Fresh Provides Portable School Meal Carts to Schools, Serving an Estimated 1.6 Million Meals (Tacoma, WA, San Antonio, TX,)  October 5, 2021 – For the first time in over a year, many students will be back in school buildings, navigating a new normal. The last thing that should be on their minds is where their next meal comes from. Unfortunately, more than 13 million students in the U.S. lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. That’s why Fuel Up to Play 60 and Chelan Fresh...

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How to make Vibrant Salads!

We all know that salads are a healthy meal choice, but let’s face it, they tend to get boring over time. So, how do you make your salads pop? Add fruit for texture and contrasting flavors and an interesting dressing and your taste buds will thank you! Make Your Own Dressing There are loads of delicious salad dressing choices on the market but sometimes it's more economical to make your own in-between grocery store trips, not to mention healthier. Making your own salad dressing is also simple to put together and easy...

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Apple Cider Vinegar: Benefits and DIY

Blog by: Valerie Musser, Valerie’s Of Course Catering We have all heard of Apple Cider Vinegar aka ACV.  But what is it for? There are so many uses! Here are a few of the reasons why we should all incorporate this natural ferment into our daily wellness routine: Health Benefits Aids in digestion Weight loss Balances the bodies PH Maintain healthy gut flora Clears skin Reduces gas and bloating Kills harmful bacteria Detoxifies the body Natural appetite suppressant Can relieve sinus pressure and congestion Gets rid of dandruff Sooths bug bite redness and...

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3 DIY Fruit-Based Skincare Treatments

Improve your complexion and moisturize your skin with these fun DIY skincare treatments using Chelan Fresh fruit! Before you begin: Be sure to wash your apples first by rubbing under running water and dry them completely. Test any mask you make on a small patch of skin and let sit for 5-10 minutes before spreading across your face and neck - try the side of your neck or along your jaw in a discreet area. If any reaction occurs, discontinue use. SugarBee® Apple Cinnamon Honey Face Mask Both Cinnamon and Honey have fantastic antimicrobial properties...

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