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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 nonalcoholic drink, or can also be used as [...]

Fruit-based Cocktails for the Holidays2019-11-07T21:56:15+00:00

SugarBee® Hot Spiced Cider


SugarBee® apple lovers are in for a treat when they try SugarBee® Apple Cider. We used the naturally sweetened cider for our fall hot spiced cider recipe, which is sure to be a crowd pleaser for the holidays this season. This easy recipe is delicious on its own and it can also be used as a base for making festive concoctions for adults. See our suggestions below to turn this cider into your favorite fall cocktail for friends. Created by: Meg Raines YIELD: 8-10 INGREDIENTS 1 (64 ounce) jug of Sugarbee® Apple Cider (8 cups) 1 cup of fresh whole cranberries  [...]

SugarBee® Hot Spiced Cider2019-11-07T21:43:36+00:00

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Pancakes with Caramel Apple Topping


Recipe Development and Photography By: Annessa Chumbley, RD INGREDIENTS 2 eggs 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 tablespoon molasses pinch kosher salt 1 cup superfine almond flour, plus 2 tablespoons 1 teaspoon lemon juice  1 teaspoon ginger  1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 Lucy Glo™ or Lucy™Rose apples, cored and sliced 2 teaspoons coconut oil Homemade Caramel Apple Topping METHOD In a medium bowl, beat eggs with a fork for 1 minute. Whisk in coconut milk, molasses, and a pinch of salt.  Sprinkle almond flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and baking soda on top of wet ingredients, folding in. Lastly, stir in [...]

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Pancakes with Caramel Apple Topping2019-11-05T22:35:55+00:00

Homemade Coconut Caramel Sauce


Every apple needs a good caramel sauce to make the snack complete. This recipe is perfect for dipping and to serve over the top of cakes, baked apples, pancakes and ice cream!! Recipe Development and Photography By: Annessa Chumbley, RD INGREDIENTS 1 can full-fat coconut milk  1/3 cup pure maple syrup  1/3 cup raw honey  1/4 teaspoon kosher salt  2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract  1/4 teaspoon butter extract (optional) METHOD Add all ingredients except extracts into a small saucepan. Heat on medium high. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes, until sauce is reduced and coats [...]

Homemade Coconut Caramel Sauce2019-11-05T22:39:03+00:00

Cooking with Lucy™ Glo and Lucy™ Rose Apples


There is a new apple on the market and it’s a stunner! Introducing the Lucy™ Glo and Lucy™ Rose apples: These apples have a very distinct flavor that is both tart and sweet with a crisp texture. But it’s their gorgeous pink interior that makes these apples standouts. Sure, they are delicious raw, but why not use them to dish up a show stopper? Here are a few of our ideas on how to incorporate them into your baking and cooking to wow your family and guests. Because of their lovely color, both the Lucy™ Glo and Lucy™ Rose make a [...]

Cooking with Lucy™ Glo and Lucy™ Rose Apples2019-10-24T23:36:58+00:00

Multigrain Porridge with Sautéed Lucy™ Apples


It’s time to trade in your usual morning oatmeal for this new and vibrant breakfast option. The mix of grains gives the porridge an earthy, chewy texture, and the beautiful blush-colored Lucy™ apples sautéed in maple syrup are the perfect balance between sweet and tart. Soaking the grains overnight is optional, but we recommend taking the extra step because it makes the grains easier to digest and also speeds up the cooking time in the morning, and we all could use a little extra time in the morning! Created by: Meg Raines YIELD: 4-6 INGREDIENTS  1/4 cup quinoa 1/4 steel cut oats [...]

Multigrain Porridge with Sautéed Lucy™ Apples2019-11-19T00:39:57+00:00

Cooking with Pears


When we think of pears, we conjure up images of decadent pastries, pies and cakes. However, pears hold their own in many savory dishes as well, and fall is the perfect time to get into the kitchen and cook up some of these warm and toasty recipes featuring the versatile pear. Looking for something different on Taco Tuesday? Try our sweet and savory Pear Pomegranate Salsa with feta cheese. Serve this pear salsa with your favorite tacos instead of traditional salsa, or try it on a salad for a refreshing crunch. Our Butternut Squash and Pear Soup is a luscious way [...]

Cooking with Pears2019-10-10T19:12:25+00:00

Concorde Pear and Pomegranate Salsa


Pears are not just for desserts; they also add a wonderful complexity to so many savory dishes as well. This fall we made a sweet and savory pear salsa with Concorde Pears that is not just for tacos. This versatile salsa can be served alongside any roasted meats, seafoods or can be added to mixed greens for a delicious fall salad. Created by: Meg Raines YIELD: 4-6 INGREDIENTS  Juice of 1 lime 2 Concorde pears 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds 3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 2 tablespoons finely diced red onion 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon of finely diced jalapeño or [...]

Concorde Pear and Pomegranate Salsa2019-10-10T19:03:52+00:00

Chelan Fresh Provides Portable Breakfast/Salad Bar Carts to Schools, Serving an Estimated 1.1 Million Meals


Fuel Up to Play 60 and Chelan Fresh Collaborate to Help Increase Student Access to Nutritious Food Choices in Schools Pasco, WA, October 1, 2019 – Fuel Up to Play 60 and Chelan Fresh are increasing student access to more nutritious food choices in schools. Chelan Fresh, one of Washington state's largest suppliers of apples and pears and the nation's largest provider of fresh cherries, will provide Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation's leading in-school wellness program, 10 portable breakfast/salad bar carts to be used in 9 Fuel Up to Play 60 schools in 3 states across the country. In [...]

Chelan Fresh Provides Portable Breakfast/Salad Bar Carts to Schools, Serving an Estimated 1.1 Million Meals2019-09-30T21:06:13+00:00

Pacific Coast Kids in the Kitchen Event


How do you get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables?  You take one produce company who is passionate about produce and helping communities, you bring in boxes of produce from local farms, add five creative chefs from the region, throw in a group of 25 kids and then you begin to chop, cook and inspire your way to healthier kids. Pacific Coast Fruit Company recently put on their first ever Kids in the Kitchen event that set out to do just that - inspire kids to eat more produce and try new things. PacCoast with the help of [...]

Pacific Coast Kids in the Kitchen Event2019-10-24T20:16:43+00:00