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 caught up with Kaitlyn Thornton, who is a budding entrepreneur as well as a future farmer. Kaitlyn and her family farm apples and pears in the Tonasket area. They are also SugarBee® growers for Chelan Fruit. CF: Hi there, Kaitlyn; thank you for giving us a few minutes of your time. Why [...]
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The tart is more of a cake, but is tart-ish at the same time! The Lucy™ apples create a custard-like texture after baking. Recipe created by: Lily Haughee INGREDIENTS Cake/Tart 1 c flour 1/4 c sugar 1 t baking powder 1/2 t salt 1/4 cup cold butter 1/3 c milk 1 egg 1 t vanilla extract Topping 3 T sugar 1 t cinnamon 2-3 Lucy™ apples METHOD Preheat oven to 400° F. Then butter a 9 inch tart shell or 9 inch cake pan, and dust with flour. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Then cut [...]
Created by: Lakita Anderson | Simply LaKita Yield: Makes about 4 servings INGREDIENTS 3 SugarBee® Apples 4 tablespoons butter Juice of ½ a lemon 2 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg METHOD Clean, peel, core and cut the 3 SugarBee® Apples into even slices. Set aside. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the 4 tablespoons butter and stir until melted. Add in the prepared SugarBee® Apples and juice of half a lemon. Allow the apples to simmer until most of the butter has been absorbed and the apples are tender but not overcooked about 2 to 3 minutes. Add in [...]
Created by: Casey Colodny | The Mindful Hapa Yield: 4-6 side servings Preparation time: 15-20 minutes INGREDIENTS Salad: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water ½ teaspoon kosher salt 2 SugarBee®️ apples, cut into slices 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1 cup water ½ cup sugar ½ bunch green kale, stems removed ½ red onion, diced Dressing: ½ cup olive oil Juice of 2 small lemons, ~¼ cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons dijon mustard ½ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons apple brining liquid (from above) METHOD In a saucepan, combine quinoa, 2 cups water and ½ teaspoon kosher [...]
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. Here are some of our best ideas for your family table [...]
If you haven’t sunk your tooth into our new Lucy™Glo or Lucy™Rose apples yet then you are in for a sweet surprise! The first thing you will notice about these apples is the vibrant pink flesh on the inside, but the unique sweet-tart flavor will keep you munching to the last bite. Not only are the Lucy™ apples a delight to eat out of hand, but they make gorgeous desserts as well, and just the thing to brighten up your holiday table. We put together a roundup of our merriest Lucy™ recipes for your holiday baking this year and hope your [...]
This hearty salad holds its own on any festive potluck table or as a side dish with your holiday roast. We choose Bosc pears for this recipe because of their firmness as well as their sweet and earthy flavor which complements the other flavors in the salad. Created by: Meg Raines YIELD: 8 servings INGREDIENTS Salad 1 pound Brussel sprouts, ends trimmed 2 Bosc pears 1/2 cup candied pecans* (or plain roasted pecans) 1/4 cup fresh pomegranate seeds 4 ounces goat cheese, preferable garlic and herb flavored if available Crispy pancetta (see Dressing recipe) Warm Pancetta Dressing 4 ounces pancetta, diced [...]
A fun project for the kids and a festive way to serve healthy treats, these edible apple wreaths will be a hit for the holidays. We used our Lovely Lucy™Glo and SugarBee® apples for different colors and flavors, but let your creativity shine and come up with your own tasty variations. Created by: Meg Raines YIELD: 6-8 apple slices INGREDIENTS Juice of half a lemon 2 apples such as Lucy™Glo and SugarBee® 3 to 4 tablespoons smooth peanut butter (or other nut butter) 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds 1/4 cup flaked coconut, unsweetened METHOD Add the lemon [...]
Wondering what to give your friends and neighbors this holiday season? Pick up a couple of Rockit™ Apple shuttles at your local market for easy and healthy gift giving. Here is why we think these little apple gems make the perfect gift for everyone on your list: The gift of health We all know the holidays are especially trying when it comes to eating a healthy diet. Loads of sugar and calorie-laden treats start showing up on everyone’s desk and doorstep this time of year. Because of their small size, the Rockit™ apples weigh in at a low calorie count, [...]
Assemble this the night before and pop it in the oven the next day to make those holiday mornings extra special and cozy. Created by: Matt Robinson | Real Food by Dad Yield: Serves 6 to 8 Preparation Time: 30 minutes + overnight chill time | Bake time: 1 hour INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 pound day-old ciabatta bread, cut into 3/4-inch slices 5 large eggs 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup milk 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon cloves 1 SugarBee® Apple, cut into [...]