Apple breakfast recipes for Christmas morning

2018-12-11T19:56:39+00:00

It’s the most important meal of the day on one of the most exciting days of the year! With all the present-opening ahead, make sure to kick off Christmas with a gorgeous breakfast spread. Apples are plentiful this time of year and offer the versatility you need to make a range of exceptional Christmas morning treats. Here are a few of our favorite apple breakfast recipes to delight your family and friends around the table on Christmas day. Eggnog French toast casserole Start Christmas with this holiday-ready breakfast bake! Eggnog, apples and cranberries are delightful together. Source: Chelan Fresh Easy applesauce [...]

Apple breakfast recipes for Christmas morning2018-12-11T19:56:39+00:00

SugarBee® Apple: Meet the Growers!

2018-12-02T07:45:07+00:00

The SugarBee® apple was created on a sunny spring day by an industrious bee who carried pollen from a Honeycrisp blossom to an unknown tree.  Mother Nature did her part and the SugarBee® apple was born.  Grower Chuck Nystrom noticed the branch in his orchard as it produced a beautiful bi-colored apple that was crisp and Sweet as can Bee. The growers at Chelan Fresh agreed with Mr. Nystom and made the decision to grow the SugarBee® apple. One of these growers is Harold Schell, who manages variety development to determine what new varieties will be friendly to grow, harvest, pack, [...]

SugarBee® Apple: Meet the Growers!2018-12-02T07:45:07+00:00

Holiday meal planning with apple and pear recipes

2018-11-27T19:39:12+00:00

The holidays are right around the corner and it’s time for some meal planning! Getting through the holidays can be tricky, especially when hosting or contributing to multiple family gatherings. Meal planning is simply looking ahead and deciding what recipes to prepare for when, and what you need to make them. Doing this is particularly helpful when you have special occasions coming up or you’re expecting company. Proper meal planning will help you: Buy groceries more effectively: no more last-minute runs to the store! Prepare balanced meals: the holidays are a great time to splurge, but it’s always helpful to have [...]

Holiday meal planning with apple and pear recipes2018-11-27T19:39:12+00:00

In Season: What to make with SugarBee® apples

2018-11-16T22:31:38+00:00

The SugarBee® apple is a new variety that owes half its parentage to the fan-favorite Honeycrisp apple. Harvesting starts at the start of October, so SugarBee® apples are available in time for the holiday season. This premium-grade apple variety is bright with a crimson skin that ranges from 30%-100% red. The firm skin and creamy white fresh offer a nice snap with each bite. Its juicy sweetness is balanced by just the right amount of acidity. This crisp and juicy apple makes an excellent raw snack but is also very versatile in the kitchen. The SugarBee® holds its shape well when cooked, making it a great variety for baking and roasting. All in [...]

In Season: What to make with SugarBee® apples2018-11-16T22:31:38+00:00

An apple a day: What makes apples so healthy?

2018-11-09T21:12:34+00:00

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 that apples may help reduce the risk of developing medical [...]

An apple a day: What makes apples so healthy?2018-11-09T21:12:34+00:00

Fall spice recipes with apples and pears

2018-09-28T05:29:25+00:00

Autumn conjures up images of stunning foliage, warm cardigans, gorgeous seasonal produce and Fall spices. Heartwarming spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves, not to mention the ubiquitous pumpkin spice blend, pair beautifully with this season’s abundant apple and pear varieties. Fall spice recipes are popular with adults and kids alike. Here are some of our favorite cozy Autumnal recipes featuring apples, pears and Fall spices. Pear Fall spice recipes  Butternut squash and pear soup with spiced chickpeas  Put on your coziest sweater and warm your heart with this original spiced butternut squash and pear soup featuring baked Moroccan spiced chickpeas.  Source: Chelan Fresh  Roasted pear chai rice pudding  [...]

Fall spice recipes with apples and pears2018-09-28T05:29:25+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Reyna Flores

2018-09-28T05:17:44+00:00

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 Reyna Flores, at Chelan Fruit in Chelan. Chelan Fresh (CF): Hello Reyna and thank you for taking time out of your busy day to speak with us.  Can you please tell us a bit about your role at Chelan Fruit? Reyna Flores (RF): Of course! I am a supervisor at Chelan Fruit, where [...]

Women in Agriculture – Reyna Flores2018-09-28T05:17:44+00:00

In Season: What to make with Bartlett pears

2019-01-04T19:23:38+00:00

Raw or cooked, Bartlett pears are a healthy addition to any meal as they are loaded with fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. You’ll know your Bartlett pears are ripe when they turn from green to yellow.  This tasty, grainy, and juicy pear variety has a true “pear flavor” is very versatile in the kitchen. Here are some of our favorite ways to eat Bartlett pears:  Cucumber and pear gazpacho  This original cucumber pear gazpacho is spiked with honeydew melon to create a refreshing and delicious chilled summer soup.  Source: Chelan Fresh  Poached ice tea pears  Nothing says summer like ice tea! Our poached [...]

In Season: What to make with Bartlett pears2019-01-04T19:23:38+00:00

Women in Agriculture – Nita Pace

2018-09-28T05:02:37+00:00

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 “Women in Agriculture” blog series we sit down with them to discuss their roles and thoughts on the industry. This month we checked in with Nita Pace who works at Chelan Fruit.  Chelan Fresh (CF): Hi Nita and thanks for taking the time to speak with us. Can you please tell us about your role at Chelan Fruit? Nita Pace: Of course! I am a Supervisor for the pear line at Chelan Fruit in Chelan, WA.  CF: How [...]

Women in Agriculture – Nita Pace2018-09-28T05:02:37+00:00

Cool summer recipes with pears, apples, and cherries

2018-09-28T04:47:53+00:00

We’ve been making full use of the gorgeous seasonal produce to create original recipes that are cool and tasty. With only a few weeks of summer left, why not try one of the following recipes?  If you have a hard time getting your hands on fresh cherries, just use frozen! (Check out our tips for storing and freezing cherries)  Cucumber and pear gazpacho We’re in love this cucumber pear gazpacho spiked with honeydew melon. It’s refreshing and absolutely delicious! A real showstopper.  Source: Chelan Fresh  Apple pear fennel salad This crisp and hydrating salad includes two of our favorite fruits: pears and apples! Enjoy as a [...]

Cool summer recipes with pears, apples, and cherries2018-09-28T04:47:53+00:00