Savory pear recipes


Although pears are sweet, they are wonderful in savory dishes. In fact, it’s because they’re sweet that they work so well. Pears are versatile and can be used in many different ways. And thanks to the different pear varieties on offer, you’ll never run out of new and delicious combinations. Pears add flavor, interest, and a touch of sweetness to soups. They steal the show in a refreshing pear cucumber gazpacho (pictured above) and deliver some needed acidity in our Moroccan-inspired butternut squash and pear soup with spiced chickpeas. We also like to use pears in unexpected ways to create crowd-pleasing savory dishes that are easy to [...]

Savory pear recipes2019-05-09T17:19:40+00:00

Light pear recipes for spring


Spring is here and not a minute too soon! Pears are a wonderful ingredient in springtime recipes. They’re crisp, juicy and full of healthy nutrition. What’s not to love? To kick off the season and welcome the warmer days we’ve rounded up our best light and refreshing pear recipes. Spring Asian-inspired pear salad Our fun spiralized spring salad features Anjou pears and Asian flavors. Recipe makes enough for 4 sides or 2 lunch portions.   Source: Chelan Fresh Pear cucumber gazpacho This ultra-fresh cucumber and pear chilled soup is bursting with color and flavor. The raw pear adds crispness and acidity.   Source: Chelan Fresh Poached ice tea pears  [...]

Light pear recipes for spring2019-04-30T17:16:51+00:00

Women in Agriculture | Yesenia Cervantes


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 Yesenia Cervantes at Borton Fruit in Yakima Washington. CF: Hi Yesenia, thank you for speaking with us today. YC: You are welcome, glad to help. CF: Please tell us what your job duties are at Borton Fruit?  YC: I am a line supervisor at the warehouse in Yakima. That means that I make sure we [...]

Women in Agriculture | Yesenia Cervantes2019-05-02T19:58:20+00:00

Meet the SugarBee® Grower Tour


On a cold wintry morning in December, a group of Chelan Fresh staff, Growers and a mascot set out on the inaugural “Meet the SugarBee® Grower” tour of the 2018 season. The idea was not only to promote SugarBee® apples but invite consumers to connect with Growers and learn what it takes to produce this special variety. We knew our Chelan Fresh staff could chat with anyone about apples, but we had no idea what would happen when you take 4thand 5th generation Growers out on the road to discuss farming. They are a passionate group of people who love to talk [...]

Meet the SugarBee® Grower Tour2019-04-03T19:25:13+00:00

Our best brunch recipes with apples, pears and cherries


Brunch is one of our favorite meals! It’s one of the only times you can easily mix savory and sweet, and there are no strict rules about what is an isn’t appropriate for eat. Brunch is also the opportunity to get friends and family around a table to eat and enjoy each other’s company without the pressure of hosting a sit-down dinner. Fruits like apples, pears and cherries can take pride of place at the brunch table or buffet. They are versatile, delicious, and healthy crowd-pleasers. What’s not to love? Here is some inspiration for the next brunch you host for [...]

Our best brunch recipes with apples, pears and cherries2019-03-20T19:53:53+00:00

Cheese and wine pairings for KORU®, Rockit® and SugarBee® apples


When it comes to apples, cheese and wine, three is not a crowd! This playful trio offers a world of possibility and can be the star of your next get together.  All the varieties of apple, types of cheese, and choices of wine can make your head spin, so we’ve created a guide to help you pair cheese and wine with three of our favorite and most original apples: KORU®, SugarBee® and Rockit®. (And for a decadent double-dose of apple, add our KORU® Apple Chutney laced with deep balsamic flavor to elevate any cheese and apple tasting platter.) KORU® cheese and wine pairings (pictured above) KORU® apples are [...]

Cheese and wine pairings for KORU®, Rockit® and SugarBee® apples2019-03-27T16:14:11+00:00

How to make perfect apple pie, every time.


Apple pie has become a powerful symbol of Americanness that resonates within the hearts of millions. “American as apple pie” is actually quite fitting since, like the United States itself, the humble apple pie evolved from various immigrant roots and traditions. If you happen to be in Washington apple country in July, don’t miss the annual Apple Pie Jamboree in Pateros, Washington where you will be able to taste generations of apple pie traditions by the slice!  For many, apple pie was first tasted at the family table; the result of a delicious labor of love performed by a grandmother or other family member. There are [...]

How to make perfect apple pie, every time.2019-02-25T19:55:10+00:00

How to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner


Cooking a meal for your significant other is a wonderful way to say “I love you”. If you want to make a splash, planning is going to be your best friend. Taking the time to think through your menu and organize yourself will ensure a smooth meal come go-time. How to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner is simple thanks to our tips and recipe suggestions below. Decoration: set the mood  Valentine’s Day is the opportunity to make your loved one feel special, so set your table to match the occasion. Use your best table cloth, plates and cutlery. Fold cloth napkins into fancy [...]

How to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner2019-03-27T16:25:14+00:00

How to make healthy meals with apples


Eating healthfully while keeping meals interesting can be challenging. What to include? What to leave out?  There is no definite answer to what makes the perfect healthy diet but here are some guidelines to put you on the right path: Eat more fruits and vegetables Increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet means you’ll be consuming more fiber, vitamins, minerals and water, while avoiding saturated fat and cholesterol. Start by reducing portions of animal protein and upping the volume of plants on your plate. Apples are particularly healthy and versatile so keep them within reach at all times. [...]

How to make healthy meals with apples2019-03-27T16:25:59+00:00

One bowl meals: comforting everyday recipes


The humble bowl is a simple yet ideal vessel for an untold number of dishes. Offering mobility and comfort, a meal in a bowl can just as easily be consumed at the dinner table or curled up on the couch. Steaming bowls of goodness are omnipresent in our childhood memories, reminders of shared moments with family and friends. Bowls today are suddenly the height of fashion, becoming the backdrop for raw concoctions, smoothies, inventive salads and fusion-inspired cuisine. We love bowls every which way, and to celebrate them we are sharing our favorite one bowl meal recipes. Grab your bowl and [...]

One bowl meals: comforting everyday recipes2019-01-24T16:04:50+00:00