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Dried KORU® Apple & Cinnamon Stick Garland

Written by: Valerie Musser Nothing is more idyllic than a handmade garland for the holidays and this KORU® and cinnamon stick swag does not disappoint! This garland is a very easy-to-do project. KORU® Apples are the ideal candidate for this, as they are slow to brown, crisp and hold their shape during the drying process better than other varieties. Yield: Makes 3 3ft garlands Supplies: KORU® Apples (I used 3 apples [...]

Rockit™ Apple Stamped Tea Towels Holiday Gifting

Written by: Valerie Musser Block Printing dates back thousands of years and has origins in China, before becoming increasingly popular in Asia, making India, the epicenter of block printing popularity. Nowadays, it is seen on everything! Go to your local home store and you will see this art style on pillows, napkins, lamp shades, tablecloths, and other textiles. As far as difficulty goes, it depends on your desired outcome. You [...]

KORU™ Apple Chutney & KORU™ Apple Butter

Recipe by: Valerie Musser KORU® apples are wonderful for cooking as they are naturally sweet, juicy and taste of vanilla and spice! During the holidays, there are so many ways to use apples, but two of my personal favorites are in apple butter and apple chutney.  They work great as a make ahead accompaniment to a charcuterie board or given as a homemade gift.  Apple chutney is a savory condiment. It [...]

Lucy™ Apple Charcuterie Tutorial

Recipe by: Valerie Musser Charcuterie cheese boards are a staple appetizer offering anytime, but especially during the holidays. In this tutorial, I have specifically selected items to pair best with Lucy ™ Glo & Lucy ™ Rose Apples.  Not only are they delicious, but they make a statement on any cheeseboard due to their unique coloring and delicious crisp flavor. Lucy ™ apples, are part Honeycrisp. Lucy™ Rose, has that sweet [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cherry, apple, cheese and wine pairings!

Cherries and cheese Cherries love nothing more than to accompany a beautiful cheeseboard. Their sweetness and juiciness contrast beautifully with many types of cheeses, and their bright hues add a pop of color. There are many ways to enjoy cherries with cheese: raw, pickled, cooked in a jam, tossed in a salad, etc. The possibilities really are endless, so have fun with it.  Here is a guide for which cheeses [...]

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 [...]

5 Salad Recipes Featuring Apples

Whether you love salads for their nutritional value, their ease of preparation, or because they are simply fun and delicious — spring is here and it’s officially salad season! Many salad recipes include diced or sliced apples in their ingredients list because apples offer bright sweet flavors and a crisp texture that naturally complements leafy greens. They are also packed with nutrition and health benefits! Apples are full of fiber, [...]

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