To The Core

Kitchen Hack: How to Stop Apples and Pears from Browning

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Apr 17, 2017 12:21:05 PM

It’s a classic tale. You chop, dice, slice or shave a raw apple or pear for your child or to use in a recipe only to have it turn brown and unappealing minutes later. Why does this happen? And more importantly, how can you prevent it?

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Topics: apples, pears

Meet the Grower: Richard Thomason

Posted by Meg Raines on Mar 29, 2017 9:55:35 PM

Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. In the coming months we will regularly introduce them to you in our “Meet the Grower” series. Check in regularly with our blog -  To The Core - to find out what’s happening in the orchards that produce some of Washington’s Finest Mountain Grown Fruit.

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Topics: apples, pears

Healthy Easter food crafts to make with kids

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Mar 22, 2017 11:59:14 AM

 

The Easter Bunny is known to be very generous with kids, sneaking chocolates and sweets into their Easter baskets. Sugary treats dominate this family holiday, so why not plan some fun food crafts with healthy foods like apples and pears? The kids will love it!

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Topics: Recipes, apples, pears, appetizer, holiday, craft

Meet the Grower: John Freese

Posted by Meg Raines on Feb 15, 2017 8:18:03 AM

Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. In the coming months we will introduce them to you in our new  “Meet the Grower” series.  Check in regularly with our blog - To The Core - to hear about what’s happening out in the orchards that produce some of Washington’s Finest Mountain Grown Fruit.

For the second installment of our "Meet the Grower" series we sat down with 4th-generation grower John Freese to talk about family, the challenges of growing organic, the threat of labor shortages and the joys of raising kids on a farm.
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Topics: apples, pears

Valentine’s Day recipes: melt your lover’s heart with chocolate

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Feb 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

The Aztecs believed chocolate was a gift from the gods and would brew it to benefit from its supposed aphrodisiac powers. Today, chocolate is still very much associated with love and romance, and it continues to be a top selling Valentine’s Day gift.

This year, romance your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day with chocolate… and fruit! This classic combination will be a surefire hit for anyone with a sweet tooth.

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Topics: Recipes, apples, pears, appetizer

Last-minute Super Bowl snack inspiration

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Feb 3, 2017 12:00:00 PM

 

One of the biggest national sports and snacking events of the year is this Sunday - is your kitchen game day ready?

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Topics: Recipes, apples, pears, appetizer

Apple Valentine Stamps

Posted by Meg Raines on Feb 2, 2017 8:34:02 AM

 

Add a personal touch to Valentine's Day by making your own personalized cards! These apple stamps are easy to make, creative and simply adorable. Try this family-friendly craft today! 

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Topics: apples, holiday, craft

How to pair apples and pears with cheese

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Jan 23, 2017 3:20:40 PM

 

Pairing fruit with cheese is classic for a reason. It's absolutely delicious!

There are so many varieties of apple and pear, so have fun mixing and matching them with all the different types of cheese out there. Here are some of our favorite combinations:

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Topics: Recipes, apples, pears, appetizer

Meet the Grower: Dave Robison

Posted by Meg Raines on Jan 4, 2017 3:34:52 PM

Chelan Fresh is proud to represent the growers of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties in Washington State. In the coming months we will introduce them to you in our new  “Meet the Grower” series.  Check in regularly with our blog - To The Core to hear about what’s happening out in the orchards that produce some of Washington’s Finest Mountain Grown Fruit.

Winter has dusted the trees with snow, but the life of a grower stays busy all the same! This time of year you will find crews hard at work pruning the non-fruit bearing limbs from the dormant trees. This practice encourages the trees to focus their energy on growing fruit for the coming year. For our first series post, we caught up with Dave Robison to find out what he’s been up to and what he loves about his work.

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Topics: apples, pears

Refined party food recipes to ring in the New Year in style

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on Dec 28, 2016 10:02:56 AM

Pop open the champagne and bring on the fun, the New Year party has begun!

Be the perfect host or hostess with our selection of elegant party treats featuring ever-versatile apples and pears. We have picked out delectable bites and drinks to share with friends and family as you celebrate the close of 2016 and the start of the New Year.

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Topics: Recipes, apples, Dessert, pears, holiday