To The Core

Cherries For Breakfast: 10 recipes to start your day right!

Posted by Elizabeth Williams on May 12, 2017 10:43:58 AM

It’s official: cherry season has arrived! As we speak, market stalls are filling with these dark crimson beads just begging to be brought home and devoured.

There are many reasons to eat cherries. They’re a good source of vitamin C, fiber and potassium, and are celebrated for being rich in antioxidants. Research has even shown that they can help reduce pain and inflammation associated with arthritis and gout. Oh, and they’re sweet and absolutely delicious!

Get off on the right foot and start your day with some cherries. We’ve rounded up 10 recipes to help you integrate them at breakfast time. Don’t wait too long to try them out; cherries are very seasonal and will be gone before you know it.

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Topics: cherries

Meet the Grower: Steve Stamps

Posted by Meg Raines on May 4, 2017 2:28:12 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.

This month we caught up with Steve Stamps and talked about the challenges facing small growers and how altitude can impact the growing season.

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Topics: apples, pears, Meet the Grower

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, Meet the Grower

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, Meet the Grower

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