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Honeycrisp Apple, Brussel Sprout, and Kale Salad

Honeycrisp Apple, Brussel Sprout, and Kale Salad Lorie  This was our holiday salad… a crisp, crunchy, vibrant fresh mix of apples, shaved brussel sprouts and thinly sliced kale dotted with sweet, candied pecans and dried cranberries, all tossed with a light, lemon-honey-cider vinaigrette. Though most any Stemilt apple variety will do, I’m particularly partial to the Honeycrisp apple in this mix… a lovely, crisp, sweet variety with a flavor reminiscent of apple cider. While this salad is certainly not just a holiday salad (it’s a great fall-winter option given our abundance of delicious apples and beautiful, fresh brussel sprouts), the true significance of being this year’s winner as our holiday salad lies in the fact that we had to get a change approved! For a family that loves its traditions when it comes to the


Apple, Cabbage & Cauliflower Crunch Salad

Apple, Cabbage & Cauliflower Crunch Salad LorieThere’s a lot written about the pros and cons of a raw food diet, or a plant-based diet, none of which I’ve delved into at any great level as it isn’t our personal methodology. Like many folks, however, we have assumed a very common sense approach to eating, incorporating a variety of foods that are as “clean” and “natural” as possible, leaning more heavily to fruits and vegetables, and curbing refined sugars, starches and the like. In my own kitchen, there’s a lot of leafy greens, fresh fruits, vibrant vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grains, some fish, and a bit of chicken. Ultimately, moderation sets the tone on what gets made in our kitchen and what doesn’t. Having said all of that, eating raw (and/or plant based) has a strong personal appeal that is unrelated to nutritional value,


Harvesting Honeycrisp Apples

Harvesting Honeycrisp Apples TateIt’s the most sought after apple in supermarkets today and almost always comes out on top when we ask people what their favorite apple is. Juicy with a honey-sweet flavor and incredible fracture, Honeycrisp apples are truly special. In this post, I’m going to share the extra measures we take to ensure that every Honeycrisp apple is harvested with care. After all, it takes special care to harvest a special apple like Honeycrisp. Honeycrisp apple harvest gets underway in late August or early September in Washington State and continues for about a month. Here at Stemilt, we are just about done with Honeycrisp apple harvest for the year. Our growers use a variety of methods to determine when to harvest their Honeycrisp apple crop. They get a harvest range off the dates their


5 Apples to Try During National Apple Month

5 Apples to Try During National Apple Month BriannaOctober is National Apple Month, and also the time that we harvest the majority of our apple crop here in Washington State. There are more than 7,500 different varieties of apples grown worldwide, and in the United States, 100 apple varieties are grown commercially. With flavors ranging from super-sweet to tart, a variety of colors, and a multitude of uses, there certainly is an apple for everyone! To help you celebrate National Apple Month, I thought it would be fun to share five must-try apple varieties and a few of the attributes that make them unique. Fuji: This crisp, juicy, and bi-colored apple consistently has the highest brix, or sugar levels, of any apple that Stemilt grows. The super-sweet flavor of Fuji is reminiscent of freshly pressed apple juice. Fuji apples tend to be


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