Get Your Packages Delivered by Christmas

Christmas at Maisie Jane's

Wow! December is going fast! And time is growing short to get your packages delivered by Christmas. For instance, if you’re planning to send a package east of the Rockies, you need to order your gifts online today! For those west of the Rockies you have until Wednesday. And for those of you who are […]

Posted on December 16th, 2019

Don’t Miss Our Taste Of Nor Cal Gift Basket Sale!

Taste of Nor Cal Gift Basket

Wow! Where did the time go? There’s just one week left to take advantage of our special sale on the Taste of Nor Cal Gift Basket! And if you live locally, you can still pick it up in the store in plenty of time to bring to Thanksgiving dinner! But be sure to order online […]

Posted on November 19th, 2019

Pumpkin Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies (recipe)

Pumpkin Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

OMG, it’s pumpkin spice season already! I’m not a huge fan of all things pumpkin spice . . . but I do love pumpkin! Something about that orange squash just makes my mouth water! Add a little cinnamon and nutmeg (or pumpkin spice) and I pretty much HAVE to have some! But given that it’s […]

Posted on October 24th, 2019

Almond Blossom And Swallow by Walter Crane

Almond Blossom and Sparrow wallpaper by Walter Crane

It’s May which means Spring has come and is almost gone in Chico! Well, not really but, certainly, the almond bloom season is done. But I do love bloom season and there are plenty of birds singing outside my window right now. So that brought to mind this famous wallpaper design by Walter Crane called […]

Posted on May 9th, 2019

Why Squirrels Gathering Nuts Might Predict the Weather

Squirrel Eating A nut

The squirrels in my backyard are gathering nuts like crazy. And that’s VERY fun to watch because our local squirrels are very smart and cunning! You see, the squirrels in my neighborhood like to go from yard to yard by traveling on the rail just below the top of the fence line where they can’t […]

Posted on September 14th, 2018

The Legend of Gilda and the Almond Blossoms

Almond Tree in Bloom

It being June, the month of weddings, I thought I’d share a love story—one involving almond trees, of course! This tale comes from Algarve, Portugal, a gorgeously scenic place on the Mediterranean. It’s a popular tourist destination but is also important agriculturally in the region. Almonds are one of the largest crops—the stuff of legends, no […]

Posted on June 19th, 2018

Make Your Own Almond Milk for Yummy Smoothies

Have you discovered almond milk? I love it! It’s a dairy- free, soy-free choice that is great for vegans or anyone wanting to try something new. But, for me, the store bought varieties sometimes leave a lot to be desired. I’m on a low-carb diet and almonds are very low carb so that would seem  […]

Posted on June 14th, 2018

The Optimum Number of Almonds to Eat in One Day

signs to good health

Before we dive into how many almonds would constitute a healthy snack, I couldn’t help but share this cute little video. How many almonds can a chipmunk stuff in his mouth? More than I ever thought! In one of last week’s blog posts I wrote about how scientists discovered that eating 2 oz of almonds […]

Posted on June 12th, 2018

Almond — Perfume of the Gods and Goddesses

For me, the smell of almond paste either in a freshly made croissant or some other wonderful almond dessert is such a heady experience I want to wear it like a perfume! I just love it, so one day I decided to look into the use of almond oil in perfumery. What I discovered was […]

Posted on June 8th, 2018

How Almonds Can Help Control Diabetes

Maisie Jane's Snack Packs

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. As of this writing, it is thought that 29.1 million Americans have the disease and up to 8.1 million may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition. And it is thought that 1 out of 3 people in this country has pre-diabetes—when blood sugar is higher than […]

Posted on June 5th, 2018