New Foodie Gift Baskets at Maisie Jane’s

White Elegance Salad Bowl Gift BaAsket

Going to a summertime gathering or looking for a nice gift to give to a food-loving friend? We have a wide assortment of curated gift baskets featuring wonderful locally made taste sensations paired with a selection of yummy treats from Maisie Jane’s. They’re beautifully decorated with season-appropriate bows and ribbons and nicely cello-wrapped for easy […]

Posted on July 17th, 2018

Almond Popsicle Treats for Summertime Fun!

Nutty Fudge Bars

The temperatures have soared into the triple digits here in Chico, as it does every summer. That means it’s homemade popsicle time! I discovered how easy it is to make homemade popsicles last year when I came across some popsicle molds at the local Dollar store. Puree your favorite fruits, add yogurt, coconut milk or […]

Posted on July 12th, 2018

Summertime in the Almond Orchards

Almonds Cracking Open in July and August

One of the nice things about living in Chico, CA is how closely connected almost the entire community is to the lifecycles of our local produce. Nuts, of course, are a big deal in this area and the almond orchards draw people out to the countryside throughout the year. One of my favorite times is […]

Posted on July 10th, 2018

Summer is the Time for Snack Packs!

Maisie Jane's Snack Packs

Summer is time for snack packs — bring them on a hike, bring them on a picnic, bring them to the beach! Each of our 1.13 oz bags of flavor and fun are the perfect size to take with you anywhere and provide a wallop of nutrition in every one. Plus they’re all-natural, kosher, gluten-free, and […]

Posted on July 5th, 2018

Celebrating the Red, White and Blue with Fruit Pizza with Almond Crust (Recipe)

Fruit Pizza with Almond Crust

The Fourth of July is coming and I just had to share this recipe! Wouldn’t this Red, White and Blue Fruit Pizza look wonderful on your picnic table? Delicious, too, and gluten-free with a tasty coconut almond crust! Fruit Pizza, of course, isn’t a pizza at all in the traditional sense. It uses something more […]

Posted on July 1st, 2018

What’s Organic at Maisie Jane’s?

USDA Organic Seal

Here at Maisie Jane’s we believe that you deserve to trust the food you buy to be as healthy as possible for you and your family. Our family has been farming for four generations and we place a great deal of importance on delivering food in the same pure and natural way it was always […]

Posted on June 28th, 2018

Hot Summer Days are Perfect for Ajo Blanco (Recipe)

Ajo Blanco — Almond Soup

 It’s officially summer in Chico, CA and that means the temperatures have been soaring to above 100ºF. Yikes! Time for something cool and refreshing for dinner. How about some cold Almond Soup? Doesn’t sound good? Then you haven’t tried Ajo Blanco, a traditional Andalusian soup from southern Spain! This soup dates back almost seven centuries […]

Posted on June 26th, 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