Cheer Them Up with a Gift Basket from Maisie Jane’s

Family Fun Gift Basket

Do you know someone who could use a little cheering up? We ALL do! (Maybe it’s even you.) Here’s an idea—send them a gift basket from Maisie Jane’s! And better yet, you don’t even have to leave your house. Just visit our online store and find the perfect gift. Our online gift assortment comes in […]

Posted on March 17th, 2020

Mexican Skillet Dinner with Buttery Cornbread

Mexican Skillet Dinner

I am a big fan of one pot or one skillet meals! It just makes life so easy and yet it feels nurturing to me as well. Lately, I’ve been eating a lot of Mexican dishes. In fact, I’ve been on a nachos for dinner streak. But this looks even better. It’s like a mild […]

Posted on March 10th, 2020

Why We Use Steam Pasteurization at Maisie Jane’s

Dry Roasted Almonds

To be perfectly honest, we’d prefer not to pasteurize our almonds at all! But in 2003-2004 there were salmonella outbreaks traced back to a few conventional California almond growers. California produces 80% of the world’s almonds so the idea of global outbreaks originating in California was pretty scary stuff. As a precaution, in 2007 the […]

Posted on March 5th, 2020

It’s Honeybee Season!

bee in almond flower

The almonds are in full bloom and that means the bees are here, too! Yay! Almonds and honeybees have a very important relationship with each other. You can’t have almonds unless the trees are pollinated—they don’t pollinate themselves! And honeybees love delicious almond flower nectar, especially since almonds are one of the first flowers to […]

Posted on February 25th, 2020

Five Spice Apple and Almond Wontons (Recipe)

Five Spice Apple and Almond Wontons

Here’s something different — and delightful — for your next holiday party. I love wonton soup and wonton appetizers but this recipe takes the concept of wontons, turns it on its head, and knocks it out of the park! Filled with apples and chopped almonds and flavored with five spice powder and a little brandy […]

Posted on November 12th, 2019

Share our California Bounty this Holiday Season

California Bounty Box

Tis the season to be thankful and celebrate. And this year we have a new offering that’s just perfect for your holiday table or to send as a gift to family or friends. It’s our California Bounty Box and it is gorgeous! In my family we always receive a box of harvest treats from one […]

Posted on November 7th, 2019

Sweet Potato Almond Chipotle Soup (Recipe)

Sweet Potato Almond Chipotle Soup

Weather is always a little unpredictable at this time of year in Chico. It seems like it can’t decide whether it’s summer, winter or fall! Today as I write this blog post, for instance, it is definitely summer! I’m wearing my lightest sundress and have all the windows in the house open. Last week I […]

Posted on October 28th, 2019

How Do You Pronounce “Almond”?

Shaking the Almond Trees

Silly question. You pronounce it “all-mond, right?” Well, maybe, if you live almost everywhere in the United States. But not if you live in Chico, CA! Here we say “am-end” with “am” pronounced like “Sam.” Where on earth did that come from? If you ask farmers, they’ll pretty much tell you the same joke: that […]

Posted on September 26th, 2019

A Quick and Tasty Energy Boost from Maisie Jane’s

Maisie Jane's Flavored Almonds

Back to school and back to the office! Vacation season is over. But the fun never has to stop with flavored nut snacks from Maisie Jane’s! Who says a great nutritious snack can’t taste good? With these selections you’ll want to take some with you every day. Nuts are the perfect easy to take with […]

Posted on September 19th, 2019

Sweet and Salty Almond Breakfast Bars (Recipe)

Sweet and Salty Almond Breakfast Bars

Here’s a healthy treat that’s easy to take with you if you’re running late to work some morning. Pastry Chef Jenny McCoy, of Craft in New York City, created these Sweet and Salty Almond Breakfast Bars for the Almond Board of California. They’re filled with tasty and good for you almonds, seeds and almond butter […]

Posted on September 12th, 2019