Why I Love Almond Butter – It’s Savory and Sweet!

Organic Smooth Almond Butter

The other night as I was adding our Maisie Jane’s Smooth Almond Butter to sliced cooked bananas and mangos, I found myself wondering “should I add a little chile pepper to this or a sweet spice like nutmeg or cinnamon?” I went for the chile pepper—it was awesome and went perfectly with a little yogurt […]

Posted on October 2nd, 2018

Need Some Energy for Summertime Fun?

Girl with Backpack in the Summertime

Summertime means lots of outdoor adventures, road trips, and long-awaited vacation time. But it’s also HOT! And as soon as I go outside in the Chico 100º and up heat, I just want a nap! But I’ve come up with a few schemes for getting past that. First step is address my mindset. I tell […]

Posted on July 24th, 2018

A Few Odd Facts about the Pistachio

Chocolate Toffee Pistachios

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? I have too many favorites to really choose just one but pistachio is always close to the top of my list! When I was young pistachios were considered a special treat. Because it takes several years for a pistachio tree to bear fruit, they produce well only every other […]

Posted on July 19th, 2018

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

What’s for Dessert? California Shortbread Bars! (Recipe)

California Shortbread Bar

Old-fashioned shortbread is one of my favorite desserts—easy to make, easy to eat, and a nice simple base for toppings or dipping into nut butter or other delectable treats! But now that I’ve been introduced to California Shortbread Bars, I might never go back to my old stand-by! Imagine shortbread layered with chocolate and chopped […]

Posted on May 17th, 2018

Include Nuts as Part of a Stress Reduction Game Plan

Almond Tree Sapling by Vincent Van Gogh

Stress is in the news today! The American Psychiatric Association reports that a large proportion of Americans feel anxiety for a variety of reasons (finances, health, politics, personal safety, relationships) and that number has gone up by 39% in the last year! This is actually a public health concern as high stress is correlated with […]

Posted on May 15th, 2018

Mother’s Day is Coming!

Gifts for Mother's Day in the Gift Shop

Don’t forget: Mother’s Day is May 13th. Planning anything special? Maisie Jane’s can help! If Mom lives too far away to visit, send her one of our many wonderful gift packages with her favorite goodies. One of our fun gift boxes makes for a delightful surprise. Or choose a pretty gift basket (a gift in […]

Posted on April 30th, 2018

How Nut Butter Can Help You Go Gluten-free

gluten free

If you’re living with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, navigating the world of what’s gluten-free and what isn’t can be a frustrating experience. For example, oats are typically gluten-free. But what if those oats are processed in a factory used to process other cereals like wheat? Or what if a product like almond butter is […]

Posted on April 27th, 2018

Chocolate Almonds Are an Easter Tradition

Chocolate Almond Polka Dot Gift Bags

If you visit Portugal close to Easter time you are bound to see store windows filled with bowls of almond candies. That’s because it is part of the Portuguese tradition for people to give each other almonds (amêndoas) at Easter. Because they are naturally egg-shaped, they represent Spring fertility or resurrection so godparents give them […]

Posted on March 26th, 2018

Four Fun Ways to Fit Almonds Into Your Healthy Lifestyle

Everyone knows almonds are good for you by now, am I right? They’re packed with important nutrients and healthy fats. When eaten in moderation, almonds can help you lower your cholesterol, control diabetes, and lose weight, and that’s just the beginning! Crunchy foods like almonds are even good for your emotional well-being! So how can we help […]

Posted on March 22nd, 2018