Balsamic Almond Butter Dressing

salad with bottle of dressing

Was your New Year’s resolution to eat more vegetables? Yeah, mine was, too. The latest Food Pyramid guide recommends 3-5 servings of vegetables a day! And, certainly, every nutritionist agrees that the simple change of eating more vegetables is good for everything from heart health to weight loss. Unfortunately, I feel doomed to fail at […]

Posted on January 28th, 2020

We’ve Come So Far!

Maisie Jane's first store

Sometimes it’s great to remember how it all began. Did you know that Maisie Jane’s was created as a Future Farmers of America (FFA) project when Maisie was just seventeen in her mom’s kitchen? Yup! Maisie grew up in a family that had been growing almonds for three generations. So she heard a lot of […]

Posted on January 23rd, 2020

One Ingredient Nut Butter

Smooth Almond Butter

What’s in our most popular nut butters? Just one ingredient: nuts! What else do you need? Extra oil (and fat)? Noooo. Extra sugar? I don’t think so! Extra salt? If you have high blood pressure, you certainly don’t want that. Our natural and organic nuts are wholesome, naturally delicious, and good for you exactly as […]

Posted on January 21st, 2020

Walnut Trees in Winter and David Hockney

David Hockney painting, East Yorkshire Walnut Trees

In winter, it sometimes seems like there is little to notice, and little to write about when it comes to nuts. But that is always when I look to famous artists—and the artist in me—for inspiration. Because there IS something I love about nut trees in winter: it’s the only time when you can plainly […]

Posted on January 16th, 2020

Walnuts for Brain Health

walnut in a shell

Did you know that walnuts have been considered good for brain health since ancient times? As far back as 23-79 CE, there was a concept called the Doctrine of Signatures. By using the same tools of observation and trial and error that scientists are taught to use, early healers looked for various characteristics in nature […]

Posted on January 9th, 2020

Walnuts at Maisie Jane’s

Walnuts

What’s new at Maisie Jane’s? Walnuts! And we’re so excited because when it comes to nuts that are versatile, healthy and delicious, walnuts are certainly near the top of the list! Like our beloved almonds, walnuts are a great source of health-enhancing nutrition. They’re full of antioxidants that fight bad cholesterol and are a better […]

Posted on January 7th, 2020

Chocolate Almond Coffee Cake (Recipe)

Chocolate Almond Coffee Cake

New Year’s Day! The start of a brand new year, new beginnings, a new start. I usually begin every year with resolutions, but this year I think I need to start with just a little more rest. Luckily, enjoying life is a perfectly great resolution, too! And, for me, one of my great pleasures is […]

Posted on January 1st, 2020

What to Bring to the New Year’s Eve Party

The Perfect Wine Basket

You got a last minute invitation to a New Year’s Eve party and you don’t know what to bring? If you live here in Chico, pop on by to Maisie Jane’s! We have a wide assortment of gift baskets, gift rounds, and lots of other goodies and surprises just perfect for last of the year, […]

Posted on December 30th, 2019

Italian Fruitcake with Marsala Sauce

Italian fruitcake

Fruitcake? Everyone’s least favorite dessert? The object of ridicule derided as a brick every Christmas season? Apparently, you’ve never had the homemade alcohol-laced versions I grew up with! Today’s recipe, I will admit, is not the one I remember enjoying—that recipe is long gone. But today’s recipe, provided courtesy of the Almond Board of California, […]

Posted on December 26th, 2019

Last Minute Shopping at Maisie Jane’s

Chocolate Nuts for Christmas

The clock is ticking! Christmas is almost here, everything feels hectic, and some of us don’t have our Christmas shopping done. We at Maisie Jane’s completely understand. And, while it’s too late to shop online and have packages delivered on time for Christmas day, it’s not too late to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas! […]

Posted on December 23rd, 2019