It’s California Arbor Day

Almond Grove in Bloom

We’re celebrating trees on the blog today! We celebrate Arbor Day in California on March 7th in honor of horticulturist Luther Burbank’s birthday. Did you know that Luther Burbank got his start in the field when he chose the almond as the rootstock to fulfill a commission from an investor who wanted to cash in […]

Posted on March 7th, 2019

What’s for Breakfast? Nut Butter!

Pancakes drizzled with Almond Butter

For me, nut butters have become part of my perfect breakfast! They’re nutritious—full of protein, vitamins, minerals and helpful fiber and fats. But who am I kidding, that’s not the only reason I eat them! Have you tried Maisie Jane’s new line of flavored handcrafted nut butters yet? They’re delicious! More like dessert than something […]

Posted on February 28th, 2019

We Couldn’t Do It Without the Bees

Maisie Jane's Honey

Meet one of our biggest business partners: the honeybees! The importance of bees for almonds is so valuable that the relationships between almond growers and the beekeepers we work with go back for years. Almonds, like many crops, are not self-pollinating. So between January and March we depend on bees coming into our orchards to do […]

Posted on February 12th, 2019

Maisie Jane’s Cashew Butter is a Winner!

Creamy Cashew Butter

We’re so excited! Our Maisie Jane’s Creamy Cashew Butter has been declared a taste test winner by Good Housekeeping magazine! The results were published in the February 2019 on page 51! Well then, this is the perfect time to talk about what’s great about cashew butter. Years ago—long before I ever tasted any nut butter besides […]

Posted on February 7th, 2019

Make Nuts Part of Your Plant-Rich Diet Plan

bowl of cashews

The benefits of adopting a plant-rich diet has been in the news a lot these days. Although there has been a swing in recent years to low carb diet plans, common wisdom before that was to reduce meat and dairy consumption to help lose weight, support heart health, and lower cholesterol. What’s the truth? It’s […]

Posted on January 29th, 2019

Delicious Vegan Almond Butter Sauce for Vegetables and Noodles

Vegetables and noodles with almond sauce

One of my perennial New Year’s resolutions is to eat more veggies! This year I might even succeed at it because I have discovered the key to potential success: make it something I look forward to! And that means finding ways to make meals that fill me up by adding adequate protein and taste really […]

Posted on January 24th, 2019

Eat Almonds for a Good Night’s Sleep

Feet sticking out from the bed covers

The other night it seemed like I just could not fall asleep. I tossed and turned for hours! I finally gave up, realized I was little hungry, and looked up what foods might help me get to sleep. Guess what was on the top of the list: almonds! Just a small handful of almonds can […]

Posted on January 22nd, 2019

Snacking in the New Year

Almonds and Oranges Snack

I commit to eating healthy this year and ENJOYING it! How about you? I learned something recently. Trying to make myself work at things when I’m off the clock doesn’t motivate me nearly as well as intending to enjoy doing the exact same thing. That means I look forward to it instead of thinking of […]

Posted on January 15th, 2019

Warm Up with Nut Butter Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

I love when it gets cold enough for my favorite hot drink. Nothing feels better than coming home from a day skiing or hiking in the nippy winter air and sipping hot chocolate with friends around the fire. Add a splash of brandy or other suitable liqueur and that’s even better! But have you tried […]

Posted on January 10th, 2019

Orangutans Love Maisie Jane’s Nut Butters—No Palm Oil!

orangutan

Here’s another reason to love Maisie Jane’s nut butters: we don’t add palm oil to any of our products! And that should make the orangutans happy because the big demand for palm oil has led to the destruction of their natural habitat. In various parts of the world—Indonesia in particular—the natural landscape has been clearcut […]

Posted on January 8th, 2019