When Good Almonds Go Bad

Dry Roasted Almonds

Everyone knows how good almonds are for you. They’re one of the healthiest snacks you can eat. A handful a day can help lower your cholesterol, is good for your heart, good for your brain, and can even help you lose weight! But can a good nut go bad? You know what I mean. You […]

Posted on June 4th, 2019

Heal Your Gut with Almonds!

happy belly

Did you know that every living thing on the planet could not survive without the microbiology that lives in our bodies along with us? Most of us grew up being terrified into thinking we need to avoid microbes like the plague . . . because, you know, the Plague! Some kinds of bacteria and other […]

Posted on May 13th, 2019

Boost Brain Health with Almonds Every Day

Dry Roasted Almonds

Chances are good you know someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or some other form of dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.8 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s. It’s the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. And if you’re like me, you don’t want to go that way if you don’t […]

Posted on April 25th, 2019

Almond Tree in Blossom by Pierre Bonnard

The Almond Tree by Pierre Bonnard

The Almond Trees are in blossom! It’s such a glorious time of year. And every year as I write this blog my thoughts turn to the artists who loved almond blossoms just as much. In the late winter of 1941, Post-Impressionist French painter Pierre Bonnard wrote to his friend Henri Matisse: “Today I saw the […]

Posted on March 21st, 2019

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‚Äôs 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

Why Nuts are Traditional for Christmas

Nutcrackers

A big bowl of nuts with a nutcracker is always on our table at Christmas. And it’s hardly the Christmas season at all without the Nutcracker ballet on television or an old-fashioned nutcracker livening up the room. But where did the tradition of nuts and nutcrackers at Christmas come from? Well, it depends on who […]

Posted on November 26th, 2017