Bringing Home the Cashew

Cashews growing on a tree

Did you know that Americans eat 90% of the world’s cashew crop? We’re crazy about them! And for good reason: they’re delicious! AND nutritious. And, even though, I typically just eat them by the handful, they’re wonderfully versatile to cook with, too. So you’d think that the United States would be # 1 in growing […]

Posted on May 21st, 2019

What Are You Getting at Maisie Jane’s for Mother’s Day?

Inspired Chef Basket

I know I’m going to be tempted by the beautiful scarves, jewelry and wonderful array of gifts for Mother’s Day at Maisie Jane’s gift shop this year. And I’m sure my mother would love any of the wonderfully scented hand lotions, cosmetics, soaps and other toiletries available right now. She might even go ga-ga over […]

Posted on May 4th, 2019

Eat the Right Amount of Almonds Every Day

right portion of almonds

The right amount? What does that mean? Well, everyone knows by now that almonds are a great source of nutrition and make the perfect snack. Almonds are full of protein and good nutrients like magnesium and vitamin E. They have lot of healthy fiber and beneficial fats. Research has shown that they can help you […]

Posted on May 2nd, 2019

Our Most Amazing Nut Butters are on Sale!

Maisie Jane Nut Butters

If you haven’t tried the newest additions to Maisie Jane’s nut butter family, here’s a chance you can’t afford to miss! 20% off our sinfully delicious Organic Sea Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter and our Organic Sea Salted Caramel Cashew Butter while supplies last. So don’t delay! Both are handcrafted here in Chico, CA and […]

Posted on April 23rd, 2019

Enjoy the Legendary Cashew Nut

Have you ever seen cashews growing on the tree? They are so weird-looking! The seed (what we call the “nut”) actually grows outside the bell-shaped fruit— like a clapper on the bell. Understandably, people have been curious about why they grow that way. In the Philippines there is even a popular folk legend about it: […]

Posted on April 2nd, 2019

Maisie Jane’s is Snack Opportunity Central

Snack Opportunities form Maisie Jane's

It’s time to think of Maisie Jane’s as your go-to place for healthy—and just plain delicious—snack opportunities. We have so many to choose from. I thought I’d count the ways you can bring little moments of enjoyment of life to your daily routine! Wait, should I say something more about that first? Well, I’ve been […]

Posted on March 26th, 2019

Bring In the Wealth of Pistachios

Pistachios

Did you know that if you dream of eating pistachios that you’re dreaming about wealth or prosperity? Yup! Especially if you come from the Middle East, the region where pistachios originated, eating pistachios is associated with blessings of all sorts. If the pistachio is mature, it could mean easy money is coming your way. If […]

Posted on March 15th, 2019

Tomato and Mushroom Cognac Chicken with Crunchy Garlic Polenta

Cognac Chicken with Crunchy Herbed Polenta

I love chicken dinners. It can be comfort food, especially in winter, simply broiled or fried with string beans and mashed potatoes. Or it can be the jumping off place for something truly inspired. Today’s recipe could be both! It is fancy enough for a special dinner but so easy to make, you might just […]

Posted on March 12th, 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’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