California Almonds Help Feed the World

Flags of the World Globe

Did you know that 70% of the almonds grown in California are exported all over the world? Not only that, California almonds represent 80% of the almonds eaten in the world as a whole! Germany is the biggest importer of almonds followed by Japan and the Netherlands. Here is just a short list of how almonds fit into the […]

Posted on August 14th, 2018

Frozen Almond Butter and Gingersnap Crust Pie

Frozen Almond Butter Pie

Did you know that Maisie Jane’s sells the best homemade pies in town? Yes! Auntie’s Almond Butter Pie, Chocolate Hazelnut Creme Pie, Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake and three different kinds of ice cream pie. (My favorite is the Java Crunch.) If you live near Chico, CA come on by our sweet little country store at 1324 Dayton […]

Posted on August 7th, 2018

Why We’re Proud to Dry Roast Our Nuts at Maisie Jane’s

Dry Roasted Almonds

Well, the first thing I can’t seem to help myself from saying is that it is far better to dry roast nuts than human beings! I’m roasting in my house as I’m writing this blog post tonight! It’s 8:30 pm and still 96ºF! Of course, that’s an improvement over the 106º we hit earlier in […]

Posted on July 31st, 2018

Indian Dal with Almond Butter (Recipe)

Indian Dal with Almond Butter

Last night I rediscovered my love for Dal, an Indian staple food made from lentils or other legumes. It’s kind of like a soup although I often just ladle it over some rice and dig in! What I like about it is the comforting nutritious quality of the dish. You can make it as spicy […]

Posted on July 26th, 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

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

Almond Popsicle Treats for Summertime Fun!

Nutty Fudge Bars

The temperatures have soared into the triple digits here in Chico, as it does every summer. That means it’s homemade popsicle time! I discovered how easy it is to make homemade popsicles last year when I came across some popsicle molds at the local Dollar store. Puree your favorite fruits, add yogurt, coconut milk or […]

Posted on July 12th, 2018

Summertime in the Almond Orchards

Almonds Cracking Open in July and August

One of the nice things about living in Chico, CA is how closely connected almost the entire community is to the lifecycles of our local produce. Nuts, of course, are a big deal in this area and the almond orchards draw people out to the countryside throughout the year. One of my favorite times is […]

Posted on July 10th, 2018

Summer is the Time for Snack Packs!

Maisie Jane's Snack Packs

Summer is time for snack packs — bring them on a hike, bring them on a picnic, bring them to the beach! Each of our 1.13 oz bags of flavor and fun are the perfect size to take with you anywhere and provide a wallop of nutrition in every one. Plus they’re all-natural, kosher, gluten-free, and […]

Posted on July 5th, 2018

Celebrating the Red, White and Blue with Fruit Pizza with Almond Crust (Recipe)

Fruit Pizza with Almond Crust

The Fourth of July is coming and I just had to share this recipe! Wouldn’t this Red, White and Blue Fruit Pizza look wonderful on your picnic table? Delicious, too, and gluten-free with a tasty coconut almond crust! Fruit Pizza, of course, isn’t a pizza at all in the traditional sense. It uses something more […]

Posted on July 1st, 2018