Try Almond Muesli for a Delicious Nutritious Breakfast

muesli

Could muesli be making a comeback? I hope so! I was introduced to this unusual nutritious and delicious breakfast treat many many years ago and then stopped seeing it in the store. It was seen as a “hippie” thing, I guess, and went out of vogue. Or maybe, because Americans love everything sweet, it just […]

Posted on April 29th, 2019

CINNAMON ALMOND PASTRY SWIRLS

Cinnamon Almond Pastry Swirls

Is there anything more luxurious than a slow weekend brunch with cinnamon rolls or some other yummy breakfast pastry and a hot cup of coffee? And I really value the delight of a baked good fresh from the oven that smells and tastes so good it entices everyone out of bed to join me. These […]

Posted on April 18th, 2019

Whatever Happened to Red Pistachios?

Roasted Salted Pistachios

Do you remember red pistachios? I do! In fact, when I was a child pistachios were considered a treat because they were expensive, almost always imported, and they all had shells that were dyed red. Now, I don’t miss the red color—it always distressed me. But I’ve always wondered: why were they dyed red and […]

Posted on April 11th, 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

Making the Most of Every Part of an Almond Crop (Almond Coproducts)

Almonds Cracking Open in July and August

Here at Maisie Jane’s we believe in using every part of the almonds we harvest. Did you know that almond orchards actually produce four different coproducts? There’s the kernels we eat, the almond hulls (frequently used to feed livestock), the shells (used for livestock bedding and as a fuel source) and the trees themselves when they are […]

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Nut Lovers Live longer!

Mixed nuts in a bowl

Did you know that according to several studies, such as this one from the New England Journal of Medicine, it has been consistently found that people who eat nuts regularly live longer than people who do not. It is not completely clear why this is true, but it has been observed that eating nuts is […]

Posted on February 21st, 2019

Maple Baked Salmon with Chopped Almonds (Recipe)

Maple Baked Salmon with Almonds

The health benefits of salmon are not the first thing I think of when I decide to pick some up for dinner. Wild caught, deeply colored, salmon is probably my favorite fish to eat. But in case you needed an excuse to make this delicious baked fish marinated with a sweet and salty orange, maple […]

Posted on February 19th, 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

Almond Cookies for Chinese New Year

Chinese Almond Cookies

Gong hei fat choy! Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the Year of the Earth Pig which in Chinese astrology symbolizes a year of good fortune—especially in terms of friendship and financial rewards! Well, that’s worth celebrating and a traditional Chinese New Year celebration wouldn’t be complete without almond cookies. Almond Cookies also symbolize good luck […]

Posted on February 5th, 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