Almond or Cashew Butter Hummus (Recipe)

Almond Butter Hummus

Many years ago I lived just a few short blocks away from a Mediterranean foods restaurant that served wonderful dishes from Greece and the Middle East. One of my favorites was Falafel with Hummus dip, salad and pita bread.  Today I’m more likely to buy frozen Falafel at the grocery store (although this recipe from […]

Posted on April 24th, 2018

Celebrating the Almond Bloom Season With Maisie Jane’s

Almond Tree Sapling by Vincent Van Gogh

Bloom Season is a glorious time of year in Chico! The air smells like honey and trees light up in blossoms of pink and white. I thought I’d share a peaceful sweet video of almond blossoms in bloom made by cinderellalifestyle and offered on Youtube. I especially love the starry centers of this variety of almond. Some […]

Posted on February 28th, 2018

Maisie Jane’s First Annual Bloom Sale!

It’s Almond Bloom season and we’re celebrating with our first ever Bloom Sale! It will be at our country store in Chico starting March 1 and running through March 3rd.  We plan this to be an annual event and it’s going to be BIG!  There will be super deep deals on lots of great gift ware, […]

Posted on February 22nd, 2018

More Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Maisie Jane’s

Family Fun or Office Enjoyment Basket

A few weeks ago I wrote about how Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers anymore. It’s a day to let anyone in your life know how much you love and appreciate them! And what better way to do that than with a gift box or basket full of their favorite goodies from Maisie Jane’s! It’s […]

Posted on February 6th, 2018

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Gift Baskets from Maisie Janes!

Valentine’s Day isn’t what it used to be. Sure, it’s still about celebrating romance and love. But it can also be a day to celebrate friendship, love between a mother and a child, and special platonic relationships of all sorts! But what if the special people in your life live far away? Or you have […]

Posted on January 19th, 2018

Almond-Based Frangipane and King Cake (Recipe)

A friend on Facebook recently asked “Does anyone know where I can buy King Cake in New England?” She was missing her old home in New Orleans but the only answer she got was to make her own. So I became curious. What is King Cake? And why would she say it was so important […]

Posted on January 5th, 2018

Good Luck Recipes for the New Year!

Happy New Year! Good-bye 2017! Just let it go and remember that every new year, every new day, really, offers the promise of a brand new start. What do you wish to create this coming year? Let me help you make your dreams come true—with holiday traditions from around the world that are thought to bring […]

Posted on December 28th, 2017

It’s Almost Time for the New Year’s Eve Party!

Oh no!!! In all the rush to get Christmas together you forgot about the family or office New Year’s Eve party! What to bring, what to bring? It’s a little late to shop online and have anything delivered on time, but if you live in or near Chico, CA, have no fear! This year, make […]

Posted on December 26th, 2017

Almond Nut Bread for the Holidays (Recipe)

Oooh! It was cold last night. So what did I want to do? Make something yummy in the kitchen! This time it was my favorite Almond Nut Bread with Crystalized Ginger and Dates. Add some cream cheese or almond butter and a nice hot cup of tea and you’re in for a fragrant and delicious […]

Posted on November 9th, 2017

Maisie Jane’s November Sale — 15% off Valley Sampler Gift Baskets

Hooray! We’re headed into the merriest time of the year and to celebrate— and make your Thanksgiving especially festive—one of our MOST popular gift baskets, the Valley Sampler, is on sale for 15% off until November 22nd. The Valley Sampler Gift Basket is a wonderful gift to bring to a holiday celebration! It is a […]

Posted on November 6th, 2017