Are You Eating a Nut or a Seed?

Nuts and Seeds

Or could it be both? It turns out that nuts are seeds but not all seeds are nuts. And then there are foods we popularly call nuts that might technically be considered fruit! AND there are nut-like seeds found inside some fruits that are botanically called something else altogether: drupes! It’s all so confusing. I […]

Posted on September 25th, 2018

Make Your Own Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti

Is there any tradition more delightful than enjoying a lovely espresso coffee drink served with a crunchy almond biscotti? I don’t think so! Biscotti, also known as cantucci, are twice-baked Italian almond biscuits invented by pastry chef Antonio Mattei in the nineteenth century. His original recipe used no form of yeast or fat but today most biscotti recipes […]

Posted on September 20th, 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

A Few Odd Facts about the Pistachio

Chocolate Toffee Pistachios

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? I have too many favorites to really choose just one but pistachio is always close to the top of my list! When I was young pistachios were considered a special treat. Because it takes several years for a pistachio tree to bear fruit, they produce well only every other […]

Posted on July 19th, 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

How to Use Nuts to Lower Your Cholesterol

signs to good health

Did your doctor tell you your cholesterol was getting a bit high at your last doctor’s visit? More than 102 million Americans over the age of 20 have total cholesterol levels higher than what is considered healthy.  That’s about a third of the population! And given that high cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease […]

Posted on April 18th, 2018

Natural or Organic Almond Butter?

If you visit the nut butter section of our online store you’ll notice that you often have a choice between natural or organic. People sometimes say “Natural is good, right? Is something labeled “organic” really any better for you?” But we know what they really mean: “Is organic worth the price?” Great question! And, of […]

Posted on April 5th, 2018

Snacking with Nuts Can Lower Diabetes Risks

Did you know that eating nuts as part of a healthy Mediterranean style diet can reduce your risk of getting diabetes by 52%? And if you’re already a type 2 diabetic, eating just 2 oz a day of nuts combined with this diet could improve insulin resistance, significantly reduce your fasting blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, […]

Posted on March 13th, 2018

Unlocking the Secret of Nuts in Your Dreams

This writer has always had a fascination with dreams. I used to sleep with a dream journal next to my bed so I could record them when I woke up. I took a class in dream interpretation in college. I have also had a lot of fun acting as an amateur dream interpreter for my […]

Posted on February 20th, 2018

Brainy People Eat Walnuts, Almonds and Pistachios!

What should you eat if you want a healthy brain? Nuts! A number of recent studies point to tree nuts as being useful for cognitive function and memory. It might even be possible to reverse age-related declines! Some of the most useful nuts are walnuts, almonds and pistachios. Let’s take a look at what they […]

Posted on February 1st, 2018