Fun Facts About the Pistachio

Pistachios

Fact #1: Pistachios are associated with happiness! The pistachio is known as the “happy nut” in China and the “smiling nut” in Iran because if you look at the nut in its shell it looks like it is smiling. The nuts are often given as a gift during the Chinese New Year because they symbolize […]

Posted on August 6th, 2019

Nuts Are a Healthy Part of the Mediterranean Diet

sun dried tomato pasta

The Mediterranean Diet appears to be making a comeback. After years of trying to make the Paleo, Atkins, Keto and so many other diet fads work, people are rediscovering that maybe a less restrictive and truly easy to maintain plan might work best. What’s great about the Mediterranean Diet is that nothing is forbidden and […]

Posted on June 20th, 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

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

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

Maisie Jane’s Chocolate December Sale

Chocolate Almond Polka Dot Gift Bags

Can you imagine the holiday season without chocolate? I can’t! That’s why I’m excited to announce Maisie Jane’s Chocolate December Sale! 15% off all your favorite chocolate nuts, now through December 31st. But get them NOW because you’re going to want these in holiday stockings and heaped around the house for holiday parties and snacking. What’s […]

Posted on December 11th, 2018

Family Fun Gift Basket For Chico Locals in Time for Thanksgiving

Family Fun Gift Basket

Calling all Chico Locals! Order our Family Fun Basket #1 by Nov. 20th and you’ll get 15% off and will be able to pick it up in our gift shop in time for Thanksgiving! This is truly one of our very favorite gift baskets. It’s filled with a wonderful assortment of Maisie Jane’s treats! You’ll […]

Posted on November 19th, 2018

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