The Nut Blog

The Healthiest Nuts are Here at Maisie Jane’s!

fire roasting almonds

Here at the Nut Blog we’re wild about nuts! We love growing them, creating great nut products with them, cooking with them, searching out great recipes and coming up with our own, or just eating them by the handful. And, of course, we’re thrilled that our nuts are grown in ecologically sustainable ways and are […]

Posted on October 10th, 2017

Recipe: Creamy Cashew Soup for a Harvest Feast

Years ago a good friend introduced me to Cashew Soup and it was a revelation. It was creamy — I thought it had milk in it but the recipe is vegan and completely dairy-free. It was easy and took so little time to make I was amazed. And even though it was delicious on its […]

Posted on October 10th, 2017

Need More Sleep? Eat Some Almonds!

I recently came across a very interesting and, I’m sorry to say, quite disturbing article on sleep deprivation. Apparently, lack of sleep has become so widespread that it is considered epidemic. In fact, it’s gotten so bad that many people who actually get the recommended eight hours a night think of themselves as lazy! Unfortunately, […]

Posted on October 5th, 2017

Almond Oatmeal Scrub for Wonderful Soft Smooth Skin

And now for something completely different! We’re usually all about eating nuts on this blog, but today I want to share a really easy recipe for using them in a different way—as an all natural scrub to use on your face or body. If you haven’t added exfoliating scrubs to your beauty routine, you really […]

Posted on October 3rd, 2017

Snacking is Good for You! Maisie Jane’s Can Help.

Need to lose weight and still keep yourself energized throughout the day? Then you need to snack and Maisie Jane’s is here to help you do that in the most healthy and delicious ways possible. Most people get hungry every 3-4 hours. But meal times in our modern world tend to be spaced out much […]

Posted on September 28th, 2017

Apple Almond Farro Salad Recipe, Made With Maisie Jane’s Almond Butter and Sliced Almonds

When the weather starts to turn cooler and our thoughts turn to Fall foods and activities, this author always thinks of apples first and foremost. There’s something so nostalgic about apple harvest time and my favorite recipes come to mind: apple pie, hot apple cider, baked stuffed apples. But, honestly, it’s not quite cool enough […]

Posted on September 25th, 2017

It’s Almond Harvest Season!

roasted almonds

We’ve been in almond harvesting season here in Chico, CA and that means it’s time to shake those nuts from the tree! At harvest time, we use mechanical shakers to get the nuts to fall. And you better stay out of the way when it happens because as you can see in the above video made […]

Posted on September 20th, 2017

Visit Maisie Jane’s During the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend

One of our favorite events is coming up soon: the 8th Annual Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend, October 7th & 8th (Columbus Day Weekend)! If you live in Butte County, CA or plan to visit, get your tickets soon because this event tends to sell out fast. Once a year our locally-owned wineries and specialty farms […]

Posted on September 18th, 2017

Dessert Ideas Inspired by Maisie Jane’s New Handcrafted Nut Butters

Maisie Jane's Handcrafted Nut Butters

Ready to fall in love? Maisie Jane’s has two new handcrafted nut butters to join long-time favorite Chocolate Hazelnut:  Organic Sea Salted Caramel Cashew Butter and Organic Sea Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter! Ask anyone at Maisie Jane’s why you should try them and they’ll tell you how much healthier they are than other commercial […]

Posted on September 14th, 2017

Recipe for Almond Butter Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips

The temperatures in Chico, CA, where we live, finally dipped below 100ºF last week and locals cried out “Hooray! Is it Fall? Can we break out the Pumpkin Spice recipes yet?” We don’t know but here at the Hurtado household we didn’t wait to find out. I whipped up a brand new original recipe for […]

Posted on September 10th, 2017