The Nut Blog

It’s Honeybee Season!

bee in almond flower

The almonds are in full bloom and that means the bees are here, too! Yay! Almonds and honeybees have a very important relationship with each other. You can’t have almonds unless the trees are pollinated—they don’t pollinate themselves! And honeybees love delicious almond flower nectar, especially since almonds are one of the first flowers to […]

Posted on February 25th, 2020

Gifts of Cheer from Maisie Jane’s

Family Fun and Office Enjoyment Gift Basket Number 4

Do you know someone who could use some cheering up? Someone who is sick or grieving? Feeling blue or defeated? Sometimes there is nothing to say to make things better—the heart has to feel in order to heal. But knowing that you’re thinking of them and that they are not alone can make all the […]

Posted on February 20th, 2020

Thai Sweet Potato Soup with Almond Butter

Thai Sweet Potato Soup with Almond Butter

Today’s vegan (no dairy or meat) recipe for Thai Sweet Potato Soup was created for the Almond Board of California by Julie Resnick, founder of The Feedfeed. That is a wonderful cooking website with so many fantastic recipes, you really should check it out. Coincidentally, I tried a soup quite similar to this made with […]

Posted on February 18th, 2020

Almond Blossoms Bring in the Spring

Pink Almond Blossoms

“When an almond tree became covered with blossoms in the heart of winter, all the trees around it began to jeer. ‘What vanity,’ they screamed, ‘what insolence! Just think, it believes it can bring spring in this way!’ The flowers of the almond tree blushed for shame. ‘Forgive me, my sisters,’ said the tree. ‘I […]

Posted on February 13th, 2020

Let’s Celebrate Cashew Butter!

Maisie Jane's Cashew Butter with Women's Health Magazine

We’re celebrating! Maisie Jane’s Creamy Cashew Butter (Organic Creamy Cashew Butter) was featured in Women’s Health Magazine this month! And to celebrate we’re giving away a jar of our organic version–pop over to our Instagram to learn more!! (@maisiejanessunshine ) If you’re not familiar with cashew butter yet, you should definitely try our nothing-but-nuts cashew […]

Posted on February 11th, 2020

Making Your Own Nut Milk Just Became Easier!

almond milk

Have you ever tried making your own almond milk? It’s not hard—I’ve posted instructions before. But you have to take time to let the almonds soak and then strain out all the almond pulp after you blend them with water. It’s no big deal as you can use the pulp for lots of things. But […]

Posted on February 6th, 2020

Entrance of the Flower

almond blossoms

Today, as I write this blog post, is the traditional day of celebration in Torrent, Spain called La entrada de la flor or the Entrance of the Flower. On February 1st, in the Valencian community, the Confrerie of the Mother of God make an offering of a branch of the first blooming almond tree to […]

Posted on February 4th, 2020

Maisie Jane’s for Valentine’s Day

Maisie Jane's parents celebrating

Valentine’s Day is coming and what better place to shop for something special for your sweetie, and for all your loved ones, than Maisie Jane’s! If you’re local, stop by our country store at 1324 Dayton Rd. In addition to gift baskets and chocolate almond treats, you could pick up a bottle of wine, some […]

Posted on January 30th, 2020

Balsamic Almond Butter Dressing

salad with bottle of dressing

Was your New Year’s resolution to eat more vegetables? Yeah, mine was, too. The latest Food Pyramid guide recommends 3-5 servings of vegetables a day! And, certainly, every nutritionist agrees that the simple change of eating more vegetables is good for everything from heart health to weight loss. Unfortunately, I feel doomed to fail at […]

Posted on January 28th, 2020

We’ve Come So Far!

Maisie Jane's first store

Sometimes it’s great to remember how it all began. Did you know that Maisie Jane’s was created as a Future Farmers of America (FFA) project when Maisie was just seventeen in her mom’s kitchen? Yup! Maisie grew up in a family that had been growing almonds for three generations. So she heard a lot of […]

Posted on January 23rd, 2020