The Nut Blog

Almonds — The Early History of One of the World’s Most Ancient Foods

Did you know that almonds are probably one of the first domesticated nuts? I think the history is pretty fascinating so I thought I’d share a little about that today. Almonds originated in Western Asia (most likely, Persia) but the type that originally grew there —bitter almonds—are too poisonous to eat. However, sometimes a sweet […]

Posted on March 20th, 2018

Honey Almond Butter Chocolate Tart (Recipe)

Smooth Almond Butter

Today’s recipe created by Joy Wilson of www.JoyTheBaker.com, for the Almond Board of California looks, omg, amazing! It would make a special dinner all so much more memorable! Imagine a shortbread cookie tart filled with our yummy almond butter combined with honey-sweetened heavy cream and cream cheese. I could stop and say “YES” right there! But […]

Posted on March 16th, 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

Update on How the Honey Bees Are Doing

honeybees on honeycomb

About 10 years ago beekeepers began to report unusually high losses of 30-90 percent of their hives. Worker bees would suddenly leave the hive, leaving the queen and the young behind, and without the workers the rest of the hive would eventually die. The phenomenon was called Colony Collapse Disorder and it became a very troubling […]

Posted on March 8th, 2018

What’s New in the World Of Almond Butter? Chocolate!

Sea-Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter

Maisie Jane’s new Organic Sea Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter is a sensation! And you simply have to try some. We start with our delicious smooth Organic Almond Butter, bursting with flavor because it is made from 100% dry roasted almonds, with no other ingredients! It’s probably our most popular food product already but imagine it combined […]

Posted on March 6th, 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

Vegan Queso Dip Made with Cashew Butter (Recipe)

What to eat with queso

It was so warm in Chico a couple of weeks ago that I thought Spring had surely arrived! It reached 80ºF one day and happy people rushed outside to enjoy the unseasonably warm temperatures. But silly me! Last week the temperatures plummeted and it became cold. Icy cold. Ice on the trees cold! And nothing […]

Posted on February 26th, 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

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

Salted Caramel Cashew Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Nut Bread

Have you tried our new Organic Sea Salted Caramel Cashew Butter yet? It’s a delicious blend of sea salt, brown rice syrup, and organic dry roasted cashews. It’s Non-GMO Project Certified, Vegan, Wheat-free and Gluten-Free and made in our plant that does NOT process peanuts so it’s a great indulgence for your health-conscious lifestyle. . . […]

Posted on February 15th, 2018