When is a Nut not a Nut

mixed nuts

Well, to be perfectly honest, very few of the nuts we sell at Maisie Jane’s are actually nuts from a botanical point of view! Except for maybe walnuts and pecans—people debate about whether those are botanically nuts. They’re known as known as “drupaceous nuts” which means that they share characteristics of drupes and also of […]

Posted on March 12th, 2020

Walnut Trees in Winter and David Hockney

David Hockney painting, East Yorkshire Walnut Trees

In winter, it sometimes seems like there is little to notice, and little to write about when it comes to nuts. But that is always when I look to famous artists—and the artist in me—for inspiration. Because there IS something I love about nut trees in winter: it’s the only time when you can plainly […]

Posted on January 16th, 2020

Walnuts at Maisie Jane’s

Walnuts

What’s new at Maisie Jane’s? Walnuts! And we’re so excited because when it comes to nuts that are versatile, healthy and delicious, walnuts are certainly near the top of the list! Like our beloved almonds, walnuts are a great source of health-enhancing nutrition. They’re full of antioxidants that fight bad cholesterol and are a better […]

Posted on January 7th, 2020

Kosher Nuts and Nut Products from Maisie Jane’s

kosher in metal letters on wood background

Actually, all of Maisie Jane’s products are certified Kosher. What does that mean? Technically, it means that the food product is made in ways that comply with biblical Jewish law. So, for example, it will not contain certain foods like pork that observant orthodox Jews are not allowed to eat. Also, Jewish law insists that […]

Posted on July 18th, 2019

Getting Intentional With Nutrient Dense Nuts

woman measuring waist

I came across a quirky little blog post by Bren Herrara about being intentional about your life. I’m all about that! So imagine my surprise when her post wound up being about how much she loves almonds and why they fit into her intention to have her body be in the best shape ever. Well, […]

Posted on July 16th, 2019

Putting a Spotlight on Flavored Nuts from Maisie Jane’s

Maisie Jane's Flavored Almonds

It’s summer! Hooray! The best time of year for camping and picnics, hiking, and impromptu backyard barbecues and parties. And one of my favorite snacks to bring to any of these events are flavored nuts from Maisie Jane’s. Honestly, the selection of nuts we carry is so much fun. I planned to choose my favorites […]

Posted on June 25th, 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

Try Almond Muesli for a Delicious Nutritious Breakfast

muesli

Could muesli be making a comeback? I hope so! I was introduced to this unusual nutritious and delicious breakfast treat many many years ago and then stopped seeing it in the store. It was seen as a “hippie” thing, I guess, and went out of vogue. Or maybe, because Americans love everything sweet, it just […]

Posted on April 29th, 2019

CINNAMON ALMOND PASTRY SWIRLS

Cinnamon Almond Pastry Swirls

Is there anything more luxurious than a slow weekend brunch with cinnamon rolls or some other yummy breakfast pastry and a hot cup of coffee? And I really value the delight of a baked good fresh from the oven that smells and tastes so good it entices everyone out of bed to join me. These […]

Posted on April 18th, 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