DIY Trail Mix for Back to School and Beyond!

I love to make my own trail mix. There’s nothing wrong with store-bought trail mix, except…there’s often just one ingredient in the mix that doesn’t agree with me or that I don’t truly love. And I know from working with kids over the years (and from being one) that they can be allergic to all […]

Posted on July 17th, 2020

Where’s Walnut? In the Dan Dan Noodles

Walnuts don’t stick around long at our house. Sometimes I have to hide them from certain sneaky snackers in order to have enough on hand for a recipe. But as snacks go, walnuts are one of the healthiest choices; protein-rich and with the highest amount of Omega-3 fatty acids (plant-based, the kind that’s ready to […]

Posted on July 7th, 2020

How Eating Nuts Can Help You Lose Weight

Nuts have a lot of fat so how could they help you lose weight? The key is in how packed with nutrition they are. When it comes to picking a food for a between meal snack, don’t reach for empty calories! Choose a nutrient dense food and substitute that for an equally calorie laden choice […]

Posted on May 12th, 2020

Symbolic Wisdom from the Walnut Tree

Today I came across a couple of interesting articles about the symbolism of walnuts and walnut trees. I have an ongoing fascination with what various plants have symbolized to human beings since ancient times. We’re a strange species, seeing meaning in all sorts of things. Sometimes, the symbolism is hard to figure out. You’d need […]

Posted on April 14th, 2020

Spiced Apple Nut Muffins (Recipe)

Today, I mined my own personal cookbook where I have handwritten recipes written down from various friends from years ago. It was a wonderful nostalgia trip, and over and over I kept thinking “why haven’t made this recipe lately?” But now that we’re all thinking about staying closer to home it seems like the perfect […]

Posted on March 19th, 2020

When is a Nut not a Nut

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

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 for Brain Health

Did you know that walnuts have been considered good for brain health since ancient times? As far back as 23-79 CE, there was a concept called the Doctrine of Signatures. By using the same tools of observation and trial and error that scientists are taught to use, early healers looked for various characteristics in nature […]

Posted on January 9th, 2020

Walnuts at Maisie Jane’s

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

A Quick and Tasty Energy Boost from Maisie Jane’s

Maisie Jane's Flavored Almonds

Back to school and back to the office! Vacation season is over. But the fun never has to stop with flavored nut snacks from Maisie Jane’s! Who says a great nutritious snack can’t taste good? With these selections you’ll want to take some with you every day. Nuts are the perfect easy to take with […]

Posted on September 19th, 2019