Spiced Apple Nut Muffins (Recipe)

Spiced Apple Nut Muffins

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

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 for Brain Health

walnut in a shell

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

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

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

Nut Lovers Live longer!

Mixed nuts in a bowl

Did you know that according to several studies, such as this one from the New England Journal of Medicine, it has been consistently found that people who eat nuts regularly live longer than people who do not. It is not completely clear why this is true, but it has been observed that eating nuts is […]

Posted on February 21st, 2019

Want to Improve Your Mood? Eat More Nuts!

Woman in a Good Mood

Followers of this blog know by now that nuts can be a wonderful part of a healthy diet for physical reasons. They are full of protein and lots of good nutrients and, when eaten in moderation, studies have shown that they can help lower your risk of heart disease, help control diabetes, lower your bad […]

Posted on September 27th, 2018

Are You Eating a Nut or a Seed?

Nuts and Seeds

Or could it be both? It turns out that nuts are seeds but not all seeds are nuts. And then there are foods we popularly call nuts that might technically be considered fruit! AND there are nut-like seeds found inside some fruits that are botanically called something else altogether: drupes! It’s all so confusing. I […]

Posted on September 25th, 2018

Why Are Nuts Good for Your Heart?

Heart Healthy Snack Foods with Almonds

Here at Maisie Jane’s we like to say that almonds and other nuts are part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that just a 1 oz increase in intake of almonds per day led to a 3.5 percent reduction in the estimated 10-year risk of heart disease. But WHY are nuts good for your heart? […]

Posted on September 11th, 2018