The Nut Blog

Apple Almond Farro Salad Recipe, Made With Maisie Jane’s Almond Butter and Sliced Almonds

When the weather starts to turn cooler and our thoughts turn to Fall foods and activities, this author always thinks of apples first and foremost. There’s something so nostalgic about apple harvest time and my favorite recipes come to mind: apple pie, hot apple cider, baked stuffed apples. But, honestly, it’s not quite cool enough […]

Posted on September 25th, 2017

It’s Almond Harvest Season!

roasted almonds

We’ve been in almond harvesting season here in Chico, CA and that means it’s time to shake those nuts from the tree! At harvest time, we use mechanical shakers to get the nuts to fall. And you better stay out of the way when it happens because as you can see in the above video made […]

Posted on September 20th, 2017

Visit Maisie Jane’s During the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend

One of our favorite events is coming up soon: the 8th Annual Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend, October 7th & 8th (Columbus Day Weekend)! If you live in Butte County, CA or plan to visit, get your tickets soon because this event tends to sell out fast. Once a year our locally-owned wineries and specialty farms […]

Posted on September 18th, 2017

Dessert Ideas Inspired by Maisie Jane’s New Handcrafted Nut Butters

Maisie Jane's Handcrafted Nut Butters

Ready to fall in love? Maisie Jane’s has two new handcrafted nut butters to join long-time favorite Chocolate Hazelnut:  Organic Sea Salted Caramel Cashew Butter and Organic Sea Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter! Ask anyone at Maisie Jane’s why you should try them and they’ll tell you how much healthier they are than other commercial […]

Posted on September 14th, 2017

Recipe for Almond Butter Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips

The temperatures in Chico, CA, where we live, finally dipped below 100ºF last week and locals cried out “Hooray! Is it Fall? Can we break out the Pumpkin Spice recipes yet?” We don’t know but here at the Hurtado household we didn’t wait to find out. I whipped up a brand new original recipe for […]

Posted on September 10th, 2017

Maisie Jane’s Sunflower Logo

When I started my company, as a wee 17 year old, and had to come up with a logo the sunflower was a natural fit.  After confirming the name would be “Maisie Jane’s” (inspired by my mother since she was the one who came up with my birth name), it just felt right.  Not only […]

Posted on September 6th, 2017

Tips for Storing Your Nut Butter

Organic cashew and almond butter

So, you’ve just purchased your jar—or jars—of Maisie Jane’s nut butter. Great choice! Even though you’ll want to, you cannot eat it all in one sitting. So, what is the best way to store your nut butter? 1. Stir the nut butter well You may notice oil rising to the top of your jar of […]

Posted on August 30th, 2017

Maisie Jane’s Top 3 Favorite Farming Traditions

Hurtado Family

From climbing almond hull piles 10 stories high to hay rides celebrating the bounty of harvest, Maisie Jane shares some of her favorite farming traditions and what she’s continually trying to expose her daughters too. What was your favorite family tradition growing up? Working side by side with my family. I always enjoyed working with […]

Posted on August 30th, 2017

Cook, Bake and Create: 6 Different Ways to Use Nut Butter

Smooth Almond Butter

Maisie Jane’s nut butter is great to spread on toast, dip an apple in, or to eat by the spoonful for a quick protein fix. It’s even better when used in recipes. You can add almond butter to your smoothies or protein shakes in place of peanut butter or try cooking and baking with it. […]

Posted on August 29th, 2017

3 Essential Things to Pay Attention to When Choosing a Nut Butter

man choosing a nut butter

In today’s health-conscious and allergy wary society, many people are turning to alternative all-natural or organic options like nut butter instead of the traditional oily and sugary peanut butter spreads. But with all the different options and varieties on the store shelves, choosing a nut butter isn’t always easy. Learn three important things you should […]

Posted on August 25th, 2017