California Walnuts Blog

The California Walnuts blog is where we share Culinary Inspiration, tips for a Balanced Lifestyle, our Orchard Orgins and highlight our Holistic Community. We believe goodness stems from the simple things in life. We want to inspire your creativity and remind you to have fun, get out of your shell, and enjoy life to the fullest.

Orchard Origins
January 16, 2019

Starting Your Own Herb Garden is Easier Than You Think

Have you ever wanted to start your own herb garden at home, but thought it might be too…
Balanced Lifestyle
December 21, 2018

New Year, New You? Why You Don’t Have to Reinvent Yourself in 2019

The beginning of a new year is meant to symbolize rebirth, fresh starts and reinvention, but honestly, that’s…
Orchard Origins
December 19, 2018

California Walnut Grower Stories – Carl Cilker, Cilker Orchards

Let’s start with talking about how you became a California walnut grower. I kind of grew up with…
Balanced Lifestyle
December 11, 2018

Why Vision Boards are “In” in 2019

As 2018 draws to a close, many people are reviewing the past year in preparation for the one…
Culinary Inspiration
December 11, 2018

Pint Size Chef: Risotto for Rookies

Risotto is an Italian rice dish that exudes decadence with its velvety texture, and known as much for…
Balanced Lifestyle
December 11, 2018

How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

'Tis the season for whipping up famed family holiday recipes and serving special, homemade holiday desserts. With so…
Balanced Lifestyle
December 10, 2018

Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

A study examining people's stress levels during the holiday season found that 31% of Americans describe the most wonderful time…
Culinary Inspiration
November 5, 2018

6 Types of Dessert Lovers

During the holidays, most people tend to steer towards traditional dessert recipes. Pumpkin pie, fudge, gingerbread houses, and…
Culinary Inspiration
November 4, 2018

Plant-Based Eating Made Simple

As the name implies, plant-based diets simply feature more plant foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts,…
Culinary Inspiration
October 24, 2018

Trick-Or-Treat Yourself

This Halloween, trick-or-treat yourself to the savory flavors of spooky season! We’re going to show you how you…
Culinary Inspiration
October 22, 2018

Meal Prep for Beginners

There are many benefits to meal prep. Planning meals in advance saves you valuable time throughout the week,…
Culinary Inspiration
October 12, 2018

Power Pair: Walnuts + Pears

Walnuts and pears make great partners for sweet and savory recipes alike. They complement each other beautifully due…
Culinary Inspiration
September 23, 2018

Getting Creative with Fall Flavors

September is arguably one of the most beautiful months of the year, especially as the sun-soaked days of…
Culinary Inspiration
August 26, 2018

Why The Food Bowl Trend is Here to Stay

From grain to buddha to macro, poke and acai, meals in bowls are all the rage. Quick, versatile…
Culinary Inspiration
August 23, 2018

3 More Reasons to Break Out the BBQ this Summer

Summer is here and that means BBQ season! There’s something about cooking food outdoors that makes it taste…
Culinary Inspiration
July 14, 2018

Sweet Summer Treats to Help Beat the Heat

During these sweltering summer days, we’re all about anything that will help us stay cool. And since it’s…
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