Category Archives: Food

Benefit Boulder Mountain Fire Department – Sale

Come and Join me this weekend, at The Arts, Crafts and Bake Sale to Benefit Boulder Mountain Fire Department!

Hi all, this weekend I will be at an Arts, Crafts and Bake Sale to Benefit Boulder Mountain Fire Department. This sale/show will be held Saturday November 7th and Sunday November 8th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at Boulder’s Watershed School, 1661 Alpine Ave, Boulder CO <–click to see the Map or download the Map from The Boulder Mountain Handmade Site.

Below is a Copy of the Flyer for this Event. If you wish, you may download it in PDF Form. Here is the PDF LINK: Benefit Boulder Fire Dept Sale 2015-flyer-8.5×11 print this up for yourself & please do you part and share this with your friends, family and neighbors.

Flyer for the Boulder Fire Department Benefit... Art, Craft, Bake Sale
Flyer for the Boulder Fire Department Benefit… Art, Craft, Bake Sale

I am looking forward to working with my Father at this show as we sell my Mother’s Art Work (Rest In Peace Mom, I miss and love you!). There will be a lot of talented Crafters, Artists and yummy Baked Goods on Sale and all for a great cause!

The site is Wheelchair and Stroller Accessible

You can’t go wrong stopping by this weekend, there will be:

  • Ample Parking
  • Refreshments Available at the Cafe
  • Entertainment
  • And Family Friendly Activities for the Children
Sample Nancy Marasch Artwork 1
Just a Sample of My Mother’s Artwork.

I hope that you, my followers who will be in the area are able to attend the Sale this weekend. I would love to meet you in person! Mark you Calendars NOW and don’t forget to stop in and say “Hi”!  And While you are there,keep in mind that you’d be a big hit with those ONE OF A KIND, Holiday Gifts this year!

My Mothers Art work another batch of samples.
My Mothers Art work another batch of samples.

Again that’s this coming Saturday and Sunday (November 7 & 8, 2015) from 10 – 4. To find out more information on this please click Boulder Mountain Handmade and See Their Facebook Page.

I hope to meet you there this coming weekend… don’t forget to introduce yourselves and watch for the redhead (me) at the booth (note my hair is shorter now. lol)

I hope that this finds you all healthy, happy, feeling loved and appreciated today!

With Love, Hugs and Appreciation,

Mariah

PS: Thank you all so much for sticking around while I rev up the blog once more, it’s has been a slow start. Don’t forget to follow my blog on Facebook, I post my found freebies and giveaways there. Hey, it’s a way to keep sharing when I am too busy to post on the blog. 🙂

Growing Plum Crazy – Wordless Wednesday Pictures

We are Growing Plum Crazy here at our house, thanks to some tips and tricks I found online. The plum tree has been a sad story for the past 2 years, since we moved into this little house. Now it’s Growing Plum Crazy with Plums! Yay!

I found a tip that told me to hang old CD’s on the tree… birds are afraid of shiny things. Done.

Next I realized that I had to address the insects. I sprayed the tree down with a spray bottle of this Organic solution: 1 Tablespoon of Castile Soap to 1 Gallon of water, respraying for every day for a week, and then after heavy rain fall.

The results, the branches are so full of plums that I have to go to that tree and tie up the branches, they are almost to the ground!

Okay now for the Wordless Wednesday Part:

Growing Plum crazy at my house 1Growing Plum crazy at my house part of the secret revealedPlum crazy at my house 2Plum crazy at my house closeup of plums

 

The Worlds First Certified Non GMO Cheese – Review


rumiano cheese logoToday I would like to introduce you to Non GMO Organic Cheese by Rumiano. These Organic Cheeses by Rumiano were the worlds ONLY certified Non GMO Cheese, until recently… Now they can proudly say that they were the worlds first! Cool huh? Not only that but these cheeses are also Kosher, American Humane Certified and Non GMO Verified. The cows that supply the milk for this cheese are grass fed all year round. No hormones or pesticides are used.

I was worried that a cheese like this could be difficult to find in my area, so off to do research I went. It is always helpful to look at a specific brands website and have a listing of stores near you that carry their products and Rumiano was no different. I was so happy to discover that my area Whole Foods Store carried their product.

hotdog with worlds only Non GMO Certfied CheeseNow it took me about 15 minutes in the store to find their product with all the other natural cheeses they had in store, it was a shame that they only carried 2 types of their cheese and that they only carried the 6 oz sliced cheese, not the bars of cheese that I prefer to get. So I picked up one of each type of cheese, Mild Cheddar and Monterey Jack Cheese. Now neither of these cheeses were the ones I was hoping for as I like my cheeses with a bit more of a bite and flavor to them, but I enjoyed them all the same. We still enjoyed them all the same, we had some on our sandwiches, and some melted on our hot dogs.

Cheese and Crackers using The Worlds Only Non GMO Certfied CheeseAnd the last slices of each cheese, I cut into smaller slices, to enjoy with friends on some crackers. Our friends loved both of the cheeses! I showed my girlfriend a package and told her about the fact that they were organic and the Worlds ONLY certified Non GMO Cheese. She was so impressed with this that I, unfortunately (for hubby and I), I felt that I HAD to give her my last coupon for a free package. *insert teary eyes here* I was hoping to use my last coupon for when I visited my parents again soon, as I’d pass through Boulder and SURELY Boulder, Colorado would have more people insisting on this brand of cheese in all of their many natural and health food stores! Ah well… that will teach me for being a good friend, right? lol

thick slices of Rumiano Organic CheeseI would like to add that the cheese is thick sliced at 1 oz a slice, so there were 6 slices of cheese to a package in a 6 oz package. Hey but with thinner slices I would be placing more cheese on my sandwiches than I had to with their slices. 🙂

The Cheddar was extremely mild, and the same for the Monterey Jack, but a nice consistency on both of them. We especially liked the creamy texture of the Monterey Jack. I can’t say much other than it was nice to have good cheese in our house and to enjoy the thought of looking for more of their cheese in the future. I will check back in a month or so to see if our local Whole Foods decided to carry more, and we will keep a watchful eye out whenever we are nearby another store that should be carrying their cheeses to see if they have what we really want to try. 🙂

I looked at the back of my packages of Non GMO Cheese from Rumiano and their ingredients are simple and the same on both of the cheeses that I tried:

Rumiano Cheese Picture of a brick of their wonderful Certified Non-gmo cheese.Ingredients: pasteurized organic milk, cheese cultures, sea salt and vegetable enzymes.

 

 

Being a cheese lover, I did turn around and write to Rumiano about the shortage of variety at my Whole Foods Store. Rumiano was so kind to contact me in return and ask me to go to their store locator page and submit their form to request they contact our store. I saw that link at first visit, but I thought it was just to request that a store pick up their cheese, good news, it can also notify them of a shortage of variety in a store like mine. 🙂 Here is what you do to try and either get their cheese into a store near you (if they aren’t showing up in the locator) or to request they carry a bigger variety… look just to the right of the area where you’d search for a store and there is link “Request Rumiano Cheese to contact your store”…. to do this have the name of the store, city and zip code, then fill in the area with your request.

I am very satisfied with Rumiano cheese and all they have to offer…now I want to see more from the stores locally, you’d think that with a company like Rumiano Cheese out there producing the worlds first certified Non GMO cheese, that the natural  & health food stores would pounce on the products. My only disappointment was not with Rumiano it was with the store near me that didn’t supply more of the best of the best, that people would want to feed to their friends, family, children and grandchildren! Shame on places that don’t pounce on this excellent brand of cheese!

Thank you Rumiano for entrusting me with a review of your fine cheeses, I can’t wait to get my own personal letter out to local health and natural food stores about your product… I want to see more of you!

Want to share some news with friends and family about this cheese? Please use the hashtag: #RumianoCheese and a link to this review! 🙂

Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received free cheese for this review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Rumiano and me.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Whey Good Snacks From Protein Bakery – Review

The Protein Bakery is Whey way Delish! *wink* What a tasty review!

Rachael Ray, Oprah Winfrey and Me? Yes we have something in common, a favorite WHEY to enjoy Baked Goods and it’s from Protein Bakery!

Protein Bakery LogoThe Protein Bakery makes luscious Cookies, Brownies, Blondie’s and Mini’s. My husband and I shared the products that I received for a review. I received a Black and White Blondie and a Double Chocolate Brownie (not pictured in the review, these were the first victims consumed by hubby and I, unfortunately the pictures didn’t turn out), Peanut Butter Cookies (package of 2), Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies (package of 2), Peanut Butter Blondie Mini and a Chocolate Chip Brownie Mini.

Protein Bakery Assortment for ReviewThe full sized Brownie and Blondie that we tried were really filling, we split them in half and exchanged halves so that both hubby and I had part of that Black and White Blondie and the Double Chocolate Brownie. These were really made for a big appetite. The chocolate, wow! Very very sweet and rich… this was when I discovered that I really loved the Blondie, not quite as sweet and yet so very tasty. Hubby is normally the Brownie guy, I thought for sure he’d go nuts over the brownie, however, I truly was surprised when hubby came over to the lighter side with me.

I couldn’t believe that even splitting the products in half with hubby we found ourselves so very satisfied with our share of Protein Bakery’s Baked Goodies. Our taste buds fell instantly in love and our tummies were so quickly satisfied.

Protein Bakery knows how to treat their customers right as their products are:

  • Gluten Free
  • Trans-Fat Free
  • Preservative Free
  • Wheat Flour Free
  • Kosher
  • High in Dietary Fiber

The products are full of such goodness as rolled oats and the finest chocolate… and so much more.

And they bake small batches from scratch daily and they have been doing this since they opened in 1999! Happy 15th Birthday Protein Bakery! 🙂

Protein Bakery Chocolate Chip Brownie Mini
Protein Bakery Chocolate Chip Brownie Mini

What can I say? I haven’t tried anything nearly as delicious and satisfying as the baked goods that I was fortunate enough to receive from these wonderful folks. And I don’t know how else to describe this, from the mouth happy goodness to the tummy crave crushing satisfaction, to knowing how healthy these baked goods are for you, the experience makes me feel truly sexy! Yes, I said it… I have never been so fully satisfied by desserts like I tried for this review! And I couldn’t believe it, my favorites were not the brownies! Yes, chocolate, yes the brownies where decadent… but boy oh boy I have Blondie Lust for the Black and White Blondie and the Peanut Butter Mini Blondie.

Protein Bakery cookies chocolate chip in handAnd I don’t DARE forget to mention Cookies… oh yes, cookies! The Peanut Butter Cookie was my favorite!

Okay so you get the idea, I am in LOVE with Protein Bakery and all their offerings and I surprised myself as I found that I loved some products more so than the chocolate ones.

The Founder of Protein Bakery is, Stephen Charles Lincoln and this man had lost 80+ pounds and became a fitness instructor. And trust me, he has great taste in making products that are both good for you and satisfying at the same time… gourmet flavor and good for you may sound too good to be true, but it’s TRUE! And I remember that I read somewhere about Mr. Lincoln placing his Protein Bakery Products in the Freezer, and he said that his products make “The Worlds Best Ice Cream Cake”… it was also suggested that they can be eaten frozen! Yummy, what a great idea for a Hot Summer Day Treat!

I found that The Protein Bakery is not only in the US, but they are now in the UK as well now! Congrats to The Protein Bakery!

I wish to thank the Protein Bakery for entrusting me with their luscious products to sample for this review. YUM!

Disclaimer: I, Mariah Lockwood, personally reviewed this product. I received baked goods from The Protein Bakery for this review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by The Protein Bakery and me.
 

 

Eatrageous Snacks – Review & Giveaway

 

Hi all, I have had the wonderful experience of trying Eatrageous the delicious macaroni-like shaped snacks! This post isn’t as wordy as usual, but this is not to diminish the flavor power in these wonderful snacks, these Eatrageous snacks are so good, in my humble opinion, that they speak for themselves. There may only be four flavors in the Eatrageous offerings (currently) but the flavors so very unique and the crunch is fantastic!

Please friends, don’t forget to read the wonderful prizes that Eatrageous has for our 3 lucky winners, and please, even if you are not interested in entering still pay attention to the fact that Eatrageous wants to give back to those in need, and follow the links to like and follow them with your facebook and twitter accounts. Remember friends that liking a page like Eatrageous (or my page for that matter) from a blog page or another business page doesn’t count towards actual followers on the Facebook Count! Please make sure to use a personal account, for those likes, to make that “like” really matter, thank you!

It wasn’t the macaroni shape that caught my attention, it was that the few people I heard talking on line about them were so in love with some crazy new (to me) snack that was Mac n’ Cheese flavored and my curiosity was piqued. Why on earth would anyone like to eat a crunchy snack that is macaroni and cheese flavored?

Eatrageous logo

 

I found the Eatrageous Website online and the product information captured my attention:

  • Only 100 Calories per 1 oz serving
  • 80% less Fat than typical fried chips
  • all natural
  • non-gmo
  • gluten free

The Flavors, the facts above, combined with people talking about the product and I decided that I simply had to try their products for myself.

 

Eatrageous was kind enough to send me a box with a variety of 100 calorie bags of their products to try out for myself for a review and giveaway. When I received my box, I couldn’t wait to try them out, however I could only dream from a distance since I was spending time up at my Mother and Fathers house in the foothills and I couldn’t wait to get back home to hubby, my 2 pups and my box of eatrageous snacks.

Eatrageous 4 flavors review and giveaway 3 prizesIt came time for me to dig into the box and see what I had, I had 3 small one serving, snack size bags each of their flavors were represented; Original Sea Salt, Wasabi Ranch, Sweet and Smokey BBQ and (of course) Crunchy Mac n’ Cheese. The first flavor I simply had to try was the Mac n’ Cheese, wow, talk about satisfying the craving for something cheese flavored and crunchy at the same time. Wow, I am in love! I loved each and every flavor of Eatrageous and their motto “The New Spin on Chips” is right on track. All their tasty snacks were macaroni shaped, crunchy and satisfied different cravings.

By the way, can you think of a new flavor for Eatrageous, if you can go to their website, click the little cartoon speech bubble on their page and submit your information, your flavor suggestion and if them make your flavor you will receive a years worth of that flavor! Yay!

Eatrageous and Giving Back:

Eatrageous believes no one in the United States should go hungry. However, 49 million Americans live in food insecure households. That’s 33.1 million adults and 15.9 million children. Eatrageous hopes you will help us contribute to changing that by supporting us as we give up to 5% of our profits to charities.

By entering you will Help Eatregious give back!

Helping us give back is easy. Just like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to help. For every original 10,000 likes and follows, we’ll give 1% of our profits to a charity committed to fighting hunger. Our goal is to donate 5% at a total of 50,000 original likes and follows. The more you like and follow us, the more our company grows, and the more we have to give—simple as that. So go ahead. Share us with your friends. Let’s get to that 5% as quickly as possible.

I have set up 2 mandatory entries on this wonderful giveaway, all to help Eatrageous help out others in need.  In order to enter, this giveaway, you will be required to like Eatrageous on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter. If you don’t wish to enter (or it’s past the end date for entry) you may click below to help out:

Eatrageous on Twitter: @eatrageous

Eatrageous on Facebook: facebook.com/eatrageous
Eatrageous yummy Wasabi Flavored review and giveaway 3 prizes

I thank Eatrageous for the honor of trying their wonderful products for myself, I really enjoyed the 3 packages of each flavor sensation that they had sent me. From their Original to the Bite of the Wasabi flavor snacks, I enjoyed them all!

3 Prizes In the Eatrageous Giveaway:

Here are the prizes:

(Please Note the Prizes have changed, since posting)

1st Place: Two Eatrageous variety packs with an Eatrageous t-shirt and chip clip

2nd Place: Eatrageous variety pack with chip clip

3rd Place: Eatrageous variety pack

 

Enter now and cross your fingers, you lucky ducks, and take a chance that you may win one of these great prizes from Eatrageous!

Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received 12 Eatrageous Snacks (3 of each flavor) for this review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by me.