Here's a few shots of some holiday treats.
We need to thank Pet Age magazine for including us in their December issue article about exotic ingredient treats. Thanks!
We wish to thank Whole Dog Journal for including us in their annual treat issue. We feel honored to be among the best biscuit companies. We know we are constantly trying to improve and bake better biscuits, researching holistic beneficial ingredients that are appropriate for dogs. Great tasting handcrafted biscuits are what we do. Human quality fresh-baked treats are us!
We love WDJ and have been reading it for quite a few years now. It's an excellent publication, full of training, nutrition, behavior advice and more.
Once again, thanks very much!
Mary Ellen, Ray & Penny The Ma Snax crew
Before October ends, we need to thank Pet Age, Pet Business and Pet Product News for featuring our products this month. We appreciate the coverage, small businesses like ours depend on it, actually. It makes us feel like we're running with the big dogs! Thanks again to all of these excellent and informative publications.
Want something fun to do after the halloween revelry? Come to Clos Pegase Estate Winery in Calistoga on Sunday, November 1st for the Weim Country Gala. We'll be there with bells on and treats to sample and purchase.
Congratulations to Dawn Sees and young "Dinah" for submitting the winning pic in our Action Dog Photo Contest!
We're feeling really honored and lucky that The Pet Elite magazine has added our Gingerbread Doghouse to their New Products listing.
A million thanks from us to Pet Age magazine for featuring our awesome bake-at-home biscuit kits and to the fab new blog/stylish pet info resource Little Bark Book for mentioning Ma Snax. You are our heroes!
Sunday morning at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society Bay To barkers . Big fun for dogs and their people. The day started with a mass dog walk, a parade around the event and out around the bay. We returned to play in a dozen games to test our dog skills, agility and obedience stuff, with a ribbon prize for 7 of 11 tasks.
- Reduce costs — Rising health care costs are crushing the budgets of governments, businesses, individuals, and families, and they must be brought under control
- Guarantee choice — Every American must have the freedom to choose their plan and doctor – including the choice of a public insurance option
- Ensure quality care for all — All Americans must have quality and affordable health care
Our crazy digging dog has inspired us to host an Action Photo Contest.
Hey it's May. We're getting some much needed rain here in Sonoma.
Some juicy tidbits from April's O'Mama Report:
The White House Garden Goes Green It is official: Michelle Obama's garden at the White House will be an organic one. The garden will serve as both a source of the Obama family's food and as an educational tool, says the First Lady, who anticipates family involvement in its upkeep.
Obama Celebrates with Organic Spirit Organic wines are making their way into homes across the country, including the White House. At its first black tie event under the Obama Administration, the White House hosted members of the National Governors Association, to whom it served an assortment of organic wines.
Organic Gets a Boost in Washington The appointment of Kathleen Merrigan as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture is good news for organic, according to Sam Hurst of Gourmet magazine. Author of the groundbreaking Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, which established the stringent standards that have come to define the organic system, Merrigan has been hailed as "the moving force behind the development of federal organic standards" and is seen as a solid choice to represent the organic perspective in the U.S. government. Gourmet
Seed Sales Blossoming
Recent changes in the economy have led to drops in sales across the board, but not underground, according to a recent report released by the National Gardening Association. The report found that seed sales are on the rise, thanks to a 19 percent increase in the number of households planning to grow their own food in 2009. Read more
Digging In: Getting Started on Your Organic Garden As with any project, one of the hardest parts of planting an organic garden is getting started. Yet this doesn't have to be the case. By following just the few simple steps listed here you can get your organic garden off the ground and ready for a successful gardening season.
A Taste of Spring
Bake this cake for your neighborhood dogs and celebrate the coming of spring and Earth Day:
Ma Snax Superior Treats Carrot Calendula Earth Day Cake for Dogs
Makes one 8” cake or 6 or more cupcakes
1 cup organic whole wheat flour
1 cup organic unbleached wheat flour
3 medium carrots, grated
2 cage free organic eggs
3 ounce canola oil
3 ounce raw honey
2 ounce unsulphered molasses
2 tablespoons crushed dried calendula flowers
1 tablespoon carob powder
1 tablespoon organic flax seeds
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon organic ground ginger
Combine dry ingredients, set aside.
Mix eggs, carrots, honey, molasses, canola oil in bowl of electric mixer.Add combined dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
Place batter in prepared cake pan or paper lined cupcake pan.
Bake at 325º for 18 to 25 minutes or until set. Cool.
Decorating suggestions: ice with organic peanut butter mixed with honey or organic cream cheese/yogurt mixed with honey.
Note: cake freezes well.
Serve to lucky dogs!
Our monthly featured retailer is also the very first store that bought our humble snax way back in the day; Sonoma Dog Camp.