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Suited & Booted! Rocking Dog Preserves

Exotic Limes, Rocking Dog

Exotic Limes

Yes indeed Rocking Dog has been suiting and booting her newly made batches of preserves. The  mirror sparkly jars have been given stylish fabric hats and handwritten/stamped labels.

There is a Rocking Dog preserve for every taste. Organic Sicilian oranges and lemons were brought back from our recent Umbrian foray. Spiced Oranges would pep up a meat platter or be delicious served with pates and coarse terrines. Meanwhile the lemons now newly formatted as Lemon and Ginger Marmalade is hoping to be spread sun shiningly thickly on hot buttered toast.

There are homemade mustards, pickles, chutney and jelly’s. My personal favourite is my Pear & Pomegranate jelly. Soft set, I think it would be truly delicious with the creaminess of a homemade panna-cotta.

So now that these goodies are glamorously and rustically suited and booted I hope that they will soon find appreciative homes!

Rocking Dog’s stash of preserves will be available to buy at her sales on Wednesday 30th November and Sunday 11th December. Details on my home page www.rockingdog.co.uk

Have a wonderful weekend. Love Rocking Dog x

Sicilian Oranges, Rocking Dog

Sicilian Oranges

.....& Sicilian Lemons,Rocking Dog

…..& Sicilian Lemons

Local Pears,Rocking Dog

Local Pears

Pretty Presents, Rocking Dog

Pretty Presents

Tiny Treasures, Rocking Dog

Tiny Treasures

Some Of The Stash, Rocking Dog

Some Of The Stash

Rocking Dog Has Been Getting Pickled!

Destined For Pickling,Rocking Dog

Destined For Pickling

Rocking Dog has spent a weekend or two pickling, marmalading and jelly-making. Spiced pickled organic oranges, Punjab pickled limes, Pickled Pears, Spiced apple & cider jelly, Pomegranate and pear jelly, Red grapefruit and cranberry marmalade, Sicilian organic lemon & ginger marmalade, Chilli and garlic mustard, Wholegrain mustard with honey…..and there’s more pickled deliciousness coming out of the Rocking Dog kitchen later today.

These preserves would make great gifts and will be on sale at the kennel on 30th November & 11th December (details on my home page www.rocking dog.co.uk)

Wishing you a great start to the week. Stay Cosy!

For Punjab Limes,Rocking Dog

For Punjab Limes

Add Pears,Rocking Dog

Add Pears

For Jelly,Rocking Dog

For Jelly

In The Pan,Rocking Dog

In The Pan

Figs To Pickle,Rocking Dog

Figs To Pickle

Jars & Labels,Rocking Dog

Jars & Labels

Rocking Dog Winter Events 2016

Winter Wonder,Rocking Dog

Winter Wonder

Oh Yay! Oh Yay! Rocking Dog diary dates hot off the press. The Dog is hosting two events at the kennel in the next few weeks. I am humbled when people say that their Christmas really feels to be gloriously starting after coming to one of my festive jaunts. Indeed I hope visitors to the kennel this year will go away with a warming inspired festive glow.

The first date is a St Andrews Day Celebration. Wednesday 30th November 6.30-8.30pm.

Andyman is Scottish and I am half Scottish -so any excuse to cook up an event with a decidedly Scottish flavour! There’ll be fires burning in the hearths, candles, Mr and Mrs Mack together with Wee Tam and lovely things to eat and drink. There’ll be the opportunity to buy Rocking Dog makes and to chat with friends. The resident bagpiper will hopefully blow his pipes and i’m hoping that the toby jug folk don’t reel off the mantlepiece!

Winter Wonderland at the Kennel happens on Sunday 11th December 11am-2pm.

Rocking Dog LOVES Christmas decorations (Andyman has banned anymore coming into the house…boo hiss!!!) Come and witness Winter Wonderland Rocking Dog style. There’ll be lovely things to buy including Italian treats and Rocking Dog preserves (by popular request). Sit eating and drinking delicious things around my kitchen table and celebrate the forthcoming festive season. Many apologies for that very indulgent link-fave Christmas video of all time!

Profits from refreshments for both events will go to Young Carers (Bristol & South Gloucestershire) and BUST, such worthy and amazing local charities. Thank you to all who gave SO generously last year.

I hope you can grace us with your presents oops! presence. Love Rocking Dog x

PS  Thank you to friends and family who have given Andy and I such amazing support recently.

In The Pan, Rocking Dog

In The Pan

Heavenly Sweet Stash, Rocking Dog

Heavenly Sweet Stash

Rocking Dog Sewing, Rocking Dog

Rocking Dog Sewing

RD Winter Wonderland,Rocking Dog

RD Winter Wonderland

Marmalade Fruit,Rocking Dog

Marmalade Fruit

Gnome Hangout!,Rocking Dog

Gnome Hangout!

Bag For Haggis!,Rocking Dog

Bag For Haggis!

Famous Pies,Rocking Dog

Famous Pies

Warm Welcome!,Rocking Dog

Warm Welcome!

Stocking Tops!,Rocking Dog

Stocking Tops!

Christmas Inspiration, Rocking Dog

Christmas Inspiration

Italian Food Parcel, Rocking Dog

Italian Food Parcel