Thursday, December 27, 2012

National Icelandic Sheepdog Rescue Alliance

The group Icelandic Sheepdogs In America has asked me to mention on my blog a cookbook they are writing to benefit the National Icelandic Sheepdog Rescue Alliance, NISRA, a national rescue group for Icelandic Sheepdogs

The Icelandic Sheepdogs in America  is a group of concerned breeders, stud owners, and Icelandic Sheepdog fanciers in the North America who have joined forces to raise money for the national breed rescue.

They are soliciting recipes and story donations. If you have an anecdote or a story about your Icelandic Sheepdog(s) and a recipe that might fit the story, they would like your donation to a worthwhile cause.

You can check out the NISRA website below.

Here's more information: - 

The purpose of this Icelandic Sheepdog rescue group is to raise money for rescue and to create a resource to promote the breed. The rescue group is additionally a network for Icelandic owners to meet and interact.

Our current project is a fund raising cookbook! This project combines our love for our dogs, fun people and food. We plan to self publish the books and will sell them for about $20.00 with the profits earmarked for the NISRA rescue. We’re hoping for about 150 recipes. 

 Tentative title: - "Adventures with Icelandic Sheepdogs - a Cookbook". 

This cookbook will be inspired by events centered around our dogs. We want recipes, photos, and stories from anyone who has Icelandics and is willing to share adventures with their dogs. We would like to arrange it seasonally and by event becoming both a story book and a cookbook. It is a way to promote the breed through our experiences with them. Each recipe, photo, and story will have a credit and help raise money for rescue. 

As a possible example: - Penny and JoAnn were showing Stella and Kaffi and were nervous messes. The day before the show Penny and JoAnn were so stressed that that they sat at the computer eating Swiss chocolate from Ruth Laub in Europe to calm themselves.The dogs did finish, earn their championships and the chocolate was really good! That ‘story’ could be followed with a recipe for brownies. 

Tentative Sections: -

Rally-O to Go” - Light picnic fare, fresh fruit and vegetable recipes, great fruit and vegetable dips, really great sandwiches like Po' Boys, chicken, tuna and egg salads etc. Sweet treats that don't require refrigeration. Stories about Rally and the goofs you've made and how the dogs forgave you afterwards, or how you thought you completely blew it but came out with a great score anyway might be lead-ins for the recipes.

Agility Barbecue” – Some of us are really getting into agility. Stories or anecdotes centered on your experiences in the ring could be followed by recipes for your favorite ribs, burgers, fish, corn on the cob butters, barbecue sauces, rubs, celebration "punches", deserts, etc.

Best of Breed” – Comfort food!  Mac & cheese, meatloaf, pot pies, sinfully delicious chocolate dessert recipes, etc. To celebrate victories or to soothe the agonies of defeat.  Pre-trial munchies you take with you to munch on while waiting to enter the ring.

From Home, Farm, and Field” – Some of us have had adventures getting together and meeting one another. What do you like to munch on while you sit around, talk, gossip, and laugh. These recipes might include dip recipes, stuffed breads, quiche, things you like to serve when company comes. Rosie and Evi made Rouladen for a puppy buyer when she visited Germany to pick up her new puppy. Photos of the dogs, people, and homes could be included.

Snowdays” – This is about Winter fare, thick rich stews, chilis, casseroles, fresh baked breads and rolls, hot chocolate, mulled wine, hot toddy recipes, and, of course, always,  photos of the dogs having fun romping in the field and snow with or without livestock.

Gone to the Dogs” – This final section should include recipes like: -  how much hydrogen peroxide to give them to make them vomit, de-skunking recipes,  whelping treats, training bait recipes, other home remedies, etc.

We want fun recipes that folks would like to share and the stories they like to tell as well.
Please have them send their stories, recipes and photo to me at

Thanks for your help


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