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Aunt Dimity books

I love cozy mysteries and Aunt Dimity is one of my favorites. I do want to say not to be put off by the fact that there is a ghost in these stories. I actually would not call it is ghost. Aunt Dimity is dead and speaks to Lori through a diary. But it is small part of the book and a way for the characters to communicate together. My mother who is very sensitive about this type of thing, loves these books. So please give them a look before you decide what you think.

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"Lori thought Aunt Dimity was just a character in a family bedtime story until a law firm summoned her to a reading of her relative's last will and testament. Lori will inherit a sizeable estate--if she can discover the secret hidden in a treasure trove of letters tucked away at Dimity's English country cottage."

Stramondo Organic Marzipan from Sicily

Now I know this marzipan is really expensive but it is really worth it. And it is hard to find. But if you are lucky enough to be able to get some and love marzipan, you need to try this. It is amazing. A fresh almond taste, a creamy texture and much softer to work with.

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"From the ancient town of Salemi in western Sicily comes this organic marzipan of unsurpassed quality. The fine texture and clean, simple flavor makes cakes, candies and cookies more delicious than ever. Try it by itself as a candy. Contains only organic Palma Girgenti and Mandorla Cuore almonds, organic cane sugar, and organic vanilla. No milk powder, flour, or lecithin. This marzipan is also used in Italy to make a superb almond drink (latte di mandorla). Place 1 quart of water and 2/3 of package contents in a blender. Blend until all the marzipan has dissolved."

Photos (above) by Lacke Heemstra

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If you love Victoria magazine you will LOVE Victorianne

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'MN'

Oh thank you for the link to 'Victorianne'!!!

Heidi

I so enjoy reading your blog. I too read the Aunt Dimity books which I share with my mother.

Mary T.

Yes, I am hooked on Aunt Dimity as well. I rotate her books with Earlene Fowler's quilter mysteries and Laura Child's tea shop mysteries. Thanks for the beautiful image. I agree with Kelli and want to visit there!

littlejennywren

What a beautiful picture. Thanks for the link. I often look back over my old Copies of Victoria magazine. I haven't done it for a while. i have a lot of knitting to do today so maybe now is the perfect time.
Jenny

Debra

Loved that first picture--oh my! And I've heard of the Aunt Dimity books..thanks for the reminder to actually read them. :) Oh, and thanks for the Victorianne website--fun! Blessings, Debra

Angie

That cottage door is gorgeous!!!!

Annabelle

Oh Clarice, you've got my curiosity and I'll have to see if I can locate the book...sounds a great read by the fire on these cold autumn days. Thanks for the heads up on the marzipan and Victorian site...I loved Victoria magazine and gave 100's away; only now I wished I hadn’t. Lovely picture at the top of your post.

Annabelle =^..^= xo

Debbie

Hi Clarice, thanks for sharing these goodies. I am always looking for good book recommendations and these sound nice. And I was a faithful subscriber to Victoria magazine, so will check out this site. Enjoy your Sunday,
Debbie

Kelli

Clarice, the picture at the top is just beautiful! I want to visit there. :0)
I will have to see if my library has these books, they sound wonderful. Oh, and I love maripan!
Kelli

Jill

The almond drink soundslike something I would really like, and the link to the victoria site is also something I am fond of. Thanks Clarice...

Mrs. Staggs

I've read a couple of the Aunt Dimity books! I love a cozy mystery too and these books are just the ticket.
Lovely picture..I wish my entry looked like that!

Copper's Wife

ooooooo....thanks for the link to Victorianne! I so miss Victoria magazine. this should be fun.

Terri Pollhein

I read several of the Dimity books a few years ago. I see there are more now. I guess I'll have to get busy, hu?

Thank you for the Victorianne link. That looks like a good one to check out. Since today is rainy and cold I might treat myself to another cup of raspberry coffee and check it out.
God bless

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