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Unless it's a brilliant, clear red pinot noir from California! :smileyhappy:

mairwill wrote:

dotfrank wrote:
Hey Betty! How are you? The the mango one I have used comes from a Williams Sonoma mix and truthfully? It's disgusting. I'd rather have a glass of Sauvignon blanc! how hot is it in NC? It's 100 in NJ! yuk.




Nothing wrong with a nice cool crisp Sauvignon Blanc!

Mair

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I can contribute a nice chardonnay from the Niagara Wine region!




KathyS wrote:
Unless it's a brilliant, clear red pinot noir from California! :smileyhappy:

mairwill wrote:

dotfrank wrote:
Hey Betty! How are you? The the mango one I have used comes from a Williams Sonoma mix and truthfully? It's disgusting. I'd rather have a glass of Sauvignon blanc! how hot is it in NC? It's 100 in NJ! yuk.




Nothing wrong with a nice cool crisp Sauvignon Blanc!

Mair

Message Edited by mairwill on 07-10-2007 05:09 PM





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LizzieAnn wrote:
I can contribute a nice chardonnay from the Niagara Wine region!




KathyS wrote:
Unless it's a brilliant, clear red pinot noir from California! :smileyhappy:

mairwill wrote:

dotfrank wrote:
Hey Betty! How are you? The the mango one I have used comes from a Williams Sonoma mix and truthfully? It's disgusting. I'd rather have a glass of Sauvignon blanc! how hot is it in NC? It's 100 in NJ! yuk.




Nothing wrong with a nice cool crisp Sauvignon Blanc!

Mair

Message Edited by mairwill on 07-10-2007 05:09 PM









Leave out the disgusting part :smileyindifferent:....and I'll say Yum to all of the above!....put'm together, and wuddya got?----bibbity, bobbity boo! :smileyhappy:

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LizzieAnn wrote:
I can contribute a nice chardonnay from the Niagara Wine region!




KathyS wrote:
Unless it's a brilliant, clear red pinot noir from California! :smileyhappy:

mairwill wrote:

dotfrank wrote:
Hey Betty! How are you? The the mango one I have used comes from a Williams Sonoma mix and truthfully? It's disgusting. I'd rather have a glass of Sauvignon blanc! how hot is it in NC? It's 100 in NJ! yuk.




Nothing wrong with a nice cool crisp Sauvignon Blanc!

Mair

Message Edited by mairwill on 07-10-2007 05:09 PM











LizzieAnn - Where are you from? Ever get to the Fingerlakes Wine region???
--Liz
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I haven't been to the Finger Lakes region yet. I'm not an original WNYer - just here a couple of years. But I've done the Niagara wine trail. It's lots of fun. Every month they have something fun - in fact this weekend is Cool Whites, Hot Nights. The Honeymoon Trail Winery is nice as are several others.



Liz1017 wrote:

LizzieAnn - Where are you from? Ever get to the Fingerlakes Wine region???
--Liz



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Dear Dorothea,

I love your books and order them before they are even released!! As a matter of fact, my Sister and Mother are just as obsessed with your work. None of us can wait for the other to finish your book so all three of us buy the book separately so we can start reading as soon as it is released.

I used to live in Charleston (Anson Street) and left my heart in the Low Country in 1999. I am a Yankee and only lived in Charleston for 5 years but some of my dearest Friends are Charlestonians (and would always introduce me as, "my Yankee Friend, Helene"-I am sure you can understand). I even have a few Friends that went to school with you (and rememeber you fondly)! :smileyhappy:

Thank you for your wonderful books! They bring such joy to me. You are able to capture and describe the Low Country in such fabulous detail. I only wish you could write faster and put out more books!!! Nevertheless, I have learned patience in my old age (of 44) and your books are definitely worth the wait! Again, a million thanks!

Warmest regards, Helene
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Dear Dorothea,

I love your books and order them before they are even released!! .... I am a Yankee and only lived in Charleston for 5 years but some of my dearest Friends are Charlestonians (and would always introduce me as, "my Yankee Friend, Helene"-I am sure you can understand). I even have a few Friends that went to school with you (and rememeber you fondly)! :smileyhappy:

Warmest regards, Helene




So where is this yankee from? I'm from IL. :smileywink:
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POOF! I hereby declare all members of this group to be Honorary Geechee Girls! Or Guys!


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Hi,

I bought this book on a Friday and finished it the following Monday! I really liked the book and am looking forward to this book club. I missed last year's book club although I read the book. I was in the one the year before.

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Helene wrote:
Dear Dorothea,

I love your books and order them before they are even released!! As a matter of fact, my Sister and Mother are just as obsessed with your work. None of us can wait for the other to finish your book so all three of us buy the book separately so we can start reading as soon as it is released.

I used to live in Charleston (Anson Street) and left my heart in the Low Country in 1999. I am a Yankee and only lived in Charleston for 5 years but some of my dearest Friends are Charlestonians (and would always introduce me as, "my Yankee Friend, Helene"-I am sure you can understand). I even have a few Friends that went to school with you (and rememeber you fondly)! :smileyhappy:

Thank you for your wonderful books! They bring such joy to me. You are able to capture and describe the Low Country in such fabulous detail. I only wish you could write faster and put out more books!!! Nevertheless, I have learned patience in my old age (of 44) and your books are definitely worth the wait! Again, a million thanks!

Warmest regards, Helene




Welcome Helene! Hey watch the old age thing - I'm only a little younger than you! :smileywink: There are some days my body feels very old but my heart and mind are thinking very young. It's good to have you with us.
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Got Margaritas and Mangos?

Hi Dot and All,
I have been a reader since Sullivan's Island and have loved each of your books.

Here's a great tip from the world of margarita's: Baja Bobs makes a sugar-free, calorie free, great tasting version of margaritas both original and strawberry, though no mango version yet. I am a dietitian and my clients are hooked on these as a special treat. They are great without alcohol, though you can add a shot for 100 calories. You can google Baja Bobs online and find them.

I am waiting for my newest book to arrive. 'Looking forward to having this opportunity to chat with you. Fire up the mangos, I'm ready to go.
All my best,
Orchid Chick
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Hey, Orchid Chick, thanks for the info, and we'll await your arrival! Another Dot fan!!...Happy reading!

Kathy S.

Orchid_Chick wrote:
Hi Dot and All,
I have been a reader since Sullivan's Island and have loved each of your books.

Here's a great tip from the world of margarita's: Baja Bobs makes a sugar-free, calorie free, great tasting version of margaritas both original and strawberry, though no mango version yet. I am a dietitian and my clients are hooked on these as a special treat. They are great without alcohol, though you can add a shot for 100 calories. You can google Baja Bobs online and find them.

I am waiting for my newest book to arrive. 'Looking forward to having this opportunity to chat with you. Fire up the mangos, I'm ready to go.
All my best,
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Helene wrote:
Dear Dorothea,

I love your books and order them before they are even released!! As a matter of fact, my Sister and Mother are just as obsessed with your work. None of us can wait for the other to finish your book so all three of us buy the book separately so we can start reading as soon as it is released.

I used to live in Charleston (Anson Street) and left my heart in the Low Country in 1999. I am a Yankee and only lived in Charleston for 5 years but some of my dearest Friends are Charlestonians (and would always introduce me as, "my Yankee Friend, Helene"-I am sure you can understand). I even have a few Friends that went to school with you (and rememeber you fondly)! :smileyhappy:

Thank you for your wonderful books! They bring such joy to me. You are able to capture and describe the Low Country in such fabulous detail. I only wish you could write faster and put out more books!!! Nevertheless, I have learned patience in my old age (of 44) and your books are definitely worth the wait! Again, a million thanks!

Warmest regards, Helene




Helene wrote:
Dear Dorothea,

I love your books and order them before they are even released!! As a matter of fact, my Sister and Mother are just as obsessed with your work. None of us can wait for the other to finish your book so all three of us buy the book separately so we can start reading as soon as it is released.

I used to live in Charleston (Anson Street) and left my heart in the Low Country in 1999. I am a Yankee and only lived in Charleston for 5 years but some of my dearest Friends are Charlestonians (and would always introduce me as, "my Yankee Friend, Helene"-I am sure you can understand). I even have a few Friends that went to school with you (and rememeber you fondly)! :smileyhappy:

Thank you for your wonderful books! They bring such joy to me. You are able to capture and describe the Low Country in such fabulous detail. I only wish you could write faster and put out more books!!! Nevertheless, I have learned patience in my old age (of 44) and your books are definitely worth the wait! Again, a million thanks!

Warmest regards, Helene




Helene - Thanks for your nice note and welcome! Who did you know that I knew? If you're in here you ain't a Yankee no mo'! You are a Geechee Girl! Thanks!


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Orchid_Chick wrote:
Hi Dot and All,
I have been a reader since Sullivan's Island and have loved each of your books.

Here's a great tip from the world of margarita's: Baja Bobs makes a sugar-free, calorie free, great tasting version of margaritas both original and strawberry, though no mango version yet. I am a dietitian and my clients are hooked on these as a special treat. They are great without alcohol, though you can add a shot for 100 calories. You can google Baja Bobs online and find them.

I am waiting for my newest book to arrive. 'Looking forward to having this opportunity to chat with you. Fire up the mangos, I'm ready to go.
All my best,
Orchid Chick




Welcome and thanks for your kind words! Is Baja Bob a pre mix in the stores? Not that I would indulge . . . ahem, ahem . . .


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Dot. I found the website for you....I'm not a big sugar free fan, but if you try it, and don't croak, let me know how it is!
http://www.bajabob.com/home.html

Kathy S.


dotfrank wrote:


Orchid_Chick wrote:
Hi Dot and All,
I have been a reader since Sullivan's Island and have loved each of your books.

Here's a great tip from the world of margarita's: Baja Bobs makes a sugar-free, calorie free, great tasting version of margaritas both original and strawberry, though no mango version yet. I am a dietitian and my clients are hooked on these as a special treat. They are great without alcohol, though you can add a shot for 100 calories. You can google Baja Bobs online and find them.

I am waiting for my newest book to arrive. 'Looking forward to having this opportunity to chat with you. Fire up the mangos, I'm ready to go.
All my best,
Orchid Chick




Welcome and thanks for your kind words! Is Baja Bob a pre mix in the stores? Not that I would indulge . . . ahem, ahem . . .


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KathyS wrote:
Dot. I found the website for you....I'm not a big sugar free fan, but if you try it, and don't croak, let me know how it is!
http://www.bajabob.com/home.html

Kathy S.


dotfrank wrote:


Orchid_Chick wrote:
Hi Dot and All,
I have been a reader since Sullivan's Island and have loved each of your books.

Here's a great tip from the world of margarita's: Baja Bobs makes a sugar-free, calorie free, great tasting version of margaritas both original and strawberry, though no mango version yet. I am a dietitian and my clients are hooked on these as a special treat. They are great without alcohol, though you can add a shot for 100 calories. You can google Baja Bobs online and find them.

I am waiting for my newest book to arrive. 'Looking forward to having this opportunity to chat with you. Fire up the mangos, I'm ready to go.
All my best,
Orchid Chick




Welcome and thanks for your kind words! Is Baja Bob a pre mix in the stores? Not that I would indulge . . . ahem, ahem . . .







Thanks! Precious web site!


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Re: Got Margaritas and Mangos?

Welcome and thanks for your kind words! Is Baja Bob a pre mix in the stores? Not that I would indulge . . . ahem, ahem . . .




I've never heard of this mix either. Can u get this mix up North? :smileytongue: And I love to use my margarita machine and make a variety of them. I have some weight watcher recipes too, that are low in sugar. :smileywink:
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cindersue wrote:
Welcome and thanks for your kind words! Is Baja Bob a pre mix in the stores? Not that I would indulge . . . ahem, ahem . . .




I've never heard of this mix either. Can u get this mix up North? :smileytongue: And I love to use my margarita machine and make a variety of them. I have some weight watcher recipes too, that are low in sugar. :smileywink:


make mine weight watchers and virgin drinks cindersue lol. I have lost about all the weight i am going to and the other, well that was lost some time ago LOL! :smileywink: OOH, have you got one for Pina Coladas??? I love them even better lol. You're not a northerner really, your a midwesterner,like me, who just happens to live up in the northern parts of the midwest lol. I love that beach sand there too. :smileyhappy:
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cindersue,
check out the website, and click on the retail locations button....then type in your zip code. I live in the boonies...almost, and there is a store just 3 miles down the road from me, which sells the stuff! Most of the other locations were fairly close, too. It looks like these stores are mostly health food, or health oriented places. Must be pretty popular, and healthy! Good luck, and happy drinking!

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KathyS wrote:
cindersue,
check out the website, and click on the retail locations button....then type in your zip code. I live in the boonies...almost, and there is a store just 3 miles down the road from me, which sells the stuff! Most of the other locations were fairly close, too. It looks like these stores are mostly health food, or health oriented places. Must be pretty popular, and healthy! Good luck, and happy drinking!

Kathy S.




thanks, I'll try that. Maybe I'll have a Mango one sooner than i thought. :smileywink:
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