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Friday, January 30, 2015

As Gouda as Dead by Avery Aames, Review, Giveaway, Recipe, and Scavenger Game

 
 
 
As Gouda as Dead
(CHEESE SHOP MYSTERY)

Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (February 3, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0425273319
E-Book ASIN: B00LMGK43E
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Synopsis

Someone is cheesed off . . .
Providence, Ohio, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with weeklong events, including lovers’ baskets with heart-shaped cheeses at Fromagerie Bessette. Charlotte Bessette is celebrating by finally walking down the aisle with the man of her dreams, handsome artisanal cheese farmer, Jordan Pace. But when a beloved bar owner is discovered murdered on Jordan’s farm, he believes they should reschedule their wedding given the grim turn of events.
Charlotte is heartsick over the postponement. This killer crossed the wrong woman. No one, but no one, is ruining her wedding plans!
 
What I Thought:

Another great installment in the Cheese Shop Mysteries.  I have just recently started visiting the town of Providence, Oh, and all of it's quirky inhabitants, and this is fast becoming one of my favorite series.  This one kept my interest and kept me guessing.  There were so many possible suspects, but Charlotte would not give up, she is determined to marry Jordan and find out who killed her friends.  It is also around Valentine's day in Providence so there is a lot of love in the air too.  Warning, don't read this book when hungry, because all the information about all the yummy cheeses will have your mouth watering!  Great job Avery.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
 
 
 

GIVEAWAY:  THE AUTHOR IS GIVING AWAY ONE PRINT COPY OF THIS BOOK.  TO ENTER, LEAVE ACOMMENT WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, NO EMAIL NO ENTRY. SORRY US ONLY.


RECIPE


Bacon cheddar grilled cheese

 

I enjoy visiting cheese shops or browsing the cheese section of my local market and finding new cheeses. Yes, sometimes it’s for research so I can write with authenticity when I’m creating another Cheese Shop mystery, like AS GOUDA AS DEAD, but sometimes it’s just for fun!

 

I had never heard of UnieKaas Robusto cheese, but on one of my visits, the cheese monger swore by it, so I bought it. UnieKaas is a group in The Netherlands that makes Parrano cheese, a cow’s milk cheese. While regular Parrano is aged for about five to six months, the Robusto is aged for nine months. It had a nutty flavor and a beautiful gold-toned color; it melted like a dream. If you can’t find it, I have made this grilled cheese using other cow milk cheeses, as well. A favorite is replacement is Gouda!

 

BACON, CHEDDAR, GUACAMOLE GRILLED SANDWICH
 
 

 

 

Ingredients:

(serves 2)

 

4 strips of bacon, cooked crisply

4 ounces Cheddar cheese

2 ounces UnieKaas Robusto (or other cow milk cheese)

Guacamole (recipe to follow)

4 slices bread

2 tablespoons butter

 

  Directions:

 

Cook the bacon as crisply as you prefer. [I make mine in the microwave, cooking on high for about 4 minutes.] Drain on paper towels.

 

Prepare the guacamole, according to recipe below. *If you can’t get guacamoles in your store at this time of year, try using a frozen brand, thawed.

 

Butter the bread on one side.  Heat a griddle on medium.  Lay all four pieces of bread on the griddle, butter-side down.  Layer with cheese and guacamole on one side and cheese and bacon on the other.

 

Cook the half-sandwiches until the cheese melts.  Stack the two sides together and cover with a lid or piece of foil to finish the melting process.

 

**If you’re doing this on a panini grill, put the whole sandwich together and onto the grill. Cook 4 minutes total.

 

Slice in a diagnonal and serve warm. Say cheese!

 

*Note: Because of the guacamole, this is a hard sandwich to slice.  Prepare to get messy.

 

 



GUACAMOLE

 

Ingredients:

 

1 avocado

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon sour cream

Dash of white pepper

Dash of Worcestershire sauce

 

Directions:

 

A trick for peeling the avocado.  Slice in half, remove pit.  Using a spoon, scoop out the contents.

 

Put avocado and other ingredients in a bowl.  Whip together.  Cover tightly to prevent air from getting to the guacamole until you are ready to use

 



 
I LOVE A MYSTERY SECRET CODE GAME: The 5th of the 7 words in Avery’s I Love A Mystery Secret Code Contest is
Makes
 
As Gouda as Dead
by Avery Aames

Say Cheese!

As part of her Great Escapes Book Tour
Avery Aames is including an
I Love A Mystery Secret Code Game!

Here’s how it works:
1 – Collect the Secret Code Word at each of Avery Aames Escape Blog Tour stops.
Check out Avery’s delicious recipe on Each Blog Stop
to collect the Secret Word for that stop.
2 – At the end of Avery’s blog tour, put the words together and
form the Secret Code Sentence.

Then Click Here and insert the Secret Code Sentence in the form with your name, email address and mailing address.
3. One Lucky Winner will receive a Fabulous Prize Package including an autographed copy as As Gouda As Dead, an I love A Mystery Tote and fun swag!
4. 10 Runner’s Up will receive a
Cheese Shop/Cookbook Nook kitchen jar opener and recipe cards.
All winners will be randomly selected from all entries submitted.
Winners will be contacted via email and the prize will be sent to the address you provided on the form.
Have fun and get searching!
Avery
 
 
Tour Participants
January 26 – Brooke Blogs – Review, Recipe, Giveaway
January 27 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Recipe, Giveaway
January 28 – fuonlyknew – Review, Recipe, Giveaway
January 29 – Michele Lynn Seigfried’s Blog – Review, Recipe, Giveaway
January 30 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Recipe, Giveaway
January 31 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Review, Recipe, Giveaway
February 1 – Traveling With T – Review, Recipe, Giveaway

 

 
 
About This Author
As AVERY AAMES, she pens the Agatha Award-winning, nationally bestselling Cheese Shop Mystery series featuring a cheese shop owner amateur sleuth, set in the fictional town of Providence, Ohio. 
As DARYL WOOD GERBER writes the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mystery series featuring a cookbook store owner who is an avid reader and admitted foodie, set on the coast of California. 
Daryl’s short stories have been nominated for the Agatha, Anthony, and other awards. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl has appeared in “Murder, She Wrote” and more.
Author Links
Visit Daryl or Avery atwww.darylwoodgerber.com.
“They” blog on www.mysteryloverskitchen.com as well as www.killercharacters.com

http://www.darylwoodgerber.com
http://www.averyaames.com
http://www.mysteryloverskitchen.com
http://killercharacters.com
Facebook:
Daryl http://www.facebook.com/darylwoodgerber
Avery http://www.facebook.com/averyaames
Twitter: @AveryAames @DarylWoodGerber
Goodreads: 
Daryl Wood Gerber
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4750535.Daryl_Wood_Gerber
Avery Aames
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3153786.Avery_Aames
Purchase Links 
Amazon
B&N Book Depository








25 comments:

  1. I enjoy reading the Cheese Shop Mystery series, and I have been waiting for As Gouda as Dead to be released. Thank you for the recipe and giveaway. myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. What a great recipe--I've never made a grilled sandwich quite that fancy! Looking forward to As Gouda as Dead. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You know what's fun? It might look fancy, but it's not that hard to do. Boy, do I love my panini grill!

      Daryl / Avery

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  3. I'd love to be eating this sandwich right now! Congratulations, Avery, this is a wonderful series! patucker54 at aol dot com

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  4. Thank you for a great recipe~I'd like to have one right now! This book sounds great and thank you for the contest!
    woodrumbetty@gmail.com

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    1. Betty, you are welcome! Enjoy the fun of the scavenger hunt! :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  5. A unique and intriguing book which I would enjoy greatly. Thanks for this giveaway and feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Wonderful and enticing feature and recipe. The book would be a captivating winner. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. Another recipe that I must try---I love cheese and these recipes during the contest are all so good. How much weight will I gain when I try them all?
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  8. These sandwiches look so good. Am collecting the words and hope for the best, although there seem to be two verbs already in the phrase. May have to backtrack to confirm.

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  9. That looks like a sandwich well worth getting messy for!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  10. I love the cheese shop mysteries because the author always writes a well crafted cozy. The recipes are wonderful!!'''

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. That looks like a good sandwich. Can't wait to try it.

    xzjh04@ Gmail.com

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  13. Yummy sandwich and a great read! zeta@iwon.com

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  14. Sandwich looks delicious! Thanks! angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  15. Mystery and cheese. A winning combination!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  16. That grilled cheese sandwich looks yummy! I will definitely have to try it.
    rachaelb2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. My George Forman grill became my panini maker. Bobbipad at gmail.com

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  18. I love this series. The sandwich looks delicious.

    kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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  19. I'm a simple girl just give me grilled cheese straight and I'm happy. Well, throw in a bit of bacon along with the book and I'd be wearing a cheesy grin for the rest of the week. dcgirl919@hotmail.com

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