Let’s Talk Chocolate v.2

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    • #79630
      Yohanan
      Moderator

      Carry on!

      Previous thread here.

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    • #79634
      Tammie
      Participant

      Hoping everyone got to see the Baby vid and kid vid on the previous string of chocolate  :mdrmdr:

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    • #79636
      Geri9
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      Thanks, Yohanan for starting chapter 2.   I’m shocked it made 91 comments that quickly. :mdrmdr:

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    • #79643
      Geri9
      Participant

      I’ve been using this as a water bottle for about a month now.  I kinda love the judging eyes it gets me while at the gym.

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    • #79646
      Yohanan
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      :mdrmdr: :mdrmdr: :mdrmdr: :mdrmdr:  I’m gonna have to do that!

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      • #79648
        Geri9
        Participant

        Well … make sure you purchase the BIGGER “water” bottle … they are cheating the consumer … check out the tiny bottle with the missing handle … they got the nerve to advertise …  2 oz EXTRA. :mdrmdr:

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    • #79651
      Geri9
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    • #79661
      Geri9
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    • #79666
      Geri9
      Participant

      Tammie,

      When  you do go to the Hershey store … please check out the World’s largest Hershey bar … I’m curious to know what the current price is now … perhaps over $100? :unsure:

      This must be an old pic because I recall the $39.95 back when we visited.

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      • #79669
        Tammie
        Participant

        Girl — if we are still here and able to buy items — minus the jab! I plan on buying one already — it will be one of my last hoorahs and if it cost 100. So be it!, I am on it :wacko: :mdrmdr:

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    • #79672
      tenderreed
      Participant

      True that other nations are renown for their quality chocolates as well!

      TR

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    • #79674
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Speaking of chocolate, I personally go through a gallon of chocolate milk every three days!

      I tell my wife that’s what keeps me so sweet!  I just love the taste!

      TR

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    • #79683
      MyWhiteStone
      Participant

      She clearly has good taste, TR. :yes: :rose: :heart:

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    • #79753
      Geri9
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    • #79760
      Donna
      Moderator

      not to be contrary ~~ :mail: . . (who me?)  ;) . . .

      I’d pass up any type of chocolate for most types of lemon deserts . .

      lemon squares,

      lemon coconut cake,

      lemon merengue pie,

      lemon cookies,  ~ ~

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      • #79761
        Tammie
        Participant

        Donna,

        Next to chocolate — I am all about Strawberries and then Lemon so I thought I would share — after the commercial, just the first few seconds are awesome and the pictures is mouth watering for sure….

        https://www.allrecipes.com/video/873/grandmas-lemon-meringue-pie/

        Fair and education use

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      • #79773
        Geri9
        Participant

        LOVE it! :good:   Its been a while since I had lemon meringue.  She makes it so simple to make. I miss all those cooking shows and chopped contests and cake boss and …

        The grating of the lemon rinds reminds me of homemade Italian Ice … do anyone you make that?  That is the whole secret … the zest flavor is in the rinds and must be included with the sugar water and lemon juice.  Or if you like lime ice … the same thing .. must grate the limes.

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      • #80265
        regina
        Participant

        hey donna, lemon tarts, lemon curd…

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    • #79765
      tenderreed
      Participant

      I’m picky about chocolate!  I don’t like chocolate cake or brownies, but love fudge!  Hate coconut it’s like eating shredded plastic!

      Spice cake is my favorite!  Love lemon desserts, I prefer caramel, and butterscotch to chocolate! And being born in Canada, I love maple!

      Just goofy I guess!

       

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      • #79771
        Geri9
        Participant

        I got this one chocolate cake recipe that is sooooo moist it taste like pudding inside but there is none.  The secret is the water it calls for is not cold but you heat on the stove or microwave until it boils.  The batter is then liquid as you pour into the cake trays.  3 tier cake with whip cream and strawberries, pineapple and peaches in each layer.  Then there is homemade sponge cake with the same ingredients with the whip cream and fruit.  Between those 2 cakes I waiver back and forth.

        I do love lemon merengue pie, pretty much every pie … well … except for pumpkin.  I do like spice cake and carrot cake, etc.   Oh I love coconut candy … mounds and almond joy.  On my ice cream sundaes I actually prefer strawberries over the hot chocolate.  I do like caramel too especially dipped on apples with peanuts.  If I have pistachio ice cream sundae its with the whip cream and strawberries … I usually get a side order of onion rings.  I know … sounds crazy but I like the combo. :yes:   I love caramel popcorn and peanut brittle.  Fudge though I can pass up … I’m not sure why I don’t like it that much.  Brownie walnuts I do like but it hast to also include whip cream and strawberries on top. B-)

         

         

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    • #79772
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Bark chocolate and peanut brittle!  Um!  Whipped nougat!  Divinity also!

      TR

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      • #79774
        Geri9
        Participant

        YES … Good Stuff! :good:

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    • #79775
      Arthur
      Participant

      Lol.

      From the Garden of Eden to the Garden of Eating. :wacko:

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    • #79787
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Good one!

      TR

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    • #79803
      MyWhiteStone
      Participant

      Xxx

      (C) by the Main Celestial Group, no less. :yes:

      PS – they seem to make a variety of corn chips, but evidently not chocolate chips.

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    • #79805
      MyWhiteStone
      Participant

      Garden

      Edit timed out on my post…

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    • #79812
      tenderreed
      Participant

      No chocolate chips!

      Heathens!  Philistines! Demons in disguise!

      TR

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    • #79824
      Geri9
      Participant

      Taking the Taxi to … M&M World :whistle:  

       

      80th Anniversary on September 10th!    B-)  

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    • #79829
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Let’s not forget the white chocolate, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, brown sugar and honey!

      TR

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    • #79839
      Geri9
      Participant

      OK T.R. while I search for your dream cake … how about some White Chocolate Cranberry Nut Christmas Bark?

      This pup gives paw approval and renames them …

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    • #79841
      Geri9
      Participant

      Make these sumptuous finger licking goodies …

      and expect the Ice Cream Cookie Monsters to show up …

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    • #79861
      Geri9
      Participant

      Good News T.R. …. Ms. Sweet Brown volunteered to bake you that white chocolate, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, brown sugar & honey cake! :good:

      Oh wait … Ms. Sweet Brown says … WHAAAT? …

      Aww … so sorry, T.R. … back to the drawing board. :calvin      Please be patient while I find your fave cake request.  B-)

       

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    • #79862
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Happy hunting!

      You can always bake me one when we get there!

      TR

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    • #79865
      Geri9
      Participant

      Like S’mores?     Now you know how the gooey story came about …

       

      Check out this clever idea … just hope the rake is brand new and washed.

       

      Woe, this is one serious s’mores station in Texas …

       

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    • #79866
      tenderreed
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      Not a marshmallow fan, thanks!

      Told you I was picky!  Even moreso, when I chose a wife, then my saviour!

      TR

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      • #79870
        Geri9
        Participant

        I hear ya … I haven’t had a craving for s’mores in decades.

        I only like marshmallows in hot cocoa, Ambrosia salad or Rice Krispies Treats.

        The one and only candy bar I can ALWAYS pass up is a … 3 Musketeers.

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    • #79867
      Geri9
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      This little darling cracks me up … could he seriously be asking for another slice?   Can you imagine what his rebellious teenage years were like … :mdrmdr:

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    • #79868
      tenderreed
      Participant

      If looks could kill!

      TR

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    • #79871
      tenderreed
      Participant

      I enjoy those!

      Foods and desserts are not only about taste and flavor but also texture!  That’s why I enjoy 3 musketeers and not marshmallows!

      TR

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    • #79991
      Geri9
      Participant

      Something chocolaty?   Our special today, Sir, is the chocolate wiener

       

      Eek … NOOOOOO thank you!

      Make that a vanilla ice cream milkshake to go, please.

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      Geri9
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    • #80002
      Geri9
      Participant

      Meanwhile  at the Bow Wow Bakery Bar & Grill

      This little rascal orders …

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    • #80014
      Geri9
      Participant

      Except for MacGyver … he needed that CHOCOLATE bar to save the day!   B-)

      Any MacGyver fans out there? :bye:

      Remember when …
      In the series’ pilot, after MacGyver uses a paper clip to short-circuit a highly advanced timing device on a nuclear warhead and diffuse the bomb at the very last second, our hero comes back to save the day with chocolate.  While using the sweet treat to plug up a sulfuric acid leak, he explains that, when mixed with acid, the sugars in chocolate form elemental carbon in a thick, gummy residue.

      Nothing fazed him … what a cool program that was.

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    • #80039
      Geri9
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    • #80043
      Geri9
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      What sweet treat is served at every holiday @ room, warm or FROZEN temperature?

      Alex,  What is …

      For Double Jeopardy

      ____________  is like yarn, you can never have too much of.

       

      ALEX ….

       

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    • #80044
      Arthur
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      In regards to dog treats, I thought chocolate was poisonous to dogs?

      Or are dogs making the noble sacrifice and letting their humans have more of it?

      That’s a good boi!!!

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      • #80045
        Geri9
        Participant

        Yes, you’re correct chocolate is bad for dogs.  However, the pet bakery shops have a way of making their treats look like the real McCoy.

        I give these safe cookies to my dog … looks and smells like real chocolate chips … yet the chips are carob … this is from 3 Dog Bakery.

        When I go to the local pet shop and they have other types of dog cookies on display … they have frosting and candy sprinkles on them and they look like chocolate flavor cookies.  But they claim its “safe” so I’m not sure what those cookies are REALLY made out of?

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    • #80079
      MyWhiteStone
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      When I was a kid I used to occasionally munch the corner off a Milk-Bone dog biscuit.  Given that admission, tell us Geri, have you ever tasted doggie cookies?  Would the proprietor at 3 Dog Bakery let you sample, say, a broken off piece?  Maybe if you snarl at him he’d let you.

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      • #80084
        Geri9
        Participant

        :mdrmdr:   You were brave!  When I worked at Nabisco … this one guy was doing the stats on the sales of (Milk-Bone) and saw things weren’t adding up with the amount of dogs in the area vs. the amount of boxes being purchased.  It was over the top extreme sales in certain retirement communities in Florida.  Hence they were consuming the dog biscuits. :mdrmdr:   Also they LOVED Fig Newtons too. :yes:

        Well I will confess … I used a knife and picked out 1 carob chip in his cookies … I was curious to what that tasted like since Yohanan said his mom would use those all the time and he didn’t like it but Tammi said yum to them. B-)    But no … I haven’t gone any further in the taste test with these … I love to smell them though … seriously they smell like REAL homemade chocolate chip cookies.

        But I will confess … back in the 1970’s I accidentally ate a dog “people” cookie.  Remember them?  They had the mailman, milkman, paper boy?  I didn’t read the box … just saw the cool picture (hey I was used to eating animal crackers … so why not people crackers) B-)   I ate one and I must admit :bye:  it was good.  Normally I would go food shopping with her and sit in the carriage so not sure why this time I wasn’t with her.  My mom was still bringing in the rest of the grocery bags and walking up the stairs when I said “mom, these are really good cookies you bought!”  She looked puzzled and said “I didn’t buy any cookies”  I said yes, they are little people cookies …she said “those are for the dog!”  :mdrmdr:

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    • #80086
      Geri9
      Participant

      Hey Dan …

      Walmart sells the  3 Dog Bakery Brand chocolate chip cookies. B-)      I

       

      “to buy and try”. :whistle:

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    • #80089
      Arthur
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      I am here to rain on your parade. ;-)

      Don’t eat too much chocolate.

      The medical staff at a clinic in the Dominican Republic was coming down with two cases of coronavirus per month before lysine therapy was instituted. Best Naturals L-Lysine…Buy New $9.65 ($0.04 / Count)(as of 02:45 EST – Details)

      The virologists, Drs. Christopher Kagan, Bo Karlicki and Alexander Chaihorsky, strongly suggested the front-line healthcare workers embark on a daily regimen of lysine therapy due to daily exposure to the virus.  Their ground-breaking report is published online at ResearchGate.net.

      Arginine/lysine balance

      Lysine therapy interrupts the replication of viruses, including COVID-19 coronavirus, by countering arginine, an amino acid that fosters the eruption of dormant viruses.  Lysine has been safely used for decades to quell herpes virus outbreaks that cause cold sores on the lips (herpes labialis), a treatment pioneered by one of the Bio-Virus Research team members in 1974.

      Lysine is available in foods and in concentrated form in inexpensive dietary supplements (250 500-milligram lysine tablets can be purchased for under $5 US or 2-cents per tablet), making affordable lysine therapy possible.

      Lysine Rx in Dominican Republic

      The daily therapeutic supplement regimen for the medical staff in the Dominican Republic consisted of 2000 milligrams of lysine capsules along with restricted dietary consumption of arginine-rich foods such as nuts, chocolate, orange juice, pumpkin, sesame seeds, wheat germ.

      Virologists Report Poor Man’s Amino Acid Cure for Covid-19 Would Abolish Need for Vaccines

       

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    • #80090
      Geri9
      Participant

      No worries … good to know!

      Despite my chocolate addition … I’m getting my daily L-Lysine quota with

      High lysine foods include:  lean beef, chicken, pork, fish, shellfish, tofu, cheese, milk, beans, spinach, lentils, peas, papaya, mango, apricot, apple, pear, fig, avocados …

      But I will cut back on the chocolate and O.J. … I need the potassium though … might have to eat bananas again. :scratch:

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    • #80092
      Arthur
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      I can’t stand bananas, sadly. More avocados for me, I guess.

      Mmmm…chocolate covered avocado. :wacko:

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      That’s what my doctor said ~ a banana a day takes care of the daily potassium need.

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      • #80115
        Geri9
        Participant

        Oh this is good to know,  Thanks, Kolleen!

        My problem is I can only eat a banana that has just turned from green to yellow.  It can’t have any spots on it.  So I end up throwing many away because they ripen so quickly.   :-(

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      • #80135
        Yohanan
        Moderator

        If you cover them in chocolate they will last longer. Just sayin’ 😁

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      • #80139
        Geri9
        Participant

        :mdrmdr:   True!  But then … I’m back to square 1  with needing more lysine foods because the chocolate overrides the benefit of the banana.  :stinkerbell:

        I just realized :-(  I also got to cut back on making the Orange Julius protein milk shakes …

         

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    • #80117
      Geri9
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      WHAAT? You want me in rehab?   But we are talk’n chocolate …  I just can’t “LET IT GO” :whistle:

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    • #80120
      Geri9
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      Meanwhile at the …

       

       

      Aah! 

       

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    • #80126
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Willy Wonka is my life coach and doctor!

      TR

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      • #80131
        Geri9
        Participant

        :mdrmdr:

        And I’m still laughing after I found the meme for the candy crush rehabilitation center.    It brought back memories …

        Someone posted … you know you’re a watcher when you suddenly realize you just no longer really care what level of candy crush saga you’re currently on.

        Another replied  … You know you’re a watcher when you realize that you have NO CLUE what movies are in the theatre, or what shows make up the prime time listing.

        Then someone clued us candy crush saga is a computer game. :mdrmdr:

        I replied … here I thought she was eating lots of candy and drinking orange Crush soda while watching some T.V. saga show …

         

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    • #80140
      Geri9
      Participant

      Gasp!  What are we going to do … our supply on Chocolates are running low ….

      No worries …  I know where there is a hidden bag of chocolate chips!

       

      TA-DA …

      KIT KAT  Lasagna!

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    • #80149
      Geri9
      Participant

      Did you know …

       

      Ruth Graves Wakefield was a chef who is best known for inventing one of the most iconic desserts in American history: the chocolate chip cookie.

      Born in 1903, Wakefield was much more than a recipe developer: She was also a college-educated chef, dietitian, teacher, business owner, and cookbook author.

      She and her husband, Kenneth, opened a tourist lodge in Whitman, Massachusetts, in 1930. The name of that lodge? The Toll House Inn (yes, that Toll House).

      Wakefield, true to form, cooked all the food served at the inn. She quickly became known in the area for her inventive and uniquely delicious desserts.

      Here’s the commonly accepted story:

      Wakefield planned to make a batch of Chocolate Butter Drop Do cookies, a popular old colonial recipe, for her guests. It wasn’t until she began baking that she realized she was out of baker’s chocolate, though some versions of the story claim she ran out of nuts.

      Without an integral ingredient, Wakefield would have to alter the recipe a bit. She instead used chopped Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate that had been given to her by Andrew Nestlé (yes, that Nestlé).

      To her surprise, the chocolate didn’t melt during baking.

      She wouldn’t know it until later, but Wakefield had just invented what would become the most iconic cookie in the country.

      Sweet story, right? I mean, who doesn’t love a happy accident?

      – Fair Use –

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    • #80212
      Geri9
      Participant

      I’ve sailed the 7 seas on the hunt for this prized potent bean.  Guaranteed never to turn a cup o’ Joe into mud from brewing over and over and over again.

      Just for you ….

      Eek …. Let it go … didn’t you notice … I only drink hot chocolate?!
      Hit the road Jack … don’t ya come back no more no more …

      until you have the DIVA Chocolates!

       

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    • #80213
      Geri9
      Participant

      THE  END! 

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    • #80216
      Arthur
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      • #80217
        Geri9
        Participant

        Its incredible how much work is all involved in harvesting and preparing it for consumption.  Hands down … the most AMAZING bean on earth. B-)

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      • #80221
        Arthur
        Participant

        If I am not mistaken, I believe cacao is technically a seed. ;-)

        So, kidney beans (especially in a chilli) remain the king of beans. God shaped them that way to give us a hint. :mail:

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      • #80225
        Geri9
        Participant

        Well … I do LOVE chili and liketh the kidney beans … I reckon I can’t say though its the most AMAZING bean on earth … so I rescind that statement.

        I’ll have to switch it out with the AMAZING Jelly Beans.   B-)

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      • #80238
        Arthur
        Participant

        If you are interested, I may be branching out and growing jelly bean fruit trees in eternity. Feel free to help. ;-)

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      • #80239
        Geri9
        Participant

        :mdrmdr:   I will make frequent stops over and help you harvest them … any time.    I expect jelly donut trees too!   :whistle:

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      • #80241
        Arthur
        Participant

        There are so many possibilities and an eternity to explore them. :mail:

        Key lime pie fruit, Lemon meringue pie fruit, strawberry shortcake fruit, strawberry cheesecake fruit, etc.

        A whole planet devoted to delicious culinary fruit orchards. All for the glory of God.

        Psalm 34:8

        New King James Version

        8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
        Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!

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    • #80240
      Geri9
      Participant

      Ah …

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    • #80273
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Let the “Heavenly”chocolates be consumed!

      TR

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    • #80274
      tenderreed
      Participant

      Have no fear, just chocolates!

      TR

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    • #80339
      Yohanan
      Moderator

      Fresh page here.

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