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Waggles

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So any takers for a 62 year old man who appreciates good cooking
can't offer much - unemployed, still renting, but I own a Kia Rio !!
In the world poor,
but in the Lord I'm richer than a millionaire.

Does that count for something?
 

AuntieAnt

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So any takers for a 62 year old man who appreciates good cooking
can't offer much - unemployed, still renting, but I own a Kia Rio !!
In the world poor,
but in the Lord I'm richer than a millionaire.

Does that count for something?
This is the "What Can You Offer?" thread. Nobody has started the "Any Takers?" thread yet. ;) :::hee hee:::

I just added you as a friend. I like spiritually rich folks. :D
 

Lynx

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laughingheart, how do you make dandelion honey? For that matter, how do you make any kind of honey?
 

laughingheart

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laughingheart, how do you make dandelion honey? For that matter, how do you make any kind of honey?
You start with moving into a place that come the spring was suddenly overrun with dandelions. You decide that since the pilgrims intentionally brought them to North America that they had to be of some use. You decide that if they are not paying rent they will serve a purpose. You collect approx.100 of their lovely yellow blossoms. Snip off just the yellow petals. You need to end up with 4 cups. Pour 3 cups boiling water over the petals, 3 whole cut up lemons. Simmer for 30 minutes. Let them sit overnight. When it is room temp you have created a type of dandelion tea.
You can now strain it through cheese cloth then bring the liquid to a slow boil, stirring in 2 1/8th cup sugar until dissolved, then slowly simmer for about 1 1/2 hours and you have your honey. You can add a few drops of vanilla.

You can also do something similar to create a jelly by adding pectin. Yes I have the recipe for that.
It tastes like marmalade.

Also my name is Deborah which means queen bee so I feel qualified to say I make honey. :)
 

Lynx

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My mother used a similar method for making rose petal jelly, right down to the lemon juice. It was delicious!

I'm not so sure about calling it honey though...
 

laughingheart

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My mother used a similar method for making rose petal jelly, right down to the lemon juice. It was delicious!

I'm not so sure about calling it honey though...
I'm going with the title of the recipe . :) Different recipes have different consistencies and when it was originally made it was probably a poor man's version of honey. Without the pectin it has the same sort of sticky sweetness of honey, though I agree the bees might object lol.
Great memories from your mom's kitchen.
 
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I can cook (and I like doing it)
I can clean pretty much anything
I love a home that is neat and organized
I can detail cars really well
I can sing
I can draw
I studied pharmacy so I know some things about medicine
I studied nutrition and I always enjoy learning more about it
I like working out
I like spending time at the beach
I like sightseeing
I like shopping
I like taking leisurely drives in my convertible (and wish I had someone to share the experience with)
I play drums
I love photography
I sometimes write poems (see my blog)
I used to be a graphic artist
I love good design
I know a bit about cars and can usually diagnose car problems
I can fly a plane (and have flown one)
I can install a ceiling fan
I can install blinds
I can trim trees with a chainsaw
I can fix a leaky faucet
I like cats (and dogs, but mostly cats..)
:rolleyes:
 
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OneFaith

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dailybread

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All I have to offer is a place to lay your head down, a full refrigerator, and enough love to go around the world twice. I'm embarrassed to say this, but I'm not good with home repairs :( I'm okay with auto ones, but I usually take mine to the dealer ( I know, I know that they charge too much, but I have a service contract for maintenance). On the upside, I can and do enjoy cooking! I can deep clean the home ( I even cleaned my toilet tank yesterday lol ) and can do a financial budget with ease. I won't cheat or go anywhere that I'm not supposed to be. When you call, I'll come running home! I'll support you in anything that you do, even if I disagree with it from the get-go. You'll get a massage/rub whenever your work day has been excruciating. You'll get hot baths ran complete with a laptop to watch Netflix (if so desired) with candles. You'll get "thinking of you" surprises randomly. You'll find notes (sometimes hidden away in your car, purse, etc.) randomly. I'll be your shoulder to cry on and I'll be there to listen to you vent. If you make me angry, I'll just take a walk to cool off and pray/talk to God about the situation. If I make you angry, I'll apologize and make things right between us again.

That's really all I have to offer :( It's so sad that many do not think like this. Satan has this world so twisted :( The enemy tries his hardest to get us not to think like this. There is so much anger, hurt, and pain in some relationships today. The enemy would love to see our homes broken up and have relations before marriage. When I date, it will be for the intention of marriage :) If you're dating just to date, wouldn't you be dating only to break up?
 

AdolfHipster

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Nice thread Tommy379!

I always feel a bit odd when I list only positive things about myself out of fear of portraying myself out to be someone I'm not, so I'll probably list things that may also be seen as less than ideal.

I have a unique ability to discuss controversial topics, doctrine, politics, etc... in a manner that if someone doesn't agree with me, I don't have the need to personally blast them. Part of "adulting" is learning to articulate your point of view while agreeing to disagree if you reach a point in the discussion that it is no longer fruitful. I strive to look at things from multiple perspectives because growing up, I was brainwashed into believing everything that was ever told to me in a false religion. The bad thing about this is, I thoroughly enjoy discussing controversial topics, doctrine, politics, etc... way too much where some people are mentally (and emotionally) exhausted from deep and heavy discussions.

I may not be as handy as Tommy379 is, but google and youtube have taught me how to be a do-it-yourself type of guy :p. When something isn't working, I don't care if it takes me 12 hours straight, I won't stop until the job is done. What would take Tommy an hour to do replacing ceiling fans, light fixtures, installing receding lights will take me 12 hours... I basically get so fixated on doing something that I forget to eat or notice that I'm hungry until after the job is done. So this is sort of a bad thing in that I'm in my own little world into I finish doing whatever it is I'm doing. I have tried taking breaks but I can't even relax because the entire time I'm on a "break" I'm thinking about what is wrong/giving me grief in fixing. Dumb, I know. :p

I have a wicked sense of humor. Sometimes though, I don't know when I'm crossing the line. You might laugh hysterically at something I said one minute, but think I'm in a locker room with Donald Trump the next. The reactions can be pretty polarizing.
 

Tommy379

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Nice thread Tommy379!

I always feel a bit odd when I list only positive things about myself out of fear of portraying myself out to be someone I'm not, so I'll probably list things that may also be seen as less than ideal.

I have a unique ability to discuss controversial topics, doctrine, politics, etc... in a manner that if someone doesn't agree with me, I don't have the need to personally blast them. Part of "adulting" is learning to articulate your point of view while agreeing to disagree if you reach a point in the discussion that it is no longer fruitful. I strive to look at things from multiple perspectives because growing up, I was brainwashed into believing everything that was ever told to me in a false religion. The bad thing about this is, I thoroughly enjoy discussing controversial topics, doctrine, politics, etc... way too much where some people are mentally (and emotionally) exhausted from deep and heavy discussions.

I may not be as handy as Tommy379 is, but google and youtube have taught me how to be a do-it-yourself type of guy :p. When something isn't working, I don't care if it takes me 12 hours straight, I won't stop until the job is done. What would take Tommy an hour to do replacing ceiling fans, light fixtures, installing receding lights will take me 12 hours... I basically get so fixated on doing something that I forget to eat or notice that I'm hungry until after the job is done. So this is sort of a bad thing in that I'm in my own little world into I finish doing whatever it is I'm doing. I have tried taking breaks but I can't even relax because the entire time I'm on a "break" I'm thinking about what is wrong/giving me grief in fixing. Dumb, I know. :p

I have a wicked sense of humor. Sometimes though, I don't know when I'm crossing the line. You might laugh hysterically at something I said one minute, but think I'm in a locker room with Donald Trump the next. The reactions can be pretty polarizing.
Thanks.

I might as well list a negative.

I can do my own laundry, but I can't get my socks in the hamper. I find them laying about everywhere.
 

melita916

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well, i don't know how to cook. i don't know how to sew. i can wash dishes, but pots/pans, i don't like. i can clean, but.... meh. oh! i know how to do laundry, but don't you dare ask me to iron clothes.

dang.

how did i get that man to fall in love with me?

LOL!
 

Tommy379

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well, i don't know how to cook. i don't know how to sew. i can wash dishes, but pots/pans, i don't like. i can clean, but.... meh. oh! i know how to do laundry, but don't you dare ask me to iron clothes.

dang.

how did i get that man to fall in love with me?

LOL!
Maybe it was your smile.
 

Pipp

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How do you feel about black forest ham?
My absolute favorite. That's what I get every time I go to the deli. That and sandwich pepperoni. Great... now I'm hungry.