|Not my cookies. I moved to the Mountains.|
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In the process of removing said freshly baked cookies from the pan, I wound up burning my hand on the hot sheet. Miss Lisa grabbed the bottle of vanilla extract, held my hand over the sink, and poured the vanilla right over the burn. I was skeptical. Until it took the sting right out. She said she thought it had something to do with the alcohol in the vanilla. I didn't care so long as it provided relief from the pain of the burn.
Miss Lisa is also the one who put a squirt of liquid dish soap in a cup of apple cider vinegar on the counter to attract and capture fruit flies. We left it out over night, and I can't even remember how many flies we counted the next morning. The jar was a mess of black bugs floating in gold liquid. It has something to do with the vinegar attracting the flies and the dish soap providing just enough weight to the concoction to keep the flies from escaping. Fruit flies haven't been as much of a problem for me up here in the mountains, but it was a must remember remedy for anyone living through a hot Tennessee summer.
Swatting at mosquitoes a few weeks ago, another friend told me that a piece of tape over a bite will help relieve the itch. I haven't had a chance to try it yet. But I'm keeping that bit of knowledge stored away for the future.
Do you have any tried and true remedies for bites, burns or bugs?