I know, what an image to start the new year. It has virtually nothing to do with vegetables or soil or worms. Just a gross old hand with a gross new wound.
The reason it’s there is bananas. Literally.
A week ago while I was making my traditional kielbasa with red cabbage for Christmas Eve, I reached into the oven, and the potholder wasn’t covering that part of my hand. Talk about ouch.
Now normally this kind of burn would end up with a week-long bulging blister that eventually bursts, then another week of pain and bandages while that healed. But this time I reached for my new obsession, banana peels, as well as some vinegar. I diligently rubbed and doused frequently for the next day or two.
The blister formed briefly, but never burst. It formed a sort of hard protective callous that’s not painful at all a week later.
In the past I’ve had really good success getting rid of poison ivy and its itch by rubbing banana peels on the affected areas. It works. Try it.
I love banana peels and I love vinegar.
That’s my gardening story for January 1, 2015