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Old 08-12-2013, 11:12 AM   #411
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"You can't believe everything you read on the Internet"
~~Benjamin Franklin
Love it.

The first time I read it, my reaction wash: Huh??? Oh!
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:13 AM   #412
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"You can't believe everything you read on the Internet"
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Franklin was clearly a man before his time.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:24 AM   #413
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... My mother always used it to get blood out off fabric...
Blood stains lift up from fabric just by using plain Cold water and soap.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:26 AM   #414
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Franklin was clearly a man before his time.
I thought Copernicus said it first, so I had to Google it.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:49 AM   #415
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I thought Copernicus said it first, so I had to Google it.
Copernicus was too starry-eyed to give such down-to-earth advice.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:52 PM   #416
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If your cats use your furniture for a scratching post (like mine) rub vicks vapor rub on the area you don't want them scratching. The smell of the vicks will keep the away.
Unfortunately, it would also keep ME away from that furniture. And our furball likes MY chair best.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:09 PM   #417
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Doesn't the Vicks make the material oily? I would think that the more liquid eucalyptus inhaler wood do the same thing, without putting a petroleum jelly base into your upholstery. I could be wrong with this though. It's a supposition.

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Old 08-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #418
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I have a cat blanket over the spot Latté thinks is a scratching post, I try to keep it over that spot and she lays there. Smudge was caught scratching on the weight bench seat, I've put a towel over it, when she jumps up there it slides her off the seat. She almost has the idea.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:51 PM   #419
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This might be common knowledge, but since I've worked at 2 restaurants that made a honey balsamic vinaigrette and didn't do this, I'll post it anyway. A couple weeks ago I discovered that if I slowly add my oil to my honey first, mixing and emulsifying as I go, the vinegar will emulsify too when I add it. It doesn't even take very much honey to do it. Woo hoo! No more dressing shaking for me! I made some last night and it still hasn't separated in the fridge. I was planning on using it up tonight, but now I'm curious to see if it will eventually separate again.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:08 PM   #420
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This might be common knowledge, but since I've worked at 2 restaurants that made a honey balsamic vinaigrette and didn't do this, I'll post it anyway. A couple weeks ago I discovered that if I slowly add my oil to my honey first, mixing and emulsifying as I go, the vinegar will emulsify too when I add it. It doesn't even take very much honey to do it. Woo hoo! No more dressing shaking for me! I made some last night and it still hasn't separated in the fridge. I was planning on using it up tonight, but now I'm curious to see if it will eventually separate again.
That ole experimental scientist side has crept up on you...

I'll remember that the next time I start something with honey and oil...Shrek's dipping sauce kept separating.
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