Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The counters are full and no matter how much I cook, can and freeze I can't keep up. But the light has changed, nights are getting cool and there's no doubt that fall is coming. So, no matter how overwhelmed I am, I'm not going to complain. It'll be over soon enough. (too soon!)
The one thing I won't miss when there are no more tomatoes, peppers, zucchini or tomatillos on the counter is the fruit flies. (ok, I won't miss the zucchini either.) And since I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one with this problem, here's how you make a fruit fly trap.
You will need a cup, a piece of scrap paper, tape, scissors and some vinegar.
Take your paper, make it into a cone and tape the seam.
Cut a small hole in the cone, not too big, but bigger than a fruit fly.
Pour a small amount of vinegar in the cup.
Put the cone on top of the glass, making sure that the tip is above the vinegar and not getting wet, and tape around it.
Fruit flies go in but they can't get out.
Oh and you know that old saying about attracting more flies with sugar than vinegar? Total crap.