I remember what a hassle it was to get this prickly plant home. I had to buckle it up but it still swayed from left to right, pricking my arm while driving the curvy roads to our house.
During the last Rooftop Table I got badly burned while frying chicken. Right away I had two large blisters. As I was in the middle of preparing the main dish, I just quickly rubbed an icecube over the burn. After serving the main dish I asked our guests if they knew off a remedy. Our Argentinian friend Luis told me that back home they use Aloe Vera leaf and I suddenly remembered the first time I was at my friend Trudy’s house on Formentera. I got badly sunburned and they put Aloe Vera leaves on it.
Luis showed me how to cut and prepare the leaves and told me to put a leaf in the fridge to cool it. It is a relief every time I put the cold gooey Aloe Vera stuff on the burn marks.
So this prickly plant that first hurt me in the car, turns out to be a healing plant as well!