Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Simple Survival Tips - Additional Uses for Baking Soda

Bicarbonate of soda or baking soda has many different uses when cooking and baking. There are also a number of other uses for baking soda in and around the house. Here are a number of ways that you can also use baking soda you may not be aware of that might be helpful.

Additional Uses for Baking Soda

1. Mix1 part baking soda, 1 part cornstarch and 2 parts of Cream of Tartar to make your own baking powder.

2. Keep a box of baking soda handy to help safely put out a grease or electrical fire.

3. Clean fruits and vegetables with a mild baking soda solution. Just soak and then rinse your produce.

4. Baking soda absorbs odors quite well and can be used to cut down on or eliminate odors in your kitty litter box.

5. Clean combs and hairbrushes in a baking soda solution.

6. Provide temporary relief of a bee sting by using a poultice of baking soda and water.

7. Windburns can also be treated with moistened baking soda by applying directly to the affected area.

8. Make clay for children to play with by combining 1 1/4 cups water, 2 cups of baking soda, and 1 cup cornstarch.

9. Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the boiling water when scalding a chicken. This will help the feathers come off easier.

10. Add a little baking soda to dried beans when soaking prior to cooking.

Got baking soda?

Staying above the water line!



Anonymous said...

Thanks Riverwalker - never can find out all there is to baking soda, can you. Good commonsense cheap prep item to keep.

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 7:10

Salt, baking soda, and vinegar are some of the most useful kitchen food items around. Don't really know how we could get by without them.

Thanks anon!


Grumpyunk said...

Works for heartburn too. 1 tsp in a cup of water. You'll fart like crazy but you'll feel better.

riverwalker said...

To: grumpyunk

Used that trick also myself. Thanks for the reminder.


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