Tuesday, January 5, 2010

December 30 – National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

So, if you were to look at this day what would you think it was celebrating? Well, I thought it was the carbonation in soda (or POP where I am from)…WRONG! It is baking soda!!! Who would have thought! I guess this again demonstrates how useless I am in the kitchen.

All of these little everyday things that we celebrate…seem so small, but yet they are the foundation of my life. For instance…baking soda is used in making cookie dough – one of my major food groups! Let’s see what other GLORIOUS things baking soda has a part in shall we…here we go:

Here is a link to 60 uses of baking soda:

Some of my favorites:
* Keep a container of baking soda in your garage as well as in your car to put out a fire. It won't damage anything it touches.
* Soak your shower curtains in water and soda to clean them.
* Bee sting: use a poultice of baking soda and water.
* Use soda as an underarm deodorant.
* Use to remove melted plastic bread wrapper from toaster.  (I find this one particularly interesting)

I find it odd and a little disturbing that the same thing that is in my cookie dough is used as deodorant, and for putting out a fire. Such a versatile little thing, BAKING SODA! I see now why it deserves its own day.

1 comment:

  1. huh. who knew baking soda could be so useful....maybe that explains why it tastes HORRIBLE if you ever accidentally mistake it for sugar. :)