EGGS – PEELING

Anyone who has ever wrecked a hard-boiled egg, trying to get it out of its shell, will be interested to know that it helps to add a bit of bicarb to the cooking water, as explained at
http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/use-baking-soda-for-easy-to-peel-hard-boiled-eggs/
And that will lead you on to dozens more pages devoted to the many unexpected uses of sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda. E.g. …
http://www.athriftymrs.com/2011/08/cleaning-with-bicarbonate-of-soda.html/
and
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/51-fantastic-uses-for-baking-soda.html/
For further research lines, see Andrew Martin in Telegraph at
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/features/3638089/Ironing-Im-your-man.html/
saying in part …
“it can also be used for making mushy peas, cleaning beer off a carpet, powering a model rocket made from a plastic camera-film, reducing the acidity of stewed fruit, curing spots, easing the pain of bee stings, as a base in the production of crack cocaine and as a general household cleaning agent.
“If a cure for global warming is ever found, it will probably turn out to involve bicarbonate of soda.”

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