Did you know that bicarbonate of soda is a valuable commodity in the world of glass and soap manufacture? That Ancient Egyptians used it to make their mummies smell better and stay fresher for longer? Or that it is a necessary ingredient in the making of first-class gingerbread?This book sets out to pull together a number of facts, some whimsical, some deadly serious, about bicarbonate of soda and gives helpful suggestions as to its uses around the home.From a substitute to milk in scrambled eggs, removing stains in coffee mugs and making your own naan bread, you will be surprises to find just how versatile bicarbonate of soda really is.
Margaret Briggs was a teacher for thirty years in Kent, Yorkshire and Sussex. Since leaving teaching, she has had more time for gardening and cooking and her second career as a researcher, editor and freelance writer. Margaret has also written another book in this series Vinegar 1001 Practical Uses.