If you are heading out for a picnic and you are bringing the baked beans, add two tablespoons of baking soda and you will cut down on the gas for all who eat them!
Adding two tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water when you are boiling cauliflower or corn will keep your vegetables white and crisp.
If you are canning tomato sauce, salsa or if you are canning whole tomatoes you can add two tablespoons of baking soda for every quart of sauce to neutralize some of the acid in the tomatoes. This will cut back on the time that you have to boil / pressure cook tomatoes by fifteen minutes.
When you are cooking cabbage and you really want tender cabbage you can add three tablespoons of baking soda per gallon of water to soften your cabbage faster. Adding baking soda to your water when cooking cabbage also helps remove some of the gasses from cabbage for great eating without the after effects.
If you have hard water and canít stand the taste, add a teaspoon of baking soda per gallon of water for great tasting water that the whole family will enjoy.