Vinegar– Friend or Foe?

Vinegar is a common household staple used for everything from a laundry booster to a condiment to a pickling agent. So what is vinegar exactly? If you’ve ever tasted vinegar, you know it as a sour-tasting liquid. It is comprised mainly of acetic acid and water. It’s made by fermenting alcoholic liquids such as wine, cider or beer which produces …

Home Uses For Baking Soda

Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate which is part of the natural mineral natron. It is high in alkaline salt and has a bitter/salty taste. It reacts with acids (such as vinegar) to create carbon dioxide gas. Baking soda contains no aluminum like baking powder does. Baking soda is commonly known as a leavening agent in quick breads where it reacts …