Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Another special from One Foot In The Grave

The elevator to success is not running but climbing the stairs.

A bore is a person who has nothing to say and says it.

Today we are going to discuss Baking soda and powder. Most kitchens cupboards have these two products. If you don’t know how old your soda or baking powder is or are any good do the following test. Put ½ teaspoon of soda or powder into a cup of hot water. If it doesn’t bubble throw it out. You can make baking soda for every cup of flour the recipe calls for use 2 teaspoons of cream of tarter, 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda and add half a teaspoon salt. Don’t try to save it, It has to been made fresh each time.

Whoa!! I need to start over. OK? Thanks! I went on the internet and soda mines are all over the world. The closest to us is in Wyoming. I counted 18 mines in Wyoming. The sodium carbonate mines are also known as washing soda, or soda ash. It can be made into table salt by a solvay process . It is used to make glass, used in municipal pools to neutralizer acid effects of chlorine, cooking, taxidermy in chemistry used as in electrolysis, it can be a food additive, raising agent, brick laying and bonding agent.

The World needs soda and you thought that yellow box in your cupboard and refrigerator was it main use. Commercial baking soda has small amount of starch to prevent moisture from causing it to lose it’s leavening powers. Altitude makes a difference, because of the decrease in barometric pressure at high altitude it expands quickly so has greater leavening powers . Check your recipe and see if it is for low or high altitude.

What did you say? OH I’m sorry! I thought it was fun. I think maybe I would have liked chemistry. Yes! That would have been fun. What did you just say?? I would make a better laundry lady. What ever. I always have fun.

Joke
A man walks into a bar and says, Hey guess what I’m a talking dog. Ever seen a talking dog before? How about a drink for the talking dog? The bartender answers, OK, The toilet’s right around the corner.

A man says, does your dog bite? No he doesn’t. Reaches down to pet dog and it bites
him. I thought you said your dog doesn’t bite. That not my dog.


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