Yes, my mother always put a pinch of breadsoda in the cabbage water. Pity she didn't have any magic solution for the smell of boiling cabbage. I hate it to this day although the smell doesn't seem to be a strong nowadays. Maybe that's down to extractor fans. 'Fraid it will take more than bread soda and vitamins to save me if I catch the virus. I'm a smoker with all the failed good intentions. I'm too ashamed to re-visit Fallen Saint's thread about Lent .