There is some really great work being done around the world to design and implement new solar ideas – especially in the way of solar cooking. These ways amaze me. The humanitarian benefits of these solar cookers not only help the people in these countries, it benefits the entire planet. I would love to have … Read more
I’ll be giving a presentation on Solar Cooking at 4 pm on Friday, November 19 at Honeyville Farm in Chandler. Come join me.
I took the easy route for the third meal I cooked. I used a “Crock Pot Dinner” from the frozen food section of the supermarket. It was a complete meal with pot roast, potatoes, carrots, onions, seasoning, and gravy packet. Just dumped it into the pot and let it slow cook all day. Easy! Easy! … Read more
You need the right kind of pots to successfully cook in a solar oven. They don’t have to be special or fancy, but they do have to be dark colored. And this I didn’t have! So I started by using an old electric skillet bottom, but it had a white top. It cooked okay, but … Read more
The second day I decided to make an old family favorite recipe — Chicken and Rice. Everything I read cautioned not to add too much water. So I cut back on the water for this recipe. Big mistake! Rice needs water to rehydrate. Fortunately there was enough to successfully cook everything, but it was a … Read more
I made my first solar oven from a silver windshield shade. I found the idea on the internet. I formed the windshield shade into a funnel shape, set it on a box and put it out in the backyard. I placed a rack across the box to set the pot on. The pot is enclosed … Read more
I became interested in solar cooking – or at least the idea of solar cooking – quite a few years ago. Time passed and I was always too busy to get past the “just thinking about it” stage. Until last year. We were doing craft shows every Saturday last year — outside and usually in … Read more