I mentioned last week about a KickStarter solar cooker that I supported! It has arrived! I put together the solar concentrator today, and will be assembling
This is a really great deal on our workhorse parabolic cooker and it's the hottest parabolic we have.
Two weeks until winter break when I can begin my planning in earnest. This week I've been gathering resources to build my own ovens over the break. My
I had a few days off for Thanksgiving break - by days off, I mean planning lessons at home rather than at school, catching up on papers and turning in
I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving. We had snow! Of course, it melted after about a day, but it still cast the landscape into a silent
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We had an unexpectedly beautiful sunny day this Saturday! The forecast called for mostly cloudy, but we experienced almost un-interrupted sunlight through
Recipe 36 in the Solar Hot Pot No-Bake Sun Cookies 12:45 pm—preheat Solar Hot Pot by setting up facing the sun, with the lid on. Then prep by gathering
Solar Christmas Gift Ideas: Having a hard time finding that unique gift idea? A solar oven would make a fine Christmas gift for anyone.
I’ve been thinking about the frosty winter weather that has been moving across the northern U.S. Here in the St. Louis area, we’ve already had two days
I have owned, tested, built solar ovens for many years. As cantinawest indicated some have pros, some have cons. The GoSun Solar Oven seems to be a true
It worked very well until I forgot to go and refocus the cooker. As the sun shifted, the focal point burned off the handle of the pressure cooker. That
This week I put pork chops on the solar cooker. Any trepidation I had about cooking meet on this cooker is long gone. As long as I have sun, meat will
In the past, living in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, has been enjoyable and a great place to raise kids. We have a free zoo, science center, and art
Hello, I have resarched heavily online, but haven't been able to find: 1) anyone selling the Global Sun Oven in Jamaica 2) an international charity
Our temperatures will be increasing as global warming intensifies. Will this change how to use the solar cookers? Should I automatically get a heavy
We had a great November day today in Louisville - a perfect time to pull out the Solar cooker and put it to work. Lunch today? Chicken Sandwiches! I let
for 6th grade I did a solar oven project; what is the effect of solar energy food? And ever since I have been researching,bloging,and cooking with my homemade
Happy post-Halloween! Halloween marks the beginning of cloudy weather for the Louisville area. We still have sunny days, but November can be a cloudy
Has anyone dried fruits and vegetables in their solar cooker? I bought these great veggie chips at Costco the other day. They are actually dried vegetables,
And now to conclude with: Recipe 50 in the Solar Hot Pot! Sun-warmed, Spiced Apple Cider It has been SUCH a fun season of solar cooking!!! I’ll end
Well, after a few attempts, Bacon made its debut on the solar cooker! After a lackluster performance on the camping trip, I brought the cooker out at
I've been requested to provide the recipe for the Caribbean Beef Stew that I posted last week, with my modifications for a solar cooker. It is from the
What follows are some things I have learned from Nathan Parry and this website, combined with my ow observations and thoughts. Probably none of this
Today I decided to try my hand at making a recipe from my current issue of Food Network Magazine: Caribbean Beef Stew. It is originally for the slow cooker,
Recipe 49 in the Solar Hot Pot Sunny Yellow Squash and Onions This is a wonderful side dish that goes with just about any meal. I don’t think it’s
This is our fall break, and camping is generally how I unwind! I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to test the SolSource in a different
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Recipe 48 in the Solar Hot Pot Sunny Fudge Sandwiches This is one of my hubby’s & kids’ favorite treats. But this time we are trying it with homemade
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This week I went with a omelet - I have a series of camping trips coming up, and I thought I'd see how eggs cooked on this. Bacon might have to wait until
THREE more recipes to go to reach my goal of 50 recipes for the Solar Hot Pot!!! Recipe 47 in the Solar Hot Pot Shredded Sunshine Chicken We love this
Well, I tried another egg-cellent egg-speriment today in the Sun Oven! It didn’t go according to plan. I didn’t get the eggs in the cooker until about
Recipe 46 in the Solar Hot Pot Sunbeam Banana Bread FINALLY recipe 46!! Will be interesting to see how this bakes up. In our other Solar Hot Pot, we
This, no that, no the other…. That’s what happens when you don’t plan ahead…. LOL I wanted to do Recipe 46 (Banana Bread) today but forgot to get bananas!
In my classroom, I stress collaboration as a foundational skill for successful navigation of the school environment. We are social creatures who are wired
I would like to cover a 2x3 foot HughesNet oval dish. What is the best way? The instructions say to use slightly soapy water, then squeegee it out. I
I have begun reading a teen “dystopian” novel series by Bethany Wiggins. It’s pretty good, and much cleaner than other, similar, novels for teens. The
Beef Roast Contest, Part 2 Today we witnessed an epic battle between Ms. Solar Hot Pot and Mr. Electric Crock Pot. It was an amazing scene—vegetable peelings
I have been asking friends for things they would like to see cooked on the solar cooker. One mentioned Cookies - - I wasn't really sure if I could make
The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous, and so I’ve been dreaming up meals for the solar cooker by looking through a new slow cooker cookbook I
Beef Roast Contest Today I would like to announce a heated contest between two amazing competitors: Solar Hot Pot and Electric Crock Pot. The rules:
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After a few weeks of cooking pasta and vegetables, I ventured into cooking some meat this week. I typically don't consume very much meat, but when I do,
My husband had a great idea to hard “boil” some eggs in the solar cooker. I had seen before that it could be done, but I wasn’t sure about duration, whether
Well good grief, you’d think it was winter! We’ve had lots of clouds many days and even snow one day last week! But finally the sun won over, and we