The weather lately has been sunny and hot—quite ideal for solar cooking! I’m feeling more confident in using my solar cooker. The other day I made a coconut
Fruit and Carrots (not in the same Hot Pot, though LOL) We have had so many clouds & rain it feels more like October than August! The cooler weather
The Shahjee Solar Stove is simple, compact, portable and quite effective at cooking your food.
Strange monsoon pattern this year, grilled instead. First day back outside and I'm doing my Balsamic chicken. God bless for all the much needed rain
Today was a go to work with Hubby day and the sky was clear and beautiful telling me it would be a good cooking day. As I picked a just right yellow
I tried my hand (again) at making beer bread, and this time I watched it carefully and removed it from the solar cooker after about an hour and fifteen
After screening a lot both in real life and on the net, I concluded, that this was one of the best solar cookers in production. Based on a solar evacuated
Today we did two Solar Hot Pots full of Sunshine Stew (see separate post for recipe, but also keep reading! smile) Wanted to have “planned-overs” for
We have a nice vegetable and fruit wholesale group here. For something like $15, you get a basket of assorted fruits and vegetables that are supposed to
You know you have officially become a southwestern eater when you put salsa or cilantro on everything. Seriously. Avocados, tortilla chips, jalapeños,
The Haines Solar Cooker is a compact, portable and very effective solar cooker for any type of situation
Today we reheated leftover fried chicken in the Hot Pot. (I still can’t believe how perfect the Solar Hot Pot is for leftover fried chicken. The chicken
I had an idea the other day to try to make French toast in my solar oven. I only wanted enough for my wife and I so I made a half recipe. 1/4 cup orange
when building a box solar cooker and a solar panel cooker, how would heat gain and heat loss affect a solar cooker? Can anyone help me understand this
Come and see the latest addition to our lineup of solar cookers...the New SunFocus Solar Electric Hybrid Oven.
...And it's made in the USA even.
For those of you who solar cook earlier in the day, when the sun is at its strongest, what do you do with the food after it's cooked? Do you just leave
Wow! Today was a great day for solar cooking! Bright, hot, and sunny—not a cloud in the sky! I threw some lentils (dry and unsoaked) in a pot with some
We didn’t have access to a stove or griddle for lunch, so we decided to try grilled cheese in the Solar Hot Pot. Unusual, but why not? It turned out
What kind of eye protection is recommended when using a solar cooker?
Recipe 41 in the Solar Hot Pot Heatwave Pineapple Pork We are doing a double batch of this, in two separate Solar Hot Pots, to have planned-overs.
Apparently, not many people in my part of St. Louis are into solar cooking because I’m finding a real dearth of books about it in my local library! I found
I was so excited to try this recipe that a friend recommended. It had all the makings of success for me: 3 ingredients, no real prep, and can be completely
Recipe 40 in the Solar Hot Pot Sun Seasoned Potatoes Wow—I’m up to recipe # 40! Only 10 more to go to reach my goal! So we did these in one Solar
Recipe 39 in the Solar Hot Pot Megasun Meatloaf Today we are doing seasoned potatoes in our other Solar Hot Pot (see separate post for recipe) simultaneously
Solar cooking has been going well, but I’m still struggling with cooking times. I made beer bread in the solar cooker, but I left it in too long, and it
Recipe 34 in the Solar Hot Pot Sunny Apple Crunch This one isn’t as “tricky” to bake as a cake or bread, but still might want to plan this one for
The Day We Forgot One Important Thing.... So today we were all set to make chocolate fondue with some friends for our picnic (at a lovely park with sparkling
Recipe 35 in the Solar Hot Pot Sunny Sausage Pizza Actually one of these pizzas is going to be a mostly veggie pizza (because I don’t like sausage),
Recipe 33 in the Solar Hot Pot Sunlight Chicken and Rice This is a little similar to the Sun-fetti Rice when I added chicken to it, but yet the
Recipe 31 in the Solar Hot Pot Upside-down Sunshine Pumpkin Pie Now that the summer sun is at a good angle to brown baked goods, we are going to try
My immediate apologies to anyone who has had authentic Greek food. A friend of mine was telling me about some eggplant she had bought for a good price
I saw this great recipe for a one pot quinoa meal. I have been trying to eat more quinoa, and I hate dishes, so the one pot idea really appealed to me.
I made my rubbed whole chicken again, and this time the weather was sunny the whole time. I put the chicken in the solar oven around 1 PM and removed it
Recipe 32 in the Solar Hot Pot Sunny Taco Beef We based this on Alton Brown’s recipe for taco meat, with his Taco Potion #19, but made it less spicy
I have tried to post this several times, but I keep having disasters of solar cooking experiments. Alas, I think this will have to be a “worst of” list
Recipe 30 with the Solar Hot Pot Sunny Yellow Quiche with Potato Crust Note: we are doubling this recipe today, putting two quiches in two Solar Hot
So, in honor of my cookie binge, I tried to make bar cookies out of peanut butter cookies in the solar oven yesterday. Peanut butter cookies are so fatty
I had a conversation with a friend the other day about my solar oven. She was very curious and asked me lots of questions. I’m no expert, but I tried to
Recipe 29 in the Solar Hot Pot You might not want to print out this recipe until I make sure this one works! LOL It’s an experiment, and I also wouldn’t
Recipe 28 in the Solar Hot Pot Flamin’ Sun Burgers (Recipe name by our teenage son!) 3:15 pm—2 T butter: put in Solar Hot Pot, cover, set up facing
Recipe 27 in the Solar Hot Pot Cosmological Cake (Orange Chocolate Chip Cake) Orange and chocolate—what better combination is there? (Unless it’s
My solar oven weather trials haven’t really improved! I tried a new rub on a whole chicken fryer, put it on a bed of carrots in my black pot, and placed
I came across your article here. I am a purchaser of global sun oven. I bought through Amazon approximately 3 years ago. One point you make that is not
Recipe 26 with the Solar Hot Pot “Bright” Chicken Curry 10:00 am—3 T. butter: cut in pieces and put in Hot Pot, cover, set up facing the sun, set
I guess I am a glutton for punishment. Much like my ongoing banana bread tries, I am still trying to get pasta to turn out just right in the solar cooker.
My second attempt at cooking with my solar cooker went better, but it still wasn’t what I had dreamt up in my mind! But, really, what new experiences really
July 6th - San Diego - 8am to 9am - cooked a batch of gluten free brownies. 9:30 am - I put on a large acorn squash, then off to the hardware store. 11
One should not first cook in one's solar oven, without properly cleaning it first, I found. I prepared my Sun Oven for cooking by steaming 3 cups of straight
The Rest of the Story (more than the pot pie) Today’s Chicken Hot Pot Pie was a long post in itself (though it didn’t seem as complicated to cook as