solar cooking Feed

I was well-and-truly taking advantage of the sunshine on Sunday. Here’s a view of our veranda around midday. Clothes drying, water boiling in my solar kettle, and plenty of solar cooking in my solar oven. At the same time our PV solar panels and solar hot water system were generating our power and heating our water. That’s a whole lot of good from a little sunshine! Four reasons why I love solar cooking. I’m discovering loads of reasons to love solar cooking. Here’s just a few that are fresh in my mind from Sunday. 1. I can bake on hot... Read more →

You must try this lovely fresh tomato and basil soup. It's so simple and absolutely delicious. Although, i'm sure some of that deliciousness comes from cooking the soup in sunshine. Fresh tomato and basil sunshine soup (stove top and solar oven versions) Serves 8. {Ingredients} 2 onions, chopped. 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or crushed. 4 tablespoons olive oil (if using a solar oven, due to the longer cooking time, you can switch to an oil with a higher heat tolerance, like rice bran oil). 1 kilogram tomatoes, skinned and chopped. 1 tablespoon tomato paste. 1/2 cup fresh basil... Read more →

I dehydrated a batch of bananas in my solar oven this week. I've wanted a food dehydrator for ages, but had waited because i'd heard you could dehydrate in a solar oven. It's so easy, and far better than having an oven on all day or powering an electric dehydrator for hours. I simply peeled the bananas and then sliced them into three lengthwise. I could have left them whole, but they would have taken longer to dehydrate. I then dipped them in lime juice to stop them from turning brown. I could have used lemons, but I had limes,... Read more →

Check out my new toy. It’s a solar cooker. She turned up on Monday and I had her sitting in the sun cooking our lunch within minutes. I’m IN LOVE. So far I’ve heated up soup, cooked chickpeas, and boiled eggs. All cooked solely with sunshine. I think the term ‘solar cooking’ is too boring a term to describe the magic. I think ‘sunshine cooking’ is more apt. Sun Cook Solar Ovens We purchased our Sun Cook solar oven from Sun Cooking Australia. Heather, who founded Sun Cooking Australia, was so impressed with her own Sun Cook oven that she... Read more →