Category Archives: baking

more on solar cooking

Have had a little opportunity to use the Sunflair Portable Solar Oven Deluxe with Complete Cookware, Dehydrating Racks, and Thermometer That I bought on Amazon.  Over the weekend, did a lasagna through out Saturday, and then heated it up in … Continue reading

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solar cooking experiment

I live in the absolutely sunny state of AZ.  And this is important to this story. As we journey into fall, shorter days, sun lower to the horizon, the sun’s usefulness for solar cooking changes, at least for me. Up … Continue reading

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cherry time redux

  was asked about information on this cherry pitter – from amazon https://www.amazon.com/Prepworks-Progressive-Cherry-Pitter-Cherries/dp/B00KO2KNTW/ref=sr_1_4?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1469215832&sr=1-4&keywords=cherry+pitter If you look up Cherry Pitter you will find this listed under several different names, at several different price points.  Think it is the only 6 at a … Continue reading

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making Ghee

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of canning butter, make and can up ghee instead.  Basically glorified clarified butter, you heat the butter so the solids separate and let it continue to heat so the water is evaporated off. … Continue reading

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learning to use the Rocket Stove

  Boiled potatoes in it today.  Great to not have that heat in the kitchen BUT we do not have native hardwoods here.  AZ Cypress is the hardest evergreen we have and while it’s okay for the fireplace insert, using … Continue reading

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best gluten free bread

  found at http://wholeintentions.com/2009/05/gluten-free-bread-that-tastes-like/ only I used 1 tbs of yeast, 3/4t of salt, and 1-1/2 tbs of sugar.  added flax this last loaf so increased the water a tad.  And obviously my top crust looks a little different, probably … Continue reading

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mesquite flour

This is the main reason I wanted the Vitamix. Mesquite beans are hard and taking them to a Hammer Mill for making flour is the usual way.  But had heard the Vitamix and a little work will do the job.  … Continue reading

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