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still cooking with the sun

  Found this cool GLASSBAKE casserole dish at the thrift yesterday.  Its really a perfect size for cooking for two, PLUS you can see how well everything is doing.  Its over 300F in there and the juices are boiling away.  … Continue reading

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Sun Oven update plus

When one goes Gluten free, you miss a lot of stuff like bread, jelly donuts and cinnamon rolls (no I don’t really miss cake and GF cakes are pretty awesome anyway). These were made from Pamelas bread mix.  Second time … Continue reading

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more solar cooking

Backing up a little here.  Am using a SunOven (brand name).  It is certainly easy enough to make a solar oven, but when I thought it through (and had even gathered the parts) decided to go with this ready made … Continue reading

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more solar cooking

Same picture as last, from the outside the oven always looks the same! Today put a seasoned flank steak, in a roaster, in the oven about 9:30am.  about 10:30am added two potatoes, sitting them on top of the roaster.  Within … Continue reading

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sun oven update

This is the turkey breast I put on yesterday.  Since it was in a metal cooker rather than a cooking bag, it did brown up nicely!  now the ice is broken, will try more goodies!

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cooking with the sun

Have a turkey breast, small one, in the new Sun Oven.  This is the first time I’ve tried actually cooking something in here.  Surprisingly, the way the trees grow in the back yard, the sun doesn’t hit the yard fully … Continue reading

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canning

garden was lousy this year, and my holiday presents for the neighbors usually include some preserves from the garden.  This year, red onions at the farmer’s market were plentiful so for the first time, pickled onions.  The tall jars are … Continue reading

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