Category Archives: solar

solar scones

FIRST – if you have a sun oven – they now have a fitted cover for the sun oven, $60 plus shipping.  Less $10 if you use code PROTECT, good until midnight Sunday May 31. did scones again today.  2hours … Continue reading

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pizza again

Same pizza as last time: frozen gluten free crust with sauce, pepperoni and cheese.  This time I preheated the oven, skipped the cardboard support and put it right on the aluminum ring with some parchment paper.  oven temp about 300F … Continue reading

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pizza in the solar oven

  This is a premade, gluten free crust and standard sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. solar oven preheated to about 225 you can see the right side of the oven is still in shade. its 10:30am my pizza pan is … Continue reading

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solar oven lessons

yes, you can cook a chicken and it won’t come out looking like it was boiled, it can brown.  The “dimples” are because I started this breast side down on the silicone matt.  The back did brown nicely.  You can … Continue reading

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solar cooking time

We went from cool, damp, cloudy to suddenly sunny, dry and 90F!  So the solar oven is back into play to keep the house cool.  This is a small (1.5lbs) marinated roast, with two potatoes.  Put on at 8:30am before … Continue reading

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rambling rant

this is a rant.  and the point of the rant will take some explanations as it comes to its point from several different directions.  Don’t expect everyone will read this, nor to agree with me.  Just really feel the need … Continue reading

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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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