Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
We found the 9.5" glass plates that we've been looking for at a thrift shop. They were 3 for less than $4.00. We painted one of them black on the back and baked it in the conventional oven for about half an hour @ about 250 F to cure the paint. We will use it for solar cooking bacon.
We will use the other 2 clear glass plates as lids.
To the right you can see one of the 8 nesting black bowls inside the trifle bowl covered with one of the clear glass plates.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
After making some improvements on our solar box cooker, we tested it again to see if they made a difference.
It was partly cloudy, 88 F. Our goal was to reach 220 F.
We were surprised to see it reach 225 F! Not bad for recycled packaging.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Malaysian Clay Pot Rice & Chicken
Try this recipe
Sunday, August 16, 2009
We have finally completed our solar box cooker project that's inspired by the simple and Kyoto solar box cookers. We used the actual box that our HotPot solar cooker was shipped in. We thought that it made the perfect solar box cooker because it was already a box within a box, which was exactly what we needed to construct one. It took us about 45 minutes to complete the whole project.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
We were actually going to solar cook a rice dish, but we were missing an essential ingredient to complete the recipe. So we decided on using up the remaining pork shoulder (butt) that we didn't cook when we solar cooked the Hawaiian Kalua pig. This was the second time we cooked a large cut of meat and this time we made sure that we checked the internal temperature of the meat, as suggested by a YouTuber. The outside temperature was 89 F. We had 5 hours of continuous sunshine and finished it just in time before the rain.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
We are still adding to our collection.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
After the cooked bacon slices were removed from the dark round cake pan, we washed and scrubbed it with soap and water to remove the bacon residue that was stuck to it. Maybe we should have soaked it first because we noticed that a little bit of the teflon coating started to peel off. We had to throw the pan into the trash. We will not use a dark round cake pan to cook bacon next time. We'll find a glass pie pan that we can spray black on the outside or a black plate to cook the bacon on. It will be easier to clean too.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
This is our solar cooked recipe for Chakchouka. Outside temperature 89 F and mostly sunny.Chakchouka is a Middle-Eastern vegetable and egg dish served with bread or rice. A staple in Algeria, Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco, and Israel. http://www.mediterrasian.com/deliciou...
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
This is one of our daughter's favorite foods. She couldn't wait to dig into it after it was solar cooked. :-)
Here is the recipe http://www.favoritebrandrecipes.com/Recipes/255/2056005255.htm
The Green Bean Casserole inventor, Dorcas Reilly
Monday, August 3, 2009
This is our solar baked version of the traditional Irish soda bread.
It was inspired by the traditional Irish white soda bread recipe from this site