Category Archives: Outdoor Cooking

More Solar Cooking

When solar cooking, keep in mind that protective eyewear (sunglasses) are a really good idea.  Also, if children will be nearby, remind them that this not to look at the glare. Here’s a solar cooking video from Minnesota.  Roberta roasts a chicken and bakes cornbread in her solar oven.  The worst part about this is […]
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Other Solar Cookers

There are other ways to cook with the sun than in a cardboard box.  Here’s an open reflector.  This one can be purchased on ebay for about $30.  This one is made from a reflective windshield covers (the kind designed to keep your car cooler in the summer.) Here’s a page for making a similar style […]
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The Solar Oven

We’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s so hot you could cook an egg on the sidewalk.”  But cooking with the heat from the sun is not a cliche.  With about $5 in materials you can create a solar powered oven that will bake bread, cook a casserole, or even boil water.  For 3rd world areas […]
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The Summer Grill

Cooking outdoors on a grill gives great flavor to food, reduces fat, and prevents heating up the kitchen.  If you have a covered porch to grill on, a summer shower doesn’t have to stop your cooking plans.  We enjoy our gas grill but the most economical way to grill is in a traditional fire grill (Like […]
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