It is HOT here in Atlanta. Hot and sunny. Earlier this week, when I ran across an awesome post on Sustainablog about solar cookers, it really stuck in my head. It turns out that solar cooking can range from the simple to the complex, and it might be something really fun to try! Here are some solar cooking ideas and resources I found (clockwise from the top left):
- The simplest thing to make with the sun is a batch of sun tea, like the one pictured above by Super Kimbo. It’s easy! Fill a clean, sealable container with water and some tea bags and set it outside for a few hours. Voila!
- Over at Eat.Drink.Better., John talks about some solar cooking demonstrations he hit up in San Diego.
- Lorraine Anderson and Rick Palkovic’s book Cooking With Sunshine looks like a great resource!
- And, of course, there’s the article that started it all: Ziggy talks about how to make a solar oven on Sustainablog.
There’s definitely some sun tea in my future. Have any of you guys tried solar cooking? I’d love to hear about it!
[Photo: milunka under a Creative Commons license.]
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!