Friday Roundup: Cooking with the Power of the Sun

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.]

7 comments on “Friday Roundup: Cooking with the Power of the Sun
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  2. Becky, I googled my recipe and it wasn’t very tasty but it did work.
    I think you could use any basic dill pickled recipe that includes a basic brine (dill,garlic,salt, peppercorns) That is what I’m going to try this year when my cukes are ready.

    There is also some recipes for Hungarian sun pickles which involve covering the pickle jar with bread and i may try one of those this year too.

  3. This is great! We did some sun tea when I was younger, but trying my hand at a solar oven sounds like fun. I’m actually working on this project to maybe start teaching more crafty, how-to classes here locally and it would be fun to do green diy projects like this. Thanks for the idea!

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