Monday, October 20, 2008

Seeing Double?

Yes, you're seeing 2(two) Sun Ovens! One is my Mom's that she is not using right now. Cooking in these twin beauties is 1)a very large organic chicken roasting, and 2)some vegetables in the chicken's broth. I started late, so we didn't finish cooking the bird entirely in the sun ovens and ended up finishing them in the conventional oven, but I think it saved some natural gas, than had I just used the conventional oven.


Sarah said...

I've been dreaming of getting a solar cooker. It's on the top of my wish list. I'm glad you've been able to put yours to good use. I am really curious how you are going to use your amaranth? I’ve never tried it, although I did grow some this summer.

AJK said...

Hi Sarah, thanks for stopping by! I'm wondering how I'll be using the Amaranth too, hehe. Normally, the grain will be ground up very fine to make flour out of, but the amount of harvest I got is so minimal it's not worth it. I guess I could use those seeds to plant a forest of Amaranths and then harvest the grain and mill them in the future? I have to get a grain mill first!

Weeping Sore said...

I envy your amaranth. It's too hot and dry for me to grow. How about using the grains whole in a loaf of bread? They'll add color and crunch to the regular flour.
As for your solar ovens - wow! Does it take forever to roast a chicken? I certainly have the sun to do that.