- If anyone tries some solar cooking, let us know how it turns out.
From: Rose Marie Kern [mailto:solar_rose@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 7:06 PM
Subject: newsletter item
Below is a Media Release that we hope will find a small corner of your
newsletter. Please feel free to call with questions.
--Rose M. Kern
The Solar Chef a different kind of cookbook
There are hundreds of cookbooks in the world, most of them require grills,
stoves, microwaves, or campfires. The Solar Ranch out of Arabela, New
Mexico has published a cookbook full of recipes that use a different source
of heat the sun.
The Solar Chef is a southwestern recipe book full of recipes and
instructions for cooking delicious meals using only sunlight and a solar box
cooker. The author, Rose Marie Kern, a lifetime member of the New Mexico
Solar Energy Association, has collected recipes from Texas to Arizona.
Using a solar cooker brings a bright new element to food preparation,
says Ms. Kern. Unlike conventional ovens, the cookers retain moisture so
roasts and casseroles do not dry out. They can be used to bake, roast, or
slow-cook. Proponents of solar cooking say that foods cooked in sunlight
have a fuller flavor than most cooked conventionally.
Kerns book contains more than 60 recipes which extend from quiche to
dessert, including Suntan Chicken, Apple Beef Brisket, Hikers Stew, and
Almond Quick Bread.
To purchase "The Solar Chef" cookbook, send $10 to Solar Ranch, P.O. Box
9466, Albuquerque, NM 87119. For more information, contact
solarranch@..., or call 505-417-6790
Contents of "The Solar Chef"
Basic Instructions for Solar Cooking
Omelets and Egg Dishes
Artichoke Cheese Omelet
Green Chili Cheese Breakfast Casserole
Pepperoni Egg Bake
Potato Nested Eggs
Green Chili Quiche
Zucchini Spinach Casserole
Casseroles and Vegetarian Dishes
Cheesy Potato Casserole
Keiths Carrot Casserole
Rice Broccoli and Cheese Casserole
Baked Potato Salad
Toasted Herb Rice
Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes
Fayes Cheesy Potatoes
Garden Stuffed Potatoes
Soups and Stews
French Onion Soup
Pasta and Bean Soup with Spinach
Sausage Potato Soup
Artichoke Leek Soup
Southwestern Venison Stew
Easy Chicken and Noodle
Green Chili Chicken Corn Chowder
Chicken Vegetable Soup
New Mexico Chicken Tortilla Soup
Gingered Sweet Potato Bisque
Zucchini Lamb Soup
Hints for Cooking Chicken
Chicken with Hot Peppers
Italian Chicken with Wild Mushrooms
Fool Proof Polenta
Curry Dill Chicken
Lamb Chops with Sage & Chili Dressing
Cooking Tips for Basic Foods
Apple Beef Brisket
Asian Pot Roast
American Down Home Pot Roast
Herb Crusted Chuck Roast
Garlic Roast Pork with Vegetables
German Style Pork Roast
Green Beans and Pork Chops
A Working Mothers Pot Pie
Snacks and Drinks
Thoms Spicy Beef Jerky
Lauras Snack Mix
Wassail Bowl (Non-Alcoholic)
Seeded Cheese Rounds
Breads and Desserts
Almond Quick Bread
Basic Beer Bread
Beer Cheese Bread
Grandma Husers Banana Cake
Heart Healthy Zucchini Bread
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
- I cook my lunch most of the summer in my solar cookers. I eat my main
meal of the day then, so I do cook meat, potatoes and veggies quite
commonly. I do mixed dishes as well, but any recipe designed for a slow
cooker/crock pot works well for solar cooking. I even bake bread in my
Mike Ewert wrote:
> If anyone tries some solar cooking, let us know how it turns out.
- Dear Kim:
Did you purchase the oven or made it yourself? I am
experimenting with making an oven and would appreciate pointers.
---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 12:48:34 -0500eat my main
>From: Kim & Garth Travis <gartht@...>
>Subject: Re: [hreg] Solar Cooking
>I cook my lunch most of the summer in my solar cookers. I
>meal of the day then, so I do cook meat, potatoes and veggiesquite
>commonly. I do mixed dishes as well, but any recipe designedfor a slow
>cooker/crock pot works well for solar cooking. I even bakebread in my
>solar cooker.turns out.
>Mike Ewert wrote:
>> If anyone tries some solar cooking, let us know how it
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I made my own. I use funnel cookers which can be made in about an hour.
I have tracked down the 2 quart Bell canning jars which give you a
much bigger cooking space. My big thing is keeping them in place in the
wind, which I have daily at my place. I made mine about 3 years ago,
but if you want, I can probably find the web site I made them from.
> Dear Kim:
> Did you purchase the oven or made it yourself? I am
> experimenting with making an oven and would appreciate pointers.
I also enjoyed making and using the funnel cooker (look under Plans
for Panel style cookers). However, the cooker I use the most these
days is the Sun Oven.
>I can probably find the web site I made them from.
> Bright Blessings,