First of all, let me apologize for no post last week, but I 've been a little busy. You see, August 1st is National Solar Cooking Day and we solar cookers are doing our part to bring the news to everyone within hearing. BUT, the market where I have a solar cooking booth is only open on Saturday, so we're going to celebrate Solar Cooking Day on August 4th from 10AM to 3PM. We're in countdown mode, now, and I hope you'll spread the news to all your friends on FB, Twitter, etc. And, if anyone has their own solar oven and would like to participate, feel free to bring it along and show the folks your favorite recipes. You'll have fun AND your dinner will be ready, too!
Following is an article from the July 16, 2012, issue of The Beltline Buzz announcing the big Solar Cookout we'll be having at the Midtown Market on the Commons at North Hills on August 4th, 2012! It's going to be a great day. There will be solar kits available for making personal solar ovens on site, to cook either a mini-pizza, small cake, or roast marshmallows! The kits include simple instructions for making even larger ovens from any size cardboard and, if well-cared for, these quick ovens can last for several weeks, so folks can try some of their own favorite recipes at home. In fact, I made some of these throw-away ovens just a few weeks ago to roast a large harvest of garden produce and keep my kitchen cool. They're perfect for solar parties, too!
The market is extending the hours for the solar cooking event until 3PM. The unveiling of my own Solar Chief, the solar oven I've invented for the mainstream cook, is scheduled to take place around 2PM. Spread the news!
"Lite Brite - Solar Cooking Day at Midtown Farmer's Market
Saturday, August 4th
Is it just us, or does An Inconvenient Truth make saving the planet look, well, inconvenient? Do you think power company mergers are going to benefit consumers with lower rates? Think again! But don't throw in the radioactive towel just yet. You can add a little easy green to your life by just how you cook.
Bake, boil, or steam the natural way, plus... create all your favorite slow-cook recipes just like using a conventional crock pot while you're busy or away at work! Anything you can cook in a conventional gas or electric oven can be cooked in a Solar Oven.
What are Solar Ovens? Solar Ovens are so versatile, so brilliantly designed, so easy to use, you'll wonder why you didn't purchase one years ago! Simply set it in direct sunlight, point it the proper direction, place your meal inside the oven chamber, and your Solar Oven will provide a superior tasting meal - for Free!
Come Learn: Midtown Farmer's Market in North Hills is having a Solar Cooking Day on Saturday, August 4th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Gear up your ovens for a solar cooking extravaganza! Sharlene Thomas of Mainstream Solar Cooking/Creative Handz will offer solar cooking tips and tricks, recipes, and lots of tasty samples during and after the Market. Kids and families can build their own solar ovens and cook mini pizzas with one of Sharlene's super cool (actually super hot) solar oven kits. Shop around the commons while your pizza bakes. That's one heck of a fun and productive afternoon.
Food tastes better! Solar oven cooking will trap and retain all the natural flavors of food, plus all those wonderful juices which get baked out using conventional dry heat style ovens. The slow, even rise in temperature in a Solar Oven gives the complex carbohydrates time to break down into simple sugars allowing those incredible, subtle natural flavors to emerge! Sun baked foods stay moist; the natural internal juices do not bake out, resulting in a superior, moist taste with much less shrinkage.
Now that you've learned to use that brite lite in the sky as your new generator, you've made one green leap for mankind and one small step in setting yourself free from high energy bills! That's never inconvenient!"
So, mark your calendar and plan on having a great day at Midtown Market. There'll be some great music by Nick Driver, face-painting by Maria, and Bobby's Water Ices to keep you cool waiting for the food to cook! I'm looking forward to seeing all of you on Saturday and introducing you to my Solar Chief(tm) mainstream solar oven.