Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Solar Cooking. I won't be doing that.

Sure sounded like a good idea, didn't it? The kids helped me create a cardboard box solar cooker a few years back, but it never did more than make baking soda biscuits hard. The temperature never got as high as was needed to actually "cook" things. I've heard folks talk about successes with them, and I say, "Good for you!", but I won't be. Looks like the "This is where we draw the line in the sand on these environmental things" begins. Sun Tea Is Unsafe to Drink.


Diane said...

I built a big solar cooker (cardboard and aluminum foil in a concave dish shape) when I was in 6th grade. Can't remember what I cooked on it but it worked. Of course, I happen to love my indoor cooking appliances, big and small, these days so you won't be seeing me build one anytime soon.

Ew on the ropey tea! I think I'd read that somewhere before but had forgotten it until you mentioned it. We don't do tea much around here. We all love tea but Steve and the kids only like it with two tons of sugar (I only like it unsweetened) so we just do without.

Oldnovice said...

I was pretty astonished, myself, at the amount of sugar in the iced tea recipes. It just SOUNDS like so much! For the Climate Party, I used Paula Dean's recipe of 2 cups of sugar to a gallon of iced tea. I'm not an iced tea drinker, so sweet-tooth boy did the taste-testing and deemed it wonderful. I made two gallons worth 2 quarts at a time on the stovetop, refrigerating it immediately after steep & sugar mixing. It was easier (don't ask me why) to think of 1/2 cup of sugar for a quart. Somehow that didn't seem so bad.