Everybody knows the summers in Austin get hot – last week we had a record of 110°! When it’s such an oven outside it only makes sense to gather the heat of the sun and concentrate it into an aparatus that can cook your dinner for you – keep that heat out of the kitchen! That’s what my mom said when she gifted me this funky little Solar Oven and a book on slow cooking. A couple weeks ago she came to Austin for a visit and gave me a 101 on how to cook almost anything in the solar oven: beans, rice, potatoes, veggies, whole chickens, chili, stews and soups, even whole roasts of meat.
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