Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Making Vanilla Ice Cream

There are some technologies I love, and my ice cream freezer is one. It doesn't use much electricity or take very much time to make wonderful (organic), wholesome ice cream.

home made vanilla ice cream

Vanilla Ice Cream

Ingredients:

3 cups cream
1/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:

Warm one cup of cream enough to dissolve honey. Allow to cool.

Combine honey/cream with the rest of the cream and vanilla, mix well.

Be sure the mixture is cold before adding to ice cream freezer.
pouring ingredients into the ice cream freezer, vanilla ice cream

Freeze according to manufactures instructions.

vanilla ice cream, in the freezer

vanilla ice cream, ready to come out of freezer

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cooking Chicken In A Solar Oven

Chicken in the Sun Oven

A few weeks ago was the first chance I got to use our newGlobal Sun Oven® and I cooked a chicken. It came out great, only problem was that I forgot to take photos. So, last weekend I did another one.

Cooking a whole chicken in the Sun Oven was so easy....I put the chicken in a covered glass dish, put some seasoning (paprika and oregano and garlic) on top, put on the cover and set the dish in the oven.

I did preheat the oven up to 350 degrees, but not sure if this step was really necessary. Every 30 minutes or so I went out to be sure the oven was facing the sun all right and made adjustments when necessary.

The first chicken I let cook for about 4 hours. The baking dish was full of wonderful juices and the chicken was falling off the bone. The second time I let it cook about 3 hours. We had more clouds on the second try, but the meat was still falling off the bones and just as tender as you could want.

Chicken in Sun Oven

Today I have a leg of lamb in the Sun Oven. We have more clouds than sun, so I am not sure how long it will take to cook. I have a thermometer in the meat, so I will keep my eye on that.

Lamb in the Sun Oven

Can't wait to try cookies and breads! I will keep you posted.