Cooking With The Sun


Solar ovens are crucial. Help save some kids and critters (especially the raccoons) of the future by making or getting a solar oven to cook your food. Whether you use a simple cardboard box lined with aluminum foil tape and a big clear plastic bag over it, or a fancy premade mirror box, or premade parabolic mirror, you can help defend the planet and its future inhabitants by Cooking With The Sun.

cook our yummies with the sun,
in solar stoves that are way fun,
photons will boil, bake and dehydrate,
so our future selves can celebrate.

Cooking With The Sun /Nate and stele c14

[Nate and Stele did a mind meld with the raccoons for Cooking With The Sun. They "listened in" to find out what these smart critters have to say about how cooking with the sun conserves energy. Using less fossil fuels to cook food helps make it possible for them to have a good time in the future.
Recorded in the café at Alfalfas Market in Boulder Colorado.]

I love my little home made solar oven. Search for DIY solar ovens on Youtube to find a bunch of fun ways to make them yourself. XOEarth Stele.

A solar cooker, or solar oven, is a device which uses the energy of direct sun rays (which is the heat from the sun) to heat, cook or pasteurize food or drink. The vast majority of solar cookers presently in use are relatively cheap, low-tech devices. Because they use no fuel and cost nothing to operate, many nonprofit organizations are promoting their use worldwide in order to help reduce fuel costs (for low-income people) and air pollution, and to slow down the deforestation and desertification caused by gathering firewood for cooking. Solar cooking is a form of outdoor cooking and is often used in situations where minimal fuel consumption is important, or the danger of accidental fires is high.


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3 thoughts on “Cooking With The Sun

  • Nate Madison

    Ok…Stele, Nate, here…I finally was able to listen to the song, "Cooking with the Sun". Your website is pretty impressive. A lot that you do is impressive. You have many talents, and though regular society may not put as high a price on your contribution; I want to let you know that I believe that with your massage and with your prodding people, on Pearl Street Mall, to "Do Something Good For the Planet" – you make a difference. Perhaps you will help to shake up an old paradigm of taking and taking and not giving back.

    Anyway, thanks for all that you do; for your encouragement – I definitely appreciate it.

    Just so you know…one thing that I do is that I tend to pick up trash if it's immediately in front of me. Something small; but by doing this, perhaps a bird doesn't get caught up in some plastic. Small gestures repeated, really do help. 🙂