Backyard Grillin’

of paying for the upkeep and supplies for your gas or charcoal grill?
Now you have the option to never have to buy fuel for your grill again
–the solar cookers are here. A solar cooker can do anything that a
typical gas or charcoal grill can, but being more cost effective and
efficient at the same time.

cooker could be used for sterilizing water on a camping trip to doing a
great job at cooking food in your backyard bbq.  There are various
models out there that don’t cost that much. There are even tips that are
easy to follow in making your own.  All you would need is some foil and
card board.


a dark, covered pot place 2 or three medium size, whole potatoes- any
type. No need to preheat the oven. Let them bake all day in a slow oven
of about 250 degrees F. Here is where you can set the oven due south and
just leave it alone while you are studyin
g! When you come home you will
have the most flavorful potatoes you have ever tasted! Garnish them
however you prefer or just eat them plain. I often store these in the
refrigerator to be used in other solar recipes, like the next one!

a couple of those SOLAR BAKED POTATOES and place them into a dark pot.
Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil, add a 1/2 cup of milk, sprinkle
with salt and pepper, and a generous amount of Parmesan cheese. Mix
briefly, then cover and place into a preheated  solar oven and bake until
hot- about an hour or so. Real easy- REAL GOOD!

Ideas to make your own cooker:

Or buy one:

-Julie Glenn
Solar House Team Member