Cooking with the Sun!
A class in Solar Cooking sponsored by the NMSU, Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service
Friday, July 12th 10am to Noon
With an average of only 5 totally overcast days per year, New Mexico is the perfect place for solar cooking. We have abundant clear days, and you can cook with your solar over on days with up to 10% cloud coverage.
There are several advantages in using a solar cooker to create a hot meal – especially in the summer. Obviously since it only takes sunlight to create heat the activity will generate no utility bill. As it is used outdoors you do not add heat to the house during summer months. In an emergency situation where you have no utilities available, you can still make tasty meals.
There is also the fact that it’s just plain fun and the food tastes wonderful. You can bake chocolate chip cookies, soup, casseroles, roasts and pizza, or just about anything including eggs and breads. Solar Cooking can be performed in a variety of ways and with a variety of objects, many of which you already have at home, or you can use a professionally constructed appliance.
Presenter Rose Marie Kern wrote the nation’s most popular solar cookbook: The Solar Chef. An Albuquerque resident, she offers her expertise and knowledge of the art and craft of solar cooking at many events and is preparing to publish her next solar cookbook in 2020. See more about her and her class at www.solarranch.com