So Simple Soda Bread

A great substitute for the more complex Irish Soda Bread recipes. Ingredients: 4-½ cups commercial (or homemade) biscuit mix ⅔ cup of white sugar ¾ box of raisins 1-⅓ cup of milk How to cook: Preheat your solar oven. Spray interior of the dark pan with nonstick spray. Combine ingredients in mixing bowl until just …

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Mac-N-Cheese

There are few dishes as simple – or as comforting – as mac-n-cheese. Here’s a recipe you can have ready and put your solar oven to work. There’s a pretty good chance, if you’re reading this, you’ve never made macaroni and cheese from scratch. I have two things to tell you: It’s soooo much easier …

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Pecan Cookies

Pecan Cookies 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup powdered sugar (plus more for rolling) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon salt 2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 cups finely chopped pecansPreheat the solar oven. Select a cookie sheet that is dark (and will fit in your solar oven). Grease pan. Cream butter, sugar, salt and vanilla.Slowly …

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Clean Water

The first time I went to the Minnesota Boundary Water area, lake water was clear and drinkable. This is no longer so. You would probably get mercury poisoning if you drank the water now.   Most mercury pollution is airborne. It can come from as far away as the coal fired utilities in China. Other …

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