Monday, April 9, 2018


 Solar oven cooking of bread and Lasagna. I used a recipe for Lasagna from a website for Crock-pot Lasagna. It was great. I covered the dish tightly with saran wrap.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Post Grid - My Amazon #1 Best Seller
Nurse and police officer live through the end of the power grid...
#1 in Western Science Fiction for five consecutive months.
223 reviews - 4.3 stars -

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Pineapple Upside-down cake. Sadly- no cherries in the house.

Pineapple upsidedown cake.

Preheating the topping.

Adding the cake batter.

The sun has moved west since I first put the oven out. See the "unsquare" shadows?
Squared up to the sun for better heat in the box.
One hour and 15 minutes.. Skewer tested clean but it's not as brown as I'd like.

After another 20 minutes. 330F

I had to turn the oven off.

Korean Beef

My new antique store pan for $10 - Fits perfectly

Got my recipe in a crock-pot book

In the oven cooking bag, ready to roll...

Done. 2.5 hours

In the hot box - free power and no heat in the house!

Notice my nice square shadows!

Yummy. You can thicken the sauce with cornstarch if you like but I just poured the broth over the rice.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Had fun teaching in Maricopa today - Thanks for inviting me Scott.

Teaching... We had a great day!

Mixing cornbread in the box - not making dirty dishes...


Nice hot day to cook with... A little condensation on the inside of the glass.

We address solar oven cooking and hot water in our post-apocalyptic novel, Post Grid.  Writing this was a FUN way to teach too.