Use your solar oven as a food dehydrator to make homemade, healthy baked apple chips. Food dehydrators can be noisy and cost money to operate. Use your silent solar oven as a free-to-use food dehydrator and save money preserving the apple harvest. Plus, you can do small batches all throughout the year to always have healthy snacks on hand. Continue reading “Solar Oven Food Dehydrator: Making Apple Chips”
So, this month we’re celebrating National Preparedness month and we’re going to share a few of the off-grid cooking methods we’ve been practicing this summer. I am NOT an expert in this DIY stuff, just so ya know! Growing up, I went “camping” every year with my family but we always went to a KOA Kampground…at the beach. So, does that actually count? Anyway, one of my favorite off grid cooking options is definitely my solar oven. So, here we are sharing an easy, peasy solar oven recipe: Budget Chicken Dinner. Continue reading “Solar Oven Recipe: Budget Chicken Dinner”
If you don’t like burning your fingers over an open flame, try these solar oven s’mores for an off grid twist on a classic campfire treat.
For today’s solar oven challenge, we’re supposed to be doing muffins and cookies and stuff like that. I chose to share my very favorite solar oven tip with you and an easy way to make grain-free (Paleo) cherry breakfast scones. Continue reading “Solar Oven: Paleo Breakfast Scones”
I haven’t done a lot of baking in my solar oven since I mostly use it for dinners. Although we don’t eat a lot of baked goods anymore, I sort of lost my head and decided to make yeast rolls for Easter dinner. Yeah, actual yeast – I haven’t used that stuff in awhile! I did a batch in the solar oven and a batch in my electric oven to see what the resulting differences might be. Continue reading “Solar Oven Vs Electric Oven: Dinner Roll”
Which clothespins are best for line drying your laundry? We’ve tested several and can make some recommendations to save you wasting your money on clothespins that don’t work. Continue reading “Clothespins Comparison”
Are you thinking about starting a compost pile to grow great food for your garden’s soil right in your own backyard? Here are tips for beginners on how to use and even DIY a compost tumbler. There are a lot of composting methods out there but here are 3 reasons to use a compost tumbler! Continue reading “3 Reasons to Use a Compost Tumbler”
Did you know maple trees make syrup? Crazy, right? Did you know you can learn to tap your own maple trees to make syrup? Let me share with you what I’ve learned and why I’m NOT tapping my own maple trees (at least, for now). Continue reading “Maple Trees Make Syrup”
Create this winter plant protection cage from natural materials at no cost.
Protect herbs and tender perennials with an ancient garden technique! Continue reading “DIY Winter Plant Protection”
If you’re thinking of downsizing and making a move to a smaller house, you might want to check out the advice and real-life experience in these tiny house blogs. They’ll provide inspiration and motivation even if all you ever do is downsize! Continue reading “Tiny House Blogs”