Due to arthritis in my hands, I have done next to no knitting or spinning for a while.
But we have been gardening, visiting farms, doing some experimental food preparation, and packing for a long vacation! Details about all coming soon. This summer has been busy and draining for me, and I promise to get back to blogging regularly as soon as we return from vacation.
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For our sixth meal of One Local Summer, we tried out our new, homemade solar cooker! After cutting out cardboard, covering it with tinfoil, and taping it together, we filled it with shredded newspaper and a painted-black cake pan sealed in a cooking bag. We checked the temperature after setting it in the sun: about 325 degrees.
We filled a mason jar with garden tomatoes, summer squash, and zucchini, and stuck the jar in the cake pan for several hours.
When it was finished, we had a summer stew to serve over rice, alongside garden kale and store-bought black-eyed peas. What a feast!