Earlier this month I baked a couple of batches of biscuits for everyone for Christmas (using this recipe :
http://ecofootprintsa.blogspot.com/2010/11/solar-baking-biscuits.html) and I put a lump of the biscuit dough in my freezer, so that when MKid was here I could show him how the sun can even cook his favourite biscuits.
So last night I took the dough out of the freezer and place it in the fridge to defrost overnight. This morning MKid and I got stuck into baking some solar biscuits.
This is what he produced...
Actually - this is about half of what he produced - the rest is already in his tummy :) Seems he's just like his grandad when it comes to solar baked biscuits!
He is amazed that the sun can do even this, and now understands even more why it is so important that he wears sun lotion.
So, two important lessons were learnt today - one the sun is powerful enough to cook almost anything he would like to eat, and two, what it can do to food, it can do to his skin too.
I somehow don't think he is going to forget either lesson in a hurry.
"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003