Solar cooking on ABC local radio

Our local ABC radio picked up on my solar cooking adventures. Their cross-media reporter, Allison Jess, dropped by to see it in action. Her interview with me and some accompanying photos are on the Goulburn Murray ABC local website (here or click the image below). 

I also created a little time-lapse video of a late-afternoon "bake" of spicy carrot and walnut slice in the solar cooker. It cooked from about 3pm and fortunately it was ready by about 5pm, or the shadows would have meant I needed to move it elsewhere. Not that that's terribly difficult with the box cooker!

Video: Solar cooking time-lapse (41 seconds).

It is fun to be able cook in the garden, especially when many of the ingredients were grown there too. Take that food miles and fuel miles!

'Living Lightly' launched

Have you seen the newest column in the Border Mail on a Saturday?

It's called 'Living Lightly' and appears in the Pulse section, below Wodonga Tafe's gardening article.

The column is for stories about sustainable living locally, and is being co-ordinated as a Transition Towns Albury-Wodonga initiative.

So far there have been stories about home energy use, bubble-wrap double glazing (a topic you know we love!) and the street harvest program. It's a ripper of an idea and a great opportunity to share positive stories with the Border Mail's 60,000 readers on Saturdays.