Monday, March 15, 2010

Post Pi Day Pasta and Split Pea Soup from the Sun Oven

Our Pi Day get together was a success. We had enough food to feed an army and I forgot to take a picture of it. When everyone had gone home I was also too tired to update my blog. The solar cooked dishes were the two panfortes, the blueberry pie, and pulled pork that I made in the Sun Oven yesterday. That was only the beginning of the feast. Pretty much everyone brought a dish, most of which fit the Pi theme. We had two banquet tables covered in food. Needless to say, preparing more food was the last thing I wanted to do when I got up this morning. Somehow I managed to get a pot of split pea soup going. Not very exciting, pretty much my go to dish on days like today. I really wanted to make something new to blog about, but I didn't have the energy to come up with anything. 

Well, today was my lucky day. Right about the time I was taking the soup out of the Sun Oven I got a call from April. We were introduced to each other by Paul Munsen of Sun Ovens International. She is about to launch a Sun Oven rental business that sounds very promising. In the course of our conversation she told my how she cooks pasta in a Sun Oven, something I thought could not be done. Here's how she does it, just take equal parts of water and pasta and a little oil, put everything in a  dark lightweight pot and in no time you'll have pasta "al dente". I was amazed at the results. I didn't have any sauce on hand and no desire to make any so we ate it with butter and parmesan cheese. 


  1. Pea soup is an absolute favorite of mine, too. Wow, on the pasta cooking recipe. Gonna try that tomorrow. We're supposed to have plenty of sun, and sauce in the dish next to it. Would that be the same for spaghetti? How would you measure the two? Gonna have to play with that. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Solar rental business? How's that supposed to work?

  3. oooh, that's a great tip about cooking pasta in the solar oven. thanks for that.

    Solar oven rental?? Interesting idea!

    thanks for your blog! I've learned an awful lot here in the past few months.

    Peace to all,

  4. Check out to learn about becoming a SunOven Rental Hub!

  5. Way to go! Very interesting concept from Global.