Sun to Table, September 2015

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Sun to Table Newsletter September 2015
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What a wonderful month September is.  The sunshine just feels more golden, warm rather than searingly hot (our friends in Arizona may beg to differ), and how about that harvest moon? Solar cooking in September is equally special.  Winter squashes are coming on, and apples galore. Don’t miss my friend Lucy’s baked apples: cinnamon-raisin aroma so mouth-watering you’ll never miss the pie crust (or the calories).  The recipe below can always be found on our website here.
Baked Apples
 
Start with four hard apple baking apples like Granny Smith. Remove cores and use a peeler to remove 1/2 to 1 inch of apple skin at the top of each apple. 

Fill the hole where the core was with with raisins and chopped nuts. Generously sprinkle cinnamon on top. 

Place apples in your Sport roasting pan and cover.  Cook in the sun until soft, approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. 

 
Makes 4 servings
Local Savour goes Solar!
 
We’re thrilled to have blogger Elizabeth Van Huffel join us this month, sharing her recipe for Solavore-baked Savory Corn Bread Pudding.  Local Savour is all about seasonal, farmer’s market inspired, family friendly recipes. Elizabeth (and her 
two boys) are smitten with cooking in the sun – instant Solavores!
Savory Corn Bread Pudding

3 cups fresh corn off the cob 
2 cups stone-ground corn meal 
2 large eggs lightly whisked 
1 cup milk, I used 2% 
1/2 cup heavy cream 
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted and divided 1+2 
1 Tablespoon honey 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon onion powder 
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

Makes  8 servings 

 
 
1. Use one Tablespoon of butter to coat the bottom and sides of a 9" baking pan and set aside. 
2. In a large bowl, gently whisk together corn meal, baking powder, onion powder, salt. Next add in the fresh corn, eggs, milk, heavy cream, remaining butter, and honey and stir until well combined. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Cover and place into solar oven. Cook for 90-105 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

I can’t get enough of Elizabeth’s kitchen creativity (now extended to her back yard), so we’ve invited her back next month when she tries her hand at dehydrating in the Solavore Sport!
Come see us in Colorado

Solavore will be part of the 16th Annual Sustainable Living Fair in Fort Collins, Colorado, the weekend of September 12-13. With 10,000 visitors expected we’ll be crankin’ out the Solavore Carrot Cake. We’re also teaching solar cooking workshops on both Saturday and Sunday at 1:30.
The Sustainable Living Association is a great organization, a non-profit making a big impact, educating people and helping communities make healthy sustainable choices. We’re proud to be there – come see us if you can!  (Suds fans:  there are over 14 microbreweries in Ft Collins, if that adds to the allure.) 
Solavore Works
Solavore believes in profit with a purpose.  Every solar oven purchased helps to fund a Solavore Sport somewhere in the world where an open fire is still the main kitchen appliance.
In August we traveled to Africa to initiate a solar cooking pilot with the Masaai Mara of southern Kenya.  We are partnering in this project with BigLife Foundation, an organization doing amazing work to prevent the poaching of elephants.  They protect 2 million acres of wilderness with 31 outposts, employing 315 rangers.  The Big Life Solavore project will bring solar cooking to the villages of these rangers, where women currently walk 4-8 hours in search of fuel wood.
We’ll keep you posted on our Kenya project as it rolls out.  In the meantime, you have to check out the stunning photography of BigLife co-founder Nick Brandt.


Your purchase of a Solavore Sport helped to make this project happen.  

Thank you.
Spread the Solavore Word
It’s hard to believe how the hard-working Solavore Sport consistently delivers – from appetizers to desserts, from succulent roasts to healthy vegan.  That’s why word of mouth is the best way to spread the word, and we need your help! Like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, links below.
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