Posts tagged "Solar ovens"
Have solar oven, will travel

Have solar oven, will travel

Although the cli­mate in the state of Puebla is sig­nif­i­cant­ly cloudi­er and rainier than where I live, I packed up my solar oven and took it with me to a sci­ence fair this week­end in a small com­mu­ni­ty there. The fair was orga­nized by anoth­er Vol­un­teer for the chil­dren and par­ents at the school where she has been teach­ing...
Community Participation Tools

Community Participation Tools

Tak­ing a step back to the sec­ond-to-last day of Mid-Ser­vice Train­ing and away from my oh-so-self-impor­tant reflec­tions, I want to share some pic­tures from our group field trip to one of the com­mu­ni­ties in which we have been work­ing for the solar stove project. But, before I do that, I will explain how this out­ing came to be and...
After the Big Check... the Weighty Certificate

After the Big Check… the Weighty Certificate

I like com­ing up with wit­ty titles too much to not in this case, but actu­al­ly it was quite an hon­or to attend and receive a plaque in recog­ni­tion of the work we hav­ing been doing with the solar ovens dur­ing the solar oven fes­ti­val today. The real shame was that Sarah couldn’t be there to...
Goal 4

Goal 4

To be present and assist where ever there is dessert to be found.
Uninspired to cook

Uninspired to cook

When it gets hot I just don’t feel like cook­ing. But I’m still hun­gry, so I’m kind of stuck. Also, I’m doing data entry for the solar cook­stove project, which is unin­spir­ing for the moment. Although, I expect the results to be inter­est­ing (per­haps even fas­ci­nat­ing). So, here are two pics from the last cook­stove work­shop. Every­one...
I have come here to take photos and bake a cake...

I have come here to take photos and bake a cake…

…and I’m all out of cake.
Sun Stripes = More Cake

Sun Stripes = More Cake

I gen­er­al­ly find it bet­ter when peo­ple cor­rect my Span­ish mis­takes, but I under­stand why some­one would choose to let a repeat­ed mis­take pass. I have done the same in Eng­lish many, many times because I under­stood what the per­son was say­ing and for a host of oth­er rea­sons. So these days, I try to just ask when I’m not sure...
Solar Oven Workshop Goodness

Solar Oven Workshop Goodness

It was my sec­ond time par­tic­i­pat­ing in the solar oven work­shops, and the first work­shop in round two of the series, but actu­al­ly work­shop num­ber 4 so far in total. As long as we are all clear now… Where the first work­shop was gen­er­al infor­ma­tion and data col­lec­tion, this work­shop was the hands-on ses­sion. The women...
The problem when it's not your camera...

The problem when it’s not your camera…

… is that you don’t have any of the pic­tures to work with after the trip is over. Instead, I’m at the whim of my guy to choose and send me some. Still, what is worse is arriv­ing home at 11:30pm to an apart­ment where the pow­er has been cut because the pow­er bill did...