Yesterday I baked a loaf of whole wheat bread in our sun oven. Then I decided to make eggplant sandwiches. I had a fresh farmers market eggplant, which I sliced up and drizzled with fresh garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then I put the eggplant slices in the sun oven and left them there for about an hour. Halfway through their cooking, I added a bell pepper from our garden to the sun oven, and roasted it along with the eggplant. If you want to try to make two different dishes at the same time consider looking at www.partselect.ca/ to find a oven rack that would fit your oven.
I assembled the sandwiches with tomatoes (from the farmers market – ours aren’t ready yet), lettuce from our garden, mustard, and vegan mayo, along with the eggplant and roasted pepper. They were amazingly tasty, and I love that all the cooking was done for free. As a bonus, it was done without heating up my already warm kitchen, and while I was able to get other stuff done in the house. Here’s a picture (I’m not a food photographer by any stretch, so please ignore the glare):
We also installed a clothesline yesterday, which I’m very excited about. Actually we just installed the poles – we still have to add the lines, which we’re going to do tomorrow. My husband found the poles at a scrap metal place he’s been frequenting lately. They had been cut off at ground level, so they’re a bit shorter than normal. Once we got them embedded in concrete they’re only about four and a half feet high. But they will work perfectly… after all, I’ve been using folding clothes racks that are about four feet high for the last two years. The best part about the poles was that they were scrap metal, sold for 25 cents a pound. He bought a bunch of other stuff with them; we don’t know exactly how much they cost, but we’re guessing it was probably around ten bucks. One of the T-bars was broken, so my husband snagged another piece of pole scrap and welded on a new T-bar.
We commented on the fact that our new clothesline area takes up as much space as we had in our entire backyard at our old house. Here, it’s only taking up a tiny little area of yard to the side of our house. Reason number 742 that we’re glad we moved!