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Another testament to the goodness of bacon.

Bacon wrapped jalapeños, stuffed with cheddar cheese.  The great tastes that taste great together– but unlike peanut butter and chocolate for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, SISO is in effect: spicy in, spicy out.

This was cooked with the Tulsi solar-electric oven.

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Solar cooking

It worked well last time (about a week ago) with a Cornish game hen, so today I'm doing a ham.

This is a Tulsi solar-electric hybrid oven.  It folds up and can be carried like a giant suitcase.  It is manufactured in India and a note that came with the package says that solar cooking is an ancient method there.  The lid has a reflective mirror and the side reflectors are removable.  The oven also has two electric heating elements that can be plugged in with an optional AC cord connected, and there are two rocker switches to turn them on and off.

I bought this a few years ago so I could avoid heating up the house in the hottest months of the summer here, which is July and August.  It took me this long to figure it out, hehe.  Right now I am using it for defrosting and slow cooking.  If all goes well I will try using it to make yogurt, although I think it may be yet too hot to do that right now.

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