Monday, April 11, 2011

Sweet African Sky - Kenya & Solar Cookers International

Just found this photo in my stash. Now that is some sweet east African sky. 
Kenya. May 23, 2007. South of Nairobi.

I was fortunate to travel out there for a day for work to meet the women below, after attending a conference in Nairobi. I have always loved Kenya, having been an exchange student in Mombasa when I was in high school, and then later attending the University of Nairobi for a year during college. On this trip I had not been to Kenya in like 15 it was really weird.

One of our projects had helped these women finance and purchase solar cookers, as a substitute for traditional cooking which required them to use charcoal which can be expensive and polluting. Look at those beautiful women. That was a great day on the Byway. 

If you are interested, check out Solar Cookers International. Solar cookers are certainly not  a substitute for all traditional cooking. They work for some people in some places under some circumstances. When we have our place in the desert, I am going to get one of these and use it sometimes. You can come over for a solar cooked meal. I've had a few and you can cook quite a lot with this simple invention. You can even bake a cake.

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