2017, Cooking, July, Solar Oven

Red Bean, Lentil and Split Pea casserole

Red Bean, Lentil and Split Pea casserole cooked in the solar oven today. I had some of it for lunch but it was more like al dente. Now for dinner everything is very tender and delicious! On the left is brown rice and quinoa. Recipe: 1 cup red beans 1/2 cup lentils 1/2 cup split peas several mixed peppers 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 Serrano pepper splash of sriracha sauce splash of teriyaki or soy sauce several shakes of carne asada seasoning several shakes of salt and pepper 1/2 pound of ground turkey Instructions: Sort and rinse beans, add to…

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2017, Cooking, July, Solar Oven

Solar Cooking Weekend

Red bean and lentil chilli Lately Sacramento has been a great place to use a solar oven. This weekend did not disappoint with the hot weather. Typically I cook a roast, tri-tip or chicken breasts in the oven. But this weekend I decided to try something new. Presenting my version of red bean and lentil chilli casserole. This is what it looked like before going in the solar oven : Recipe: So I used this recipe as a guide but this one looks very good too. I had it sitting in the sun for about 4-5 hours while I went hiking.…

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2017, Hiking, July

Folsom Cash Art trail – Legacy park

Folsomcasharttrail.com I read Christine’s Blog about the Johnny Cash Trail recently and had to go see it for myself on a recent hike. I didn’t realize this was only phase I. There is also going to be a park named Johnny Cash Legacy Park. ABC10 did a story on it last year and said it was going to be done by Summer 2017. When it is done it will be 3 acres with a 40 foot sculpture of the Man In Black, an amphitheater, and other park amenities. You can contribute and have your name alone side the trail.      …

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2017, Events, July, Sacramento area events, Summer Concerts

Pop Rocks enjoyed at the Palladio

  The band Pop Rocks was enjoyed by many at the Palladio on 7/19/2017. They have a huge amount of energy, color and engaged with the audience very well! They hail from San Francisco and in my opinion were very professional and pleased the crowd with the selection of songs and friendliness. They gave out very colorful sunglasses to the fans. and spoke with them during the break. I would definitely like to see them again! More info on Pop Rocks: www.poprocks.me On Facebook Instagram Twitter Tour Dates

Have Mercy Band in Folsom Lions Park - 7-14-2017