Outdoor Cooking for Summer

Outdoor Cooking

Outdoor Cooking

Sandwiches and cold cereal might be fine and well for breakfast and lunch, but many of us prefer a hot meal for dinner.  Or at least a meal that has been cooked over a heat source at some point! Cooking outside doesn’t have to be an activity reserved for camping trips, especially when you have a fully stocked kitchen just inside the door.

Maybe you’re trying to keep your cooling bill down during the summer, or perhaps you don’t have AC to begin with, but setting up an outdoor cooking station might be worth the effort.

Barbequing

Grill pan

Grill pan


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Simple Steps to Fight Summer Heat and Limit Air Conditioning

If you live in a steamy region where the humidity matches the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit, please stop reading this post immediately and start making your baby an ice bath.  My humble advice only works for areas where the air is light enough to move. 

In Eugene, Oregon, where I live, the temperature occasionally gets above ninety degrees and the humidity is almost always manageable.  Still, I am a self-professed heat wimp so I do all I can to keep our home cool.  We don’t have air conditioning, but with a little extra effort we mostly stay very comfortable through the warm summer months. Even if we did have air, I think I’d keep up the steps below to lower our power bill and our emissions with just a few minutes of effort.

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