|Sweet Potato Fries (Dulce Delicious Recipe)|
I must be totally crazy for using my oven on this extremely hot 30 degree celsius Sunday. The kids are watching the Euro Cup on the big screen TV, while barbecuing outdoors and here I am baking Dulce Delicious' Sweet Potato Fries for them, less the eggs due to my daughter's egg allergy, of course.
The air conditioner is blasting away to keep the house cool and the oven's heating things up while transmitting an awesome cinnamon scent throughout the house. This is one amazing recipe that I highly recommend everyone tries at least once. It will definitely be repeated in my home. That's for sure!
Back to this wasted energy thing ... I'm starting to feel guilty for using the oven during this heatwave and will probably try this recipe on the barbecue next time around. I just wonder how this will show up on Switch Hop.
Oh, what's Switch Hop? Well it's a free program I signed up for that permits me to watch my daily electrical use. A wonderful guide that helps me make wiser decisions when using electricity within my home. This program has a friend system that allows us to compare daily electrical usage amongst one another. It's really cool! You should check it out.
Since signing up, I've learned that keeping my office computer turned on while in sleep mode uses more continuous energy than I would've ever imagined. I've now started turning off my computer when not in use and my energy usage has gone down, resulting in cheaper electric bills. That's just one example. I'm still continuously discovering more and more ways of saving energy as the weeks pass.
Energy issues, global warming and the 3Rs are very near and dear to my heart. Especially since the August 2003 Toronto and New York blackout. If it happened once, it can happen again. Although I wasn't living in Ontario at that time, my family is from Toronto and got to experience it first hand. Scary!