Here in Southern California, with some parts of the L.A. area already seeing temperatures in the 90s, it feels like we’ve gone directly from winter to summer without passing spring.

This means the thermos of hot soup in our packed lunches has stepped aside to make way for some refreshing salads.

Salad may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think Sun Oven, all the cooked ingredients in the one pictured, poached chicken, bacon, and hard boiled egg, were cooked in the sun.