15 Things I’m Doing Instead of Sharing

15 Things I'm Doing Instead Of Sharing - Solid Gold Eats

Doing vs Sharing: When I’m not blogging, I’m doing other things that feel good for my soul. Not having to spend hours photographing recipes and writing about food science and history has allowed the clouds in my brain to part. Instead, I feel I am making a larger difference in myself, my family and my… 

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From Lot Lust to Social Good: Building the Keystone-Monon Community Garden

From Lot Lust to Social Good: Building the Keystone-Monon Community Garden

I’m going to tell you a story about two people who met for the first time over a shared love of growing a garden. During the winter we all lust for spring. Once the ground begins to thaw, we see the potential for green grass to be tilled and turned into beds for fruits, vegetables… 

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Berry Wine Compote with Ina's Peanut Butter Bars - Solid Gold Eats

Berry Wine Compote with Ina’s Peanut Butter Bars

What do you do when it snows 9″ on top of a few inches still on the ground? You send the dogs outside to play and take pictures. I love to watch Brandy run. She had a good four years of puppyhood with injured or uncomfortable legs until we could get her the TTA surgeries… 

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Venison and Bean Chili - Solid Gold Eats

Venison and Bean Chili

February has been a great month, which is partially why I haven’t written in almost two weeks. Between work events and weekends of recharging, I have not spent as much time in the kitchen as I would like. But instead of apologizing about that, let me share some of the good things that happened. Like… 

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Fannie's Last Supper - A Book Review

Fannie’s Last Supper – A Book Review

Unless you are in the know about historic American cuisine, the name Fannie may not mean much. If you are aware of Fannie Farmer’s famous cookbook, you likely know that she compiled hundreds of recipes and housework tips for women and servants in the late 19th century offering tips on how to make the best… 

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Sous Vide Beef Burgers - Solid Gold Eats

Sous Vide Beef Burgers

Beef burgers are John’s favorite food. The man could eat a burger every day and he would be so happy, so I figured I would attempt to make the best of the best of burgers just for him. Of course I thought to myself – I’ll cook a burger in a sous vide water bath… 

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Strawberry Rhubarb Lambic Preserves - Solid Gold Eats

Indy Food Swap + Strawberry Rhubarb Lambic Preserves

Earlier this month I signed up for the first Indy Food Swap of 2015. My friends have been food swappers since the first event in 2011, and I’ve known it existed, but I haven’t attended because either the timing wasn’t right or I contemplated too much over what to bring. This food swap was a bit of… 

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Tinker Coffee Co: The Buzz About Indianapolis' Newest Coffee Roaster

Tinker Coffee Co: The Buzz About Indianapolis’ Newest Coffee Roaster

Today’s article is about Tinker Coffee Co., a new specialty coffee roaster in Indianapolis that focuses on providing the finest specialty coffee from around the world and offering visitors an awesome educational experience. An in-the-know friend connected me to these two entrepreneurs, explaining how I just had to drop everything and schedule a coffee cupping. A wha?… 

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On Food Writing (Or 1,511 Words About Salt Bagels)

On Food Writing (Or 1,511 Words About Salt Bagels)

Happy New Year! Have I said that yet? 2015 has started off gloriously busy. You’ll notice my lack of posts this past week as a hint that while I may not be writing here, I’m writing, cooking and photographing for dozens of clients. I wrote the tasty phrases behind the photos for Visit Indy’s Top 25… 

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A Case for a Rabbit Renaissance at the Dinner Table: Slow Cooked Rabbit and Noodles

A Case for a Rabbit Renaissance at the Dinner Table: Slow Cooked Rabbit and Noodles

First, let me thank you for clicking on a post with the word “rabbit” in the title. Are you curious or nostalgic? Maybe you have eaten rabbit before, or you are interested to know how to cook it should you ever find yourself on Chopped pulling a rabbit out of a box. Rabbits hold several symbolic… 

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Brightening Up Winter with Dill Radish Relish - Solid Gold Eats

Brightening Up Winter with Dill Radish Relish

As I type this, I hear rain trickling on the roof and windows, snores from dogs sleeping, and Lidia Bastianich of PBS’ Create TV discussing the differences between green, red and black lentils. The local weather channel says we will expect lows of 5 and 10 degrees this week. Glistening blankets of snow are nowhere in sight, making… 

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