Venison and Bean Chili

Venison and Bean Chili - Solid Gold Eats

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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Indy Food Swap + Strawberry Rhubarb Lambic Preserves

Strawberry Rhubarb Lambic Preserves - Solid Gold Eats

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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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

Brightening Up Winter with Dill Radish Relish - Solid Gold Eats

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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Beaten, Seared, and Sauced: On Becoming a Chef at the Culinary Institute of America – A Book Review

Beaten, Seared, and Sauced: On Becoming a Chef at the Culinary Institute of America - A Book Review

We are only 3 days into the new year and I’ve finished my first book! Sounds great, right? Except I started it way back in 2014. I did not read nearly as many books as I should have last year. Between my full time job, this site, freelance writing gigs, recipe development projects, volunteer responsibilities… 

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Grandma’s Pigs in a Blanket (Polish Golumpki)

Grandma's Pigs in a Blanket (Polish Golumpki) - Solid Gold Eats

A dish with three names may presume you to think of complicated steps or ingredients that cannot be pronounced, but that is not the case here. Instead, this dish with many names comes from my childhood and it is not very complicated at all. Growing up, they were called Pigs in a Blanket. Enjoyed anytime… 

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Sous Vide Pork Chops Marinated in Garlic and Herbs

Sous Vide Pork Chops Marinated in Garlic and Herbs

It has been so long since John and I enjoyed a home cooked pork chop. Pork chops remind me of chicken breasts, only better. The meat can be tender and juicy but with more flavor than that of chicken, therefore requiring less extra affairs. But chicken, it is so boring and bland, and without being injected or… 

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Spiced Peach Jam Bourbon Cocktails

Spiced Peach Jam and Bourbon Cocktails - Cinnamon, cloves and allspice mix with sweet peaches to create a warm bourbon drink!

You know that song “Kick out the Jams” by Rage Against the Machine? Countless times I turned that song on in my car with the volume all the way up, windows down, pretending to play drums on the steering wheel (at stoplights, of course). It was the anthem of teenage angst for many in the… 

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