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

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

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

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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