Dill Cucumber Relish

Dill Cucumber Relish - Solid Gold Eats

This dill cucumber relish recipe has been my staple recipe for a few years now. When teeny tiny pickling cucumbers are in season, I buy four pounds, enough for one large batch to water bath can and preserve. It is a requested item from anyone who has had it, because it has just the right […]

Garden Fresh Jalapeno Relish

Garden Fresh Jalapeno Relish - Solid Gold Eats

This Garden Fresh Jalapeño Relish is always a summertime hit on SGE, so I’m bringing it to the front page with new photos for you. I am very proud to say that all of the jalapeños and the one tomato needed for this recipe came out of my own backyard. We have found that jalapeños […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Vanilla Jam

Strawberry Vanilla Rhubarb Jam

Last week totally got away from me. I’m sorry that I’ve been absent from my blog. With after work events and weekend outings, I’ve still been eating (duh) but I haven’t had the time to compile the photos and words to share with you. So what’s been going on? John has received a few Indianapolis […]

Summer canning planning

Summer canning planning

I have canning fever, for real. The Broad Ripple Farmers Market opens on Saturday, and I couldn’t be more excited! It was my main source of produce for my canning projects last year. As I start to realize that the season is approaching again, I decided to put together an inventory list, and then I […]

Canned Diced Tomatoes


Several people have told me that they’re afraid to can tomatoes. Whether it’s woes about water bath versus pressure canning or the lengthy process of boiling, blanching, peeling and dicing them, it’s not OK to let yourself be intimidated by a round, red object! Stand up to the tomato and say I WILL CAN YOU! […]

Getting boozy with bourbon peach jam


HUGE disclaimer on this one – you cannot feed this to children. I’m serious. You may not want to use it with breakfast if you’re going to work that day. You’ve been warned. You probably think I’m joking, but we used an entire cup of bourbon to make this jam. Granted, we doubled the recipe […]