How to Make Pear Cider

By: Smith Bites

Our fall issue includes a great feature on Debra and Rod Smith making pear cider for the fall thirst.  Our digital issue shares the recipe and step by step directions.  Below is a video created and directed by Smith Bites showcasing the beauty of this process.  Harvest, Ferment, Bottle and Enjoy!

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Honey Pear Baklava -

Recipe Courtesy of Audrey Barron of Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe

Photography by Kolton Dallas


This is my version of Baklava, which is traditionally made with layers of phyllo dough.  I love enlightening recipes like this, allowing for an equally tasty experience with less guilt and discomfort that, for many, can come with with eating processed sugars and gluten.

1 cup walnuts
3/4 cup dates, pitted and chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon water if needed

1 pear, sliced thinly, vertically so that it sits on it’s natural base
1 tablespoon raw local honey

Process almonds in food processor until it becomes a powder. … Read More

Summer Instagram Winners -

#Hoosierfood Instagram Contest Winners – Follow us on instagram @edibleindy
Over the summer we partnered with Bloomingfoods in celebrating Central Indiana foods over instagram. Each of the winners received $75 from Bloomingfoods along with their photo printed on canvas and displayed in Bloomingfood. These winners also are showcased in our fall issue out on stands September 19th.  There were over 300 entries for this contest! Congratulations to the top 5 winners.


Jessika – @Bloomingveg

 2nd PLACE

2ndplacewinnerJames Nimmer
James Nimmer – @jamesnimmer

 3rd PLACE

Elisabeth Simeri – @elizabethsimeri

 4th PLACE

Cate Pickens – @catepickens


Christa Nimmer – @insatiableindiana

Shout out to other Instagram photos tagged with #Hoosierfood.… Read More

Yelp’s Dinner en Blanc – A MUST ATTEND! -

By: Brittany Smith, Yelp

dinerenblancAs Yelp Indy’s Senior Community Manager, I have the unique role of finding creating ways to connect people in the community with local businesses and places on a daily basis. Grand and quirky methods seem to be my cup of tea, so here are the top 5 reasons (in no particular order) I decided it was time to host a 1,000 person dinner party on Monument Circle. (Yelp’s Diner en Blanc, September 21, is a free event – all you have to do is RSVP here:

1.) The art of gathering around the table seems to get lost in the daily shuffle of life – from the beauty of a pretty tablescape sporting local fresh-cut flowers to the conversations had over a glass of wine and flickering candles, I wanted to offer the city a moment to pause and appreciate the small things with neighbors.… Read More


IJF Visual 3

The 2014 Indy Jazz Fest returns with a 10-day lineup in venues “All Around Town” September 11-20, featuring special headliner and Indianapolis native Josh Kaufman, recent winner of NBC’s hit show The Voice. The announcement marks the start of the festival’s 16th year and is a celebration of its year-round dedication to strengthening the Indianapolis jazz and arts scene. Among the additional headliners are Maceo Parker, a funk and soul jazz saxophonist best known for his work with James Brown, and Steve Turre, a mentee of Indianapolis’ own J.J. Johnson and heading into his 30th year as trombonist with the Saturday Night Live Band.… Read More