About Amy

About Amy

I am a cook, author, and urban farmer. I currently live in Seattle. I am all for LIVING GREEN! I am also a speaker, teacher, TV show host and a handful of other 'jobs' that revolve around food, farms and the environment. Here is how it all began...



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Seattle Magazine

There's a New Spice Making Heat Waves in Restaurants

Seattle Magazine, Jun 2015

Chef Thierry Rautureau turns up the heat with Harissa

Seattle Magazine

Poppy's Jerry Traunfeld Shares Favorite Seasonal Pick

Seattle Magazine, Apr 2015

KEY INGREDIENT: Poppy chef/owner Jerry Traunfeld springs for this savory herb

Seattle Magazine

How to use Hemp Seeds in Your Cooking

Seattle Magazine, Feb 2015

Chef Colin Patterson of vegan restaurant Sutra Seattle gets creative with hemp

Seattle Magazine

Where to Eat for Cheap in Seattle and on the Eastside

Seattle Magazine, Jan 2015

49 delicious (and some superbly nutritious) meals out for breakfast, lunch and dinner
By: Chelsea Lin & Amy Pennington

Fresh From The Blog

Homemade Plum Fruit Roll Ups

Posted July 22

Plum Fruit Roll UpDehydrating fruit is an excellent preservation technique if you don’t have time to make jam and jar up whole fruits. Simply toss sliced or pureed fruit into the dehydrator of low oven and leave it be for hours. Dehyrdrating fruit is an awesome overnight project!

To make fruit puree, cut fruit of your choice into small pieces and add to a pot set over low heat. Depending on how juicy the fruit is, you may or may not need to add some water to the pot. Start small, adding only 1/2 cup of water at a time. As the fruit warms, it will release natural juices. (more…)


Sep 22

6:00 pm
Hot Stove Society
2000 4th Avenue, Seattle

Can you do the Can-Can?

The first day of fall is just a few days away. That means summer is on the way out. That means NOW is the time to save all those lush tomatoes for the dark days of winter. Join urban gardener, cookbook author, and preserving expert, Amy Read More...

Oct 10

2:00 pm
KCLS Redmond Library
15990 NE 85th Street Redmond, 98052

Canning 101

Autumn is the PERFECT time to finish canning for winter months when fruit is scarce and expensive. Plan now, save money & eat like a king all winter long by using the skills learned in this short and informative class where we will preserve Pears Read More...