About Amy

About Amy

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

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Edible Seattle

It's So Easy Being Green

Edible Seattle, May 2013

Lemon & Olive Oil Preserved Asparagus AND Champagne Pickled Asparagus

 

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Simple Summertime Drinking Vinegars

Edible Seattle, Jun 2012

Shrubs aren't just good for topiary-they're drinkable! Amy Pennington's simple recipes combine fruit, herbs and vinegar for refreshing and traditional syrups that make outstanding summer beverages.

Edible Seattle

Forage Fever

Edible Seattle, May 2011

It's too early for fruit, but the perfect time for blossoms. Amy Pennington shows you tasty things to do with elderflowers and maple blossoms.

Fresh From The Blog

HOW TO :: IDENTIFY, HARVEST & COOK SQUASH BLOSSOMS

Posted July 26

One of the most frequently asked questions I get every summer is when and how to harvest squash blossoms. These brilliant tangerine-colored flowers can be cooked in broths, sautéed, or more commonly stuffed and dipped in light batters and fried. Every- one loves fried squash blossoms!

Squash Vine & Blossoms

Summer squash plants (all members of the Cucurbitaceae family, for that matter— cucumbers, pumpkins, melons, gourds, and so on) send out both male and female blossoms. Through pollination, male blossoms lend their pollen to the female blos- soms, and those female blossoms turn into the fruit of the plant. A plant will create more male blossoms than are necessary for pollination, and some of these may be harvested and eaten. (But if you eat all of the male blossoms, you will not have any fruit to harvest!)

Identifying male versus female blossoms is a reasonably simple task. Male flowers have stamens—a long, slender “stalk” that runs up the center... Read more from the blog...

Events

Oct 4

4:00 pm
Tecate, Mexico

Rancho La Puerta Cooking Classes

I will be cooking for a week at Rancho La Puerta this autumn. A hop, skip & jump from San Diego, this spa is all about health and well-being. Stay tuned for details!