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

Where to Dine Out Alone in Seattle

Seattle Magazine, Feb 2015

It may be the month of tables for two, but those of us looking for time to ourselves have options

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

Your Guide to the Best Soups in Town

Seattle Magazine, Jan 2015

Warm up to the best house-made soups on the menu

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

Seattle Magazine

Le Pichet's Jim Drohman on His Love for Comté Cheese

Seattle Magazine, Dec 2014

KEY INGREDIENT :: Chef Jim Drohman of Le Pichet and Café Presse honors French tradition with Comté cheese

Fresh From The Blog

Best Soups in Seattle

Posted February 24

I loved putting together this list of what I think are the best soups in Seattle. The article ran in January’s Seattle Magazine, but I’ve condensed it here to a selection of soups that I would personally recommend, versus having to include neighborhoods across town. I would eat these soups any day of the week. What am I missing?!


Tom’s Tomato Soup at Dahlia Bakery and Dahlia Lounge 
In the jewel-box space that houses the Dahlia Bakery, people queue up year-round for takeout soups, salads and sandwiches. Just like mom used to make, Tom’s tasty tomato soup (available daily) is loaded with canned tomatoes and cream in perfect proportions, creating a super tomatoey soup that is best eaten with the brown-butter croutons (always served in Dahlia Lounge, next door; order as an extra at the bakery).
Tom's Tasty Tomato



Apr 26

1:00 pm
my urban pantry
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Rhubarb Burst

Rhubarb .....Sure, they're great with strawberries and in pie, but let's dig a little deeper. Discover the hidden flavors of this spring vegetable in a 2-hour hands-on cooking class focused on this astringent vegetable. You will make sweet and Read More...

Jul 19

2:00 pm
my urban pantry
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Preserving Cherries & Plums

Cherry season is here! Cherries are just coming in from Eastern, Wa and it's a great time to stock up for winter months when you're craving fruits of summer. Buying cherries in bulk and putting them up is the smartest way to save money & eat like Read More...