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

Tilikum Place Chef's Favorite Ingredient: Walnut Vinegar

Seattle Magazine, Oct 2014

A fortuitous souvenir brought back from France by her sister led Ba Culbert, chef and co-owner of Tilikum Place Café, to one of her dearest ingredients-walnut vinegar. While not a fan of other flavored vinegars, Culbert immediately loved how walnut vinegar has a "subtle and nuanced flavor that keeps dishes light."

Edible Seattle

Seeing Red - Preserving Cranberries

Edible Seattle, Nov 2012

By now, we know that the Pacific Northwest is an absolute cornucopia of farm fresh produce, so when I stumble on a new fruit or vegetable at the farmers market, it's a thrilling occasion. Last year I stopped in my tracks when I passed an unadorned table at the Broadway Farmers Market simply piled with big wooden boxes and a small bowl of cranberries. 

Edible Seattle

Quintessentially Quince

Edible Seattle, Nov 2011

The late-ripening quince provides us with the last canning opportunity of the year. Amy Pennington's recipe results in two delicious outcomes: a fragrant syrup, and a rich fruit paste.

Fresh From The Blog

Pineapple & Mint Drinking Vinegar Recipe

Posted October 30

Making Pineapple Drinking VinegarDrinking vinegars, or shrubs, are refreshing beverages made from fermenting a combination of fruit, sugar and vinegar. Last week, in honor of my new SodaStream, I created a pineapple drinking vinegar recipe that is light, energizing and fresh. Shrubs are not a new idea – they were used in colonial America as a way to preserve quick-spoiling fruit. Lacking proper refrigeration, fruit turned quickly. Adding vinegar to the fruit solved the issue of decay and was a means of preservation, as vinegar is high in acid and prevents mold and spoilers from forming.

There are no limitations to ingredients that can be combined and (more…)

Events

Book Signing & Demo

This weekend's market demo is with me!; demos will be going on throughout the day. Come learn more about this amazing non-profit & do some weekend farmers market shopping.

Nov 2

1:00 pm
Queen Anne
my house!

Cranberry Burst! How To Preserve Fresh Cranberries

The Holiday Season is here! Cranberries are just coming in from the coast and it's a great time to stock up for festive spreads & holiday gift giving. Buying cranberries fresh and putting them up is the smartest way to eat fresh and local winter Read More...