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

Key Ingredient: SEAWEED

Seattle Magazine, Dec 2015

Seaweed, long revered in Japanese culture, is available as close as Puget Sound. But can we simply stroll down to Golden Gardens and harvest some fresh kelp for eating?

Seattle Magazine

Using This Ingredient Makes a Delicious Difference in Your Cooking

Seattle Magazine, Aug 2015

Ma‘ono’s Mark Fuller dishes on his go-to ingredient :: To the uninitiated, the mention of fish sauce might well result in wrinkled noses.

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

How to use Hemp Seeds in Your Cooking

Seattle Magazine, Feb 2015

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

Fresh From The Blog

HOW TO :: Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted October 28

homemade apple cider vinegarLast year, my friend Ritzy went apple picking and brought home about 40lbs of apples. That’s a lot! I told her to drop them to me and I’d take care of half of them. Using the recipe below, though on a much larger scale, I made a HUGE batch of homemade apple cider vinegar that lasted me all year. It lasts because I make sure to use it only in raw applications – cooking the vinegar kills the live microbes and probiotics that are so good for you.

THIS PROJECT IS WORTH THE EFFORT!

The resulting vinegar was apple-forward, and a bit tangy on the finish. While the nose was pretty vinegar-y, it would be great in a beverage – not offensive in anyway. It’s good to note that the I left one batch to ferment in the air for two months more after the initial fermentation period – the color was much darker, the flavor was stronger and it was a bit too alcohol-y and ferment-y, though it mellowed with age.

HOMEMADE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

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