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

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Compost 101 – When & Why to Add Compost to Your Garden

Posted March 11

Compost can be confusing. We all know it’s “good”, but good how? And when should we use it? Do we even need to use it? Here is a short good-to-know guide for when and why to add compost to your garden.

Compost is an efficient and practical fertilizer. Composed of decayed organic matter, compost is a basic tool for the organic gardener. Brown leaves, compostable materials like cardboard and newspaper, grass clippings, food scraps, twigs and more can all be broken down into compost. Compost is created through the process of thermal decay and then added as humus to the garden. Compost is home to millions of active microorganisms which help to continue breaking down organic matter into bio-available nutrients – food for plants!

Quite simply, compost adds nitrogen to a garden. Nitrogen is what contributes to a plants healthy, green growth. This is an excellent excerpt from an article on the role of nitrogen in the garden.

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Events

Jun 3

2:00 pm
BLACK DIAMOND LIBRARY
24707 Roberts Dr, Black Diamond, WA 98010

Salad Days!

Learn how to make delicious and healthy salads, including a tutorial on simple, delicious homemade dressings and vinaigrettes. Urban farmer and cook Amy Pennington celebrates the launch of her 5th cookbook by serving up a variety of seasonal Read More...

Jun 10

2:00 pm
COVINGTON LIBRARY
27100 164TH AVE SE, COVINGTON WA 98042

Salad Days!

Learn how to make delicious and healthy salads, including a tutorial on simple, delicious homemade dressings and vinaigrettes. Urban farmer and cook Amy Pennington celebrates the launch of her 5th cookbook by serving up a variety of seasonal Read More...