Sep 24

6:00 pm
Hot Stove Society
2000 4th Avenue

Homemade Condiments

​It's time to take advantage of the bounty of summer vegetables! While the season for beautiful plump tomatoes, vibrant peppers, and tasty tomatillos may be short, you can extend summer into fall and winter by canning and preserving these fruits and vegetables.

Chef, author and TV host Amy Pennington will be dropping by the Hot Stove Society to teach you how to take these in-season treats and turn them into delicious condiments that you can use all the way into next summer.

Roll up your sleeves because Pennington will walk you through the process of making homemade ketchup and a beautiful Croatian relish called, ajvar.

You'll also learn tips on how to can stewed tomatoes for basic sauces and a deliciously zippy tomatillo salsa recipe!


Stewed Tomatoes
Homemade Ketchup (hands-on!)
Ajvar: a Croatian Relish (hands-on!)
Tomatillo Salsa


Sep 25

4:00 pm
Metropolitan Market
Sand Point

FRESH PANTRY Cookbook Demo & Signing

Come check out my newest book, Fresh Pantry, which has all the tips you need to learn to love vegetables. I'll be touring local Metropolitan Markets - one of my fave grocery stores! Have a nibble, get some grocery shopping done and say HI.

With seasonal recipes, fresh ideas, and my signature fun approach (they said it, not me!), I'll be stopping by stores to help you can the freshest and best September has to offer.

We will make two recipes from the cookbook and sample them out to customers while I chat with customers and sign books!


Sept 26th - ADMIRAL Metropolitan Market 4-6pm

Sept 27th - KIRKLAND Metropolitan Market 12-2pm

Sept 28th - UPTOWN Metropolitan Market 12-2pm


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!

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 fruits all year long. Save money & eat like a king by applying the skills learned in this informative class where we will preserve cranberries two ways. We will make:

Toasted Pecan & Cranberry Relish from my new book, Fresh Pantry
Cranberry Maraschino (for your holiday cocktails!)

My classes are designed for both a beginner and advancing preservationist. We will break down recipes bit by bit (so all students can go home and experiment) and you will learn about the science behind food preservation while simultaneously introducing creative and thoughtful ways to move your canning products to the next level. You will leave well-informed!