Apr 11

1:00 pm
A Book For All Seasons
Leavenworth, WA

Book Signing in Leavenworth

I will be in eastern washington signing copies of FRESH PANTRY during "Taste Leavenworth" Culinary Crawl. I'll have some nibbles from Fresh Pantry: Eat Seasonally, Cook Smart & Learn to Love Your Vegetables, and it's a GREAT time to be in the cute Bavarian town of Leavenworth, too!

Apr 18

10:00 am
Swanson's Nursery
9701 15th Avenue NW

Celebrate Spring!

Celebrate Spring at Swansons: Get ready to dive into your spring landscaping projects at this design-focused weekend event! Join us for inspiring and informative seminars, delicious seasonal snacks from Seasons cafe and local food trucks, and a beautiful selection of spring plants and merchandise. Visit special Design Stations (I'll be hosting the URBAN FARMING TABLE) where you can get expert advice and inspiration from some of our favorite local landscape designers, or ask a knowledgable Swansons staff member. From edible gardening to designing with perennials Swanson's is the place to be.

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 savory rhubarb dishes that inspire you to see this ruby stalk in a different light. To sign up early, email

May 16

11:00 am
Henry Art Gallery

Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden

Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden featuring all of the ingredients needed to make a summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Amy Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.

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 a king all winter long by using the skills learned in this  informative class where we will preserve stone fruit. 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! To sign up early, email

 Menu Brandied Bing Cherries, Sour Pie Cherries & Plum & Cherry Compote