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

Dense Chocolate-Banana Bread :: Using Up Over Ripe Bananas

Posted January 29

nutsWe’ve all been there. Bananas turn too brown to actually enjoy, so we hang on to them thinking ‘I’ll make banana bread.’ But that day doesn’t come, so maybe you toss the bananas in the compost or maybe, if you’re not repulsed by the glossy black sheen they have now, you’ll freeze them for smoothies.

About 3 weeks ago, I moved BLACK bananas to the fridge. I knew the cool temp would slow down the decay and I figured I’d make banana bread in the next day or so. But I didn’t. I don’t really eat wheat in my day to day life (and steer clear of sugar for the most part), so making banana bread was low on my list. (HIGH on my list, however, is not wasting food! Conundrum!)

Days went by, and the bananas started fermenting. You know bananas are fermenting when they start smelling boozy. Then I was leaving on a trip and thought – I have GOT to use these damn things. So I made a quick bread (the lazy bakers ultimate go-to recipe) and wrapped it up... Read more from the blog...

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Taste Washington :: On The Farm

Experience #2 - Urban Farming
Seattle Tilth, Seattle, WA

Let's urban farm! In the heart of the city, near the University of Washington, there's a vibrant, ever-growing plot of row crops that are tended by volunteers, including at-risk youth. It's Read More...