In this episode: we interview a real urban farmer (Amy Matthews) and brainstorm what to do with her seasonal eats. Plus, we share the story of how we got into cooking in the first place, an innovative pad thai variation, new comfort foods to get through the winter months, and our favorite podcasts.


Our recipe of the week: Spaghetti squash pad thai (A Couple Cooks)

Sonja’s recipe pick: Red curry lentils (Lindsay Ostrom of Pinch of Yum)Alex’s recipe pick: Mushrooms and greens with toast (Tara O’Brady in Seven Spoons Cookbook via Smitten Kitchen)

Bonus: Dolsot bibimbap (I am Food Blog | Stephanie Le) or Vegetarian dolsot bibimbap (Emily Ho | The Kitchn)


Our tour with Amy at South Circle Farm

Recipes with Amy’s produce:

Fennel: Italian white bean soup (a favorite!)

Bok choy: Market vegetable fried rice

Parsnip: Roasted root vegetables

Rainbow carrots: Raw with Garlic and rosemary white bean dip or Greek yogurt ranch dip


We recreated the the homemade sushi dinner that started it all

Julia Child, the mother of all cooking shows (complete with old episodes)

Alton Brown’s Good Eats

Jamie Oliver

Who inspires you to cook (on TV or in real life)?


Our favorite podcasts - what podcasts do you love?

Amy's podcast recommendation: The Memory Palace.


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