Amy Jeanroy

Cooking and writing have been my constant companions ever since I was a small child.

My earliest memories are of my grandparent's garden and watching my grandfather clean fish for our meals. Every bite of food was wrapped in love, and I carry that with me to this day.

My writing is all over the place. For frugal and home cooking- mom stuff, visit The Farming Wife. I blog over at, about wildcrafting and growing food on our family farm, and Herb Gardens about everything herbal.

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Posts by Amy Jeanroy

March 30, 2012

Easter Bento

We just love this blog post from Adventures in Bentomaking! Check out the amazing gallery of Easter themed Bento boxes there.  Who wouldn't love a little Easter lamb shaped Bento, to greet...

March 30, 2012

Easter Egg Dyes

Dyeing Easter eggs is a tradition for many of us around the world. Did you know that you can make egg colors from plants and foods you probably have in the cupboard?  The colors, although pretty...

March 30, 2012

Birds nest cookies

If you are looking for a sweet grandma fix, as well as a great Easter cookie to make with the kids, this one is for you. 

March 28, 2012

Royal Ham with pineapple

Just in time for Easter, we found the perfect addition to your little Chef's play kitchen. This Felted Royal Ham With Pineapple is so cute, you may not want to share it.  Complete with a...

March 28, 2012

Adorable Easter Cookies

We absolutely love this new cooking channel called Todd's Kitchen,  that we discovered! These fun, decorated cookies, are simple and sweet, perfect to surprise your little bunnies with for...

March 28, 2012

David's best

If you grew up combining coconut and toasted marshmallow jelly beans to make a mouthful of your favorite flavor, then this new candy sensation is made just for you.  From the man who invented...

March 27, 2012

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market recently recalled their Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies for undeclared walnuts.  The cookies were sold at WFM stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. From the FDA site...

March 27, 2012

Cherry Blossom Bento

When  you start making bento, buying the tools and accessories is part of the fun! We don't want you to think that bento is just for children. This Sakura (Cherry Blossom) decorated bento...

March 27, 2012

coconut macaroons

Surprise your loved ones with these positively addictive Chocolate Macaroon Cookies. They only take a few simple ingredients. We dare you to try and eat just one.

March 27, 2012

Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Leg of Lamb

The perfect Easter dinner; Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Leg of Lamb will be the star of the dinner table.  This recipe includes the rustic flavors of both garlic and rosemary, combined with olive...

March 26, 2012

Sunmaid raisin

Have a look at this amazing Bento: It looks eerily like the Sun Maid raisin girl, doesn't it? The complete tutorial is available, so you can spook your little lunch buddies. This is awesome! How...

March 26, 2012

Couscous and veg - Moraccan

This light and lovely dish is hearty enough for a great meal, and still meatless. If you have never tried couscous, you will love this preparation for it. So good!

March 26, 2012


While looking for a noodle dish, I found this recipe for Pastitsio, from deep in our Foodista archives. It looked so delicious, that it had to be shared.  Pastitsio is a greek dish, that...

March 25, 2012

ranting chef

Check out the new blog that we have been reading: Rantings of an Amateur Chef   Turn your attention to the Brussels Sprouts Post, aptly named: Roasting Balls of Heaven. Of course, my (Amy) deep...

March 25, 2012

Lemon Ginger Beef

We can't wait to serve this Lemon Ginger Beef for dinner! The ingredients are simply (love that), and the combination of lemon and ginger will spice up our boring beef in a new way.  Perfect...

March 25, 2012

Jelly Benas

What is Easter without the obligatory jelly bean? Here is a short video showing How Jelly Beans Are Made. Awesome! 

March 25, 2012

Chicken and Egg Donburi

What tastes better on a cool spring day, than a simple chicken recipe. Watch how Chef from Cookingwithdog, uses traditional Japanese techniques to make this Oyakodon (Chicken and Egg Donburi)....

March 24, 2012

Felted Easter

Oh my word! This Felt Food Easter Gift Set, from Etsy shop: TomomoHandmade, is so cute, we couldn't resist sharing it. The cookies look just like a fondant decorated sugar cookies, and those...

March 24, 2012

simple cake

We love simple. We also love cake. How about having a recipe for a simple cake, from one of our favorite recipe contributors: Lady Catherine Gourmet. Her recipes are always delicious, and they are...

March 24, 2012

Rainbow pop

March 24, is National Cake Pop Day! What better way to celebrate, than to check out the creative and downright amazing, cooks can be. ----- Rainbow Cake Pop What make a bite taste better, than...

March 24, 2012

Easter Gingerbread House

We love seeing traditional foods used in new ways. This Easter Gingerbread House, from the Eastern Euopean Food site at, shows us how to take a gingerbread house and give it an Easter...

March 23, 2012

Bento Crush

We are so excited to show you this adorable Bento: Perkedel, Potato Corn Beef Patty that was submitted by Foodista member, Blackswan.  You could make it using left over corned beef that you...

March 23, 2012

Easter Cookies

We just loved this parade of fondant covered Easter cookies! From Cooking channel: YummyArts, you will be able to find lots of ideas for your cookie making this year. So cute!

March 23, 2012


After reading a blog about Girl Scout Cookies being sold by the parents instead of the children, I have to concur.  Let me set up the scenario:  Cub Scouts in a small town, are asked to...

March 23, 2012

McDonald's Coffee Cups

McDonalds is taking another step towards an eco-friendly stance. They have announced the testing of a prototype paper cup that can be recycled. The new style cup, will also have a double layer to...


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