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Amy at her local farmer’s market, Ithaca, NY.

Welcome to Eggs on Sunday! Thanks for stopping by!

A little bit about me and my cooking philosophy, in a nutshell: I believe in cooking with whole, natural and organic ingredients, celebrating seasonal foods, and supporting local farmers by using local ingredients whenever I can. I’m not “officially” vegetarian, but I try to choose meat, dairy and eggs from animals that I can trust have been cared for, raised and processed humanely. I love to garden — the process of growing your own food is immensely rewarding and fun. I believe in taking time to enjoy food, and in relishing the joys of delicious food! As much as I love the pleasures of eating, I also love the process of cooking: chopping, slicing, stirring, sauteing, caring for the ingredients. I love learning new things — new methods of preparation, discovering new ingredients, the science behind why certain things happen in the kitchen.

coverEFLspr09In addition to writing this blog, I also write the Seasonal Cooking column for Edible Finger Lakes magazine.

On the photography you see on the blog: many people have emailed me and asked me what kind of camera I use. I shoot with a Canon SD750, which is a point-and-shoot. It’s not a particularly expensive or super-fancy camera, but it’s a solid model, it’s very portable, and I’ve been very happy with it so far. I don’t have any special photography setups, just try to use natural light when I can. For me, taking pictures is a constant learning process, and I like to really “notice” the food and what things about it seem pretty, interesting, or unique about it to me. Taking the time to look lovingly at your food can sometimes go a long way into getting a good picture.

Happy Eating!

Eggs on Sunday has been featured on Tastespotting, Serious Eats, Cookthink, Foodgawker, and YumSugar.

Email me: eggsonsunday [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Awards

Winner – Root Source Strawberry


Thanks, Chriesi!


Thanks, Lori!

62 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary permalink
    January 28, 2008 11:28 pm

    Amy,

    I landed on your blog due to my late-night stop at Tastespotting (with your soup on display that I’m going to attempt to imitate) and I couldn’t resist leaving a message to express what a neat blog you have here! Oh, and I like to consider myself an avid fan of the gifts of organics as well as farmer’s markets! The ones here in the city is wonderful and I can’t afford NOT to go every week! In the pursuit of my love for food, great cooking, and new recipes (although, I haven’t accomplished/experienced as much as you, I don’t own a blog dedicated to this great adventure and my kitchen is almost too unbearably small), I hope that your cooking and everything related to food continues to flourish, as well as your lovely blog!

    Best wishes,
    Mary :)

  2. January 29, 2008 9:57 am

    Mary, thanks so much for your kind words — enjoy the soup, and happy farmer’s-market-shopping and cooking to you!

  3. bibomedia permalink
    March 4, 2008 6:21 am

    :)

  4. March 4, 2008 5:38 pm

    I too just stumbled onto your blog and I love it! I’m definitely going to have to try your apple cup pies, as well as herb baked eggs.

    Looking forward to future posts!

  5. March 5, 2008 6:07 pm

    Thanks, Parsnip! Enjoy both recipes if you try them – they are both favorites of mine. :)

  6. Ashley Marie permalink
    March 5, 2008 10:34 pm

    I love your cup pie recipe… i have been hooked on “pushing daisies” since the first episode and i always wanted to cook them. i cant wait to make them next week…

  7. March 6, 2008 6:50 pm

    Thanks, Ashley Marie! Let me know how they turn out if you make them.

  8. Latte permalink
    April 20, 2008 5:27 pm

    What a lovely blog! Our CSA begins in a few weeks. It looks like I will get some ideas for our share here. Our blogs have some similarlies in theme if not in content. I use blix and write about eggs too. However, my blog is about my daughter, not food.

    Thanks for sharing your food!

  9. April 22, 2008 3:16 pm

    I too ended up at your blog from Tastespotting, and you’re now on my Google Reader list. Not just the pictures and the food did me in, but the fact that it’s someone else who fell in love with Ithaca and the Farmer’s Market and Wegman’s there while undergrad at Cornell in the late 90s. I envy your return and will live vicariously by reading your blogs.

  10. April 24, 2008 3:39 pm

    I’ve recently discovered your blog and have added it to my favourite places to visit. I LOVE to bake and cook and I have been drooling over many of your recipes, the desserts especially! I believe I’m going to be making the double chocolate pudding as soon as I get off the computer!
    You seem to cook so much like I do – we have a lot of the same cookbooks – and I also like tinkering with recipes, adding a more nutritious ingredient in place of another and so on.
    Can’t wait to see all that you share here!

  11. Anne permalink
    May 20, 2008 1:38 pm

    um, yum!!! i just printed out like 15 of your recipes to try, haha. keep up the awesomeness! :)

  12. Carey permalink
    June 10, 2008 6:11 pm

    Dear Amy,

    What a beautiful and delicious blog you have.

    You’ve inspired me to make the chocolate chip cookie topped brownie for my next diet cheat day!

    Your photos are lovely… do you mind telling me what camera you use? I’m shopping for a new one right now.

    Thanks so much,

    Carey

  13. Emily permalink
    June 11, 2008 8:50 pm

    Oooh! I’m a huge fan of your asparagus quinoa recipe (made it soooo many times when our asparagus patch was supplying this spring), and just today discovered that you’re in Ithaca! How cool — my husband and I live in Newfield, and have a huge veggie garden that keeps us stocked up during the summer and fall… If you ever feel like grabbing coffee with a fellow food lover, it would be great to meet up in town!

  14. June 24, 2008 12:08 am

    Hi Amy,

    Really interesting and delicious recipes you have here. I did your Homemade Ricotta and it turned out great! I’ll try different kinds of milk next time.

    Thanks!

  15. Anne permalink
    July 11, 2008 7:51 pm

    I discovered your blog on Wednesday afternoon after searching online for a recipe for ricotta, and well, I’m smitten. I can’t stop reading it! Every single one of the recipes you’ve posted has piqued my interest, and I would really love to make them all.
    Yesterday, I made whole wheat pizza dough and homemade ricotta (added a little lemon zest). For dinner, I made a pizza with roasted butternut squash, roasted garlic, ricotta, red bell, vegetarian italian sausage and fresh basil. It was so good and my husband was thoroughly impressed. Today, so far, I’ve made a whole-grain sunflower seed -flaxseed – oat bread, lemon curd, and the lemon ricotta cheesecakes are chilling as I type. (I’m on vacation right now, so have lots of free time to cook.)
    Your blog has expanded the way I think about food.
    Thank you!

  16. Lysette permalink
    August 5, 2008 9:11 pm

    This is such a charming, beautiful blog. And as someone in the market for a new camera, I was also wondering what make and model of camera you are using.

    Thanks!

  17. August 6, 2008 8:52 pm

    I second Lysette. I am planning on buying a new camera as well–the child decided to “play” with the other one.

    Anyways-wow, what a gorgeous blog! I randomly found you through wordpress months ago and had your incredible photos and passion for food in the back of my mind. Looking forward to catching up–let us know how the refrigerator pickles work out!

  18. Erin permalink
    August 8, 2008 4:34 pm

    I just came across your blog today and I am already addicted. I cannot wait for future posts.

  19. August 15, 2008 3:46 am

    Hey there, I am a big fan of your blog and I am just switching my subscription over to google reader from e-mail, so please don’t be alarmed when you receive and unsubscription notice – I would hate for you to think I had unsubscribed!

  20. Lisa permalink
    September 25, 2008 9:23 pm

    Amy,
    Just found your blog through google reader and I love it! My daughter LOVES to cook and I know she will really enjoy all your posts. Thank you so much for sharing your cuisine with us!

  21. Lori permalink
    January 28, 2009 3:42 pm

    I love your blog, I was wondering if you could post the recipe for your vanilla Hot Chocolate mix.
    thanks,
    Lori Henkel

  22. juline permalink
    February 17, 2009 2:43 pm

    I would like to link a recipe to a photo I’ve uploaded to Flickr, but when I click the link from the Index page, I’m told I’m not allowed to edit the post. I can’t even view the recipe anymore. Help?

  23. March 26, 2009 9:33 am

    Hi Amy,

    I came across your blog and noticed that you enjoy cooking with whole, fresh foods. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of it, but Stonyfield Farm makes Oikos Organic Greek yogurt. It’s the only organic Greek yogurt on the market today. It’s triple strained making it extra thick and great for cooking with. I’d love to send you free coupons or product for you to give Okios a try. If you’re interested, send me an email at Kdrociak@stonyfield.com and let me know where to send them, along with the name of your blog. Thanks for your time!

    Take care,
    Kristina
    Stonyfield Farm

  24. Jen permalink
    April 2, 2009 9:25 pm

    Hi-

    I am not even sure how I came upon your blog, but both my husband (who is a professional chef) and I love it. We too try and eat locally and seasonally and only eat humanely raised meat, which means we have lots of vegetarian meals. I love your recipes, your descriptions, the creativity you have and your photographs. I read very few blogs, but this one is a favorite.

    Keep ‘em coming!

    Jen

  25. Mae permalink
    April 8, 2009 3:44 pm

    Hi Amy-

    I wanted to leave you a note to let you know how much I love your recipes! I am part of a brand-new, eight person vegetarian house in D.C. and we’re trying to get 70% of our food either from our CSA share, or grown in the back yard. Your seasonal recipes are amazing and I love looking at how you used your CSA share last year, and anticipating how we’re going to use ours soon. I have to double, and sometimes triple the ingredients (which opens it up to my errors) but still everyone swoons.

    Thanks for all of your blog efforts thus far, and please keep up the amazing work!

    Mae

  26. April 9, 2009 12:52 am

    Great blog! I am also a CSA member (and semi-vegetarian), and I really relate to your approach. Looking forward to more delicious recipes and photos.

  27. Natalie permalink
    April 13, 2009 2:56 pm

    I absolutely love your ice cream cakes! My boyfriend was amazed at how spectacular it tasted and looked like something out of a magazine!

  28. May 29, 2009 6:40 pm

    Hello Amy,
    My name is Tracey, and I work for a company that imports organic, fair trade cinnamon and vanilla from farmers in developing countries. We’re in the process of updating our website, and we’re looking for recipes that feature vanilla or cinnamon, or both as a prominent ingredient or flavor to post. We’re especially looking for recipes that are unique or different from the traditionally thought of genre for these ingredients. Of course we would give you credit for the recipe, and post a link back to your blog. You can check out our current website here: http://www.kestrelgrowth.com It will be updated in the next couple of weeks. Thanks so much, I look forward to speaking with you!
    Tracey

  29. Margaret permalink
    June 20, 2009 9:33 am

    Amy:

    Wow, you’ve made my summer. I signed up for a CSA share (I live in NYC) and wasn’t quite sure what to do with the huge amounts of lettuce, garlic scapes, and other stuff I received. I will be reading your blog religiously year-round from now on. Selfishly, I hope you post TONS of CSA recipes because I’ll be trying as many as I possibly can. Also, your tips on storage are essential, I’m discovering.

    One question – what’s the best way to limit myself to just your CSA posts? I don’t think I’ll have time for anything else! I tried the “Categories” drop-down menu, but that mixes up all of your CSA posts (and not in chrono order, as far as I can tell). Just being lazy, but if there is a way to “cleave off” those posts so your fans can follow them in order – that’d be even more amazing than what you’re already doing.

    I will share your blog link with our CSA organizer to send out to the others receiving the weekly bounty in my neighborhood.

    THANK YOU!
    – Margaret

  30. June 25, 2009 8:37 pm

    Hi Amy! I just found your blog and I love it! I joined two CSAs this summer (one meat, one veg) after years of shopping at big supermarkets and I’m so excited about eating locally/sustainably farmed food. Your recipes are a great inspiration when we get our box of produce each week!

  31. Elizabeth permalink
    July 1, 2009 11:56 am

    Hi Amy –

    I think I found your blog due to your April Fools’ Day post picture appearing somewhere else. I’m so glad I did! I love your recipes, and keep coming back to try more! And as I went to Cornell University and now reside near Boston, I appreciate all of your references to Ithaca and Boston! I’ve joined a CSA for the first time this summer, and as I try and use up my veggies I’m sure I’ll continue reading and hunting for recipes to use up all of my veggies! Thanks for providing them! :-)

  32. July 17, 2009 7:42 am

    Hi Amy!
    I love your blog, it has always been inspiring to me.
    I have just recently started my own blog, check it out http://bowlofmush.blogspot.com/
    Would love to hear your thoughts.
    Follow me on twitter
    http://twitter.com/ABowlOfMush

    Take care :)

  33. pearsandplums permalink
    August 11, 2009 12:42 am

    I LOVE your blog. I am new to this blogosphere and am always looking for people with similar food philosophies to mine. It is pretty much identical. I love the pictures too, great photography. Keep up the wonderful writings <3

  34. August 29, 2009 10:24 am

    My sister used to live in Ithaca, and I loved to visit her there!
    This is such a great blog, and your photos of individual steps are a great resource for people, like me, who have no idea what they’re doing ;)

    Keep it up and have fun!

  35. September 14, 2009 7:08 pm

    Amy,
    What fun! I was just browsing on Photograzing and clicked through on your pizza link. Then I did a double-take on a link to the Piggery, and realized we’re both shopping, eating a writing right here in Ithaca. I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your food through this site, and possibly meeting in person some time.
    Rebecca

  36. Regina permalink
    October 19, 2009 10:50 pm

    Hi Amy – found your lovely blog from another one I visit often and I am happy I did. Even more happily, I also live in Ithaca! Just wanted to say great job on the blog and I can’t wait to try out some of your recipes!

    – Regina

  37. CS Barry permalink
    November 5, 2009 8:54 am

    Hi Amy,

    I just found a link to your blog from another blog…can’t remember which. Just wanted to tell you that I love it here and will enjoy searching your archives as well as your new post! Good luck in your culinary endeavors.

    CS Barry

  38. November 7, 2009 11:03 am

    So glad I found your blog!! Seems like we have a lot in common. I’ve subscribed and can’t wait till the kids are in bed so I can peruse your blog at leisure.

  39. December 20, 2009 11:44 pm

    Great site, glad to see someone showing the blogosphere the foodie side of Ithaca!

  40. February 14, 2010 11:50 am

    Amy,

    I just discovered your blog when I was reading another one and there was a link to get me here. I am already a huge fan of yours. I have read some of the archives, and I can’t wait to come back and read more as time permits. Your recipes look just fabulous and your photography is very nice too. I can’t believe that you are just using a point and shoot camera to capture your finished dishes. I am in the market for a digital camera (one that is not too expensiive), and all this blog reading may lead me to my starting a blog of my own. Your blog certainly inspires me to do so. Keep up the good work, Amy, this is a very nice site.

    Judi

  41. mari permalink
    February 18, 2010 11:00 pm

    i’m all the way out on the west coast in california, making celery root soup with your recipe…. when i suddenly realized you live in ithaca!! i was born ‘n raised there. thanks for representin’ well on the inter web ;) much love!!!

  42. April 15, 2010 6:40 pm

    Hey, so not to sound like a stalker, but do I know you? I had subscribed months ago based on the recommendation of my google reader and just saw the picture of you and your little one and thought, wait, didn’t i take yoga with her? I was the tall, dark hair and glasses, due in November (my son ended up 3 weeks early). Anyways, if you know/ remember me, shoot me an email, i’d love to get in touch. If not, love the blog, your food looks yummy.

  43. July 17, 2010 1:28 pm

    Ma’am, you have made me very hungry.

  44. September 29, 2010 3:27 pm

    fantastic blog. i have it on my blog roll on my own weblog, and i love seeing what you are cooking next! i agree that the little canon sd750 is a good little guy- i’ve used the same for a couple of years. it’s a goodie! anyway, just wanted to say that i love your blog, thoughts, photos, recipes!
    keep it up.
    thanks,
    n.

  45. September 30, 2010 6:28 pm

    just “happened upon” your site here in blogland..love it! I think we have things in common ;)
    Love,
    Cathy B. @ brightbakes

  46. Sally permalink
    November 22, 2010 11:32 pm

    Hi Amy: I have just stumbled upon your blog while looking for a pumpkin scone recipe. I will try it tomorrow! I love your descriptive writing and am looking forward to more–thank you!

  47. Lindsey permalink
    December 28, 2010 11:51 pm

    Tonight I googled for a beet and carrot latke recipe and came upon your blog. It’s great and I can’t wait to try some recipes. The carrot flan looks delicious. Keep on posting!

  48. Jessica permalink
    March 19, 2011 6:41 pm

    Just found you while googling overnight oatmeal (though I am looking for a crock pot method)…anyhow, I used to live in Ithaca, so I will visit your blog whenever I need a shot of the Farmers’ Market! Thanks for the memories.

  49. May 5, 2011 8:32 pm

    Hi Amy! I’m a huge fan that’s followed you for quite a while. Thank you so much for all your fabulous recipes. I can’t tell you how many I’ve tried and LOVED! Too many to count! I recently made your chocolate raspberry scones and oh my! heavenly!!! I would love to do a post about them on my blog. I’m a small town blogger…just a hand full of followers…mainly family, but I don’t want to post about your scones without asking you:) I will mention your blog lots of times of course, with your link in the post. Thought it would be lovely for a Mother’s Day post. Thanks for your time! Blessings~~Shine

    • May 5, 2011 8:39 pm

      Hi Shine, of course! Happy to share the recipe. I’m so glad you enjoyed the scones – they are a favorite in our house!

  50. May 15, 2011 2:28 pm

    Hi Amy! My name is Vanessa. I came across your blog when googling a lemon recipe when your blog post for Ina Garten’s (love her!) lemon yogurt cake came up in the search as well. I also like the name of your blog – Eggs on Sunday! (Where did you come up with that? So creative of you.)

  51. Betsy permalink
    July 5, 2011 1:45 pm

    Adorable photo Amy! I just made your blackberry lemon clafouti for probably the 10th time – delicious!

  52. September 13, 2011 1:38 pm

    Love the blog Amy! Can I connect it to the Ithaca Family Fun website? http://www.IthacaFamilyFun.info

    • September 14, 2011 9:30 am

      Hi Janelle; sure! Thanks for asking! (I love the Ithaca Family Fun website – we’ve used it a number of times to find good playspaces for our toddler! Keep up the great work!)

  53. September 18, 2011 6:50 pm

    Just had to tell you! I tried your Potato and Kale Frittata tonight and it was amazing! All fresh local ingredients and your easy to follow directions were scrumptious! I will be back!

  54. Gretchen from Australia permalink
    October 2, 2011 6:33 pm

    Purchased a mixed bag of Asian greens and amongst the crisp leaves was a small bunch of Purple Carrots. Had no idea re cooking and your roast veggie recipe was the first one I clicked on. I’m delighted to say it was very helpful and I think your website is deliciously impressive.

  55. November 29, 2011 3:53 pm

    Stumbled upon the blog and loved it. More then everything, I saw myself in you when reading about your enthusiasm about certain things (for example purple carrots). Usually people just cook and the story ends there. You also show that you love to eat like me, like many people. I will follow your blog from now on, thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes.

  56. December 29, 2011 10:59 am

    Hi! I just found your blog & love your approach to food! I can’t wait to read more of your great ideas! I’ve added you to my blog roll under “friends” if that’s ok!

  57. January 22, 2012 10:09 am

    So happy to find your blog. I am trying to live and eat like you. Good to find a kindred spirit. I will be subscribing.

  58. July 7, 2012 8:10 am

    What a great Blog!
    If you feel like doing a post on cooking with lavender let’s talk.
    We are a small Lavender farm out side of Aurora.
    Purple Dog Farm
    http://purpledoglavender.blogspot.com/
    We sell lavender both culinary and aromatic, honey, garlic and onions.

  59. Elaine White permalink
    February 16, 2013 10:16 am

    Hi Amy, thanks, I was looking for an easy recipe for supper tonight and your recipe came up on Google. Sounds great – I’m about to try it – and I look forward to getting your blogs. I live in Africa so it will be lovely to get recipes from so far away. Best wishes, Elaine.

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