Andrea’s Blog – Phase 2

Wow, it has really been a long time since I wrote a new post! First, I took time off to focus on writing my Persian cookbook. The book is mostly written, and I have been trying to get it in front of publishers. Not an easy task. I think I need to regroup and figure out a new approach.

Adasi – one of the dishes from my cookbook

Reason #2 for not blogging – I started a new job in February as the Director of Delaware’s Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy. The immediate issues to deal with included offshore drilling, offshore wind, staving off fights agains renewable energy standards, and developing a brand new permitting program for heavy industry. Add to that, the Division is newly created, so we are going through the growing pains of bringing together some very different programs. It has kept me very busy, but I am loving it.

My daughter learning to install solar panels

Reason #3 – My husband accepted and started a job across the country. Yes, we were offered our new jobs 3 days apart. They were both exciting new adventures, so now we are bicoastal.  But I have our son (who is now 9 years old) here with me.  So I have been busy learning to be a single parent again. Running him to lacrosse, tap dance, swimming, friends, etc. This has been exhausting! Truly single parents have my full respect.


I have been keeping sane and relaxing by baking bread.  I have made some fabulous breads – challahs, sourdoughs, stuffed breads, etc.  I just haven’t been blogging about them.  I will do some posts about the best of them as time permits.  I also have tapered back my garden.  It is just strawberries, tomatoes, a couple of peppers, sweet potatoes and butternut squash.  To fill in the rest, I have joined a CSA.  I have been having fun cooking around whatever I get in the box; lately that has meant a lot of asparagus dishes…yum!  Tomorrow night, it will be a chicken and bok choy stir fry…I am looking forward to it!

My plan is to try to blog more as I go through this new adventure in cooking from the CSA, breadmaking and surviving life as a full-time working mom in a bi-coastal family.




2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jennifer says:

    Glad to have you back! I so enjoy following a local blogger.


Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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