Adventures in South Dakota

Our three days in South Dakota have been days of discovery, fun, and reunion.  First I need to say that the green colors of South Dakota were incredibly pleasing to my senses, my eyes have been happy since the morning we started driving west from Sioux Falls. The variety that is South Dakota was one…

The Cross Country Adventure Begins – Maryland

Today was our first full day of travel, but it was a calm, fairly relaxing one.  We spent the day exploring western Maryland.  It was a hot, hot day, so we got an early start…exploring Monocacy National Battlefield.  If you don’t know what it was (which I did not, but Cam did), it was a…

Less than 3 weeks left and a taste of Delaware

I can’t believe that we leave Delaware in 20 days.  My son and I have been trying to soak up as much Delaware as we can over these last few weeks.  We saw Panic! at the Disco at Firefly, have been drinking in the quaint beauty and history that is Dover, tackled Go Ape, and…

New Beginnings

After 31 years in Delaware, we are moving to Portland, Oregon.  My husband has been there for over a year, so it is time to get my two guys back together. But before we start our new lives there, it is time for a cross-country adventure with my boy and my dog! Layered on top…

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…

Bitter Citrus Marmalade

On my drive to Boston to help my daughter move, I was listening to the radio in Connecticut and heard Food Schmooze for the first time. It was an entertaining food show, but most interesting was the cookbook they were discussing – Preserving Italy by Domenica Marchetti. I was quite intrigued, so I ordered the…

Acorn Squash and Roasted Garlic Strudel

I had some beautiful acorn squash from our local CSA. This was so much fun, both to make and to eat. It is actually fairly healthy, but feels very decadent. Must be the phyllo dough. Acorn Squash and Roasted Garlic Strudel from the Kitchn 1 head garlic, roasted 2 small acorn squash Salt and pepper…

Butternut Squash Preserved in Oil

I was able to rescue about half a dozen butternut squash before the bugs destroyed the plants in my garden. We have been enjoying what have turned out to be some very tasty squash. While driving to Boston to help my daughter move, I listened to 6 hours of NPR. In Connecticut I discovered Food…

Persian Cookbook

You may have noticed that I have not been posting many new recipes lately. I am taking some time to focus on the cookbook I am writing.  I have gathered the Persian recipes from my husband’s family and others I have found and adapted them to an American kitchen.  My sisters-in-law spend many hours in…