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Day 247 – Follow the sun


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and how to make crepes with potatoes

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Early wake-up it was. Not sure if I mentioned, but there was an early morning meeting that I had to attend, due to difference in time zones. I woke up at 6:15 AM and got myself ready with coffee. I also used this time to complete my daily satellite habits, i.e. Duolingo, Duolingo Math and Mimo daily coding…

…just to see the meeting to be moved to tomorrow the same time. I guess I’ll have two early wake ups this week then, damn it.

Today was packed as expected with plenty of meetings, and chase ups. Projects are piling up as we approach summer time, and once there’s plenty of them I expect people to go on holidays, and after that… quarter 4 will be the end of year, with havoc, chaos and everything else when people will realise that the deadlines are coming. How common.

It’s 17:51 (5:51 PM) as I write it, and we are getting ready to go to Drumbar for training. Julian has a soccer session as usual, and it is very likely that this weekend they will play the match for 3rd place (since they didn’t manage to knock St Catherine’s down, on Sunday).

Follow the sun title, came up to my head for a reason. The fact that it is day 247, which in my head easily translates to 24/7, brings immediately the model of the same name, that many companies use to support their customers. Follow the sun basically means that you have support teams, geographically dispersed in strategic time zones, and in this way you are able to support the customers 24 hours per day, while still maintaining standard shifts per region, not causing any overtime or extra hours to be worked.

Now to the subtitle – the crepes. Since I don’t have much to write about today, I will use that opportunity to drop a recipe, that I kind of promised before. This meal we ate yesterday, and according to mo mother-in-law, it was delicious. It’s very much based on Gordon Ramsay’s recipe, but it might be a bit simpler, because… well, because I can, and it doesn’t taste any worse:

Crepes with turmeric and chorizo filling

Ingredients (crepes) – for easy measurement, I use single average glass as a vessel:

  • 1 glass flour
  • 1 glass milk
  • 3/4 glass water (preferably carbonated)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil or other oil of your choice
  • pinch of salt

Blend everything together and pour over heated, non-stick frying pan. Once easy lifted, flip the crepe for about 30 seconds to other side, and place on separate plate. Keep piling crepes one over another until all done. Cover with another plate upside down, flip the whole “plate-crepes-plate” burger like structure, and take the top plate off. This will ensure that if you had crusty elements at the edges of crepes, they will not break and will be nice and floppy after the moisture and heat spread between the crepes as you pile them.

Ingredients (filling):

  • approx. 1 kg, or 5-6 average potatoes – boiled, skinless, diced to chunks about half inch or 1 cm cube-like
  • 1-2 tablespoons of turmeric/curcumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chorizo (up to you, I use about 1-2 cup, roughly diced)
  • 1 onion (medium or big)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Pop the olive oil in and heat it in a non-stick frying pan. Throw roughly diced onion in and fry until transparent. Add chorizo and heat everything on medium. Then add boiled potatoes and spices. Use the butter lumps by dropping them at the sides of the pan, so they melt and start coming towards the middle. Mix everything gently and let it all blend a bit together and get the right colour and consistency, as well as flavour.

That’s it simple as that. You just serve the crepes and wrap about 2-3 spoons of filling like a burrito. Sometimes I do some asparagus as a side dish, but it’s totally optional. The whole thing is easy and fairly fast, especially if you prepare everything in advance to cooking. Adjust measurements if you need for more people, this one serves about 2-3 people. It is enough for our family of two adults and a boy, but we eat rather average portions on the lower side, so if you like to stuff yourself with it, you probably need more than that per person.

Alright. Commitment still steady and sound. It’s 19:17 (7:17 PM) as I wrap up, and publish it well before 8 PM. Stay tuned.

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