Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Bards will sing about my heroics for ages. Children will tell inspired stories about my bravery. That may be a slight exaggeration but I was super heroic and brave! Despite a crippling fear of heights and ladders, I ventured to the roof to clean my gutters. It was disgusting but a nessecity of home ownership. Once I got up there, I started to panic but eventually settled down enough to get the job done. Ashley came up and got one side done too.

After the gutters cleaning, Ashley and I made some lunch. She has been making what she calls chicadillas. It is like a chic pea quesdilla with spinach and peppers. It was really great. My addition was some fried potato. I have been on a monster potato kick recently. I can not get enough.

Fried Potato with Cumin Seeds
2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
3 med potatoes (cubed)
2 cups of water
2/3 cup of vegan margarine
2 tablespoons of vegan sour cream
1 tablespoon of cumin seeds1 tablespoon of onion (chopped)
2 teaspoons of paprika
2 teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of turmeric

In a pot, bring the water to a boil and add the potato. Boil the potatoes until slightly al dente'. Removed from heat, strain and set aside.

In a saute pan, heat the vegan margarine on med heat until melted. Once the margarine has melted, add the onion, cumin seeds, and garlic and allow to fry for 3-5 minutes or until the garlic is aromatic. Then add the potato and fry for 5 minutes. Add the salt, pepper, turmeric, and paprika. Gently stir the frying potatoes every few minutes until they get a nice golden hue. Once they are starting to brown, add the sour cream and stir in well. The sour cream will melt and mix in. Serve hot.


two vegan boys said...

Oh brave one, we are honored to be in your presence. Hee hee. I am so not a fan of heights either. Good job on the gutter cleaning. :)

The potatoes look delicious.

kirsten sevig said...

I'm Chris Desjardin's girlfriend, Kirsten. We love your blog! Thank you so much for sharing your culinary gifts!! I'm just curious what the food that looks like a filled tortilla is? It looks really good. What is in it?

Missie Rice said...

It is good to hear that you believe cleaning and unclogging the gutters are a necessity of home ownership. It only shows that you are one responsible man of the house. Climbing up there was brave indeed! It wasn't easy, especially a roof that high. You don't climb up the roof and clean the gutters everyday like roofing professionals do, that's why you should always be extra careful. Try to test the roof first if it's safe for a step. Keep safe!

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