Norman wisdom


There are few things I enjoy more than making something delicious out of leftovers. We had a chicken fillet, mashed potato, spring cabbage and even gravy to use up. I couldn’t believe my piggy little eyes. A few onions got fried with some garlic and the potato and cabbage followed them shortly after to make bubble and squeak. Mushrooms made for a lovely side when sauteed, and I deglazed the pan with a little calvados (a rough harsh brandy from Normandy made from distilled cider) before adding the gravy (to which I had already added the juice from the mushrooms). It was delicious! And with it I drank a calvados and soda. Delicious!