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Specials for Pea Green Cafe and Supper Solutions

Writing this on Monday I’m bathed in warm sunshine looking at a beautiful riverside setting. When I woke this morning I was looking at an inch of snow covering the garden. So, I’m making no predictions about the coming week other than:-

  • We are serving delicious food for lunch and supper  to deliver to you at home, special menu below.
  • We shall be providing an outside table service for our guests, be it in sunshine or snow!

Yes, finally after what has been a long haul through the winter for all of us we shall be pleased to open up again our outside tables. If you would like to try us for a meal PLEASE ring first to make a reservation, as spaces are limited and will be subject to availability. As you can see below we have re erected our outside shelter, and today it makes a lovely sunshade, It will keep the rain off too, not sure about the snow if that starts again, but you can always ring us first for a weather report!

So our number is 07983 941856, to arrange a home delivery OR to reserve a table. You can order a delivery at any time, days in advance if you wish. The latest time to order same day delivery of lunch is 11AM and supper 3PM. However sometimes we are full by the cut off point so the earlier you let us know the better. The phone is available 8.30AM to 7.30PM.



Pea Green Cafe Supper Solution’s Specials & some local history

April is upon us and it seems to have brought some wintry weather with it! Never fear we are able to bring you some lovely hot, freshly cooked food for lunch or supper. See the menu below for this week’s specials. We deliver a 2 course meal for £9.95 to your home or place of work. We also have a NEW regular menu a copy below. If you would like us to email or send a paper copy, please get in touch and let us know.

Today is the 125th Anniversary of the modern Olympic games. The first Games held under the auspices of the IOC was hosted in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens in 1896. The Games brought together 14 nations and 241 athletes who competed in 43 events. However the modern Olympic movement is older than that as I’m sure many of you know , given it’s local Shropshire connection.  In 1850, an Olympian Class was started by William Penny Brookes at Much Wenlock, in Shropshire, England. In 1859, Brookes changed the name to the Wenlock Olympian Games. This annual sports festival continues to this day. The Wenlock Olympian Society was founded by Brookes on 15 November 1860.

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back



Pea Green Cafe’s Supper Solutions Specials, Easter Weekend

Good Morning,
So Easter is nearly upon us again. We shall be open as usual during the course of the weekend, on Good Friday lunch & supper delivery, closed on Monday. Our menu of delicious specials is below, I’m really looking forward to trying that soup!

As I’m writing this we have a beautiful sunny morning here by the river, spring is really on now. Lovely to have some brighter weather now people are allowed to leave their houses and socialise with others in outdoor spaces. Today is the 158th anniversary of Vincent Van Gogh’s birth, I can’t pretend I’ve got anything to add to the volumes of writings about him so instead I’m sharing the image below. Was tempted to put the well known sunflowers in a vase but I thought the almond blossom was more seasonal for today.

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back



Pea Green Cafe’s Supper Solutions Specials and 1st Film Showing

Good Morning,
We have a distinctly oriental twist to our specials today. As ever our own recipes used to serve food that is instantly familiar yet individually distinctive. See below for details on the special menu. As it is a chilly start to this March morning, I strongly suggest you order a serving of our guest soup to warm you up and get your meal started.

Back in 1895 on 22nd March was the date that there was a first screening of a film of moving images. The Lumiere brothers who were working with their father producing photographic plates pioneered the technique of making perforations in film to allow the film to advance through the camera and projector. They also developed a machine that could record, develop and project film, and patented it in February. The film was shown to an invited audience, with the first public screening  for a paying audience in December that year. The film (of workers leaving their factory) can be viewed here by modern standards, it’s a bit lacking in plot and special effects!

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back

Specials from Pea Green Cafe’s Supper Solutions, and a BIG Thank You

A year ago this week, all our lives changed dramatically, pretty much overnight.  I’m sure there will be a lot of media focus on this anniversary and I’m not going to add to that clamour, I shall leave it to the professionals. You can probably imagine what a devastating effect the Government announcement, that ALL hospitality business were to close, had on us and all other businesses up and down the country. Fortunately we were able to continue with our well established delivery service, so have probably fared better than many. 

BUT there is one, and only one, way that we have survived this far, and that’s thanks to you, our customers.
So Nick, Deborah and myself would like to take this moment to offer a sincere and heartfelt massive THANK YOU to all of you who have supported us through this troubling time. We wouldn’t be here now without you, and we really are very grateful for your continued custom and support. We’re by no means out of the woods yet, (but to mix my metaphors) there is light at the end of the tunnel! Maybe 4 weeks from now, if things progress as previously suggested by HM Govt., I will be writing to you again to let you know that our riverside garden is open again and we can welcome you back for a meal here! Fingers crossed.

See below for this week’s special menu available in addition to our main menu. For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back

Supper Solutions Special Menu and A Notable Birthday

What a lovely spring morning we have today here in Ludlow central! Splashes of colour popping up in gardens and blossoms budding on the trees, forecast not quite so good however; suggest you stay home and order in a delivery! I’m pleased to bring you our delicious specials to supplement our regular menu. Unique recipe meals freshly cooked and delivered to your door. See below for details. 

March 9th is the birthday of one William Cobbett, born in Surrey in 1763. He had an extraordinarily full life, served 5 years as a soldier in the British army in America. Self exiled to France and America, after critisising the low pay and harsh tratment of regular soldiers and fearing arrest for publisising his findings. He founded the forerunner of Hansard, the parliamentary official records, imprisoned for libel for objecting to flogging of militiamen, was elected to parliament as an MP. And so much more besides. He’s best known for his writings as a pamphleteer and his most famous book “Rural Rides” is still in print 199 years after publication.  Thanks to the Gutenberg project you can read a copy or download for free, here’s an extract about his visit to Shrewsbury

I cannot quit Shrewsbury without expressing the great satisfaction that I derived from my visit to that place. …. I saw not one single person in the place that I had ever seen before; yet I never had more cordial shakes by the hand; in proportion to their numbers, not more at Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Halifax, Leeds, or Nottingham, or even Hull. I was particularly pleased with the conduct of the young gentlemen at Shrewsbury

William Cobbett Rural Rides

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back

Pea Green Cafe Supper Solution specials and England’s 1st cookery school

Hello and welcome to March. See menu below for details of our specials today. Delicious, nutritious, freshly prepared food delivered to your door at lunch time or in the evening. Just £7.50 for main courses and £9.95 with a pudding.

March 1st 1734 is the day that the earliest known cooking school in England was opened. It was was run by Edward Kidder (d. 1739) in various London locations during the later part of his life. And just as modern day TV chefs always have books to sell so did this pie maker turned teacher. According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography “It is a valuable record of 170 standard English dishes of the day, accompanied by attractive designs for pie shapes and decorations. The first recipe for puff pastry to appear in print is Kidder’s”. As you can see from the image below it is engraved copper plate rather than moveable type production, so quite difficult to read to my modern eye. Then of course there’s the variation of the English language over 300 years.

Here is one of his receipts with a local connection (!)

Shrewsbury Cakes.
Take a pound of fresh butter a pound of double refind sugar sifted fine a little beaten mace & 4 eggs beat them all together with your hands till tis very leight & looks curdling you put thereto a pound & 1/2 of flower roul them out into little cakes

E. Kidders Receipts of Pastry and Cookery

The book can be viewed thanks to the wonder of the internet by visiting the Library of Congress and you can click here to download a pdf copy.
It has also been reworked and translated by a modern author and can be downloaded here

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back


Pea Green Cafe Supper Solution Specials and the Last Invasion of Britain

Hello,Here at Pea Green Supper solutions we continue to deliver lunches and suppers for at least the next 7 weeks while the hospitality industry has to keep its doors closed! Hopefully we shall be able to open our garden area after that and look forward to welcoming you back for lunches at our beautiful riverside setting. In the meantime see the menu below for our delicious and unique freshly cooked specials.

Some 224 years ago on 23rd February 1797 was the last attempted invasion of Britain. Some 1400 troops from the French 1st republic set sail for mainland Britain and Ireland. This resulted in the Battle of Fishguard which seems to have been pretty brief. Eventually most of the invading force were returned to France as part of a prisoner exchange. The most celebrated British defender of this failed invasion is Jemima Nicholas who armed with a pitchfork apparently rounded up a group of the invading force and held them prisoner in a church over night! Read more about her here

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back


Pea Green Cafe Supper Solutions, and a Fifty Year Anniversary.

Hello. Listed below is our deliciously tasty “specials”menu. As the whole hospitality industry remains closed down we are offering these as a home or work delivery or take away. To see the full range of our menu please visit this page of our website, or alternatively give us a call on 07983 941856 to discuss what you would like us to bring you.

I expect many of you remember the change from “old” money of pounds shillings and pence to decimal currency which happened 50 years ago on February 15th. Coincidentally 512 years earlier, according to Money Week:
“The earliest modern British cheque that we know of was made payable to Mr Delboe for the grand sum of £400, or roughly £76,000 in today’s money. It was dated “16th of February 1659″ by merchant Nicholas Vanacker, to be drawn on City bankers Messrs Morris and Clayton”
Apparently it still exists and is on display in Westminster Abbey. With cheques having almost disappeared with current digital trends in financial transactions, I wonder how much longer cash is going to be around?

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back

Pea Green Cafe Specials from Supper Solutions, and comets last visit

Brr, it’s cold out there! Strongly suggest you stay home and order in from Pea Green Cafe. Hot lunches and suppers delivered to your door, freshly cooked from locally sourced ingredients. Delicious food with minimum effort. Specials this week listed on the menu below.

Looking at what happened on this day 9th February back over the years. A little bit of synchronicity caught my eye. In 1981 Bill Haley, yes the very same who encouraged people to “Rock Around The Clock” in the 1950’s breathed his last at the very young age of 55. Haley’s band was The Comets and according to wikipedia the same day in 1986 saw the celestial body of Halley’s comet make it’s most recent closest visit to the earth. However it was difficult to see as it was the other side of the sun and January and March views were better.

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back