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Specials and a moment from history

Hello, our regular opening days of Tuesday to Saturday return this week. See below for our specials selection. Available for home and work delivery lunches and suppers.

Looking through historical events in history I happened across an event from 1935. On January 11th the American aviator Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California. She was an amazing pioneer of early aviation, being the first woman to fly the Atlantic (as a passenger in 1928) and the first Woman to fly solo and at the controls of the aircraft in 1932. In this country we probably know more of the British aviator Amy Johnson who was a contemporary of Earhart’s flying from UK to Australia in 1930. Both these amazing pioneers were unfortunate to lose their lives before the age of 40, each doing what they were best known for – flying aircraft. To read more about either of them you can see their wikipedia entries here Earhart and Johnson

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

New Year Greetings

Hello,

Firstly a Happy New Year to all, wishing us all a better one than 2020 was!

Our opening times are now back to normal I.E. Tuesday through Saturday Lunch and evening. Obviously due to most recent Government announcement regarding covid19 restrictions we are sadly unable to open and welcome you to the cafe. However, for a sneek peak of the cafe you can watch a video by clicking here We continue with home/work delivery of our unique and freshly cooked foods.

To start the new year we have a delicious selection of specials detailed on the menu below.

Twelfth night is upon us (or was it yesterday?) traditionally the time to remove the Christmas decorations, although this tradition is relatively new, being only a couple of hundred years old. Before that it was common for people to keep them in place until February 2nd or Candlemass being the next festival in the Christian calendar. Maybe we should resurrect this idea for a one off this year to get us through the dark days of a January lockdown? Then again thinking about the rate of needle shedding already going on from the past 12 days maybe not!

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

Ten Years Later…

So, for the 3rd time this year we are forced to close our cafe as Shropshire moves into tier 3. However we are continuing with our home delivery service for lunch and supper.  We are open today and tomorrow and Saturday. We will be closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday open again on Wednesday 6th Jan. Specials are detailed on the menu below.

With the weather having turned a bit colder this week I thought I’d share some pictures from 10 years ago. During the winter of 2010 to 2011 there was a particularly cold snap around this time of the year. I’m hoping it doesn’t get as cold again this year as it was cold enough to form ice on the river Teme outside the Cafe! A bit of research tells me It was the United Kingdom’s coldest December since Met Office records began in 1910, with an average mean temperature of -1 °C. The coldest temperature in the UK was recorded locally -19.6 °C was recorded in Shawbury, Shropshire. This must be a particularly cold pocket in England as it is also listed as having the lowest recorded temperature of -25.2 in December 1982!

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 Christmas 2020

A very short message this week as we are having a very short week!
Specials on the menu below as usual, along with our opening times over the coming festive period. 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

But the main message this week is :
We at Pea Green Café would like to send you seasons greetings and joy, and wish us all a much better 2021, and we thank you for all your support this year.

Pea Green Cafe’s Supper Solutions Christmas Specials

Between now and Christmas we have a traditional roast turkey lunch/supper available for delivery please see below for details.
We also have a range of own cooked seasonal foods (Christmas cake, puds, mincemeat, pies etc) and ingredients to serve at home over the upcoming festivities, a menu of these is also below.
We are having a few days off over Christmas, but will be open between Christmas and New Year, a list of opening hours also below.

I know personally getting ready for Christmas and allowing for shops to be closed a few days takes a bit of planning. Spare a thought for the sheriff of Hampshire who had just 11 days notice for preperations, 800+ years ago King John decided to spend Christmas at Winchester and sent a shopping list.

Once the king had decided where he would spend Christmas Day, a command would be sent to the local sheriff ordering him to rustle-up the necessary supplies. There would be hundreds of mouths to feed, so this was no easy task – in fact King John’s shopping list puts our Christmas-shopping nightmares in the shade. In 1206, an order was dispatched to the sheriff of Hampshire on 13 December to find 1,500 hens, 5,000 eggs, 20 cattle, 100 pigs and 100 sheep for the king’s Christmas festivities at the royal palace of Winchester. Thankfully for the sheriff of Hampshire, the task of ordering the table settings was delegated to his colleague in Wiltshire, who had to procure 500 ells of linen for making tablecloths

http://magnacartaresearch.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-at-court-of-king-john.html

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 and Christmas Produce

To tickle your tastebuds this week we have a couple of delicious specials listed on the menu below. For just £9.95 we can deliver you a freshly cooked 2 course meal at lunch or supper time.

As its Christmas in a little over 2 weeks we are now taking orders for a selection of our own made seasonal foods. Christmas cakes are finished ready to serve with classic royal icing and handmade marzipan being added last week. Mincemeat is suitably steeped in all its lovely juices, and individual puddings are ready for delivery. I’ve added a list below of our full range, though I could drop off a paper copy to anyone who wants one upon request

As well as the special foods for the time of year we have a number of store cupboard essentials available to make home cooking a little simpler for the days we are closed. We won’t be open Christmas eve night or for the following five days Click here for link to opening hours. So why not order some cottage pie base mix or a portion of bechamel or tomato sauce to help make your home cooking a bit easier.

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 & a Literary Birthday

We have some mouthwatering delights available for home delivery from Supper Solutions today. See menu below for details. We can deliver you a 2 course freshly cooked, hot meal ready to eat for lunch or supper.

While looking for a snippet of information from December 1st in history I discovered that in 1887 Arthur Conan Doyle’s book A Study In Scarlet was published, and so maybe should be considered Sherlock Holmes’ birthday. It was published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual, yes that’s the same Mr Beeton who pinched all his wife’s recipes and made them famous! See below for the cover.

We find ourselves on the cusp of another month as November fades to December, we seem poised for another change in government issued regulations to deal with the pandemic. Hopefully Wednesday we shall have moved out of “lockdown” and into tier 2. My understanding of that is that we are allowed to open the cafe again for table service! If you wish to visit us for a meal please call in advance to make sure we have space.

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

Stir Up Sunday

A couple of wonderfully delicious and warming dishes for our specials this week. See menu below for details of our 2 course meals delivered to your home for lunch or supper only £9.95.

Yesterday was “Stir Up Sunday”. Not, as you might think from the name, a day to cause ructions and arguments; but a day to mix Christmas pudding. The expression comes from a Christian text i.e. the opening words of the collect for the day in the1549 book of common prayer. This comes on the last Sunday before advent which means Christmas itself is approaching fast!

” Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded”

1549 Book of Common Prayer

At the time of writing we don’t know what our permissions are for getting together with family and friends over this year’s festive season, but rest assured if you would like any mincemeat, cake, pudding, brandy sauce etc we will have this available to deliver to you at home. More details following next week.

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 and a bit if history

See below for our special menu this week, delicious and totally unique to Pea Green customers. Available for lunch or supper delivery from Tuesday to Saturday.

Looking at events from history I noticed that this was the day in 1558 that Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne of England after the death of her half sister Mary. She remained there for nearly 45 years until her death in March 1603 aged 69. Given that average life expectancy at this time was about 40 years it is little surprise that historians talk about the “Elizabethan age”

Sadly the cafe is still closed until early December, or until the government allows us to re open, but in the meantime we can bring delicious meals to your door ready to eat. Alternatively you can collect them from the cafe on Temeside, though you will need to order in advance. Also many of our meals can be purchased to be cooked at home all you need to do is heat and eat! If you order any combination of 5 main courses we give you 10% off. Phone to discuss your requirements

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 and Supper Solutions Specials, and Traditional Christmas Food

This week’s specials on the menu below. A real winter warmer for the darker, shorter days of late autumn. Let us bring you some warmth and deliciousness to your home for lunch or supper this week. Phone or text 07983 941 856 or email info@peagreencafe.com to order. Open from Tuesday through Saturday, order lunch by 11AM or supper by 3PM for same day delivery. If you want something to look forward to during lockdown2 you are very welcome to order days in advance. This also avoids dissapointment as we do fill up at peak times, and occasionally have to turn orders down!

I notice from the calendar that it is Christmas Day 6 weeks on Friday. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that our seasonal foods are all under way, steeping and maturing ready for Christmas. There will be more details next week but just to let you know we are planning to offer all our products in small quantities. With the uncertainty surrounding large gatherings I expect there will be many people who are reluctant to buy large family amounts, but who would still like a taste of tradition. we will offer: Mincemeat by weight so if it’s a few hundred grammes you would like to make some mince pies rather than a large jar then that’s available. Individual Christmas Puddings, the smallest I usually see in the shops feed about 8 people! Christmas cake by the slice, so if it’s just for a few people you can buy without any wastage. We will also have a few other store cupboard items to make your catering at home over the festive period less time consuming.