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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

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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

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 Supper Solutions Specials, and the November outlook

No Warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease

Thomas Hood


So wrote Thomas Hood in his 1844 poem about the month of November. I think possibly even more apt than usual this year with the latest restrictions on lockdown coming into effect on Thursday. Never fear though, here at Pea Green Cafe we are continuing to bring warmth, cheerfulness and healthful ease into your home or workplace. This week we are tempting your tastebuds with a couple of delicious pasta specials to augment our regular varied menu. Details on the menu below

The cafe will be closed from Thursday, sadly, but our deliveries of hot ready to eat lunches and suppers will continue. Many of our customers order several meals at the same time as many of them are also suitable for home freezing or can be delivered ready frozen. With the inevitable disruptions to our normal routines that come with the new lockdown it might be useful for you to keep a couple of meals in store. And remember our 10% discount for 5 or more main dishes. Please phone us 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

Equinox, Specials and Advance Notice

With the autumn equinox upon us this Tuesday it marks another turning point in the year. The weather has been so warm and sunny the last few days it would be easy to think we are still in high summer. The daylight hours dwindling and the changing colours of the leaves are a sure reminder however that it isn’t. Across the river from the cafe the horse chestnuts are beginning to drop their conkers, it looks like a cracking crop this year.

We have a tasty selection of wholesome specials for you this week, details on the menu below. In addition to our specials our regular menu is available from Tuesday to Saturday. We serve lunch in the cafe (please phone for a reservation) from 12 to 2 PM, and home or work delivery for lunch and supper. 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

Finally, we would like to give you advance notice of one week closure for a holiday in a couple of weeks time. We shall be closed from Sunday October 4th until Monday October 12th and re opening on Tuesday 13th October. During the week before that we can deliver any meals you would like to stock up in your freezer so you can enjoy our food even when we are closed

Handmade crispy potato cakes 2 ways.

We have a choice of delicious potato cakes for this week’s Special. See menu below for details. Although I’ve written 2 ways in the subject line, I’ve just found 2 different names for this method of preparation, also known as “rosti” (which are swiss in origin) and “hash browns”. These however are made from scratch in our kitchen, and therefore unique to us. We have one containing ham and the other a vegetarian one. You can choose which you have to accompany the main part (one of each if you wish!)

Found this on wikipedia : “In Swiss popular cultural ethos, rösti are predominantly eaten in German-speaking regions, although they can be found easily elsewhere in the country. Rösti dishes are portrayed as a stereotypical part of the Swiss-Germanic culture, as opposed to Latin culture. The geographic border separating the French- and German-speaking parts of the country is therefore commonly referred to as the Röstigraben: literally the “rösti ditch”

To reserve a table in the cafe, or for lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM, 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.