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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.

Barbeque Weather?

During this current hot spell of weather I’m sure plenty of people will be thinking about having a barbeque at home. The forecasts however may not look kindly on this with warnings of thunderstorms threatening to strike anywhere at any time this week! Three fine days and a thunderstorm is how some have described the British summer.

Anyway, come rain or shine barbeque flavours our specials this week at Pea Green Cafe & Supper Solutions. See menu below for details. Sorry we weren’t able to accommodate everyone who phoned on Saturday to book a meal for the evening, we were catering for large birthday party and were fully booked for the evening by lunchtime! We are very happy to take bookings in advance for home delivery if you wish to guarantee your meals, though if it’s an impulse or last minute choice we will do our best to accommodate you.

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

Home Delivery or Lunch Out?

Fortunately this week Temeside should be open for through traffic again. The 2 weeks it has been shut so far have played havoc with our delivery schedules! I was talking to the workers there on Saturday and they think it should be finished by Friday 7th August. Whether it is or not we shall still be able to deliver you a tremendous lunch or evening meal This week’s specials are: chicken fricassee OR vegetable quiche, more details on the menu below.

Lunches at the cafe are getting more popular with more bookings coming in than our first couple of weeks. We open at 10AM for light refreshments, so please come and see us for a drink and piece of cake anytime you wish. Lunch we serve from 12 noon to 2 PM, and pre booking is advised.

To either reserve a table or arrange a home or work place delivery, phone 07983 941856. Please leave a message if you are connected to the answer phone and we will call you back ASAP.

Lunchtime Specials

This week in addition to our regular menu we have on offer 2 deliciously tasty specials, all prepared cooked and served from our own kitchen. (see below for details.) Last week 2 of our customers were slightly confused by the name Supper Solutions. We have used this name since the Autumn of 2016 when we 1st launched our home delivery service. From then until late March this year we ONLY did evening deliveries. Then when all cafes restaurants pubs etc had to close we started to offer lunch deliveries as well but kept the name the same.

We continue to provide the lunchtime home delivery service and will do so for the forseeable future. Orders for a hot nutritious freshly cooked lunch can be placed days in advance, or on the day you require delivery. If you wish to order for the same day please phone us by 11.00 AM and we shall deliver between 12.30 and 1.30.

You are also welcome to join us at our riverside home on Temeside. We open at 10AM for drinks and light refreshments, please just drop in if you wish. Lunch served from 12 to 2 PM, if you intend to come for lunch please phone us beforehand to reserve a table and avoid disappointment. 07983 941 856.

Chilly? Try some chilli.

Writing this on Monday evening the weather feels decidedly cool compared to last weeks heatwave. Warming, wholesome and nutritious our classic Chilli con Carne or a bowl of our delicious Chunky Vegetable Chilli would be just the ticket. See menu below for more details

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

With July starting on Wednesday and the government having anounced a date to permit our industry to re-open its doors, we are working to receive guests at our new location by the river Teme. Bookings are advised and we shall let you know the actual date we open our diary.

Meeting Up?

Seems as though the weather doesn’t really seem to know which season we are in just recently. Last week we prepared a pic-nic lunch for a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary, unfortunately for them the day turned out to be wetter, greyer and colder than any of the previous 6 weeks I think! If you are planning a social celebration or business meeting in the near future and require catering maybe we can help? We can’t guarantee you the weather but, we can bring you some nice food.

Mmmmm… Supper Solution Specials from Pea Green Cafe.

Marvellous Meatlof & Mashed potatoes.
AND of course some fresh vegetables, delivered to your home.

Mushroom Stroganoff and rice, goes very well with a slice of garlic bread or a side salad.

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

Home Garden Visitors allowed again

With the start of June and the easing of the restrictions on visitors to your home you could now enjoy our home delivered meals in the company of friends and family. Delivery available for lunch or supper Tuesday to Saturday

See the menu below for this week’s SPECIALS. In addition we have our varied menu of tasty, nutritious, freshly prepared food available for you to enjoy.

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

The Advice Is Clear…

So, over the weekend the government have received critisism for failure to give clear advice about what we should be doing now to reduce our risks to the coronavirus. We would like to give you some very clear advice: Order one of our specials from the safety and comfort of your own home and let us bring it to you!

A choice of Marches Pork Casserole or Pasta and Sweet Pepper Sauce. All our dishes, including these specials, are cooked from scratch using local ingredients and our own unique recipes, they are served hot and ready to eat. Delicious and nutritious why not order one today?

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

“Like Me Muvver Used To Make”

Cauliflower Cheese

I was in my local butcher’s ( Walls in High Street)  the other day and was buying some “thick Ludlow sausages” for Sunday breakfast, a real treat. The talk in the shop was all about the up and coming Food Festival which is unbelievably celebrating it’s 25th year. They were discussing the probability of getting a hog roast going opposite the shop, which had been very effective for them in the past. Not only in street sales, but with people then going into the shop to buy their meat. One of the reasons the Festival is so successful is that it show cases the town and it’s wonderful local produce which I can buy any day of the week, but visitors wouldn’t necessarily know about. We are always being asked where we buy our sausages. Let’s hope the visitors do use the shops and not just the castle stalls

Humans have been making sausages for thousands of years, the outcome of efficient butchery. The word itself comes from the Middle English “sausige” which in turn is from the Latin for salt, salsisium. It is obviously a way of preserving the lesser cuts of meat which are ground, blended with “filler” usually bread, and herbs and spices. The Romans are credited with bringing sausages to Britain like so much else they were meant to have introduced and since then various counties have their own way of flavouring them. Lincolnshire uses fresh sage, Cheshire caraway and coriander. Ludlow sausage makers make a variety of different flavourings, from the spicy Red Dragon in honour of the Welsh, to mushrooms and brie. They even produce Gluten free and Slimmer’s World sausages. Though me, I’d rather have a flavoursome sausage or go without. It seems as bizarre as “vegetarian sausages”. Why if you don’t want to eat meat would you want something that looks like meat?

It was in the reign of Charles I that sausages were first made into links. They used to stuff them up chimneys to be mildly cured! They are the ultimate comfort food, a plate of “bangers and mash” with onion gravy and peas. Yum. They got the name “banger” from the second World War because their high water content made them explode in the pan. They were made a sin in the early catholic church because of their association with pagan Roman festivals. So like any prohibition, sausage eating went underground until the ban was lifted. Their combination of hard exterior and soft interior plus the luscious aftertaste make sausages after all as irresistible as any forbidden fruit.

I love Toad in the Hole, that flavoursome combination of Yorkshire Pudding, crisp fried onion and sausages, as do the rest of the family. In the café we serve sausages with cauliflower cheese as a special, and always pride of place on a freshly cooked breakfast, two of our most popular dishes. Try out a “thick Ludlow” sausage by popping into Pea Green.

One of Our Local Breakfast Options
One of Our Breakfast Option