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Specials: Pea Green Cafe & Supper Solutions

Something of a change in the weather for the coming week, our Indian summer seems to be over and replaced with a wet spell. If you’re planning to come to the riverside cafe do remember we have tables inside as well. Booking recommended (phone: 07983 941 856). A couple of delectable specials to excite your taste buds today. See menu below for details. A delicious new recipe for the vegetable lasagne means apart from the cheese it is a vegan dish. Soup is butternut squash & white bean, a smooth soup that IS totally vegan. Available for lunch in the cafe or for home delivery as an evening meal.

On this day in 199 years ago the translation of the Rosetta stone was first announced, and so the first translation of hieroglyphs in the modern world.  The Egyptian stone stele is famous for being inscribed with three versions of a decree in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. This allowed Egyptian hieroglyphics to be deciphered for the first time, by Jean-François Champollion in 1803. Originally inscribed in 196 BC to mark the establishment of a divine cult for the Hellenistic ruler Ptolemy V. Rediscovered in 1799 near the town of Rashid (Rosetta) in Egypt, it was the first bilingual hieroglyphic text to be discovered. It now resides in the British Museum in London. Champollion identified the phonetic characters k l e o p a t r a. On the basis of this and the foreign names on the Rosetta Stone, he quickly constructed an alphabet of phonetic hieroglyphic characters, completing his work on 14 September and announcing it publicly on 27 September 1822 in a lecture.

To reserve a table or order a delivery for home please phone us on 07983 941856. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. 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

Hello
Please see below for details of our mouth watering specials for today. We can serve these to you at home for lunch or supper, alternatively in the cafe or the riverside terrace for lunch. We open Tuesday through to Saturday and serve breakfasts until 11.30 AM. Lunch is available from mid day, and we recommend you contact us first to book a table. With a very busy Ludlow weekend coming up for the food festival remember the peace and tranquility of our riverside location offers a chance to get away from the hurly burly of the town centre.

It seems like we’re in for a bit of an Indian Summer, the next couple of days at least. I was wondering how it was described in other cultures/languages. A quick wikipedia search showed me these variations:

“Similar weather conditions, with local variations also exist. A warm period in autumn is called “Altweibersommer” (“old women’s summer”) in Germany, and in a number of Slavic-language countries. In Bulgaria and Serbia, it is known as “gypsy summer” or “poor man’s summer”. In Sweden, there’s “Brittsommar” (out of “Birgitta” and “Britta”, having their name days around the time, October 7). In Finland, the period is today called “intiaanikesä”, a direct translation, but historically a warm period in autumn was named after Bartholomew, his saint day being in late August. In Gaelic Ireland, the phenomenon is called “fómhar beag na ngéanna” (little autumn of the geese).In temperate parts of South America the phenomenon is known as “Veranico”, “Veranito” or “Veranillo” (literally, “little summer”), and usually occurs in early autumn between late April and mid-May, when it is known as “Veranico de Maio” (“May’s little summer”) or as “Veranito de San Juan” (“Saint John’s little summer”)

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

Super tasty specials from our kitchen this week see below for details. We’re open each morning (Tuesday to Saturday) and serve a range of breakfasts until 11.30. Lunch is from 12noon to 2PM in the cafe, and delivery for lunch or supper each day too. In between times we serve a great range of hot and cold drinks, fresh baked pastries and delicious cakes. We serve our guests in our riverside garden and terrace that provide a wonderful and tranquil setting to relax in, with a unique perspective on the river Teme. If the weather takes a turn for the worse we have indoor tables in both the cafe or The Red Room, booking is advisable.

New arrival this week. I’ve just served some coffee outside on the riverside garden and the customers reported seeing a baby heron. It’s been a few years since I’ve spotted one of those here. We used to have a regular local heron about 10 years ago, it would be nice to have one regularly visiting again. The customer’s told me they also caught sight of the kingfisher 3 times. The diversity of wildlife that can be seen here is wonderful, it was about this time last year that we had regular visits from a female otter and her cubs. With autumn coming on and the trees already beginning to turn, the ever changing backdrop is well worth a visit to view.

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.

Some delicious specials to tantalize your taste buds this week, see below for the menu. Available for lunch or evening home delivery, or lunch at the cafe. As we are now well into the second half of the year, August is upon us and the nights are beginning to draw in. The good run of weather has meant that most of our guests have been happy to sit outside, however as the weather cools this will definitely not be a first choice for many people. However we do have a solution in the Red Room, our new indoor dining area, available for bookings.

So as we are on the banks of the River Teme I thought I’d share a few details about it with you. The river’s source is in The Kerry Hills near Dolfor, and it flows more or less along the border between England and Wales as far as Brampton Bryan. It rises at 1660 feet above sea level and travels 81 miles until it joins the River Severn at Powick which is 46 feet above sea level. It’s the second largest tributary to the Severn. The whole of the river was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1996. The River Teme was one of two large scale pilot projects announced by Severn Trent Water to introduce bathing quality water, alongside the River Leam in Warwickshire. So hopefully if the scheme is effective you’d be able to swim to us safely for your lunch!

Our phone 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 for same day delivery of lunch is 11AM and supper 3PM. However sometimes we are fully booked by the cut off point so the earlier you let us know the better. The phone is available 8.30AM to 7.30PM

Delivery & Cafe specials, and a little more history about the cafe.

A spicy selection of specials for this week, see below for the menu on offer in addition to our regular extensive menu. This is available for lunch and supper deliveries and for lunch service in the cafe. Weather looks a bit changeable this week so if you’re thinking of coming down for a meal remember you can book the Red Room for indoor dining as well as the beautiful garden area. If you’re looking for a relaxing place for refreshment, you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere more tranquil than our riverside terrace.

Continuing on from last week a bit more about the property
By 1695 milling operations had moved upstream leaving the site to be individually owned and used as dwelling by William Deverall who was a billeting officer for the victorious parliamentary army (probably not too popular in Royalist Ludlow).  He used the property to billet 5 wounded soldiers.  This is the earliest record of the site being used as lodgings.  This would be a common use for the property over the next 300 years, but not exclusively.  The layout of the floor plan of the main building is simple and consists basically of a room on either side of a centrally-placed entrance hall from which the stairs rise.  The doorway at the rear suggests a medieval layout.  The ground floor pattern is repeated on the first floor.

Our phone 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 for same day delivery of lunch is 11AM and supper 3PM. However sometimes we are fully booked by the cut off point so the earlier you let us know the better. The phone is available 8.30AM to 7.30PM

Specials, Pea Green Cafe and The Red Room

Hello,
Today (Monday) sees the re-opening of cafes and restaurants for customers inside. We shall be opening on Tuesday morning ready to welcome guests into the dining areas. Note the plural, in addition to the tables overlooking the river we have a dining room at the front of the building. We shall be offering the specials on the menu below to either eat here or for a home delivery lunch and supper.
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The Red Room at pea green cafe offers an intimate dining room available for bookings and private hire. Please phone us (or email or text or carrier pigeon!) if you would like to reserve space in this new location. I’ve attached a couple of photos below but if you would like to see more you can do so by following this link>> The Red Room SO if you are arranging a meet up with friends or family, or would just like to remind yourselves what going to a restaurant is like, please bear us in mind

Our phone 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 for same day delivery of lunch is 11AM and supper 3PM. However sometimes we are fully booked 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



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