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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

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

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.

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

Specials & changing seasons

Into the autumn with a bump today, Monday, as the relevance of the hour change backwards becomes apparent with darker evenings. We have a delicious chilli fest for our specials this week and with the colder days we’ve been having these seem very apt. Details on the menu below, available for lunch and supper home delivery or to eat in the cafe.

The seasonal change most apparent on the riverside view from the cafe since our holiday has been the changing colours and shedding of leaves. It adds a new dimension to watching wildlife. The environment agency bailiffs (!?) have been monitoring the salmon run this winter on the Teme, from very near the cafe at the horseshoe weir. There’s a brief video clip here if you would like to see it.
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We have had several sightings of otters nearby over the last month also. About 4 weeks ago there was a female and 2 cubs splashing about where the leet meets the main river just at the bottom of the garden, and customers have told me they have seen them further upstream too.  There’s always something to catch your eye down here.

We’re open in the morning for coffee, fresh baked pastries, delicious cakes and cooked breakfasts. If you are coming to us for a meal we recommend you book a table to avoid disappointment. We serve lunch in the cafe 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.

Specials, Christmas and what’s behind the blue gates?

Well the last full week of October is upon us and we have some delicious specials to tantalise your taste buds. Details on the menu below. The half term for schools is starting this weekend and once they go back, assuming they do and we’re not in another lockdown, it seems that christmas preparations are the next thing, in a normal year. However this is not a normal year!

We have already started preparing foods for Christmas as they need time to mature and develop the lovely deep flavours that I always associate with the winter holiday. The mince meat is mixed and will be regularly stirred and checked over the coming weeks. Christmas cakes are baked and will receive a frequent splash of brandy over the next 6 weeks, Christmas pudding mixed and receiving similar lavish attention until they are cooked in December. All will be available for home delivery or eating in the cafe in due course.

We have installed some extra shelter for the autumn and winter months in our outside dining area. A gazebo large enough to accomodate parties of up to 6 people (more than that when we have restrictions on gatherings relaxed!) so you can enjoy a coffee or some lunch even when the weather is not very nice.

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

Specials and an anniversary.

Hello,

While writing this on Monday night I noticed that the 12th October was a date with significance in the history of Ludford. In 1459 a battle in the war of the roses was fought and became known as The Battle of Ludford Bridge. From what I’ve read it seems it was a largely bloodless battle with the town of Ludlow coming off worst as the victorious soldiers apparently ransacked the town, and the defeated army being granted their lives after submitting to The King.  As ever, seems like the ordinary people suffer the most in conflict! Read more at the end of the post if you wish.

On a more cheerful note we are open again today (Tuesday) after our holiday. Tempting you with a couple of delicious specials for home delivery or eating in the cafe. Nourishing and wholesome risotto perfect for colder autumnal days, and the ever popular vegetable lasagne. Details on the menu below.

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

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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

Refuge or Idyllic Place.

For specials this week we have local rabbit fricassee and vegetable Cajun spiced rice. Details on the menu below. I was wondering where the word Cajun came from, and as ever a quick internet search came up with the answer for me. From Lafayette tourist board:-

The word Cajun began in the 19th century Acadia. Some referred to the Acadians as, “le ‘Cadiens”, dropping the “A”. Later came the Americans who could not pronounce “Acadien” or “‘Cadien”, so the word, “Cajun” was born.

Acadia was a colony of New France in northeastern North America, the word itself coming from the Greek “Arcadia” meaning Refuge or Idyllic Place. You’re welcome to join us in our own Idyllic Place on the bank of the river Teme for lunch and a serving of our specials or one of our other delicious unique wholesome dishes for lunch. Please phone first to reserve a table. Alternatively we can bring it to your home or work.

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

A Poulter’s Dozen

This week’s specials are Poulter’s Pie, and Pasta Provencale, details on the menu below. While looking up the origin of the word Poulter (someone who deals in poultry) I came accross a reference to a poulter’s dozen. This was a phrase first used in the 16th Century and attributed to poet George Gascoigne. He said the 1st dozen eggs sold by a poulter were 12, but if you bought a second dozen you would get 14. And also in poetry it is used to describe a metre with alternate lines of 12 and 14 syllables, known as a poulter’s measure.

In adition 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 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