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What to Eat in the Heat

It’s beginning to sound like one of those duty postcards we send home from our holiday destination, when really all we want to be doing is be out enjoying ourselves; “weather fine and hot, wish you were here.”  Mild sniggers indulged in by customers who haven’t booked a summer break abroad! (what a waste of money!)

Standing under the chestnut tree Saturday afternoon, the grass had been mown and left in stripes to dry up on Gallows bank and a tree creeper with his cream speckled waistcoat hung upside down in the branches above me.

What we are going to have for supper is a question that seems to take up more of my time than I’d like it to. As with most working people, the thought of getting home and preparing a meal is sometimes a chore rather than a pleasure. When we have time, preparing a menu, buying the food and its preparation are life affirming tasks that engage all our senses. But some nights as the light lingers above the roofs, I for one want something quick and nutritious.

Supper Solutions provides a number of options from our heat and eat range. You could have world famous spicy meatballs in our own made tomato sauce over pasta with a fresh green salad, or tomato and aubergine with rice or garlic bread. How about one of our casseroles with new potatoes, or a salad of leaves, lemon and salmon? You could always find out what our specials are this week by giving us a ring. Order before 5 o’clock and we deliver free in the SY8 code up till 7’clock.
When its as hot as this, who wants to spend more time in the kitchen than you have too? Sit in the cool of the evening and enjoy one of our delicious dishes instead.

 

 

The Dog Days of Summer

Let’s get this out, before we go any further, I am a frost worshipper. A clear blue sky and crisp clean air with a rime to every leaf and blade of grass is the weather I like.  Now we have the blue sky, but it’s hot, hot, hot and I am torpid in the heat. Even the sparrows have been invading the cool vault of the café. Tim has become a bird whisperer, getting adept at enticing them out of open windows and doors.

The roads outside are quiet, the car park a smell of gravel, dust and baking cars. The only shade is by our outside tables or under the chestnut tree, which has become the premium parking space. In the by roads and lanes around the town, the wild roses and dog daisies are starring the verges, celebrating the dog days of the year, July and August the hottest months. The name comes from the dog star Sirius, which is the brightest star in the sky.It can been seen at the feet of the constellation of Orion the hunter, one of his hunting dogs. “Dog” is also a Latin tag for wild, feral.

Lunch time and salads and piquant prawns are the orders of the day; crisp lettuce, sweet tomatoes, beetroot, radishes. the bounty of summer. Ice cream has replaced custard as dessert accompaniment. The clink of ice against glass, a cloud of elderflower, sunshine orange.

Why not order a pic-nic sandwich and fruit or cake from us and take it to eat beside the river or up in the cool trees of the forest?

Outside the houses opposite shimmer in the furnace of the sun. Inside, I bless the high ceilings, cool white walls, and gently stirring curtains. If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen they say.

 

 

Pea Green Cafe Party Menu

Green Pea Cafe are pleased to publish our updated Party and Outside Catering Menu.

We offer these menus as an example of the range of food and services that we provide.  However, we aim to provide you with a bespoke service that will meet your specific requirements.  We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your ideas for the event/party and make sure that it fits with your vision.

As with our offerings in the cafe, we offer a personal service of freshly prepared food at a reasonable price.

Here is the link to view our Party Menu, the PDF will open in a new Window.

Buffet with different gourmet appetizers for a party