Pea Green Cafe & Supper Solutions Specials, and a warning about blackberries.

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What a lovely sunny October we’re having. The mild weather seems to have delayed the typical colour changes we see at this time of year, the leaves are dropping from the trees but not in the usual rich autumn colours I think. It’s still mild enough to sit outside and enjoy some refreshments by the river, and if we see a change in the coming days we have our inside areas to accommodate you. Individually distinctive yet instantly familiar specials on offer today, see below for menu.

I hope you’ve all picked your blackberries for this year. Folklore in the British Isles suggests that Michaelmas day is the last day that blackberries can be picked. It is said that when St Michael expelled Lucifer, the devil, from heaven, he fell from the skies and landed in a prickly blackberry bush. Satan cursed the fruit, scorched them with his fiery breath, stamped, spat and urinated on them, so that they would be unfit for eating. As it is considered ill-advised to eat them after 11 October (Old Michaelmas Day according to the Julian Calendar), a Michaelmas pie is made from the last of the season.

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Specials from Pea Green Cafe and Supper Solutions.

Hello,
Specials this week on the menu below. Some tantalizingly tasty and delicious meals for you this week. Available to eat in the cafe for lunch or as a home delivery for supper. If you wish to come to the cafe we have The Red Room available for reservations phone 07983 941 856 to secure your space. We can assure you of a warm welcome, even in the colder weather!

In 1936 on this day 5th October: The Jarrow March, also known as the Jarrow Crusade,was an organised protest against the unemployment and poverty suffered in the English town of Jarrow during the 1930s. Around 200 men (or “Crusaders” as they preferred to be referred to) marched from Jarrow to London, carrying a petition to the British government requesting the re-establishment of industry in the town following the closure in 1934 of its main employer, Palmer’s shipyard. The petition was received by the House of Commons but not debated, and the march produced few immediate results. The Jarrovians went home believing that they had failed.
Despite the initial sense of failure among the marchers, in subsequent years, the Jarrow March became recognised by historians as a defining event of the 1930s. It helped to foster the change in attitudes which prepared the way to social reform measures after the Second World War, which their proponents thought would improve working conditions. The town holds numerous memorials to the march. Re-enactments celebrated the 50th and 75th anniversaries, in both cases invoking the “spirit of Jarrow” in their campaigns against unemployment.

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Pea Green Café &
Supper Solutions Specials

Main course £7.50 + Pudding £9.95

Prepared and cooked on site using fresh food.  Vegetarian options always available.

Soup of the day

Wholesome, fresh and delicious smooth vegan soup. Served with a slice of local baker’s bread & butter (or olive spread).

Rabbit Fricassee

Local rabbit cooked in a delicious creamy sauce served with mashed potatoes.

Mushroom Stroganoff

Fresh mushrooms cooked in a tasty tangy creamy sauce, served with rice. VEGAN (contains nuts)

Bread pudding Classic midlands recipe with dark sugar, spices, served warm with custard.

Chocolate Fudge Cake With whipped cream or with ice cream + £1.50

Treacle Tart served with vanilla custard. Or with ice cream +£1.50

Ice Cream 2 Scoops of delicious dairy ice cream. (vanilla, strawberry, salted caramel, white chocolate & raspberry)  
Waffle
Warm waffle with maple syrup and a scoop of dairy ice cream

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.

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Supper Solutions and Pea Green Cafe Specials

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Some favourite classics from our repertoire on the special  menu this week. Instantly familiar and individually distinctive dishes on the menu below. These are available for lunch in the cafe or take away. OR for home delivery in the evening.

Today 21st september marks the 84th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein. Apparently he came across a blank sheet of paper in a pile of exams he was marking. Tolkien was Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University, and would mark School Certificate exams in the summers to add to his salary. In a letter to WH Auden, he wrote: “All I remember about the start of The Hobbit is sitting correcting School Certificate papers in the everlasting weariness of that annual task forced on impecunious academics with children. On the blank leaf I scrawled: ‘In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.’ I did not and do not know why.”

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Pea Green Cafe & Supper Solutions specials. And a riot about hats.

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To tantalise and excite your taste buds, and to sate your appetites this week we bring you two delicious hand made meals. See below for details. We are serving these in the cafe for lunch from 12 to 2 PM, or to deliver to you at home for an evening meal.  We open the cafe Tuesday to Saturday and serve breakfasts until 11.30AM, delicious hot & cold drinks, fresh pastries and cakes are available throughout the day.

While looking at past events on this day through history the following item about hats 99 years ago caught my eye as being… Well, odd!

The Straw Hat Riot of 1922 was a riot that occurred in New York City. Originating as a series of minor riots, it spread due to men wearing straw hats past the unofficial date that was deemed socially acceptable, September 15. It lasted eight days, leading to many arrests and some injuries.

Straw hats had appeared in the 19th century as summertime wear. Initially it was not considered good form for men to wear these in big cities. By the early 20th century, straw boaters were considered acceptable day attire in North American cities at the height of summer even for businessmen, but there was an unwritten rule that one was not supposed to wear a straw hat past September 15 (which was known as “Felt Hat Day”
It was socially acceptable for stockbrokers to destroy each other’s hats, due to the fact that they were “companions”, but it was not acceptable for total strangers. If any man was seen wearing a straw hat, he was, at minimum, subjecting himself to ridicule, and it was a tradition for youths to knock straw hats off of wearers’ heads and stomp on them. This tradition became well established, and newspapers of the day would often warn people of the impending approach of the fifteenth, when men would have to switch to felt or silk hats. Hat bashing was only socially acceptable after September 15, but there were multiple occasions leading up to this date where the police had to intervene and stop teenagers. 
The riot itself began on September 13, 1922, two days before the supposed unspoken date, when a group of youths decided to get an early jump on the tradition. The more innocuous stomping turned into a brawl when the youths tried to stomp a group of dock workers’ hats, and the dock workers fought back. The brawl soon stopped traffic on the Manhattan Bridge and was eventually broken up by police, leading to some arrests.
Although the initial brawl was broken up by police, the fights continued to escalate the next evening. Gangs of teenagers prowled the streets wielding large sticks, sometimes with a nail driven through the top, looking for pedestrians wearing straw hats and beating those who resisted. Several men were hospitalized from the beatings they received after resisting having their hats taken, and many arrests were made. Police were slow to respond to the riots, although several off-duty police officers found themselves caught up in the brawl when rioters attempted to snatch their hats”

Wikipedia

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Pea Green Cafe, Supper Solutions Specials

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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



Supper Solutions Specials from Pea Green Cafe, and the coldest sunniest place on earth.

Oodles of noodles for today’s specials, 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.

Here’s something to think about if you’re finding the August heat oppressive. August 24th is the 51st anniversary of the lowest reliably recorded temperature on earth. The Russian weather station Vostock in Antarctica recorded -88.3 degrees C in 1960. Lower temperatures occurred higher up towards the summit of the ice sheet as temperature decreases with height along the surface. Interestingly it is also one of the sunniest places on Earth, despite having no sunshine at all between May and August; there are more hours of sunshine per year than even the sunniest places in South Africa, Australia and the Arabian Peninsula. Vostok has the highest sunshine total for any calendar month on Earth, at an average of 708.8 hours of sunshine in December, or 22.9 hours daily. It also has the lowest sunshine for any calendar month, with an absolute maximum of 0 hours of sunshine per month during polar night.

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Supper Solutions Specials from Pea Green Cafe

Delicious delightful delectable offerings for this weeks Pea Green Cafe and Supper solutions delivery specials. See menu below. Available to eat in the cafe for lunch. Or at your home delivered for lunch or supper. We open Tuesday to Saturday and serve breakfast until 11.30 AM. Lunch is servde from 12noon to 2pm.

Looking through historical events on this day, I found that on the 9th August 1173 the foundations of the leaning tower of Pisa were laid. The construction began to sink as the 3rd floor was built, due to the 3 metre foundations being laid in weak unstable subsoil. Construction was subsequently halted for almost a century, as the Republic of Pisa was almost continually engaged in battles with Genoa, Lucca, and Florence. This allowed time for the underlying soil to settle. Otherwise, the tower would almost certainly have toppled . Construction restarted in 1264. In an effort to compensate for the tilt, the engineers built upper floors with one side taller than the other. Because of this, the tower is curved. The seventh floor was completed in 1319. The bell-chamber was finally added in 1372, one hundred and ninety nine years after the foundations

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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

Pea Green Cafe Supper Solutions Specials

Well what a week that was. Hope you have survived the extreme heat that seemed to take over everyone’s thoughts, actions and behaviours last week. One of the great things about our Red Room dining area is that it faces north and is encased in solid brick and stone walls. It remains relatively cool even in the high summer, so if it’s tranquility and cool you are looking for, we have it here. Indoors or out. 
This week’s special menu is below, tasty, fresh, unique and highly recommended. This is of course in addition to our regular extensive men. Home delivery, eat in the cafe or on the beautiful riverside terrace, described here:

The location is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest where it forms the South-Eastern corner stone of the Conservation Area of the historic market town of Ludlow.  When looking at the river Teme from the Tea Garden of the Pea Green Cafe; what one  sees today is not so much the natural river, but rather a millpond caused by the Casemill weir downstream. The river, in the summer months, would naturally be approximately 60cm deep. It is deeper than that now due to river dredging carried out in the late sixties.  In the 1960s a storm drain was installed on the site to alleviate pressure and flooding at the plant in Steventon. During the installation, Roman Engineering work was discovered that made up the landing point of the Ford.  The river Teme was forded here to take advantage of a natural slope on the opposite bank that would allow cattle and carts access to the Hogs back of land that forks one way to Wigmore with the other fork leading to Leominster and on to Kington.  Kington is significant to the site as it is the oldest known Celtic Royal Court in England.  This main North South route would have used the ford as the most convenient crossing point of the Teme and was probably well established long before the Romans conquered Britain in 45 A.D.  This early history has a bearing on the property, as the site was developed to exploit the typology geology.  The ford dictated the layout of Old Street, as can be seen from the driveway of the Pea Green Cafe.  A Saxon boathouse was located next door which would have been needed for large parts of the year when the river levels rose. The normal level of the River in average weather conditions is between 0.92m and 1.33m.

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


Super Supper Solutions Specials & up to date on property’s history

Summery specials on our menu today, see below for details. Available for lunch in the cafe, or delivered home for lunch or supper. If you would like to come to the cafe for lunch I suggest you phone us first to guarantee you a table. The riverside terrace provides a beautiful and tranquil setting for refreshment. We have the added bonus of being a little off the beaten track and away from the crowded streets of the town centre.

And following on from last week, this brings you up to date with theproperty:-
The site is outside of the town walls, and due to its history in relation to a small wealthy town, it was beyond the pale and the area never became fashionable. The property has seen a steady decline since the1800s, being variously lodgings and a public house. In 1872 it was known as the Bay House and prior to that the Hand and Shears and would regularly house 17 lodgers.  In the 1920s it was known as Rams Boarding House for Gentlemen of the Road. The Mittons purchased it in 1959 and it became a dairy and milk delivery business. Mr Clarke bought from them in 1978 and it became the Riverside Guest House and a taxi business. The present owners bought it in 1987 and it has been a family home until October 2016 when it started operations as Pea Green Cafe.

The plan below was drawn by Thomas Telford in 1805 and has Old Street marked as “Old Mill Street” and describes this property as “Old building partly brick partly timber covered with tiles”.

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

Cafe & Delivery Specials, and more about the property’s history.

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Please see below for the special menu for today. Some delicious freshly cooked creations to tickle your palette. Delivered to your home for lunch or supper from Tuesday to Saturday. Served in the cafe or our beautiful riverside terrace with its unique view of the river Teme, for Lunch. We open at 10AM and serve a selection of breakfasts until 11.30, lunch is served from 12.00. If you are intending to come to us for a meal, we strongly suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Continuing on from last week… In 1773 the site was owned by Thomas Morley, a butcher.  The site would have a plentiful supply of water which is needed for both the slaughter process and lairage of stock prior to slaughter.  On marrying Phoebe Lodge with the consent of her guardians, it is believed that she had the money to allow the development of the North elevation as it is seen today.  This marks the property’s grandest period.  Within the property it is possible to see where the Medieval Timber Frame was reused in the conversion to form the roof and the central spine of the property.  As was customary at that time the sitting room was located on the first floor on the left of the building. This was a large room running from front to back and was lined with oak panels which were later used to divide the room when it became used as a lodging house.

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

Pea Green Cafe & Supper Solutions Specials

Some delicious offerings to augment our regular extensive menu. See below for details. We serve these in our cafe for lunch, or in our riverside garden with its beautiful view of the river Teme or if you can’t make it here in person then we can deliver them to your home for lunch or supper. If you would like to come to us for lunch, I strongly recommend you phone us 1st to book a table, either in the garden or our new dining area inside (known as The Red Room). We are open for breakfast from 10AM and lunch is served from 12 to 2pm.

Here is a little bit of information about the space below our RED ROOM dining area
“The property in its earliest recorded history is part of the holdings of the Holdgate Manor in the vale of Corvedale. When the town of Ludlow came into existence this area was known as Holdgate Fee.  Unrecorded history would suggest that the earliest part of the developed site is the undercroft that was used as a guard post monitoring the old ford.  This may have been linked to the defence of the palace of Wild Edrick located near Overton. “The term undercroft as applied to underground or semi-underground chambers was usually thought of in terms of stone medieval vaulted enclosures, but is now used more freely although still in a medieval context”. (M. Moran 2003) The undercroft is totally underground, not vaulted but very spacious and the quality of the stonework suggests that it pre-dates the upper structure perhaps by as much as 800 years.  The stones, particularly in the lower levels, have been carefully chosen and dressed to be laid in courses”

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 Solutions Specials

Some delicious, individually distinctive yet instantly familiar dishes on our special menu this week, see below for options. We shall be serving in the cafe from 10 AM, (Breakfasts, pastries drinks & cakes til 11.30) with lunches available from 12.00 to 2.00PM. Supper delivery is also available between 5.30 and 6.30.

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

Did you know that the area below our tea garden is a site of specific scientific interest? It certainly is a great place to view the abundance of nature, particularly this time of year. It is also a very peaceful location away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre, great for meeting up with friends or family. The building was at one time a mill, the mill race was originally formed by a natural outcrop of rock that dissected the river. In 1618 there was a “crab mill” here, so called because it is sideways on to the flow of the river to catch the diverted water.

Pea Green Cafe and Supper Solutions

Hello, we’re back from our holidays and open again today, Tuesday June 15th. We have a range of delicious foods to offer you, including our specials which are listed on the menu below. We shall be serving in the cafe from 10 AM, (Breakfasts, pastries drinks & cakes til 11.30) with lunches available from 12.00 to 2.00PM. Supper delivery also available.

The garden here has erupted into a beautiful spectacular display of colour (much like everyone esle’s I expect) It makes a lovely tranquil spot to contemplate the river, maybe see the kingfisher, and enjoy some refreshment. If you cant make it personally then you can see some photos on our facebook page.

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 Solutions Specials

Hello and welcome to June. Seems like the weather is bringing us a lovely taste of summer this week. And we’re bringing you a lovely selection of specials for lunch or supper delivery, or to enjoy in the cafe or the garden for lunch. See menu below. Also a quick reminder we shall be on holiday next week so cafe and delivery will not be available from June 6th to 14th.

The garden here at Temeside is looking beautiful in the summer sunshine, a lovely place to relax with some delicious food, hot & cold drinks and ice creams. We are open from 10AM for breakfasts(til 11.30) and lunches from 12 to 2.

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 Solutions Special

Our special menu for this week is displayed below. Some delicious additions to our regular menu to entertain your taste buds. We can deliver these to your home for lunch or supper,  or serve them in our beautiful riverside garden al fresco.

This time next week we hope to be able to welcome guests back into the cafe. Something that we haven’t been able to do since last October. Those of you familiar with the cafe will know the table space is limited so booking is always advisable to avoid disappointment. However, none of you will have seen the NEW dining area we have on offer, this will more than double our current indoor seating area. More details next week about The Red Room at Pea Green Cafe

A date for your diary (well our diary really) we are going to have a holiday at the beginning of June. We shall be closed from Sunday June 6th to Monday June 14th reopening on Tuesday June 15th.

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 & Supper Solutions

Hello,
May is upon us, even though the weather might be a bit more associated with autumn gales! Below you’ll find a copy of this week’s special menu. Available for home delivery for lunch or supper, or to eat in our garden cafe for lunch.

May 4th was the date that Thomas Eddisons phonograph was first shown or, more probably, heard at a public event, The Grand Opera house in 1878. His device used tin foil to make recordings, and could only be used a few times before they wore out. Alexander Graham Bell later made an improved machine in 1880 using wax cylinders which had a much longer life and could be used many more times. We take recordings so much for granted today I can only imagine what a suprise it must have been to hear spoken words or music coming from a machine for the 1st time.

Our 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 same day delivery of lunch is 11AM and supper 3PM. However sometimes we are full 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 and Supper Solutions Specials, and some vaccine history.

Good Morning,
Greetings from the banks of the river Teme, where we have lovely food, refreshing drinks and a warm welcome for all. The Specials menu is below, if you would like a change from our extensive regular menu, and can be served in the riverside garden or brought to your house for lunch. Also available for home delivery as an evening meal. 

Over the last couple of weeks a number of our customers have told me that they have now had their second covid19 vaccine injections. This is good news as people feel more confident about mixing with other people and being able to get out and about again. I noticed that today April26th is the anniversary of the first mass testing of the polio vaccine in 1954. On April 12 1955 scientist Jonas Salk announced the first successful polio vaccine after 12 months testing. The vaccine was rapidly adopted around the world and in 1961 was developed in a liquid which made it even easier to administer. In the United States, a major outbreak of polio occurred in 1952. During that year, the disease infected around 57,000 people, killed over 3,000 and left some 20,000 with mild or debilitating paralysis.Today polio is extremely rare. In 2019 there were 175 cases of wild polio and 364 cases of vaccine-derived polio.

Our 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 same day delivery of lunch is 11AM and supper 3PM. However sometimes we are full 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 Solutions Specials

Sorry for the late delivery today of this email. But rest assured that special menu is under way and will be available to order for delivery tonight. It will be available through the week, see below for a copy.

Just to remind you the cafe IS open for outside service, I’ve been suprised by the number of pubs NOT open now they’re allowed to. We are opening at 10 AM for coffees and drinks, breakfasts, cakes and pastries. Lunch is served 12 noon to 2PM, and we close at 3PM. Evening delivery service continues as it has for the last 4 years!
Due to limited space we strongly recommend you book a table if you wish to come for a meal to avoid disappointment or a wasted journey. Looking at this picture seems like a particularly good week to visit!


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


Specials for Pea Green Cafe and Supper Solutions

Writing this on Monday I’m bathed in warm sunshine looking at a beautiful riverside setting. When I woke this morning I was looking at an inch of snow covering the garden. So, I’m making no predictions about the coming week other than:-

  • We are serving delicious food for lunch and supper  to deliver to you at home, special menu below.
  • We shall be providing an outside table service for our guests, be it in sunshine or snow!

Yes, finally after what has been a long haul through the winter for all of us we shall be pleased to open up again our outside tables. If you would like to try us for a meal PLEASE ring first to make a reservation, as spaces are limited and will be subject to availability. As you can see below we have re erected our outside shelter, and today it makes a lovely sunshade, It will keep the rain off too, not sure about the snow if that starts again, but you can always ring us first for a weather report!

So our 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 same day delivery of lunch is 11AM and supper 3PM. However sometimes we are full 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.

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Pea Green Cafe’s Supper Solutions Specials, Easter Weekend

Good Morning,
So Easter is nearly upon us again. We shall be open as usual during the course of the weekend, on Good Friday lunch & supper delivery, closed on Monday. Our menu of delicious specials is below, I’m really looking forward to trying that soup!

As I’m writing this we have a beautiful sunny morning here by the river, spring is really on now. Lovely to have some brighter weather now people are allowed to leave their houses and socialise with others in outdoor spaces. Today is the 158th anniversary of Vincent Van Gogh’s birth, I can’t pretend I’ve got anything to add to the volumes of writings about him so instead I’m sharing the image below. Was tempted to put the well known sunflowers in a vase but I thought the almond blossom was more seasonal for today.

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Pea Green Cafe’s Supper Solutions Specials and 1st Film Showing

Good Morning,
We have a distinctly oriental twist to our specials today. As ever our own recipes used to serve food that is instantly familiar yet individually distinctive. See below for details on the special menu. As it is a chilly start to this March morning, I strongly suggest you order a serving of our guest soup to warm you up and get your meal started.

Back in 1895 on 22nd March was the date that there was a first screening of a film of moving images. The Lumiere brothers who were working with their father producing photographic plates pioneered the technique of making perforations in film to allow the film to advance through the camera and projector. They also developed a machine that could record, develop and project film, and patented it in February. The film was shown to an invited audience, with the first public screening  for a paying audience in December that year. The film (of workers leaving their factory) can be viewed here by modern standards, it’s a bit lacking in plot and special effects!

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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

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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

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Pea Green Cafe Supper Solution Specials and the Last Invasion of Britain

Hello,Here at Pea Green Supper solutions we continue to deliver lunches and suppers for at least the next 7 weeks while the hospitality industry has to keep its doors closed! Hopefully we shall be able to open our garden area after that and look forward to welcoming you back for lunches at our beautiful riverside setting. In the meantime see the menu below for our delicious and unique freshly cooked specials.

Some 224 years ago on 23rd February 1797 was the last attempted invasion of Britain. Some 1400 troops from the French 1st republic set sail for mainland Britain and Ireland. This resulted in the Battle of Fishguard which seems to have been pretty brief. Eventually most of the invading force were returned to France as part of a prisoner exchange. The most celebrated British defender of this failed invasion is Jemima Nicholas who armed with a pitchfork apparently rounded up a group of the invading force and held them prisoner in a church over night! Read more about her here

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Pea Green Cafe Supper Solutions, and a Fifty Year Anniversary.

Hello. Listed below is our deliciously tasty “specials”menu. As the whole hospitality industry remains closed down we are offering these as a home or work delivery or take away. To see the full range of our menu please visit this page of our website, or alternatively give us a call on 07983 941856 to discuss what you would like us to bring you.

I expect many of you remember the change from “old” money of pounds shillings and pence to decimal currency which happened 50 years ago on February 15th. Coincidentally 512 years earlier, according to Money Week:
“The earliest modern British cheque that we know of was made payable to Mr Delboe for the grand sum of £400, or roughly £76,000 in today’s money. It was dated “16th of February 1659″ by merchant Nicholas Vanacker, to be drawn on City bankers Messrs Morris and Clayton”
Apparently it still exists and is on display in Westminster Abbey. With cheques having almost disappeared with current digital trends in financial transactions, I wonder how much longer cash is going to be around?

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Pea Green Cafe Specials from Supper Solutions, and comets last visit

Brr, it’s cold out there! Strongly suggest you stay home and order in from Pea Green Cafe. Hot lunches and suppers delivered to your door, freshly cooked from locally sourced ingredients. Delicious food with minimum effort. Specials this week listed on the menu below.

Looking at what happened on this day 9th February back over the years. A little bit of synchronicity caught my eye. In 1981 Bill Haley, yes the very same who encouraged people to “Rock Around The Clock” in the 1950’s breathed his last at the very young age of 55. Haley’s band was The Comets and according to wikipedia the same day in 1986 saw the celestial body of Halley’s comet make it’s most recent closest visit to the earth. However it was difficult to see as it was the other side of the sun and January and March views were better.

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Feeling Chilli? Warm up with some chilli.

Feeling chilly? try some chilli. See menu below for this week’s special meals served in addition to our regular menu. Available for delivery lunchtime or supper Tuesday through to Saturday.

Now we’re done with January and the lengethening days bringing a promise of spring, with the snowdrops bringing their cheerfulness now they are in full flush. Here’s a snippet of trivia from Feb 2nd years passed. Mark Twain was “Born” on this day in 1863. Of course he was much older than that, but this was the day he first used Mark Twain as a nom de plume when writing in the Virginia newspaper called Territorial Enterprise. He has been attributed with many well known phrases and pithy quotes. One of my personal favourites was “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.”

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This Week’s Specials & Last Week’s Close Shave

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.

Last week we had a very narrow escape as a result of the most recent wintry storm. Thursday morning saw the river level rising to over 4 metres, which is too high for comfort! Some pictures below just to emphasise the point.

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Supper Solutions Pea Green Cafe

Delicious nutritious, delightful and delivered. See below for specials on offer this week in addition to our regular menu.

Here we are over half way through January and already the days are noticably lengthening. Setting out for evening deliveries on Saturday last week and there was still a glimmer of daylight left in the sky. Even more noticeable is the mornings getting brighter. Very sorry to those of you who we couldn’t fit in on Saturday last week, remember you can order any day for delivery, it doesn’t have to be on the same day. So if you wish to guarantee a delivery then feel free to ring and order in advance.

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 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

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

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

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!

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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

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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

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 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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Holiday Plans & Specials

It is now less than 13 weeks to Christmas, and given the current situation regarding people being allowed to group and mix together you have to wonder quite what that holiday season will be like this year. With the official advice on how to go about our daily lives seeming to change day by day I certainly don’t feel confident to make any predictions!

I was thinking about this holidays today because we’re closing the cafe and Supper Solutions delivery service for one week from this Saturday. We shall be open this Saturday for lunch and supper, but then closed until Tuesday October 13th. We’re very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you, If there are any items you would like for your freezer to tide you over please feel free to order them this week.

To tempt your tastebuds and provide a hassle free meal solution see the specials for this week listed 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

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

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

The Missing Days of September 1752

Following an extended weekend we shall be open from Wednesday to Saturday this week. Today, the 2nd September, was the day in 1752 that the UK accepted the move from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar and consequently 11 days were “lost” . People went to bed on the 2nd September and got up on the 14th, that must have been a bit confusing for many!

You’re welcome to visit us from 10AM if you would like a coffee, tea, cake or ice cream etc. by the river do come down. If you would like to visit us for a meal we have a limited inside space available so please phone us first and make a reservation

Specials this week are two of our most popular dishes. We have a slow cooked tender brisket, and mushroom stroganoff. 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

Holiday Weekend Specials

The August bank holiday is coming next Monday. Always a full stop to summer in my mind, with the nights drawing in and autumn approaching. I know that a lot of people will use the long weekend for a trip away, but if you’re going to be araound Ludlow then here are this week’s specials on the menu below. These are available for home/work delivery or to eat in the cafe from Tuesday to Saturday. We shall then be closed for 3 days (Sun/Mon/Tues) re opening on Wednesday.

Some of you may have seen on our facebook page a visit we had last week from the local Swan Family, sunning themselves and a mid morning snooze on the riverbank outside the cafe, a copy below if you missed it. There is always something to catch the eye from the garden cafe, no two visits are the same. I haven’t seen the kingfisher recently, though with the leaves falling from the trees now, and there being less camouflage, perhaps there is a better chance of catching a glimpse!

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.

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

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.

New Beginings

July is upon us and many in our industry have found new ways to operate their businesses in advance of The Dog Days of summer starting later this month. We are opening at our new/old location on Temeside’s junction with Old Street. Please do come and see us, if you are making a special journey we suggest you phone us first as space is limited.

We are still delivering our delicious freshly cooked meals, lunchtimes and evenings, to homes and businesses in the Ludlow area. See below for our special 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

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.