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

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

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.