The peas are planted! 

The arrival of April means the peas are finally planted! This month, the farmers will be keeping a close eye on those crops to look out for any pests and diseases that could harm our precious peas. This is all in preparation for summer when all the peas will be harvested and frozen, over a six week period. 

This month it’s British Beef Week from the 1st – 7th of April and we have lots of exciting recipes for you to celebrate! Try the classic roast with pea twist, Roast Beef with Pea Mash! Or if you’re looking for a fun tea time treat for all the family, try the Pea Chilli Tacos.

It’s also World Health Day on the 7th of April, the perfect time to celebrate everyone’s favourite vegetable! The humble pea even has superfood status due to nutrients they're packed with. We have lots of recipes under 500 calories, like the Summer Super Pea Salad, or the Japanese Miso Style Pea and Tofu Soup. Both are ideal for a healthy lunchtime meal!

Finally, does your son or daughter love donning an apron and whipping up some culinary creations in the kitchen? If so, the entries are officially now open for the Young Pea Chef of the Year 2019 – but hurry, the competition closes on the 26th of this month! It’s open to children and young adults up to the age of 16, so keep an eye out for any updates. Whether it’s a starter, a main or a dessert, the Great British Pea must be the main aspect of the dish. The winner of each of the three categories will receive an exciting prize package from our sponsors! Click here for more information and to enter.

Why not share your pea-inspired creations, or simply say hello on Twitter? Find us @YesPeas!

 

Rachel Green,Yes Pea!s Ambassador

Rachel Green

I have been preparing a number of canapes recently and by far the most popular one has been the Pea Blinis with Parma Ham and Mint, closely followed by the Mini Sausage Toadies...

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