Spring has sprung!

We’ve reached March! Can you believe it? As temperatures continue to rise, the farmers are taking the opportunity to kick start the season and are busy planting the pea seeds. This is in preparation for the harvest in summer when millions of peas will be harvested and frozen, ready for your delicious dinners!

March is also International Veggie Month, so be sure to take part by making the most of our pea-utiful vegetarian recipes championing the nations’ favourite vegetable. How about our Vegetable Tagine with Peas, Squash, Carrots and Apricots? Or maybe go for something a little lighter, have a go at the Cajun Pea and Potato Salad with Spring Onion Dressing.

Don’t forget that British Pie Week also takes place from 4th - 10th of March too! We have lots of tasty recipes to help you celebrate - try the Chicken, Ham and Pea Pie. Or, our take on a classic, the Indian Shepherd's Pie with Peas.

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! The competition is 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...