May is here!

We love May – not only are there two Bank Holidays in the calendar, but the temperature is finally getting hotter!

By now, the farmers have finished planting their peas. The fields are full and the peas will grow until July, when the pea viners will harvest the crop and take tonnes of peas to the freezer, which will lock in all those delicious nutrients!

We’ve been busy at Yes Peas! HQ as we have moved into the next stage of the Young Pea Chef of the Year 2018 competition, in partnership with the Ocado Foundation.  We had a huge number of entries, with almost 200 budding chefs sending in their recipes to us. The judges have a hard job on their hands trying to shortlist the finalists – to keep an eye on our Facebook page to vote for your favourite recipe later this month!

Last year’s winners were Miles Gracie, from Southend-on-Sea, with his excellent recipe for Chicken Pea-evs, and Daniel Giuliani from Hexham with a delicious Pea, Parsley and Parmesan Risotto. To learn more abut this year’s competition, head over to our Young Pea Chef of the Year website!

And don’t forget – if you try any of our recipes, or just want to say hello, tweet 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...