Autumn is here!

October is finally here and it’s kicking off with pea-tentially our favourite event, National Curry Week! Why not get involved and try our Mild Pea & Sweet Potato Curry? Or if you’re after a spicier dish, you could have a go at the Pea Chicken Tikka Masala. Serve with rice or a naan bread (or perhaps both…) for a hearty meal every day of the week.

This month, the hardworking pea farmers will be looking back on their harvest from this year and working to build on their success. They’ll be preparing to plant the peas for the harvest next year which provide the country with their frozen peas until 2019. On average each person in Britain eats 9,000 peas per year, which means planning for the next harvest is a really huge task!

During this October half term, why don’t you have a go at preparing for our Young Pea Chef of the Year competition? Every year we ask budding foodies from across the country to send us their innovative recipes using the Great British Pea! If you want a little ins-pea-ration, why not check out the winning recipes from last year? Daniel’s Pea, Parsley & Parmesan Risotto and Miles’ Chicken Pea-evs triumphed to win the public vote in this year’s competition. 

Have you discovered how to cook more with the great British pea? We’d love to see how you have used the healthy green ingredient in your cooking. Share with us by tweeting @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...