Autumn is here!

Well, we’ve made it to September: the leaves are falling, there’s a definite chill in the air, oversized school uniforms are everywhere… and it’s a very exciting time at Yes Peas! HQ.

Now is the best time of year to try some of our Autumn recipes, created by TV chef Rachel Green. There’s something for everyone, from Pea and Aubergine Curry to a Pea and Bacon Chowder. There’s even a recipe for Pea, Ham and Cheese Muffins – a great way to jazz up your afternoon tea! Whether you’re cooking up a storm for the family or perhaps just wanting a quick lunch, Yes Peas! have loads of recipes to help you out. As always, the peas that were harvested back in July will feed the nation until next summer, so ensure you make the most of them!

A few weeks ago we announced our two winners of the Young Pea Chef of the Year competition. Budding foodies Miles Gracie from Southend-on-Sea won the primary school category, and Daniel Giuliani from Hexham, Northumberland, won the secondary school contingent. The pair were named as the worthy winners of the coveted title following the success of their recipes: Miles’ Chicken Pea-Evs and Daniel’s Pea, Parsley and Parmesan Risotto triumphed, winning the highest number of public votes. The Young Pea Chef of the Year will kickstart again in October, when we will be inviting children across the country to create more innovative pea-inspired recipes – keep your eyes peeled for the announcement.

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...