Pulses: why buy dry?

Pulses: why buy dry?

by Josiah Meldrum June 09, 2022

Even with spiralling energy prices, cooking pulses from dried can save you money. We cooked dried whole yellow peas in a pressure cooker to make a delicious hummus style dip, measuring the peas before and after cooking, and calculating the energy used to cook them.

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Here come the carlin peas

Here come the carlin peas

by Josiah Meldrum August 26, 2021

This August has seen amazing work in the face of adversity at Green Acres Farm in Shropshire, bringing in an incredibly precious crop of organic carlin peas.

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Organic Marrowfat Peas at Little Bytham

Organic Marrowfat Peas at Little Bytham

by Josiah Meldrum May 10, 2021

The new 2021 crop of organic marrowfat peas are coming through beautifully at The Grange, farmed by Guy and John Turner of Turners of Bytham. The cool wet weather in early May hasn’t provided the easiest start to the year for peas, but the marrowfats are looking excellent.

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Mapping the Great British Pea Line

Mapping the Great British Pea Line

by Nick Saltmarsh November 06, 2017 3 Comments

How do you eat your peas? Whole or soft? Parched or mushy? Black or green? Carlin or marrowfat? (We’re talking proper dried peas here, not those Johnny-come-lately immature fresh “garden pea” imposters*.)

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Protein-packed Peas

Protein-packed Peas

by Nick Saltmarsh January 14, 2017 1 Comment

Pea protein is on-trend for 2017. We're delighted that the sustainability benefits of vegetable protein and the naturally high levels in dried peas (rather than fresh or frozen) are being recognised but believe that minimally processed whole peas, split peas and pea flour have most to offer both nutritionally and for their taste and versatility.

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Great Taste awards for Hodmedod's British Quinoa, Carlin Peas and Yellow Pea Flour

Great Taste awards for Hodmedod's British Quinoa, Carlin Peas and Yellow Pea Flour

by Nick Saltmarsh July 28, 2016

Three of Hodmedod's British-grown pulse and grain products are among the 2016 Great Taste awards winners! We're delighted that the quality and taste of our Yellow Pea Flour, canned Carlin Peas and British Quinoa have been recognised in these acclaimed awards, widely considered as the benchmark for fine food and drink in the UK.

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Prize Peas - Put Some Organic British Carlin Peas in Your Pantry

Prize Peas - Put Some Organic British Carlin Peas in Your Pantry

by Nick Saltmarsh May 12, 2016 2 Comments

Hodmedod's Organic Carlin Peas have been awarded the prestigious Soil Association BOOM award for best pantry product. We're overjoyed that these wonderful but little-know traditional British peas have been recognised for their deliciously nutty flavour.

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Ways to Cook With Carlins

Ways to Cook With Carlins

by Nick Saltmarsh May 12, 2016

We're continually amazed at the wonderful things people do with our Organic Carlin Peas and have collected these superb dishes from Instagram. In no particular order...

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Lenten Peas: Black Badgers, Parched Peas & Carlin Sunday

Lenten Peas: Black Badgers, Parched Peas & Carlin Sunday

by Nick Saltmarsh February 27, 2016 1 Comment

Religion, folklore and now Facebook encourage us to give things up for Lent. And if you’ve got a meat-, alcohol-, chocolate- or sugar-shaped hole in your life for the next few weeks, there are centuries of history behind the foodstuff you could fill it with: carlin peas

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A Feast to Celebrate the International Year of Pulses

A Feast to Celebrate the International Year of Pulses

by Polly Robinson January 15, 2016

Feasting on pulses is something the Hodmedod team are happy to do any day of the week but on January 6th we had two extra reasons to celebrate. As well as an almost belated Christmas lunch, January 6th marked the launch of the UN’s International Year of Pulses with hundreds of people across the world celebrating with a pulse feast.

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