Today the Ashes are coming to England! To date, Australia has won 32 series, England 31 and five series have been drawn, so this year England will be looking to settle the score on home turf! Here at Borderfields, whilst we find the possibility of this very exciting, we are also equally excited by another phenomenon tied into the game, which is naturally the Cricket Afternoon Tea! It is undeniable that no cricket match is complete without this iconic custom.  So what better way to join in the Ashes fun than to pay homage to this tradition and have your very own pavilion party?

There are many different ways to cater for this old-time classic. To avoid being caught out or finding yourself stumped for ideas have a look on our recipe page. At Borderfields we’ve done the leg work for you; we have a fantastic selection of dishes including Kenny Atkinson’s Lemon Drizzle Cake which is a guaranteed winner.

However, if you’re more savoury than sweet toothed why not try out Kenny’s Lemon Poached Chicken Wrap with Lettuce, Tomatoes and Borderfields Rapeseed Oil Mayonnaise?  It’s a great take on the otherwise rather predictable afternoon tea sandwich; light, fresh and marvellously tasty, you won’t be risking any “no balls” with this one!

Either way, you don’t have to be a cricket fan to get involved, channel the Cricket Afternoon Tea and get stirring, sieving and sautéing!  Just make sure the Ashes stay on the pitch, and not in your kitchen!