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Jubilee Weekend Celebrations

Jubilee Weekend Celebrations

Create a Feast Fit for a Queen with our Platinum Jubilee Collection…

As the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend approaches (which, of course, includes a four-day weekend…), it’s time to start putting together your shopping list to celebrate the best of British. Whether you’re opting for an afternoon tea with scones, jam and cream, a sunny barbecue with Britain’s best organic beef burger or a perfect picnic with British organic charcuterie, we’ve got you covered. We’re also treating to you a handful of brand-new organic foods and special offers, perfect for your alfresco dining this bank holiday weekend…

 

Cream or Jam First?

An afternoon tea has been a British tradition since the mid 19th century, in which the seventh Duchess of Bedford would find herself feeling rather hungry in the afternoon. To fill the gap between lunch and dinner, the Duchess would ask for a tray of bread, butter and cake mid-afternoon, and soon invited friends to join her for this tea. It didn’t take long for this habit to become a fashionable social event, with many ladies in the late 1800s taking tea in the drawing room between four and five pm.

 

Traditionally, an afternoon tea is made up of small sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, cakes and pastries, and of course a pot of tea. Today, our afternoon cup of tea may be just that (or occasionally with an organic biscuit to dunk!), and the activity of an afternoon tea saved for special occasions. Well, what better special occasion to indulge in this classically British tradition than the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend?

 

organic scones, organic cream, organic jam, organic tea, afternoon tea

 

Everything you need for the best afternoon tea can be found in our Platinum Jubilee Collection, including Astons Bakehouse’s new organic Scones, Ivy House’s Jersey organic Clotted Cream (Ivy House are the official suppliers of Organic Jersey Dairy Products to the Royals themselves!) and Kitchen Garden’s English organic Strawberry Jam. Even better, all these cream tea ingredients are currently 15% off until the 12th of June. The only question left is, cream or jam first?

 

Brand New for the BBQ

If you’re getting together with family and friends for a garden party this bank holiday weekend, we’ve got some brand-new organic barbecue meats to complete your celebrations. Sure to be the highlight of the feast, our new American Style BBQ Beef Burgers and American Style BBQ Beef Sausages are perfect for adding a tasty kick. The combination of our British organic beef and the smoky, Cajun American spices are the best of both cultures to spice up your traditional barbecue. Pair with new Astons Organic Vegan Brioche Buns or Astons Finger Rolls and a smoky organic cheese to unlock the flavour.

 

Speaking of spicy, our new Sweet Chilli Chicken Kebabs and Sweet Chilli Pork Kebabs are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy, combining organic meat with a delicious sweet chilli marinade. Our popular free range and organic chicken or outdoor bred and reared organic pork is hand sliced in our organic butchery and gently skewered for the perfect garden party-ready kebabs. We’re sure these will go down a treat at your alfresco dinner.

 

organic chicken skewers, sweet chilli chicken skewers

 

Fancy the sweet without the spice? Our brand-new organic Honey Pork Sausages are just the ticket. Using our traditional recipe, these meaty sausages are infused with honey for added sweetness and completely gluten-free, as always. The perfect way to sweeten up your barbecue, especially delicious when grilled and combined with organic mustard and fried onions in a finger roll.

  

The Perfect Picnic

Looking to take your alfresco dinner outside of the garden? Our range of organic British charcuterie is the perfect companion of your Jubilee picnic. Choose from our range of Roam & Relish deli meats, including Taste of the West Gold winning organic Pastrami. Combine with your choice of cheese and freshly baked organic bread from our new range with Astons Bakehouse for the ultimate sandwich.

 

If it’s simplicity that you’re looking for, our selection of ready-to-eat pies and tarts from Clive’s could be a match made in heaven. Clive’s range includes classic flavours such as Mushroom and Leek, to more exotic variations such as their Saag Aloo pie. What’s more, all of Clive’s Pies are vegan, making them a delightful universal treat for your bank holiday picnic. Browse everything you need for an organic picnic in our Picnic Collection.

 

Picnic ideas for the bank holiday weekend

 

Whether you’re raising a cream-topped scone, jam-packed organic burger or flavoursome organic pie to the Queen, secure your organic food delivery ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations by placing your order before 6am on Monday 30th May.

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  • Libby Long