Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program
Aspendale Garden’s holistic curriculum ensures our students acquire skills that will serve them now and for years to come. Grades 3 and 4 students participate in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen and Garden Program. Our chef and a qualified garden specialist provide an outstanding cooking and gardening program and our students love it!
Alternate weeks are spent either in the garden planting, maintaining and harvesting the fruits of their labour, or cooking cuisines from countries around the world whilst gaining insight into different cultures. Table etiquette, developing their pallet and honing their dining conversational skills are also part of this brilliant program.
Menus are based on the seasonal vegetables grown in our organic garden. Students from all year levels enjoy, and are encouraged to help or just spend time in our huge vegetable garden during lunch time. Feeding the rabbit and chooks is a favourite for many of the kids.
Term 4 Recipes
Apple Rhubarb Muffins Beetroot, Canberry and Lentil Salad Potato and Broccoli Gratin Risoni with Silverbeet and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cabbage Pies Olivier Salad Russian Beetroot Soup Russian Pancakes Creamy Broccoli and Chicken Pasta Spring Peas and Orange Salad Carrot and Cheese Crostini Chocolate Beetroot Cake
Term 3 Recipes
Parmesan Herb Potato and Pumpkin Pumpkin and Pineapple Cake Broccoli and Bacon Pizza Lettuce and Corn Salad Roasted Carrots and Pumpkin Couscous Broccoli and Pea Soup Apple Charlottes Beetroot, Orange and Spinach Salad Indian Shortbread Sweet Potato and Apple Salad Vegetable Biryani Vegetable Puffs Japanese Savoury Pancakes Red Bean Pancakes Broad Bean Salad with Sesame Dressing Japanese Fried Noodles Beetroot Hummus Dip with Toasts Nectarine Orange Cake Pumpkin and Bean Salad Vegetable Pot Pie
Term 2 Recipes
ANZAC Biscuits Apricot Cheesecake Crumble Bars Baked Potato and Sweet Potato Fries Creamy Tahini Sauce Mini Wraps Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup Pumpkin and Caramelised Onion Quiche Pumpkin Falafels Roasted Vegetables with Apples Semolina Cake Spinach, Pear and Date Salad Sumac Salad Vegetable Rolls
Term 1 Weeks 5 & 6 Kitchen Delights
Creamy Tomato Risotto Eggplant Dip with Pita Chips Plum and Ricotta Tarts Plum Cake Potato and Chickpea Salad Roasted Corn and Potato Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Zucchini and Parmesan Pasta Apricot and Coconut Cake Corn Fritters Tomato and Eggplant Pizza Tomato Couscous Salad