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.

2017 Recipes

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 4 Goodies

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

Term 2 Kitchen Delights

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


Term 1 – Weeks 1 – 4 Kitchen Delights

Weeks 1 - 4