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 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
Term 1 – Weeks 1 – 4 Kitchen Delights
Term 4 Kitchen Goodies
Term 3 Kitchen Treats
Almond Crescent Cookies Greek Green Salad Lamb Souvlaki Meatballs Silverbeet Spanakopita Broccoli and Cauliflower Cheesebake Cornish Pasties Ploughmans Salad Sticky Date & Pumpkin Pudding French Onion Soup with Cheesy Toasts Nectarine and Raspberry Friands Roasted Sweet Potato Salad Vol-au-Vents Baked Spanish Potato Omelette Churros with Chocolate Sauce Orange Date and Olive Salad Pumpkin Chorizo Paella Baked Banana Spring Rolls Fried Noodles Steamed Dim Sim Vegetable Lettuce Cups
Parmesan Herb and Garlic Crostini ANZAC Biscuits Potato Rounds with Herb Mayonnaise Roasted Carrot and Capsicum Salad Sausage Rolls Creamy Roasted Pumpkin Pasta Jam Tarts Potato and Pea Salad Carrot Dip with Toasted Breadstick Double Chocolate Muffins Pumpkin and Dhal Curry Spiced Roast Potatoes Sweet Potato and Mint Salad