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 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

2016 Recipes

Term 4 Kitchen Goodies


broad-bean-mint-and-ricotta-crostini   caesar-salad   gingerbread-cookies   pumpkin-minestrone-soup   coleslaw   roasted-cauliflower   beet-strawberry-choc-chip-cupcakes   broad-bean-pasta

broad-bean-and-feta-salad   fruit-crumble  pumpkin-silverbeet-and-bacon-quiche   roasted-vegetable-couscous

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

Capsicum and Roasted Potato Salad   Creamy Pesto Pasta   Pickled Vegetable Salad   Shortbread Cookies   Stone Fruit Tea Cake   Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls   Vietnamese Tomato Rice

Zucchini Tartlets   Mexican Chopped Salad   Mexican Meatballs   Nectarine Crumble Bars   Tortillas   Choc Chip Hot Cross Buns   Couscous Salad   Mini Vegetable Quiche

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

Term 2 Weeks 5 & 6 Kitchen Treats

Term 2 Weeks 5 & 6 Kitchen Treats

Weeks 3 & 4 Recipe Photos Term 2

Term 2 Weeks 3 & 4 Kitchen Goodies

 Week 1 & 2 Recipe Photos Term 2

Term 2 Weeks 1 & 2 Kitchen Goodies

Term 1 Week 8 & 9 Kitchen Goodies

Term 1 Weeks 8 & 9 Kitchen Goodies

Weeks 2 -7 Kitchen Goodies