Kitchen Garden Program
Aspendale Garden’s curriculum ensures our students acquire skills that will serve them now and for years to come. This year Years 2, 3 4 & 5 students will participate in our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen and Garden Program. Our kitchen and qualified garden specialists provide an outstanding cooking and gardening program and our students love it!
The students spend time in the garden planting, maintaining and harvesting the fruits of their labour, and spend time in the kitchen cooking cuisines from countries around the world whilst gaining insight into different cultures. Table etiquette, developing their palate 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.
Our garden has recently been enhanced by the addition of a breeding aviary for endangered Australian birds which is a huge hit with the students. Students assist in feeding and caring for our birds.
2023 Term 1 Recipes from the Kitchen
Apricot & Ricotta Tarts Apricot Cake Baked Zucchini Fries Basil Pesto Pinwheels Corn Risotto Corn & Carrot Salad Cucumber, Carrot & Bean Salad Cucumber, Peas & Basil Couscous Herb & Cheese Scones Lettuce, Cucumber & Cranberry Salad Zucchini & Parmesan Pasta Zucchini Choc Chip Cake
2022 Term 4 Recipes from the Kitchen
Asian Slaw with Plum Dressing Cabbage & Parmesan Pasta Cabbage & Potato Frittata Carrot & Rhubarb Cake Cauliflower Cheese Pastry Chive Pancakes Chocolate Brownies Coconut & Rhubarb Tarts Corn Chip Salad Cucumber & Apple Salad Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Gingerbread Cookies Greek Honey Cookies Japanese Savoury Pancakes Lettuce, Cucumber & Carrot Salad Lettuce Daikon & Apple Slaw Margherita Pizza Popcorn Cauliflower Roasted Daikon & Carrot Rhubarb & Apple Muffins Salad with Sesame Dressing Silverbeet & Corn Slice Vegetable & Bean Soup Vegetable Fried Rice
2022 Term 3 Recipes from the Kitchen
Apple & Fennel Salad Apple & Rhubarb Crumble Apple Salad Carrot & Cheese Crostini Carrot Rice
Choc Chip Cookies Couscous with Carrots Indian Shortbread Mixed Bean Salad Portuguese Biscuits
Portuguese Green Rice Portuguese Salad Rhubarb Cake Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing
Sauteed Breadcrumbs, Bean & Spinach Spinach & Feta Wonton Cups Spinach Hummus Dip with Toasts Spinach Soup Vegetable Pot Pie Vegetable Puffs